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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 – business users’ phone





Samsung has had a great few months: it launched the Galaxy Alpha, setting off a chain-reaction resulting in the premium Galaxy Note 4 and then the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. But Samsung has other things out there that are just as much high-end as newer releases, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 being a great example of such a device. Although the Galaxy Note 3 is almost 2 years old, it is still one of the most popular devices from the company and it is still considered to be one of the best Samsung devices on the market.

Even though a rather old device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can still compete with the Galaxy S6 in certain domains, mostly performance. Before proceeding to actually comparing the two devices, I must say this: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are superior to the Galaxy Note 3 in almost every department. But that doesn’t mean that they are fit for a certain type of power user. By power user here I mean persons who use their smartphones for business purposes and for networking purposes. As such, I will try demonstrating something that the Galaxy Note 3 proved to me: it is a future-proof device that performs well for power users. Keep in mind that the camera experience, and features of the Galaxy S6 are much newer and much improved compared to the tech in the Galaxy Note 3, so I will not discuss these differences in-depth, but I will mention them for the sake of giving you a full picture about what’s going on in case you’re not familiar with these phones.

To start off, since we’re comparing performance more than anything else, lets see what the Galaxy Note 3 has to offer under the hood and how that ties into the power user experience many are familiar with. Samsung until the Galaxy S6 practiced a few things that made it popular: removable backs, removable batteries and expandable storage. That practice is valid for the Galaxy Note 3 as well and I consider this an advantage over the Galaxy S6 from the point of view of power users and business users.


The Galaxy Note 3 isn’t premium, but it’s sexy nonetheless

For one, a removable battery guarantees almost infinite battery life, which is something business- and power users value very much. Instead of looking for a charging station or lugging around the wireless charging pad that you had to buy with the Galaxy S6, you can carry spare batteries for the Galaxy Note 3 in your pocket and have the opportunity of quickly switching a dead battery out, saving you a lot of hassle and time. Even though some argue that removable batteries can be a hassle and a hazard, fact of the matter is, they’re more efficient when it comes to quickly getting extra battery life when you most need it. That’s a big advantage that the Galaxy Note 3 has in the minds of power users, and it is one of the features that many enjoy the most about various Android phones, not just the Note 3. Nonetheless, the Galaxy S4 does come with insanely fast charging, which might be a good enough alternative to switching out batteries. The Galaxy S6 will fast charge to completely full in about an hour, but a lunch break of charging can result in a few extra hours of battery life, too, which means that Samsung bypassed the no removable battery choice pretty well. Nonetheless, if you are a traveler, that won’t help you too much if you don’t find power outlets.

Although microSd storage is not the most reliable type of storage in the world, and it sometimes impacts performance, there’s no denying that it has perks. For a power- or business user, it has perks because it allows for easy exchange of data, between persons or phones and safe-keeping of data without having to upload into the cloud. There are people wary of the cloud still, and when it comes to trade affairs and business affairs, it might be more convenient to have such documents stored on a microSD card, but backed up somewhere else.

For power users who are hungry for media, microSD cards represent a way in which they can store music, photos, videos and documents on a mobile storage unit that they can quickly remove or insert in their phones or in other devices with an adapter. Granted, the Galaxy S6 has quite a lot of internal storage available, but it does not have the mobility of the microSD card, which might be a disadvantage in some power users’ minds. Although migrating to the cloud is a good idea, services aren’t completely there yet and people seem to need more time to become accustomed to the idea. That being said, for those skeptical of the cloud, the Galaxy Note 3 still offers a microSD card slot in a smartphone that is still top-notch when it comes to performance.

On paper, the Galaxy Note 3 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, backed by 3 GB RAm and either 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage. Compared to the Galaxy S6 specs, which include a new Exynos 7420 64 bit CPU, 3 GB RAM and 32/64 and a whopping 128 GB internal storage, the Galaxy Note 3 sounds a bit outdated. But let’s not forget that performance cannot be deemed exclusive to hardware. The Galaxy Note 3 still has an excellent performance record and with the S Pen Stylus involved, the things you can do with the device are widespread. Since it’s a Note device, it was designed with business and power users in mind, which we can’t say about the Samsung Galaxy S6. Far be it from me to say that the Galaxy S6 doesn’t perform as expected, though. But if we put the two flagships together and look at their price and user experience, there’s evidently a difference, but it’s negligible if you’re looking for a daily driver.

Let’s face it, although of excellent build quality and steaming with features, the Galaxy S6 is more of a gimmick. You can run the same apps and take advantage of the same features on the Galaxy Note 3 as you would on the Galaxy S6. That’s not counting virtual reality, as the screen on the Note 3 is not equipped to handle that kinds of operation. Besides the VR flaw, the Note 3 performance will handle anything you throw at it, be it a year-old app or one that was just released. The Snapdragon 800 handles everything well, and while TouchWiz does impact performance, there might be fixes for that: custom ROMs. But that’s a whole other cup of tea.


The Galaxy S6 defo looks better than the Galaxy Note 3 tho

Since we’re on the subject of screens and display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display is a massive 5.7 inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080*1920 that adds up to a decent (but not superb) 389 ppi pixel density. The Galaxy S6 display, on the other hand, is smaller and packs a lot more pixels: 5.1 inch Super AMOLED panel with a QHD resolution of 1440*2560 that adds up to awhopping 577 ppi pixel density. Although that sharpness might be good for VR, it doesn’t impact real life use that much. Sure, it looks neat and you can always brag about your phone being the latest and greatest no matter how you look at it, but functionally and practically, it has no actual worth, in my opinion. Instead of churning out a fortune for a smartphone that performs similarly to something you have to pay half the price for, choosing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will heed more benefits to the power user and to the business user.

What to power and business users do on their smartphones? They network: a lot of social apps like Hangouts, LinkedIN, Youtube, Topi, Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp, Inbox by Gmail and many other conference and communications apps. They also do office work: Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Evernote, Todoist, spreadsheets, recording software and a whole array of note-taking and editing apps. They store things: file explorers, total commander, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Zoho Docs and collaboration and many more. Power users also enjoy gaming on their phones, and those should not be a problem on the Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy S6.

As such, if you look at it from a practical point of view, the Galaxy Note 3 can be the perfect daily driver for a power user with its large screen, stylus functions and very good performance. It would be futile to pay a fortune for the Galaxy S6, since it offers less features that would be necessary to the types of users that we are talking about now. You might disagree with me, in which case, head on down to the comments’ section and let me know why you think the Samsung Galaxy S6 would be worth the extra investment for a business or power user. I am curious about hearing you guys’ thoughts about the matter, maybe I will change my mind. On a personal note: the design of the Galaxy S6 is a lot better than that of the Galaxy Note 3: it looks and feels better, and it’s as premium as they get, which you can’t say about the plastic Galaxy Note 3. If I were to choose something that was going to make me feel pretty, the Galaxy Note 3 wouldn’t be it. Most likely, the Note 3 would sit in my pocket with a blinged-out case on it.

Since performance is mostly out of the way, you can imagine that the rest of the Galaxy Note 3 features are not too impressive compared to the Galaxy S6. Lets take a loot: the Galaxy Note 3 camera measures 13 MP on the rear complete with autofocus and LED flash and 2 MP on the front. It can record 4K video at 30 fps, so that’s a great bonus, while the front camera can record 1080p video at 30 fps, great for video conferences and chatting sessions. The Galaxy S6 camera is a superior 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization, autofocus and LED flash that can record the same 4K video. The front camera is yet again a better 5 MP camera which can record 1440p video at 30 fps, so that’s definitely an improvement. Although the Galaxy S6 camera is way better than the Galaxy Note 3 camera, the latter still delivers a very good photography and video experience to the user. In my mind, it’s enough for someone who does not focus on their camera performance more than they do on actual performance.

As a conclusion, please keep in my mind that this is a personal opinion coming from someone who has chosen the Galaxy Note 3 as a daily driver, and liked the experience. Although the Galaxy S6 would make an equally good daily driver, it lacks a few features that are necessary: removable battery and microSD card slot. The larger display of the Galaxy Note 3 is also a plus, lets not forget about that. But if we go over every detail and converge at the price, the decision seems clear to me: the Galaxy Note 3 price currently, for the 64 GB model, is set at $410 unlocked, completely new. The Samsung Galaxy S6 price, however, for the 32 GB unlocked version is set at about $600. Now you tell me: for a business user, would it be better to invest in the Galaxy S6 (for the fingerprint sensor, better display, better camera, premium design, good performance) or for the Galaxy Note 3 (for the removable battery, microSD card storage, larger display, cheaper price, good performance, decent camera) ?

As part of the editorial team here at Geekreply, John spends a lot of his time making sure each article is up to snuff. That said, he also occasionally pens articles on the latest in Geek culture. From Gaming to Science, expect the latest news fast from John and team.

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How can you determine the realistic value of your property?





As a homeowner in the UK, determining the realistic value of your property is a critical step whether you plan to sell, refinance, or are merely curious about its current market worth. The UK property market is dynamic, influenced by various factors that can make it challenging to accurately assess the value of your home. However, seeking the expertise of an estate agent and obtaining a free property valuation can provide valuable insights to help you make informed decisions about your property. In this article, we will explore effective strategies, with input from UK estate agents, that can assist you in determining the realistic value of your property.

  1. Engage a Reputable Estate Agent

One of the most reliable ways to determine the realistic value of your property is by enlisting the services of a reputable estate agent. Estate agents possess in-depth knowledge of the local property market and have access to data on recent property sales and market trends. By conducting a thorough property valuation, estate agents can provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your property’s worth, considering factors such as location, size, condition, and comparable properties in the area. Moreover, estate agents can offer expert advice on how to maximize the value of your property before putting it on the market.

  1. Research Recent Comparable Sales

In addition to consulting an estate agent, conducting your research on recent comparable sales in your neighborhood is essential. Look for properties with similar characteristics to yours, such as size, layout, and condition, that have been sold recently. Analyzing the sale prices of these comparable properties can give you a good indication of the current market value of your home.

  1. Utilize Online Property Valuation Tools

Various online property valuation tools are available that can provide you with a preliminary estimate of your property’s value. While these tools can be helpful as a starting point, they may not consider all the nuances that an estate agent would when conducting an in-depth valuation. Therefore, use them with caution and as a supplementary resource to the valuation provided by an estate agent.

  1. Consider Property Improvements and Upgrades

Take into account any improvements or upgrades you have made to your property over the years. Renovations, modernized fittings, and energy-efficient installations can significantly enhance the value of your home. Be sure to mention these upgrades during the property valuation process, as they can positively impact the final valuation.

  1. Evaluate the Local Property Market

The state of the local property market is a crucial factor in determining the value of your property. Keep abreast of property market reports and trends in your area. Factors such as supply and demand, economic conditions, and government policies can all influence property prices.

  1. Factor in Location and Amenities

Location plays a pivotal role in property valuation. Consider the proximity of your property to schools, parks, public transportation, shopping centers, and other essential amenities. Properties located in desirable areas with access to various amenities tend to command higher values.

  1. Analyze Current Market Conditions

The current market conditions, whether it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, can significantly impact property values. In a buyer’s market, where demand is low, properties may take longer to sell, and prices may be more negotiable. Conversely, in a seller’s market with high demand and limited inventory, properties can attract higher values.

  1. Take into Account Unique Features

If your property boasts unique features or characteristics that set it apart from others in the area, ensure they are considered during the valuation. Special features, such as a garden, a view, or historical significance, can add significant value to your property.


Determining the realistic value of your property in the UK is a multifaceted process that requires careful consideration of various factors. Seeking the expertise of a reputable estate agent and obtaining a free property valuation are fundamental steps to obtaining an accurate assessment. Additionally, conducting your research on recent comparable sales, considering property improvements, evaluating the local property market, and factoring in location and amenities all contribute to a comprehensive property valuation. By combining these strategies, you can gain a better understanding of your property’s worth and make informed decisions regarding its future.

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How Does The Size And Weight Of Furniture Affect Its Packaging?





Furniture packaging is crucial in ensuring its safe transportation from the manufacturer to the customer’s doorstep. The size and weight of furniture significantly impact the packaging process and the materials used to protect the item during transit. In this article, we will explore how the size and weight of furniture affect its packaging.

Size Considerations

Dimensional Constraints

The size of the furniture is a critical factor in determining the packaging design. Large furniture pieces, such as sofas, beds, or dining tables, may require custom packaging to accommodate their dimensions. The packaging must be designed to fit the furniture snugly without excessive empty spaces to prevent movement and potential damage during transit. Custom packaging helps ensure the furniture remains securely in place throughout its journey.

Disassembly Options

For furniture with substantial dimensions, disassembly options are often provided. This allows the furniture to be packed in smaller, more manageable components. Disassembling the furniture reduces the overall size, making it easier to package and transport. Manufacturers may include detailed instructions and necessary tools in the packaging to assist customers in reassembling the furniture at its destination.

Compactness and Efficiency

The size of furniture can also impact the efficiency of packaging. Manufacturers strive to optimize the packaging design to minimize wasted space and maximize efficiency. This can involve nesting smaller components within larger ones or utilizing modular packaging techniques for furniture in multiple pieces or sections. By ensuring the packaging is compact and efficient, manufacturers can reduce shipping costs and minimize the environmental impact of packaging materials. Find out the Article furniture packaging and how to choose the best furniture for you. 


Weight Considerations

Structural Integrity

The weight of furniture is a crucial factor in determining the level of structural integrity required in its packaging. Heavier furniture items, such as solid wood tables or large cabinets, require robust packaging materials to withstand weight and prevent breakage or deformation. Reinforced cardboard, thick foam inserts, and additional support structures commonly provide strength and stability.

Handling and Transportation

The weight of furniture also impacts the logistics and handling process during transportation. Heavy furniture may require specialized handling equipment, such as forklifts or pallet jacks, to safely load and unload the items. Packaging materials must be designed to withstand the weight and distribute it evenly to prevent damage to the furniture or injuries to the handlers. Clear labeling indicating the weight of the package helps ensure proper handling procedures are followed.

Shipping Costs

The weight of furniture can significantly affect shipping costs. Shipping companies often calculate rates based on the weight and dimensions of the package. Heavier furniture may incur higher shipping charges due to increased handling requirements and the need for additional packaging materials to ensure protection during transit. Manufacturers and retailers must consider these factors when determining the pricing and shipping options for their furniture items.



The furniture’s size and weight significantly impact its packaging design and materials used. Manufacturers carefully consider these factors to provide secure and efficient packaging solutions. Custom packaging may be employed for larger furniture items, allowing for a snug fit and minimizing movement during transit. Disassembly options make packaging more manageable and efficient. The furniture’s weight influences the packaging’s structural integrity and requires proper handling and transportation procedures. It also affects shipping costs and logistics considerations.

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Baby Gender Reveal Party





Congratulations on the soon-arrival of your bundle of joy! Prepare to start a new journey into parenthood with a memorable celebration – Baby Gender Reveal Party. Both exciting and nerve-wracking, nothing quite beats finding out whether you will be welcoming a boy or girl when they arrive. Let us help make this special occasion one that you’ll treasure forever by providing fun surprises and activities for family and friends to take part in as we welcome your child’s arrival together.


Organizing a gender reveal party can be an exciting experience for expecting parents. Not only is it a great way to share the big news with friends and family while celebrating your impending bundle of joy, but you also get the added bonus of coming up with creative ideas for making this special occasion even more memorable. Hosting such an event brings loved ones together in anticipation of welcoming their little ones into the world!

Are you planning an unforgettable gender reveal celebration? Whether it’s a low-key family dinner or a large-scale soiree we have just what you need! With our unique tips on how to create memorable décor and host fun games plus access to reliable professional service providers – together let us craft a special occasion that will remain etched in everyone’s memory forever.


Tips on how to do an excellent Baby Gender Reveal Party:


  1. Set an appointment with your doctor for the ultrasound

I suggest planning ahead for around 20 weeks into your pregnancy when doctors could already determine the gender. Instead of finding out right away, ask them to write it on paper and have it sealed in an envelope so you can make your own reveal that is special to you!


  1. Decide a theme that you want

When you’re planning a gender reveal party, it’s important to find an appropriate theme for the occasion. Consider something simple like pink and blue or explore creative motifs such as ocean themes, which could be perfect if you plan on swimming during the celebration! Make sure to add personal touches like signature food items so your guests take away special memories from your event. With careful consideration of all elements – decorations, a confetti popper, invitations & food – you’ll ensure everyone will have fun while discovering a baby’s gender in style! You can also make your party more personalized by adding signature drinks and snacks that tie up with the theme.


  1. Set the date and the venue

You should decide on the date and venue of the event soon after the ultrasound scan. That way you don’t have to rush in preparing all the items for the party.


  1. Send your invitations

Reaching out to friends and family with invitations is essential for them to be aware of your party. Purchasing pre-made or printable designs online, or crafting personalized ones provides plenty of options. Doing so at least weeks in advance will mean they have all the information needed regarding date, time and location – giving everyone enough notice to attend!


  1. Plan the decorations 

Some of the most used decorations for gender reveal parties include balloons, chairs, steamers, tables, and banners. In fact, blue and pink decorations are obvious at most events. You can also match the food with pink and blue dyes.


  1. Pick some activities 

Certain activities can make your gender party more interesting as well as enjoyable. Try hosting guessing games, matching games related to your theme, time capsule challenges and even diaper changing on dolls for fun. These are some great options to ensure all your guests enjoy special memories at this event!   


  1. Choose a Special Reveal Plan

Discover the gender of your baby in a memorable way with these fun and exciting options; From balloon box to pass the package and even gender reveal cake, you’ll have plenty of ways to show off that much anticipated moment. No matter which method you choose, it’s sure to add more drama and excitement to your special event! 


  1. Thank your guests

Make your gender reveal party memorable with a thoughtful, final touch of personalized goodie bags. Give guests something they can take home and remember the special moment you shared – like homemade cookies, sugar-coated popcorn, a bar of soap or even an engraved mug. Show them how much you appreciate their attendance by giving that extra little thank-you gift!

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