Samsung from day one create the Phablet Niche with the first Note and as much as other mobile phone companies like HTC and Sony try to get into the market, Samsung seems about 2 or 3 steps ahead. The Galaxy Note 3 sports a bigger 5.7 inch screen from Note 2's 5.5 but it's still thinner and lighter.
It also packs a 13mp rear camera on a premium feel leather back that adds stitching to boot. As expected it packs a big 3,200 mAh battery -bigger than the Sony Z1's 3000 mAh, also announced today- to keep your juice running a whole day without needing to charge till night time.
I'm going to have a hard time deciding whether to upgrade to the Note 3 or the Z1.