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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on

0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2014, 16:48 posted on

To the surprise of many, Samsung unveiled not one, but two new models that will reinforce the company's critically-acclaimed Note series -- the Note 4, and the far more interesting Note Edge. Quite frankly, the Edge is a Note 4 with a twist -- an additional screen on the side (or edge) of the device -- but what a twist it is!...

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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:50 2

1. sid8911 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 May 2010)


5.6 inch*

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:54 5

4. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


But but we saw that curved thing 2 years agohttp://goo.gl/0uEEW I think they sold it in Korea only

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:57 2

7. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)


No buts please

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 20:04

34. sgodsell (Posts: 3898; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I think its really 5.7", but its curved. So you only end up with 5.6" instead.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 19:06 1

27. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


It have A CURVED SCREEN man.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 13:45

80. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Skyrim!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:04 1

13. Chris.P (Posts: 560; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Oops.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 18:40

23. turk_az (Posts: 42; Member since: 11 May 2012)


dose it have power button?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 19:43 3

32. Rishin17 (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Power button is at the top

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:23

47. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


On top = fail. Even Apple has moved it down now...

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 18:12

84. jamvin (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Ever heard of double tap to wake? How about swipe to unlock? And other features.... Apple moved it down because they don't support this. :*

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:24 2

21. marcofluff (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


What happens if you drop it how are u going to put a case on that. Im just naive thats all

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 18:00 9

22. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Sammy just killed it with all their devices today :)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 21:06 8

39. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Lowered expectations? You get excited by a Note 3S, a Note 3 with a wonky edge on one side that screws up apps on both the side and the main screen, a ginormous Tizen wristband, and a VR headset for an OS that has no good games to take advantage of it (No OS really has them, BTW)?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 22:09 8

44. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way. Why not just add the extra screen space, put the icons on the side, and not bend the screen? I don't see any added functionality to the curve whatsoever. You just have yourself one ugly looking phone. Damnit, at least make the curve bilateral!

The star of the show is 50% charging in 30 minutes. This edge crap is just samsung's latest gimmick.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:19 1

46. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I agree. The addition of an "edge" display doesn't really solve a problem.

One can make up problems, i.e. notifications, but any case with a preview window can provide the same limited view as an "edge". The "clock" view is interesting, but again can be solved by using a dock for the phone to make the front visible.

Overall, though, I am glad Samsung went ahead and made a phone with an "edge" display. If nothing else, it will help everyone think about vertical UI which will be beneficial for the entire Android community. This is what leadership is all about.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 02:54 1

53. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


And the grapes are sour.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 04:28 1

60. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


As if your beloved Apple has made exceptional upgrades in every new generation..

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:37 1

64. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I've owned every generation of the Note, all of them in multiples, as we as every generation of the Galaxy S, and most of those in multiples, so don't even try to paint me with some "either or" brush.

The Note 4 is "meh," with one decent upgrade (Not Samsung's doing), and the Edge is an ergonomic nightmare that poses a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. They will both flop, and hard.

The Gear S? You might as well buy a Belkin armband and strap a smartphone to your wrist. When people see the size of the thing, they will laugh. It looks redonkulous on a man's wrist, let alone a woman's. This thing is "The Edsel of Wearable Tech."

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 13:52

81. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


When you have a winner like the Note 3, upgrades necessarily become more subtle as time goes by. Sometimes you have to take risks to stay ahead of the competition. That said, the Note 4 has some welcome upgrades and will sell like Cracker Jacks. The Edge will attract a segment. I'm not sure if that segment will be merely significant or seriously big, but it won't be small. I'll be picking one up from Verizon when they come out, and handing my Note 3 down to the wife. We'll see which of us is right.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 22:03

76. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


way to go sammy,
make it curve!
and that's probably impossible to hold it while lying on the bed.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:51 1

2. T.Law (Posts: 415; Member since: 10 May 2014)


"We've got a 4.6-inch (yes, it's smaller than the Note 4's) AMOLED display"
Typo eh?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:51 2

3. shy2papa (Posts: 313; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


PA correction "We've got a 4.6-inch (yes, it's smaller than the Note 4's) AMOLED display with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution, good for the whopping 525 pixels per inch." 5.6 not 4.6.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:56 8

5. JDeus01 (Posts: 45; Member since: 07 May 2013)


ugly.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 12:14 1

68. dimas (Posts: 2266; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


And hard for gripping. Hold the right side and you'll get accidental touches.Sammy's got deep pockets investing on failed gadgets.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:56 6

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Question: how to hold a phone????

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:59 4

9. hellonerds (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Left hand use mostly

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 22:10 2

45. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Do you think they'll release one in right-handed?

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 02:56

83. AlikMalix (Posts: 6295; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Your post is funny E.N.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:00 2

12. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)


magician, prestidigitator + yogi diploma needed

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