Galaxy Note Edge vs Galaxy S6 edge - which curved screen do you like more?

Galaxy Note Edge vs Galaxy S6 edge - which curved screen do you like more?
Well, after tons of speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has been announced and yes – the double-sided curve is real. However, it doesn't look exactly like, nor does it function in ways fully similar to the Galaxy Note Edge – the first Samsung phone, which introduced the intricate curved screen, back in September, 2014.

So, let's recap on the differences – the Note Edge's curve is only on one side of the screen, to the right, and it runs deep into the phone's bezel, leaving room only for a thin thread of the phone's metal frame to go across from its top to its bottom. The curved display is home to various Edge panels, most of which act like active widgets – for the calendar, for recent news reports, weather, data usage meter, S Pen apps and input, Favorite apps panel, active apps multitasking panel, and others.

The Galaxy S6 edge is curved on both ends, but its arches are much shallower, leaving a thick enough frame on both sides of the phone for it to be comfortably held. That may be good and all, but the phone lacks the Edge panel functionality of the Note Edge. Now, this may be either due to the fact that the handset's arches are not as pronounced, or because Samsung decided to go a different route with the Edge ideology, but still, the S6 edge's curves are more about show than function. They can still house a night clock, they can display your favorite contact, and some Samsung apps will still have the controls moved around to better fit the Edge concept.

So, what do you prefer more? A deep, pronounced arch on one side of the screen, which tries to enhance experience with a variety of widgets and app shortcuts, or two shallow curves on both ends of the device, which have limited functionality, but look very classy?

Galaxy Note Edge vs Galaxy S6 edge - which curved screen do you like more?

Galaxy Note Edge - more functions, please!
33.12%
Galaxy S6 edge - sleek looks, no excessive functionality
66.88%

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh
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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18 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

For looks the S6 Edge for features and use the Note Edge.

2. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

S6 Edge For Me Because Of Its Design , And I Think I Don't Need To Talk About Spec ! But Note Edge Got Some Great Features And Don't Forget , It Has A Pen !

9. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Please Why Do We Have To Start Every Word With A Capital Letter?

10. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

That Is My Trademark !! Ok I'll send my comments as usual !

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1625; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

note edge is 1 sided. some people find it hard to use and it feels abit too sharp on the sloping side.

4. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

both are awesome

5. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

By far the Note 4 edge. Actually does stuff. The note 5 should have it on both sides. Making it small makes it useless.

12. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

That's Samsung's gameplan. More features for the Note series. It's why we don't see those ticker apps on the S6 Edge. I expect Samsung to do dual edge Note 5 with ticker support on both sides.

14. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

In my opinion, they should have made the S6 way more like the note 4, function and design wise.

6. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I havent impressed by any samsung phone after S2 by design. But the S6 Edge is really beautiful and looking forward to buy one.

7. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Gimmick one or gimmick 2.... Ill take the S6 without the edge thanks

8. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I don't think it's a gimmick, it's more a design enhancement. Yes, it won't be of much use, but it looks damm sexy.

11. IAmBill

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

The S6 edge is definitely a gimmick. It curves over the side about a hair and offers no real functionality. None of the "curve" features can really be seen from the side, which is why they're not showing them to you from that angle. Additionally, "people edge" is just a swipe off the side edge of the phone to bring up a contact list... what does that have to do with curved screens, at all? The first custom ROMs for the S6 will add this feature to the regular device and it will work exactly as well. Additionally, and more importantly, the NOTE Edge screen was an entirely separate screen. It was a full 160 lines of screen that didn't eat into the 16:9 resolution of the primary panel. It could also be turned on separately, change apps separately, and cause no conflict to the main screen at all. The Galaxy S6 Edge is just the main panel bent over a bit for looks... all it really does is distort the top and bottom of videos. I hate it. It's useless. I can't use it as shoulder buttons for emulators as I had hoped. I might (MIGHT) by the regular S6, but I'm not touching the Edge. This whole line of phones feels like a total cop-out to the "beauty" obsessed, no-concept-how-to-spend-money masses.

13. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

And that´s exctly my point: it´s not a gimmick because the main function it has is simply aesthetic. Then having a glass, aluminium o any other "premium" material could be also be considered a gimmick, as it offers no real function.

16. IAmBill

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

I could argue that a glass screen and aluminium offer more functional advantages than a slightly curved screen. Material quality makes the phone sturdier, more comfortable to hold, etc, etc... I have no problem with glass and aluminum over plastic, if they can use it without hindering functionality, which apparently they can't or don't want to.

18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

But they offer pretty much not more funcionality to the phone, right? Then they could be consired gimmicks from the point taht if anything that do not offer any serious improve in functionality it's a gimmick. Same goes for the curved screen, it does not offer a lot in funcionality, but makes the phone easier nicer to look at, if you see it from the aesthetic point of view it's not a gimmick, just a design decission to make the phone look nicer (even if not a lot more functinal). Does the S6 Edge looks better than the S6? Most of the people agree to that, therefore it fullfils perfectly the mission it was designed for: better looks, not extra funcionality. From that point of view is not a gimmick.

15. GeekMovement unregistered

I do like the look of the S6 edge more due to the curve on both sides of the display, but I prefer the flat metal band around the Note Edge/Note 4 than the "iPhone-like" curved sides. It looks more sleek imo.

17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

note edge is nice only if the s6 edge has more curves, it'll be sixier..

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