7 cool things the side screen on the Note Edge can do

7 cool things the side screen on the Note Edge can do
By now, most of you will know that Samsung released not one, but two new additions to its Note phablet line -- the standard Note 4, and the Note Edge with its auxiliary screen on the right side of its body. That latter one is sure to have caught your attention, and that's understandable considering the outlandish looks, but many of you may still wonder exactly what use you can put it to. Lucky for you, we were wondering the same thing, so as soon as we had some extra time, we revisited Samsung's demo area once again, and played around with for a while to test it out.

As we'd expect, Samsung has thought of a number of nifty things to do with it, and we'll be the first to admit that we haven't seen all it has to offer. What we do know already, for example, is that many of  the Note Edge's built-in apps, including the video and music players, camera, and others, take advantage of it. So, again, for example you can power on the camera app, and a number of settings and options will be shown on the edge, or, if you go into the music player, navigation controls will be streamed to it. You can also set-up a customized list of your favorite apps there, use the screen to keep yourself updated with the latest movements of your favorite stocks, or even use it as a ruler.

For a few other applications and some of the above, go right ahead into the slideshow below!

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Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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55 Comments

1. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

"7 cool things the side screen on the Note Edge can do" But the big question is: Will it blend?

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Only Chuck Norris can survive :P

25. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

No. The correct answer is "can I watch porn on it"?

2. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Nah, I think the "edge" should be on top rather than on the side.

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

totally agree.

7. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

On top would be small. But on side would be very frustrating all the time accidentally touched, I guess

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I would like to see the "edge" be on both sides. EDGES :D But honestly, I use my left hand 99% of time when operating my phone with one hand, and the round edge won't be useful being on the right. My hand isn't big enough to reach the other side....

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No. It should be on each and every side. Top and bottom included. It should curve nicely around the corners. Would look a lot better and would have more uses. But still useless lol

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The problem will become the operation of the phone. Bc you will be constantly touch the screen. Even when asked the Samsung rep in the interview, he even said you'll get used to it. That doesn't mean you won't keep messing up your operation by touch the side screen, you'll just get used to it. That's the same way with back button on the LG G 2 & 3.

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But they should just find a way to prevent those accidental touches. Imagine a left handed user who holds the phone in the right hand. Or just right handed who uses the phone one handed. Weeeeeird.

40. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

just my guess,maybe you can turn off ta capacitive censor optionally

45. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

You make a valid point!

48. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

That would be very inefficient.

16. Doctorluv unregistered

oh kool nd put the front camera on yuh forehead rite..? Its perfect where it is..

29. nitinraj

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Always use the phone in landscape mode..voila! your wish has been granted !! :D

3. HerpDerpMapleSerp

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Very stupid concept. Useless as tits on a nun

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

"tits on a nun" is simply awesome :D

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Boy tits? Anyone?

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Moobs.

27. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Mipple :D

13. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

They rush everything out without thinking so they can be the first. Apple had this concept and patent in its books for a while, just not releasing it until its someone practical. Still good that Samsung released this to bring this tech to mainstream.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's the difference, though. Apple patents concepts after seeing others working on them with no idea how to accomplish them. Samsung accomplishes them.

35. willard12 unregistered

Samsung actually received the patent 8 months before Apple. But like Apple Maps, Apple never rushes things to the market without thinking. http://blog.appszoom.com/2013/11/15/samsung-patents-a-wraparound-display-with-edge-functionality/

43. wilsong17 unregistered

No is not I'd amazing now I can just touch the side to skip music without turning the whole screen on

44. wilsong17 unregistered

No is not I'd amazing now I can just touch the side to skip music without turning the whole screen on

4. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Nothing more than weird looks.. I find it uselessss………|

10. Nephylim

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

Amazing !!

12. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Looks rather useless to me

19. sssbeesss

Posts: 20; Member since: May 04, 2014

It should be on both sides and not touchable.

20. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

It can do some crazy customization by putting your own photos on that. Also,helpful for people who spend a lot time on stock exchange . But useless for average people.

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