Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 

Released October, 2014
  • Android 5.1
  • 4G
  • 5.6"
  • Quad core 2.7 GHz
4K looks great: with nice colors, rich in detail and with a high, nearly 50Mbps bit-rate, plus you get to use the digital zoom option (you have up to 8x times zoom) while retaining a lot more detail than when you zoom in 1080p.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
The 16-megapixel OIS camera on the Note Edge captures beautiful images with pleasing colors and a lot of detail, plus it does 4K video.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
6.8 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy Note Edge
7.1
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Note Edge
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Note Edge
5.1
Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Note Edge
9.5
Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and mobiletechreview.com

6.8

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Note Edge
6.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Note Edge
5,619

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge


10.0
The curve is very pronounced and it is indeed a single piece of Gorilla Glass 3 with a curved AMOLED display underneath.

9.0
What this does is free up space on the main screen so that you have the full display to better compose your shots, but there is little added value apart from that - it does not make reaching for the button any easier (but nor does it make it much harder).

Overall

9.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Switch to Basic screen mode, and you have a pleasingly accurate display.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
We’ve seen curved-screen phones, and other trickery in devices, but it’s the first time that you get such an ‘edge’ that acts as a secondary display that you can control separately from the main screen.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
First, we ought to say that the edge itself can act as an independent, secondary screen that you can wake up without turning on the main, 5.6” display.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)

Apps

Apart from the mere coolness, though, it’s hard to find any substantial improvement in usability that comes with it - having quick shortcuts to apps always at hand is probably the biggest one, as it makes multitasking faster, and quick glances at it to see missed notification and save battery by not turning on the main screen are nice, but using it as a ticker for other apps does not make much sense when you can as well have the full app on the main screen.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
For videos and music, the stock Samsung apps have all their controls moved to the edge screen, something that we find to be convenient, as all of the main screen remains reserved for the content and you can enjoy it with less of an interruption.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
We downloaded the calendar widget and two games (all made by Samsung) and Samsung offers a developer SDK so third party developers can create more.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)

Camera

In terms of optics, the lens on the Note Edge has a focal length of 31mm (in 35mm equivalent) and an f/2.2 aperture.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
The 3.7-megapixel front camera does a decent (but not stellar) job with selfies, and by default it does apply a ‘beautify effect’ to images (something that you can adjust).
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
It is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system chip with 3GB of RAM on board, features an identical 16-megapixel camera with optical stabilization, and plentiful 32GB of internal storage.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)

Battery

It has the same removable faux leather back (actually thin plastic) and metal sides, though the sides and back cover are necessarily designed a bit differently to fit the Edge's shape.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
We should note that the Galaxy Note Edge has the benefit of a user-removable battery.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
The Note Edge has a fairly spacious 3000mAh juice pack, slightly smaller than the 3220mAh battery on the Note 4.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)

Video

1080p video quality is also very nice, and in both 4K and 1080p, the optical stabilization adds extra smoothness.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
Several of the built-in apps make use of the side screen, for example the video player controls are on the edge display so they don't cover your movie.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2014)
You can clearly see how most gaming benchmarks report the same frame-rate, despite the fact that the Quad HD Note Edge has a lot more pixels to push than earlier, 1080p devices.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 5.6"
Resolution 2560 x 1440
PPI 524 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage 32 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 16 MP
Resolution 16 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 3.7 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
  6. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  7. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,080 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Weight 174 g
Thickness 8.3 mm
Size 82.4 x 151.3 x 8.3 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth
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