Frankly speaking, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is the Note 4, but with a trick: a display with a curved edge. Samsung managed to surprise everyone and delivered an eye-catching design, but its high price tag makes for a niche appeal. Read more for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review below:
The glossy waterfall of the right spine, joins the back of the phone, creating a kind of pointy edge, which Samsung calls the phone’s Edge display. The device uses a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED curved touchscreen with the resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, which forms a pixel density of 539 per inch. The extra screen segment does not make the device heavier, it weighs 174 gm and measures at 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm. As for the device itself, it is very well built. The rough texture on the back gives an assured grip. The back panel is removable, which means that you have a microSD card slot available and the battery can be swapped at anytime. The buttons are largely at the same place, however, the lock/standby button has been moved to the top. The S-pen is still housed in the same compartment.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge uses a 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with a clock speed of 2.65 GHz and Adreno 420 graphics. Complemented with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card.The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge comes with Android 4.4.4 on board with TouchWiz overlay on top. Overall, the interface is almost identical to that of the predecessor. As for the additional display, Samsung made brand-new software to fit the brand-new shape, called the Revolving UI. It is a multifunctional home screen that you can swipe through to see various icons and widgets. Like a revolving door, you swipe your thumb toward the phone edge to advance, and to circle back to the beginning.In addition to seeing alerts, the Edge display has its own set of settings such as application icons, calendar, s Health, weather, alerts. When launching applications, the sidebar becomes inactive, minimizing the possibility of accidental clicks.
The smartphone has 16MP rear snapper with OIS, autofocus, LED flash and 3.7MP front camera. The curved section of screen also proves useful in the camera app, with all your controls located here, keeping the viewfinder free of clutter.
The Samsung Note Edge comes with a removable 3000mAh battery unit. While the battery is not as big as one would like it to be, fast charging technology comes in handy, 30 mins will get you 40%. Plus, the battery life can be extended with various power saving modes.