Is the Galaxy Note Edge durable? Here's Samsung's response to this question (and 3 others)

Is the Galaxy Note Edge durable? Here's Samsung's response to this question (and 3 others)
The Galaxy Note Edge is now ready to be launched in the US (starting November 14 - tomorrow), and Samsung thought that this was a good time to answer some questions that users may have regarding the device.

First of all, Samsung wanted to make it clear that the curved screen of the Note Edge doesn’t necessarily make it less durable than other smartphones. That’s because the handset has a metal frame around its edges, which sticks out a bit, thus being the first to absorb shock in case the phone is dropped. Samsung says that it has performed more than 1,000 drop tests, and “other vigorous durability tests,” assuring us that the unique device is “quite durable.”

The next question that Samsung has an answer to is: “will the edge screen cause unintended touches?” Well, users shouldn’t be concerned about this, because the screen sensor can sense the difference between a palm touch and a finger touch, while also recognizing grips, intentional gestures, and unintentional touches.

When you take a look at the Galaxy Note Edge, the first thing you notice is the curved screen on the right side. So you may wonder: why is the display curved only on one side? Well, it’s actually also curved on the left, but to a much smaller, hardly noticeable degree. Samsung wanted to keep some sort of balance in design, despite the fact that the handset definitely looks asymmetrical.

Finally, Samsung wanted to let us know what’s next for the Galaxy Note Edge. Right now, its curved display can be used to read notifications, or for quick access to apps and features. But the future should bring new functionalities, as Samsung recently launched an SDK for the edge display - this way, developers around the world can find new uses to it.

You can find out more about the Galaxy Note Edge by reading our review of it.

All in all, the Note Edge remains a niche device, that's why Samsung isn't releasing it in too many markets. Even so, it may pave the way towards much cooler smartphones that the future should bring - not just from Samsung, but from all relevant handset makers. 


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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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20 Comments

1. vartotojas

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

first photo looks stupidly funny. Protective folder dosent protect full phone. Good luck for note users with ugly scraped right side:))

10. nalops

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

It's made like that so you can access the Edge screen without having to open the case.

12. wilsong17 unregistered

Yes ty some people will hate anything just like they hate the note 1 when it came out and look now

13. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Too True.

19. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

OHHHH YOU SO POOR BOY... THAT'S MEANT YOU DON'T NEED TO OPEN THE COVER! USE YOUR BRAIN...!

20. TechNeck

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Something an iSheep would say... e.e

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

well as long as its working, without negative effects its all good. good job

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I really hope Samsung has upped their game when it comes to rejecting non-intentional touches. The Galaxy Note 8 was completely terrible at this. The Note 3 was a bit better, but because it was much smaller, it was easier to hold than the Note 8 so there wasn't as much of a problem to begin with.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Did you bother to read the article ? '“will the edge screen cause unintended touches?” Well, users shouldn’t be concerned about this, because the screen sensor can sense the difference between a palm touch and a finger touch, while also recognizing grips, intentional gestures, and unintentional touches.'

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Did you bother to try a Samsung device to see if it actually works? Obviously not, or you would know exactly what I am talking about.

14. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We go at it, but that was a damn good post man. Samsung can say what they want, but we'll find out from real life usage. +1

18. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Like we found out that the iPhone 6+ isn't what Apple said it was.

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Sadly, it never works good. Just talk

11. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I can completely rest my palm on the screen of my Note 4 while using the S-pen without any problems.

5. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Samsung should just make a tempered glass protecor that curves to the shape of the phone and that would put all the questions to rest.

6. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I will give props to Samsung for trying something different but i believe the curve concept isn't needed for a normal use i think it creates more issues than it solves. The whole premise of seeing notifications will always depend on the placement of the device on a certain angle to enjoy the experience also the unsymmetrical look of the device makes it annoying to look at even if you get used to it which i know is subjective. Assuming there will be a next generation with two curved sides which will solve the symmetry issue but it doesn't make it more productive for the user, i also think the curved side would have been better if it was placed not on the sides but at the top or bottom of the device which will make the device easier to hold but on the expense of using a smaller space.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

If only I can rest my palm on the top of the screen that would be better for writing.

9. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can. Once you pull out the S-pen, you ll be able to rest your palm on the screen while sketching on your Note phone/tablet.

16. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Really nice phone. Keen to try it out and perhaps purchase one as well~ (although the price is a bit inflated, it's well worth it)

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