With the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung has once again proven why it is the king of big-screen smartphones. This 5.7-inch phablet sports a gorgeous 1920 x 1080-pixel LCD display, vastly improved pen functionality and enhanced multitasking capabilities.
Available on each of the big four U.S. carriers, the Note 3 blows away the competition across a host of performance benchmarks, thanks to its impressive Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM. A massive 3,200 mAh battery powers this beautiful behemoth, providing more than 10 hours of endurance. Add in the handset's myriad features, including an IR blaster for controlling your TV, and it's no small wonder the Note 3 is the best big smartphone of 2013.