Beau HD reviews the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. The Galaxy Note Edge features a 5.6-inch 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM, 16-megapixel camera sensor, 3000mah battery, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat. While the curved display is the most differentiating feature between the Note Edge and Note 4, that feature won't appeal to everyone.
This is the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, the one of few devices released in 2014 that has a curved display. We're going to cover the curved display of course along with everything else that makes and breaks this phone here on PhoneDog. Hey what is up PhoneDogs, Beau HD here and the Note Edge is definitely one of the more unique devices released in 2014, due to the fact that it features a curved display that bends around the side of the device.
In terms of hardware, the side of the device with the curved display doesn't have much going on in terms of buttons and ports since it has to make room for that display. The top is actually where you'll find the power sleep on off button as well as the 3.5mm headphone jack and IR blaster, there is also the volume rocker on the left hand side and the standard microUSB charging port down below at the bottom with the S Pen stylus here as well--. The front is where you will find the 5.6" 2K QHD Super AMOLED display, so it's actually a tiny bit smaller than the standard note 4's display. The 3.7mp front facing cam and Samsung home button is here as well. The back features the 16mp camera sensor and flash as well as a heart rate monitor. And you'll find that faux leather back cover as well, and to be honest metal would be nice but this isn't bad at all. It allows you to swap out the battery and insert a microSD card which is awesome, and it adds a ton of grip.
For all you metal heads, metal is present here it's on the side of the device, actually the entire frame is made of aluminum with chamfered edges and ya know if you're going to pick and choose an area to add metal it should be the sides because it makes the overall device feel much more premium with the higher quality build materials.
Now let's talk about the curve because that's what you all want to see. So first of all it's made for right hand people. If you used your phone with your left hand like me then you're going to have to flip it upside down which you can do, Samsung adds some on screen navigation controls if you want to do that. The curve itself allows you to open applications, you can create folders here. You can view twitter feeds, and sports scores through yahoo along with news for that matter. Basically, apps and notifications can be displayed here and there's a pretty good selection here. What I really like about it is that you can customize all sorts of stuff, whether it's the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge text that is displayed here when the curved portion of the display isn't being used or the apps and notification panels themselves. You can surprisingly do a lot with the edge portion of the display by swiping through it with your thumb. Just once again, it's going to work best for right handed users.
As for the rest of the phone it's going to be very similar to the Note 4 which Marco reviewed here not too long ago. The display is fantastic it's the best mobile display I've ever used or seen on a smartphone. The Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM make this device extremely fluid and responsive -- multitasking is a breeze. Actually TouchWiz is much more toned down on the Note Edge and Note 4 this year -- it's flatter and less visually overwhelming. I mean it's certainly no stock Android but I will say it's the best TouchWiz experience to date.
The camera itself is the same as the Note 4, it captures fantastic images and the 4K video quality that is captured from this device is among the best out there in terms of 4K footage captured from a smartphone. It's very impressive what Samsung has been able to do with the cameras on the Note devices.
Really the other noticeable difference between the Edge and the Note 4 besides the display is the battery life as the Note Edge has a 3000mAh battery. The Note lineup has been famous for it's long lasting battery and the Note Edge has a solid battery life, it can reach about 7 hours on a single charge which is great. But it's not quite as good as the 8 and half hours or so found on the Note 4 which has a 3220mAh battery.
Overall, the Note Edge is a fantastic device there's no question about it. There are some tradeoffs, ya know if you want a curved display you're going to have to settle with a slightly smaller battery. And with the curve extending only to the right hand side, it's going to be made for a right handed users -- which shouldn't be too much of a problem since most people are right handed. And you are going to pay more for the concept, the Note Edge is going to cost you about $100 to $150 more than the Note 4 coming in at around $399 on contract at AT&T or $800 off-contract give or take -- Big shoutout to AT&T for sending me this review unit to share with you guys. So that is my review of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, let me know if you think the Note Edge is worth it for you and why by leaving us a comment down below. As always, I'm Beau HD from PhoneDog.com, I hope you enjoyed this video thank you for watching and I will see you in the next one. See ya