Poll results: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: is the edge merely a gimmick?

A few days ago we asked you to share your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a device with a wrap-around screen that extends over its edge and looks unlike any other...
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76 Comments

14. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I tend to agree with you. Don't know why the tech media dig so much here, but no world about the real Note 4.(lol)

21. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Sorry: .... but no word about the real Note 4.(lol)

65. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I had actually not even noticed the typo. :P

8. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

It's just for left handed people :|

39. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

am i the only one who uses the phone for both hands perfectly? o.e I am a right handed person, but I can use my phone on left hand easily....

60. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

But your phone doesn't have a screen on it's edge

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Why we don't see anymore articles about the original Note 4??? Scared??? Edge is niche product. And smartwatches no matter who make them are BS. But only articles about them. Pathetic.

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

First of all, don't even try to complain there aren't any more articles about the Note 4, because if you were at least half-paying attention on September third, you would have seen enough rehashed articles about the Note 4 to last a year. Second, why would they need to anyways? The Note 4 isn't exactly a wave-maker any more. It's just an update from last year's model. For comparison, at least smartwatches are a new category of device that, personal opinions aside, are trying to make a breakthrough in the industry.

29. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

BS "SmartWatches" push, were not decided by the tech companies. Wall Street invented this fake rumors about some iWatch, to create new category , because the smartphones killed many devices that could be sold separately . Apple were just blinking, not knowing what is going on. But didn't deny(as they didn't deny about iTV set, iRing , and so on) because those fake rumors were welcome for the APPL stock price. Now almost two years later Apple was forced to make iWatch in a hurry and we see that it's not coming in 6 months. Wall Street is feeding the tech media now. Not the tech reasons.

46. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Whether or not the Apple Watch, or smartwatches as a whole were inventions of Wall Street is irrelevant because they're here now, and they're a new category in tech. Whether they're refined or even useful now is also irrelevant. People bashed the iPad and tablets when they were first announced too, but companies found valid points for marketing them. What remains to be seen (and, I think, makes for a much more INTERESTING story than however many pixels, gigabytes, and milliamp-hours Samsung was able to squeeze into their latest flagship) is whether or not these companies actually are able to get this smartwatches thing moving.

76. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"and they're a new category in tech" Not yet. They are still only pathetic attempt . Nothing to do here to compare with the iPad case. Tablets were always needed , and they were there, even before iPad. Simply the tech were not enough developed to make them thin , light and good battery life. St.Jobs "solved" the problems putting phone OS inside , to make some money, until the real tech companies were working to give us real PC in tablet form. "What remains to be seen ..... is whether or not these companies actually are able to get this smartwatches thing moving." Agree here. One thing more: Wall Street is not interested this companies to move them for less than $250-300

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Hm, with such huge difference in opinions, it seems the best idea would be to wait until the device arrives on store shelves to have a more definite opinion." When that "huge difference in opinions" is engineered by two polarizing answers on complete opposite ends of the spectrum, with no middle-ground to speak of, the results are not all that surprising...

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

ikr. Why not give an option like too early to tell or I'd rather have 200 burgers instead.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Maybe you're right, but with my comments I'm at least providing my reasoning as to why I think it's a gimmick where as several other people just say that there are "iBoys", or Samsung haters voting against it. I would love to read opposing arguments as to how this makes a smartphone better.

22. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What PhoneArena SHOULD do to give any semblance of meaning to the farce that has become their polling section is force everyone who votes to comment on why they voted the way they did. Oh, what's that editors? "But then we'd have far fewer votes [and, by extension, less ad revenue]!" Is that it? Oh, my bad, I thought polls were about obtaining meaningful data, not driving clicks.

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I like both and will most certainly buy the edge for something different

19. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

the edge is interesting but, it has to be really awkward to hold.

20. AustinPaul

Posts: 152; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I love the looks and function and cannot wait to own it. For the naysayers who keep talking about accidentally hitting the side functions - I cannot imagine there is not, or will not, be an option to lock the sidebar. For example, if you just wanted to see a scrolling stock options quotes, I would imagine you could lock that function and then make changes via the main screen. Makes sense right?

23. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I thinks its an innovated screen , and i hope Samsung and devs brings some more useful apps for it GO SAMSUNG

34. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

But really though, can anything be done on this display that can't be done on a flat screen?

37. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yes... View and browse on tha side of the screen........yup

63. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

And people typically want to look at the side of their phone as opposed to the front?

61. pixel8or

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Actually, having the phone in a holster, you'd be able to see texts, notifications, and calls without having to take out the phone (just a glance), ala mid 2000's blackberry's (screen facing out).

64. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I can have my Moto X in my pocket and without even looking at the phone say, "OK Google Now, What's up?" And It'll reply back vocally with all the information you just used as an example. I think Active listening introduced in last year's Moto X is innovation as they're the first phone to allow their personal assistants that kind of ability, and it added unique and intuitive touchless controls to your device making testing and calling while driving effortless and safe. Also, I simply do not know anyone with holsters for their phones these days. So yeah.

26. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

its too early to assume, we'll just have to see it in action and how useful it is. looks cool but hope it bares to have some cool advantages

31. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

the case that shows the little edge screen, what will happen if you drop the phone, since that part looks unprotected.

33. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Cool feature, but left handers are screwed, I guess we need option for it to be set for the left handed, meaning we need edge on both sides of the display. The other thing, your display could break easily if the device got dropped. I guess we need some kind of flipcase ( you need two kinds of them one that flips on the right side and the other flips on the left side if we go with the approach of the double sided edge.. all in all I don't think this will click, but lets see what happens

35. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

I'm really interested to see how it holds in the hand and how handy it is vs just an extra bar on the side.

40. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Some people are stupid or don't know WHAY REAL INNOVATION is.

43. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it's called DESPERATION they badly needed a way to convert the flexible OLED techology into something salable. that peculiar device is the best they could squeeze out of their brains.
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