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INTRODUCTION

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was a big success, after which they decided to experiment with it a little. They launched Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which practically uses Note 4 as the base. The Note Edge comes with an experimental curved screen. It features a 5.6-inch QGD+ screen. The “Edge Screen” is curved outwards, but it is connected to the main screen. It is a single piece of hardware, but the software handles both separately to give some extra functions. Note Edge is basically Note 4 with Snapdragon 805 chipset and it also includes S Pen stylus and SpO2 sensors. It does seem like an experimental phablet, but Samsung hasn’t made any compromises with the specifications here. Let us take a deeper look at it and find out what else it has to offer –

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Design & Build

The most attractive part of the design is the curved “Edge Screen”. Samsung has given the curved screen on the right, which does look well, but might be a problem for left handers. Using the phone upside down is possible with some apps but not with everything. Samsung has dropped their hardware keys, but the earpiece and mouthpiece make it impossible to make calls upside down. The curved screen is a welcome feature, but what we don’t understand is- when the touchscreen is on the side, how is one supposed to hold the device without touching it? Of course, Samsung has added the palm rejection technology to cope with accidental touches, but it’s not perfect.

At the front, the Home key resides a fingerprint reader and has capacitive keys around it. At the top, there is a 3.7-megapixel front camera, which matches the resolution of the QHD screen. As the right side is covered up by the screen strip, the power key has been moved to the top, which is quite hard to reach. They could have moved it to the left or just provide the double tap wake feature. There are two mics at the bottom. A total of 3 mics is used in this phone for Directional voice recording. The 3.5 mm jack and an IR blaster are both on the top.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Under the leather finished back panel, we have Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset. It uses quad core 2.07 GHz Krait 450 CPU. The GPU used is Adreno 420. It runs on 3GB of RAM and has 32 GB/64 GB of internal memory. There is a memory card slot as well, which accepts microSD card up to 256 GB. The smartphone comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat but is upgradable to Android v6.0 Marshmallow.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Camera
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Camera

The Galaxy Note Edge shares the camera from Galaxy Note 4. On the back, it has a 16-megapixel camera, f/2.2, which is capable of recording videos at 2160p. Also, the front facing 3.7-megapixel camera can record videos at 1440p. The rear camera has optical image stabilization, autofocus, and its performance is pretty good under every type of lighting conditions. The primary camera also has LED flash beside it, which helps in taking photos and recording videos under low light. The camera app has several features like Geo -tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR. Overall, the camera app seems good and the picture quality is awesome.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Charging-Slot
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Charging-Slot

Of course, with a curved “Edge Screen” and so many high-end specifications, a big battery is needed on this phone. However, Samsung decided to use a smaller battery from Note 4’s in Note Edge. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 uses a 3000 mAh battery, which is removable. This is a single SIM phone. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot; Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE; GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS; Infrared and NFC. There’s a microUSB v2.0 port which can be used as MHL 3 TV-out, USB host, for data transfer and for charging.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • Brilliant design
  • Curved, asymmetrical shaped edge screen
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Wide design with same functionality as Note 4
  • Costly than Note 4
  • Small battery

  • img-ques Is Samsung Galaxy Note Edge a single SIM or a dual SIM phone?
  • img-ans Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is a single SIM smartphone.
  • img-ques Does it has a micro SD card slot for memory expansion?
  • img-ans Yes, it has a dedicated micro SD card slot for memory expansion. The internal storage of the smartphone can be expanded up to 256 GB.
  • img-ques What are the color variants in which the phone is available?
  • img-ans It is available in two color variants: Black and White.
  • img-ques Is the 3.5 mm audio jack available?
  • img-ans Yes, it features the 3.5mm audio jack. To facilitate active noise detection, there is a dedicated mic as well.
  • img-ques Does it has a removable battery?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone has a removable battery.
  • img-ques What is the total resolution of the screen of the phone?
  • img-ans The total resolution of the screen is 1600 × 2560 out of which, 1440 × 2560 pixel area is attributed to the main interface.
  • img-ques What are the various WLAN options enabled in Note Edge?
  • img-ans The phone adheres to WLAN standards such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. This smart phone is Wi-Fi enabled.
  • img-ques Does the phone support Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and GPS?
  • img-ans Yes, it supports NFC and has built-in GPS enabled services.
  • img-ques What are the various memory variants of the phone?
  • img-ans There are two internal memory variants- 32 GB and 64 GB.
  • img-ques Do the two internal memory variants of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge have the same RAM capacity?
  • img-ans Yes, both the two variants have the same RAM capacity of 3 GB.
  • img-ques Does this smartphone has a fingerprint sensor?
  • img-ans Yes, it has a finger print sensor.
  • img-ques Apart from the standard front mounted fingerprint sensor, are there any other sensors present in this smartphone?
  • img-ans Of course, there are various other sensors such as Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass and barometer sensors.
  • img-ques What are the specification of primary camera and secondary camera?
  • img-ans Primary camera is tagged at 16 Mega – pixel. It has f/2.2 aperture and comes with LED flash. Secondary camera is tagged at 3.7 Mega-pixel and comes with f/1.9 aperture.
  • img-ques Does the curved edge screen of the phone has any protection?
  • img-ans Yes, the curved edge screen of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • img-ques What are the color depth and display type of the phone?
  • img-ans The display type of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and the color depth is 16M.
  • img-ques How heavy is Samsung Galaxy Note Edge?
  • img-ans This smartphone weighs 174g.
  • img-ques What is the display size of Samsung Galaxy Note Edge?
  • img-ans The display size is 5.6 inches. Screen to body ratio is an approximate 77.2%.
  • img-ques What is the platform on which Samsung Galaxy Note Edge runs?
  • img-ans The phone runs on Android OS, v 4.4.4 KitKat. It is however upgradable to v6.0 Marshmallow.