As is always the case with Galaxy range smartphones, the Note 3 is made from plastics. At first glance, the rear cover looks like it has been made from leather (it even comes with fake stitching!), but this is not the case. The sides look like aluminum, but they, too, are made from silver-colored polycarbonate. Still, the Note 3 feels and looks like a sturdy premium device. The weight is a nice surprise, too - 168 grams (5.9 ounces) is not too shabby for a 5.7-inch device. The Note 3 could have been thinner as it is 0.4 mm thicker than the Galaxy S4. The Note 3 is also as tall as its predecessor at 151.2 mm (~6 inches) while being slightly narrower (79.2 mm vs. 80.5 mm) (~3.1 vs. 3.2 inches).