Video: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung's newest smartphone makes the best use yet of the S-Pen stylus

Samsung has been busy at the 2013 IFA show in Berlin, debuting several products. In the video below, Nick Barber of the IDG News Service gets some hands-on time with one of the new offerings: the Galaxy Note 3.

The Note 3 has a 5.7-inch high-def screen and a slim design, but more intriguing is what can be done with the S-Pen stylus. Perhaps its biggest use is for writing -- the Note 3's handwriting recognition is quite good, so users who'd rather not tap away at a touchscreen can now write on the display with the stylus. From there, the smartphone will turn that writing into typed text. Users can also use the stylus to draw a box on the screen, then open a second app inside that box, taking advantage of the device's multitasking capabilities.

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