Best innovation of IFA 2014: PhoneArena Awards


IFA 2014 has undoubtedly brought us a plethora of new innovation, with a bunch of new and exciting devices sporting all kinds of impressive new technology. However, there was one new feature presented at the show that managed to impress us the most.

It's safe to say that probably the biggest surprise at IFA was the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Few people expected this kind of phone to materialize, but nevertheless, it did, and with it, the Note Edge brought our favorite innovation from the show - the so-called Edge screen.

Of course, it's very early for us to make any predictions whether or not this implementation of the curved screen has any future, but it does represent a bold first step into an exciting new direction. Unlike previous curved phones from Samsung or LG, the Note Edge's Edge screen actually serves a useful purpose, as it's designed to house certain features and controls throughout the system's core applications. Whether or not that's enough to make the Edge screen an indispensable part of future smartphones remains to be seen - obviously, Samsung will really need to play its cards right to make that happen, so we're definitely going to follow the development of this technology closely in the future.

In the meantime, be sure to read our hands-on with the Galaxy Note Edge to learn more about this innovative new feature by Samsung!

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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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48 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Can it work with VR Gear?

2. Ray.S

Posts: 457; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

No. Gear VR works with Note 4 only.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thanks for the information. Will stick with Note 4 then.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It does? Lol. It just become even more useless.

9. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You poor baby, seems like Samsung has turned you into this miserable troll that find the need to negatively comment on EVERY single Samsung article.

10. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

So ugly to much bezel om the right side =P

42. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Just want to see its drop test.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You poor baby, seems like Samsung has turned you into this miserable fanboy that find the need to disrespect other people's opinion on EVERY single Samsung article. Yo mamasmurf, how much did Sammy pay you? Probably a quarter.

13. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The difference is that I don't go to every Sony's article to bash their products. Got it xperiaboy?

38. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Comment of the week. That Sony fanboy can't respond to that one haha. +10000!

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm gone for three days and I come back to this lmfao. Samsung just sent me a check for $1,274.61. How much did Don't pay you?

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony* iPad has failed me once more.

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

+1028393829292 Lol........

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Your lying to no one but yourself.

43. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

do you have anything against samsung? I find you in every article .. you need to calm down bro

45. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Not really though.

48. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yes......

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Well it is innovative. Yet I don't know a use of it.

4. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Best innovation 2014

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. "Breaking" new ground in the field of fragility and excessive repair costs.

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

fragile ?! You do realize it has a flexible display unlike other devices ?! So if it falls only the glass will break but the display will still be intact. Try harder.

33. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

i'll w8 for note edge 2, with sapphire glass, and bilateral curve, this note edge looks like Two-Face in batman...

35. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup. I agree I would've been more interested in the design if the curve was more prominent.

39. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

yep, I wouldn't mind about accidental touching of apps, since it is phablet, I'll use it with my two hands and has a s-pen, plus I can snap a flip cover so I can operate it more comfortable, and lesser percentage of accidental opening of apps

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice.

12. Amir1 unregistered

ugly pile of craptastic gimmick = galaxy edge.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I wonder why I chuckle on every negative comment I read. Oh right! They are jokes from implied loser with low self esteem.

30. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I swear I fkin hate Sony fankids, if not Sony itself!

16. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

This is good Samsung. Bold new steps like this is welcomed in the tech space. I personally was beginning to get bored by the same/rehashed form factor of smart phones. Pls stand up for innovation. Big cheers

17. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

It's just nothing but another gimmick from samsung. The idea is actually pretty good but the implementation really does not make sense, it would be much better if they put the extra screen on the top or bottom bezel.

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