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

45. Mikele

Posts: 155; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

This is not gimmicks but real. It helps a clear cutting edge when someone needs a quick preview of what is waiting for next action when the phone gone sleep. Anything from Asia Pacific is gimmick as far is not Western Pacific!

48. TBomb

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I think this is a nice intro and look into the future as far as screens go. As far as a gimmick? I don't think so. I dont think enough people are going to buy it "Just because it has a curved screen" But if someone is looking at a Note to begin with, then they may grab this one instead just to try it out.

49. TBomb

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Also, make that side screen a scroll bar that you can slide your finger on to scroll (kinda like grabbing the little block on the scroll bar and manually dragging it up and down)... thatd be nifty

52. jerrycutshaw

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I won't go so far to say its a gimmick. Cool innovation but until phones are nigh indestructible and don't require a case this is unusable. Also as another reader pointed out lefties are screwed. I like the innovation but its completely unpractical.

53. Trinitarios

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

I think it's good, people only call it a gimmick because they don't like it but if it was on any other oem they would say it's great... We all know people are anti samsung

57. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I know a lot of people are struggling for a use case scenario for the Edge, but we've already seen one in earlier articles about this same tech months ago. You put a flapper cover on the phone (the classic book cover case that replaces the back cover). You now have the phone sitting on the desk or conference table in front of you. A text message comes in, the side screen flashes on. You surreptitiously read the text message as it scrolls by on your phone. Or a call comes in: you can casually check to see who is calling without appearing to be distracted. You basically now have a super-sized notification bar on the side of your phone.

58. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

it's a gimmick

59. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

i wish this design is the design of the international note 4.

66. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If Samsung really wanted to innovate something useful, they could have placed a small display on the back of the phone so people could take selfies with the good camera. Or maybe for the people aside from the photographer to use as a reference so they can make sure they're in frame when taking photos. or maybe adjust the angel they face to hide a few of their chins. lol. But whatever.

68. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I personally love the look and the possibilities that the sidebar offer. I'm right handed and if it was on the left side, I'd still love it. I can't wait to own it.

69. Asa17

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

I haven't voted on this poll, but if I still could I would vote for "Gimmick, nothing more". I honestly don't see what's so interesting about this and I just know that it's not gonna work out.

70. geordie8t1 unregistered

why is it only considered a gimmick, this is a prototype of a new feature design model and samsung will no doubt see how it sells before pursuing further with this type of device, we have for to long been stuck with basic black slabs and everyone complains that they all look the same and not very innovative and bland, apple changed the market when they built the original iphone then they dragged it to a standstill with their petty lawsuits and limited developments, and then releasing the s models to generate extra income at peoples expense and who all bought into it, and other companies have cottoned on, release the same model 2-3 times with upgraded specs and call it new. what we are looking at here is a new form factor and which could reshape the future phones over the next few years (Or Not) and as the innovation improves and the availability of flexible displays become more common and easier to produce we might end up seeing a phone with wrap around screens and whole different shapes.....remember sheeeple it was not so long ago that nokia were bringing weird and wonderful designed phones every few years when they were the phone kings, phones like the nokia 7600, or the n93 or n91, or 5700, 6800 and so on, these were all weird and wonderful and creative, this is the same in 2014 so lets see where it goes rather then complaining because somebody dared to be different for a change.

71. plumix

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

This little screen is not a gimmick for me. If it help me to see my message text. My appointments and other use information without the need to open the phone. It may help save battery time to.

72. Bluebrain

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

What I found out, when reading the comments on several news site regarding the Note Edge, was that most of the people do now know how this edge-display works or what you can do with it. Surprisingly many thought, that it is nothing more than a bended screen and so it will interfere the screen content like bended text when browsing, viewing photos, videos, menus, etc.. Samsung should have made it more clearly at their presentation, that this edge display in fact acts like a separated, independent second display which adds an extra of 160x2560 pixels for information, settings-buttons, notifications, etc. and keep this away from the main screen or make it (sometimes) unnecessary to switch between applications or pull down the default notification bar. In my opinion, as it's a "more of display" it can only "give you more" than without. It was a long time, we saw new innovations on the smartphone sector. The Note Edge brings such a new innovation! So go, get it! I will. ;-)

73. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Still better than the innovation seen from iPhone (first one) to iPlus6+PhoneFruit

77. kamran32

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Happy to see that people like me are more then people who hate without reason. Those who said it is not any innovation they might think Apple has totally changed the game by its Large display handsets... Come on make a sense Note Edge might be not an innovative for you as Samsung has displayed it years back to show what they have planned for future and now we have in front of us a new Edge concept. As now apple has launched bigger display maybe some day they will realize Samsung a leader. Phablet concept was by Samsung Affordable Handsets Concept also by Samsung and i hope people will take time to realize..
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