Galaxy Note edgeby Samsung

  • Galaxy Note edge
  • Galaxy Note edge
  • Galaxy Note edge
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
81%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The same stylus experience afforded to the Note 4 by Samsung's S Pen is found on the Note edge.
  • The curved screen is a bold design choice and will draw attention from friends and strangers alike.
  • Performance is on par with the Note 4, delivering a fast and responsive experience.

CONS

  • The curved screen may beg for attention, but it's functionality is limited and it feels like a gimmick.
  • Battery life on the Note edge doesn't match its sibling, the Note 4.
  • The Note edge costs a premium over the Note 4 without providing enough added functionality to justify the increased cost.
The Galaxy Note edge was Samsung's first smartphone with a curved display. In this case, the curved display is limited to one edge and features added functionality such as shortcuts to your favorite contacts. The Note edge boasts a 5.6-inch Quad HD+ display, 2.7 GHz Quad Core Processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 3,000 mAh fast-charging battery, and a 16 MP rear-facing camera. In addition to the curved edge, you can expect to find the standard features normally associated with Samsung's Note lineup--such as a stylus.
NameGalaxy Note edgeGalaxy Note 5Galaxy S5Xperia Z3Desire Eye
ManufacturerSamsungSamsungSamsungSonyHTC
Techwalla Score
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List Price$806$696$499$450$459
89%

With the Note Edge, you’re also getting a well-designed stylus that has a great grip, feels stronger than most styluses, and comes with extr…

With the Note Edge, you’re also getting a well-designed stylus that has a great grip, feels stronger than most styluses, and comes with extra features (like image clipping). It’s also handy that the stylus slides right into the bottom of your phone (as it should).

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85%

The Note Edge is wider than the Note 4, and although I've only spent a brief time with the latter, the curved, tapered side of the Note Edge…

The Note Edge is wider than the Note 4, and although I've only spent a brief time with the latter, the curved, tapered side of the Note Edge seemed to fit rather snugly into the corner of my palm.

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84%

But beside all of this, the most important thing to know about the Galaxy Note Edge is that while it does feel like a crazy, experimental de…

But beside all of this, the most important thing to know about the Galaxy Note Edge is that while it does feel like a crazy, experimental device, it’s also just a really solid smartphone.

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80%

While it isn't hard to use per se, the Galaxy Note Edge still isn't a phone you master overnight. Both its asymmetrical shape and wraparound…

While it isn't hard to use per se, the Galaxy Note Edge still isn't a phone you master overnight. Both its asymmetrical shape and wraparound Edge display require you to navigate this handset differently than you would any other phone.

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80%

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is a phone that's got me hot under the collar.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is a phone that's got me hot under the collar.

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70%

In day-to-day use, it shows. You will have to work harder to get close to two days, something the Note 4 manages easily. During a normal day…

In day-to-day use, it shows. You will have to work harder to get close to two days, something the Note 4 manages easily. During a normal day, checking in on Facebook, Twitter, streaming music and browsing the web during commutes, it can drop to around 30% at 11pm – a safe buffer.

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The entire right edge of the device is a second screen. And though it feels like a gimmick at first, that extra, angled real estate can be s…

The entire right edge of the device is a second screen. And though it feels like a gimmick at first, that extra, angled real estate can be surprisingly cool.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge specs are the same as the Galaxy Note 4's and they still hold up as two of the best-performing handsets running…

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge specs are the same as the Galaxy Note 4's and they still hold up as two of the best-performing handsets running Android.

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The only problem is that the Note Edge's price isn't the same as – or even within a stone's throw of – the Note 4's. Nope, this is one of th…

The only problem is that the Note Edge's price isn't the same as – or even within a stone's throw of – the Note 4's. Nope, this is one of the most expensive phones we've handled, ringing up for $400-430 on-contract or $840-945 full retail (it varies by carrier).

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I didn't find any of the panels (pre-installed or downloadable) available today particularly compelling, though, and found it tough to work …

I didn't find any of the panels (pre-installed or downloadable) available today particularly compelling, though, and found it tough to work them into my regular use of the Note Edge.

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50% Said they'd buy it again. Would You?
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Positive Reviews
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Definitely Worth It!
I bought this phone back in April 2015, and to this day it still amazes me. My previous phone was a Galaxy Note II, so this was a huge upgrade for me. It is a very fast, sleek, and attractive phone, and I hope to use this phone for a long time. First off, the edge; it's a magnificent little gadget that adds some flair to the phone. It's essentially eye-candy and attracts users by being different. The only downside is that there really isn't much use for it. I mean, there's only so much that can be done on such a small screen. No matter how functional it is, it still makes the phone what it is. The screen is beautiful with it's Quad HD + Super AMOLED Display. The pen functionality has made a great change since my old phone; I use the pen as much as possible. It has to ability to fast charge, which is great, since the phone battery can last just barely a day. Overall, I would give this phone a 4.2/5. Although there are a few things that I do not care for, the amazing features outweigh the cons.
Negative Reviews
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Not worrth the cost
It's a good phone, but not worth the price. The curved screen is the beginning of something special, I think, but as it is right now, it seems pretty worthless. It's just about even with other smartphones in its generation, but costs more.

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