Samsung Galaxy Note Edge-Note 4 with a Twist [Test]

Review-the curved screen in Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is new and exciting, but it doesn’t provide much extra-on the contrary,

It is at the forefront of developments that Samsung has sent their Samsung Galaxy Edge on the track, and it is also something of a futuristic expression that meets a, when one sees on your phone for the first time. The fascination is certainly present-at least for the slightly more tech-enthusiastic part of the population.

Samsung is not afraid to post something new on the course, and something which perhaps could use a generation or two more to find his own leanings, and Galaxy Note Edge is one of them.

The idea is actually fairly easy to understand, and it’s not because it’s a dead end, Samsung is run into the Fact I can readily see it. be useful, albeit in small amounts, once the concept has been given a little more time on your buttocks.


Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Dimensions: 151, 3×82, 4×8, 3 mm, 176 grams
Display: 5.6 “AMOLED display, QHD-resolution, 525 PPI
Camera: 16 MP f/2.0 lens with optical stabilization, 3.7 MP front camera
Performance: Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2 GHz, Adreno 420 graphics, 3 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB + up to 128 GB micro-SD
Software: Touchwiz UX and Android KitKat 4.4.4
Battery: 3000 mAh
Network: 2 g, 3 g, 4 g/LTE cat. 6, up to 300 mbps
Moreover: S-pen, heart rate monitor, finger print reader, fixed charge, infrared remote control, available in black
Price: At the time of writing 6397.0-NOK at our site

Very similar to brother man

Let’s get that out of the way right away that Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is roughly a Galaxy Note 4 with any other clothes on. Comparing the specifications, they are almost identical, and there is all the functions can be found in Note 4.

There is the fast charging, 4 g, heart rate monitor, giant camera and a lot of other things that are identical to Note 4. Where the two phones differs, it is little things. It is a few millimeters in size and screen, power button sits differently, and so is the battery a bit less, but essentially they are two very closely related.

Also look similar to each other, so it’s small margins, who must decide which of these you want. In both phones you get a powerful phablet that can handle everything you throw after it. It can therefore be usefully read our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, to read more about performance and core areas.I will here focus on the curved edge display.


The arc is the good idea

Pages on a smartphone has traditionally been reserved for the buttons to turn on and off, screw up and down volume and stuff like that. Samsung has looked at this and thought, if we couldn’t get something more out of the space.

The idea is good. There is room for some notifications and little information, which could come to the user, without one would interrupt what you are doing.

The ability to quickly be able to screw up and down the brightness or just get the title from the mail that just plug into the inboxen sounds appealing. The kind of little things I can easily see for me be released from such a extra monitor – if you can call it that.

For your phone, as such, does not, in fact, the great arch. It has not, of course, impact on the quality of the screen, on the processor’s speed or the camera’s sharpness.

Defective work mostly

How much I can see the idea of it, so is it very few times, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge actually going well in goal with what the want. Exploitation of the curved screen lags, and it does this in several ways.

To start with it, as the Galaxy Note Edge makes less well, then suffer the same problem as many of the other Samsung products going new ways in one way or another. Samsung Gear-the clocks have still not the selection of apps, you could ask for, because they are running on Thinkbear operating system, and the same problem has Galaxy Note Edge.

The phone is running Android, but there are just not made very many panels, which are made to the screen. Right now I count less than 20, and it limits functionality.

The missing panels, however, is not the only problem. It is as if some thing has not been thought through and through with edge-screen. Well probably have 160 pixels extra rows on the one part, but edge screen fills more than it means that when you want to capture in the curved portion of the screen, then cover it over a small portion of the remaining screen.

It’s especially annoying when you’re doing something in full screen, and even if it’s not practical means so much, it is irritating to the eye to view. Speaking of full screen, so you can not pull the notification the curtain down, when, for example, stream Netflix in landscape format. Instead of the same notifications do you get hold of edge display panels, such as not telling how much battery you have left.
In fact, it feels to me like that, a trend in the smartphone industry has prevented Samsung in this project.Smartphones should generally be thinner and thinner, and we are with some models already under half a centimeter (!).

It feels as if the edge screen lacks space. If it had been a bit more surface area, it would not have shaved over the second monitor, and you could probably also attain its notifications. The function natteur would also be better. It gives the edge screen a look as a digital alarm clock on the bedside table, but because the screen does not reach to be vertical, so it is difficult to read, if one is in height with the phone. The text must be read a bit from the top.


Well made, Samsung!

It must not be negative words all over, for there are things, Samsung has done well. One could fear that the edge-the screen on Samsung Galaxy Note Edge would go crazy if you got to hold on, but Samsung has been really good to learn the phone to sort in the masses. I have very, very few times come to press the edge screen, where it was not the intention.

Everything is running liquid on the curved screen. One could fear that the lack of optimizations to the right and left, and that it would limp with the user experience, but it is perfectly accepted – when you have to use the stuff, you will be offered.

These little things will help to give a little hope for the future of smartphones with a curved screen which Galaxy Note Edge.

Potential, which feels like a gimmick

As described above, so I can see the potential. There is just a long way for it will be honored, and therefore feels the curved edge screen still as a gimmick – something that is there, it can be said that it is there.

It adds no real value to the phone in my eyes, but it does also not the phone useless. If someone said to me that they preferred Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, above Note 4, so I would not be offended, I would just disagree.

I find it hard to see that the screen will be better utilized in the near future, and in addition, there are more than 1000 NOK difference of Note 4 and Note the Edge. Note that the Edge is 1000 dollars more expensive, pushing the a star down the ladder in comparison to his brother, since the isolation is very similar to each other.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gets 4 out of 6 stars. Find the price on our site.