UPDATE! 3 alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 you can buy now!

Chinese phones and phablets have come along way in the past few years, so much so that here are 3 great alternatives of the yet to be released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which you can buy now!

UPDATE: Since posting this articel OrientDeal have dropped the price of the Orient N3 Plust to just $239! Also, they have sent us a promo code so that GizChina readers can enjoy an additional 3% discount! “coupon3”

It’s no secret that Samsung are preparing the successor to the current Galaxy Note 2, but it is also no secret we still have a few months to wait and that prices are going to be far from affordable! So, if you are looking to upgrade your current phablet you might want to take a good look at these devices.

3 alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Orient N3

The base model of the Orient N3 features a 5.8-inch HD display, 1GB RAM and 1.2Ghz MT6589 CPU, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 5 mega-pixel front.

A great standout feature of this Chinese phablet is the inclusion of a Touch Pen which can be used much in the same way as the Galaxy Note’s S Pen!

The Orient N3 costs just $229.68 and is on sale now.

Orient N3 hands on video

Orient N3 16GB

As the name suggests the Orient N3 is the same as the above phone but get’s 16GB of built-in memory. The rest of the phone is the same including the 720HD display, 1GB RAM and 1.2Ghz quad-core SoC and the price is only slightly more at $239.68.

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Orient N3 Plus (MT6589T)

The top of the range Orient N3 Plus sorts a few differences between the other models. The first is the display is a slightly smaller, more pocket friendly 5.7-inch, 1280 x 720 display, but the main difference comes in the form of more performance.

orient n3 plus mt6589t

The N3 Plus is powered by a 1.5Ghz MT6589T quad-core processor meaning this Chinese boasts Antutu benchmark scores above 16,000 points!

Like the other two phablets the Orient N3 plus boasts a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front, Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS, SD card reader and dual SIM support. Pricing for the Orient N3 plus is $249.68 $239.

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