Poll: If given the chance, would you pick the Note Edge over the Note 4?

Poll: If given the chance, would you pick the Note Edge over the Note 4?
As of a few days ago, the futuristic Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is now finally available, but only to fans in Japan and South Korea. While all the major US carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, have confirmed that they will be carrying the Edge alongside the Note 4, it is still unclear when the device will come in stock and what kind of pricing we can expect (though it's likely that you'll have to pay more in comparison with the Note 4).

The above puts us in a interesting situation – the Note 4 has been around for a while now, and if you so wish, you could go to your nearest carrier brick & mortar to test it out in person and, of course, pick it up. If you haven't done so, that could be due to a number of reasons, one of which is the Note Edge – some of us would obviously like to give it a chance before defaulting to the Note 4.

The above certainly makes sense, as both devices are pretty much identical specs-wise, save for the slightly smaller, 5.6-inch main panel of the Edge (versus 5.7 inches for the Note 4) and the auxiliary screen on its side (which actually means you have more real estate with the Edge). Everything else, from the display resolution, through processor and memory, down to the camera, is identical on both, leaving you with a tough decision to make – do you stick with the traditional phablet that is the Note 4, or do you take up Samsung's challenge and embark on a potentially unfulfilling adventure with the Note Edge and its alien screen on the side? And no, this isn't a rhetorical question – we're actually eliciting answers.

So, if given the chance, would you pick the Note Edge over the Note 4?

If given the chance, would you pick the Note Edge over the Note 4?

Yes. I'd pick the Edge over the Note 4.
No. I prefer the Note 4 over the Edge.
I need to test out the Edge in person before I decide.

Related phones

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)
Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

wait till edge 2.

4. skyhaunter

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

You need to buy a edge before there's a 2. That's like when Samsung took a shot at the note and you'd say I'll wait till a 2. If you don't buy the first one Samsung won't make the money that shows people want this.

15. Busyboy unregistered

I'd never get the edge. There will be barely any accessories for it compared to the original.

35. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

can you buy it for me and make sammy make that money for the edge 2,then thats where i come in and get edge 2:)

22. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The battery is the only concern for me, if the Edge had a 3220 mAh battery, I would pick it.

2. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

YES! It really lets me down to know it won't launch in my country. I have so much jealousy over Japan. :|

3. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

No. Never Ever

5. arjun_007

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

if i need to buy ................. i wont waste my money on this creepy samsung phones

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Oh great, another newcomer with anti-Samsung rage... *sigh*

10. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

But you................. wasted your time to talk about not wasting your money on Samsung phones. BTW, the money you could get back. The time.....

30. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

so... why do you come to waste your time on Samsung's post? Are you Stupid?

33. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Creepy?? Really? They are no.1 electronic company in the whole world. Leader in Smartphones, phones, TVs etc. Did your dad even have guts to even imagine a tiny electronic company. Guys like you really thing they can bash Samsung for no reason? Don't like don't buy who cares. Bash a product if its bad genuinely not they company unless they are ready to rip you off.

6. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

There is no need as Lollipop is implementing the bar on the side on a regular cell. No need for a curved side. Already obsolete.

18. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

You seem to have missed the entire point of the curve...

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I pick Note 4 as I'm a highly practical guy looking for practical usages, The very same reason I see smartwatches as pointless.

9. kiwison

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Edge is pretty cool but not enough. I expect something similar from LG in a time btw.

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'd need to test it out first, like I did with the Note 4 & Droid Turbo.

12. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

For everyday use, no. But for sheer curiosity, absolutely! Lol

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I actually think the Edge has an edge (no pun intended) over the Note 4, but still want to see how a case would fit onto the phone though. The sidebar looks really sexy nonetheless.

14. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Wd74PQqGg At the end.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I like the concept. However, I doubt its usefulness.. but I could be wrong. My biggest gripe will be updates. Custom software like that will take even longer to update. The regular Note will have tons of ROMS and things to play with through XDA given time, the edge will most likely be at the mercy of just Samsung for updates... and that does not make for a happy geek. lol.

17. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

im all inn hands down head first jump the line pushing an shoving skip church working pick up kids taking medication give me give me

19. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

It's just like the Note 4, but with one extra feature. Why would someone buy the normal Note?

25. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

One feature which can turn into a potential gimmick and hamper usability, yeah sure. Also the Note Edge has a smaller battery than Note 4, not a worth tradeoff.

20. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'd have to try it in person and I think price will be a decision maker. Sammy has to get the pricing right.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung devices have enough gimmicks. The Edge screen is nearly useless because it is to small. Even if devs use the SDK to make stuff, its not going to be a huge deal. All I see are things like stock tickers, weather updates, clocks, and similar. There just isn't enough room for anything reasonably useful. It would be much more useful on a tablet where you have a larger display. That way this edge-screen can be about a 1/2" in width and you could actually make it useful for thinks like the location or the tools in drawing apps, in games like RPG's you can have the menus there. When view a webpage, doing things having a text slider to make text bigger or even a small keyboard, or that is where the address bar can be. But the smartphone right now is just to small to make this a worthy concept. It is however a good idea, just the wrong form factor.

23. wilsong17 unregistered

Hmm no you haven't use one so plz stfu

24. TA700

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

It's hard enough trying to find a good screen protector for the Note 4, I wonder will there be any at all for the Edge.

26. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Photo #10 is the standard Note 4, not the Edge.

27. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

@phonearena the battery size differs as well between the Note 4 vs Not Edge.... FYI

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