Note 3 vs Note 4 vs Note Edge UI comparison: what changed and what's different?
posted by Chris P. / Sep 06, 2014, 11:42 AM
One of the most popular Samsung smartphones that is a prisoner of its own time is the otherwise amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The UI just looks bland in comparison with what the competition now has to offer, and even when put side-by-side with the newer Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, while the Note 3 has moved onto Android 4.4 KitKat, it does not seem like Samsung is planning on updating the Note 3 with the new visuals. As it turns out however, that's not specific to the Note line, but rather -- the Note 3 itself. Proof for that are the refreshed, more vibrant UIs of the newly-announced Note 4 and Note Edge.
Indeed, while some would argue that the new looks still won't win Samsung an award in interface design, it's undeniable that the layouts on the two successors of the Note 3 are a definite, and much-needed improvement. The important thing to remember here, however, is that the Note 4 and Note Edge do not make use of the exactly same UI. Instead, while the Note 4 is largely identical to what you get with the Galaxy S5, Samsung has opted for a special-made version for the Note Edge that goes well with its novel auxiliary screen on the right. Obviously, in many ways the two are still completely identical.
So, how do they compare, and what's changed from before? The answer lies in the slideshow we've prepared for you right below. Take a look!
Left to right: Note 3, Note 4, Note Edge
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Just some little tweaks and color changed. Nothing new, They should look HTC ui. How they changed.
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 11:58 AM 18
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to much bloat wear for me
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 12:02 PM 12
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what bloat "ware" are you talking about ? Enough of these automatic comments
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 2:36 PM 0
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Note edge is UI is interesting...... I think Samsung has used the extra real estate brilliantly.... Kudos Samsung..
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 12:03 PM 8
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i disagree. i think there is a huge missed opportunity with things like the contacts or calendar. maybe those things will come, but if the whole point of the phone is the side screen thing, it just seems obvious put some month/week/day/organization thing on the calendar put the a-z tab on the contacts put all the different kinds of settings on the side thing they are using it in a very select few options. even if no third party app ever uses it, if samsung embraces it, the side screen could justify its existence. i just don't understand why they aren't putting it into absolutely everything, because there are so many possible uses for it. i am not trying to criticize samsung here. i think this departure from the standard screen rectangles every phone has been since the original iphone, basically, is tremendously exciting. i think the note edge has a very real chance of success, if not in this version, then when they release the note edge 2 or something like the galaxy edge version of the galaxy 6. however i do think that they are not going all out with this like they should. it is a kind of gimic, they need to embrace it, or it is not going to stick.
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 9:34 PM 2
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yub, that's why I love the Iphones. No bloatware, no nonsense. Just get the job done. Period. Have a nice weekend guys.
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 12:25 PM 4
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iOS is basically just a plain, boring app launcher.
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 1:03 PM 7
Yet every new App, and OS is now trying to clean up their UI just to look half as crisp and clean as iOS. Dude the point of UI is to make it disappear, and not interfere with functionality. Be quickly adaptable, and build muscle memory thru it's consistency. Any other UI has one or 2 of these points, but only iOS got it all right. You may count your checkboxes of useless features, while an iOS user enjoys his UI (Customer satisfaction is the proof)...
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 1:24 PM 2
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doesn't the white ui effect the battery life on amoled?..... i think it does...
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 12:36 PM 3
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Exactly what i was thinking. Plus i prefer black backgrounds expecially in the dialer and settings.
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 3:18 PM 0
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f**king freaking Shamesung, never want to use their products anymore, P.S I am Note 3 owner
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 1:34 PM 1
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The S4 was my final Samsung product. Their Android skin though vastly improved is still way too much for me. And every other android flagship seems to be snappier than Samsung phones. My next phone will either be the Moto X 2014 or the Nexus 6 or perhaps both.
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 5:01 PM 2
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