01-15-2015 08:35 PM
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  1. Arbietd21's Avatar
    Thank you very much. I have spent a lot of time learning this phone. I have read all the reviews and what not. Keep in mind these reviewers have the phone for a week at best. In a week to get real word functionality is very difficult. As far as the gimmick remarks. A gimmick is something that can be used a handful of times before it looses it's value. The edge screen, holds and exceeds it's value. The is absolutely nothing that makes this phone a "gimmicky" device.

    --- Sent from my fantastic Note Edge--- "IT'S NOTE A GIMMICK, THEY JUST HATE US CAUSE THEY AIN'T US!!!!!!"✒✒
    Even a lot of reviewers have stated it's not just a gimmick

    Sent from my Note Edge.
    01-09-2015 12:03 AM
  2. Closingracer's Avatar
    Thank you very much. I have spent a lot of time learning this phone. I have read all the reviews and what not. Keep in mind these reviewers have the phone for a week at best. In a week to get real word functionality is very difficult. As far as the gimmick remarks. A gimmick is something that can be used a handful of times before it looses it's value. The edge screen, holds and exceeds it's value. The is absolutely nothing that makes this phone a "gimmicky" device.

    --- Sent from my fantastic Note Edge--- "IT'S NOTE A GIMMICK, THEY JUST HATE US CAUSE THEY AIN'T US!!!!!!"✒✒
    Yeah for you it might not be.... People me included it is considered a gimmick and beyond the fact I am left handed I really don't care about whatever you get on it. I'm fine with how android works as it is and considering a lot of other people think Samsung phones is just gimmicks because of x y and z even before they ever had this edge

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    01-09-2015 01:14 AM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Yeah for you it might not be.... People me included it is considered a gimmick and beyond the fact I am left handed I really don't care about whatever you get on it. I'm fine with how android works as it is and considering a lot of other people think Samsung phones is just gimmicks because of x y and z even before they ever had this edge

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    Different strokes.
    01-09-2015 01:29 AM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    Whatever you say. Lol. The facts are there. Show me one link, quote, post or press release that states Samsung will not update or support the note edge at the same rate as the Note 4.

    You can't, because there are none. Go ahead and Google Android L Update for note edge. You haters act like the edge screen is some alien technology that was plopped in samsungs lap. Lmao. It is software. That's it. The phone can recieve and process any Ota that Samsung pushed to the note 4. They never, ever have to update the edge panels software if they choose not to. I have already seen the build of android L on the note edge and guess what, samsung did a great job of including new features to the edge panel in the Android 5.0.2 update.

    I'm not going to argue about this any more because I am a man of fact, not speculation. I research and I read EVERYTHING before I make a decision to buy a new phone. As I said back up your statements of they won't update it as fast.

    And as far as a gimmick, I promise you I can do things faster on my edge than on a note 4. Hands down. I don't need to worry about when I'm in my car navigating with Google maps and a call comes in and there goes my map because I have a call screen or pop up coming in, nope it just goes to the edge panel. Watching a movie and get a call or text, edge panel. Camera? I get full screen viewfinder. Music, my controls are on the edge so I don't have to open a case or any of that I just swipe my thumb and hit the button. . Even at night just sitting on my nightstand, lol, the phone still has value.....night clock.

    Say whatever you want, it's not a gimmick at all. And the extra $100.00, please. If your gonna spend $800.00 on a cell phone, what's $900.00. Lmao.

    Unreal

    ✒✒ Sent from my fantastic and feature rich Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.✒✒
    I don't do too much research apart from official after launch reviews and a couple of You Tube start up videos.

    This post sold me on the Edge more than any of those could. Thanks.


    1)
    I suspect a Note Edge 2 next year will be even more fully thought out, allowing for feedback, but who wants to wait.

    2)
    I don't see the argument for app delays. I don't have one but surely the OS sees them as two displays, ie the Note 4 screen is the same without the edge - though the edge software can utilise the main screen if it wants. (I didn't explain that very well so won't entertain any arguments without the opportunity to wave a white flag first).

    3)
    I worry slightly about the review link above that mentions higher battery use, but it was a review lasting a few days and I am sure the gap can become less. I don't need a 24 hour battery anyway.

    4)
    I am a leftie. My intelligence level demonstrates / belies that (choose one!)

    I hold my Note 3 with my right hand when typing. Is that abnormal?
    I can't get my head around "it's not a phone for lefties" argument. We know the edge is inactive in that situation.

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    Good, useful thread. Just keep it helpful to the OP, and me!
    01-09-2015 03:29 PM
  5. techgeek32#WN's Avatar
    I have both the Edge and Note 4. I decided to keep the Note 4 because the display is whiter than the Edge. The Edge has a dull gray to its whites as opposed to the Note 4. Battery life is noticeably less on the Edge with the same usage. Even with the Samsung book case for the Edge the curved glass will always be exposed. If the displays were the same I would have definitely kept the Edge but for this kind of money I will stay with the better display. They might source different displays so it is possible that not everyone will get the gray display but I don't have time to keep buying Edge's to find one with a whiter display.
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    01-10-2015 08:20 PM
  6. goin_nil's Avatar
    I have both the Edge and Note 4. I decided to keep the Note 4 because the display is whiter than the Edge. The Edge has a dull gray to its whites as opposed to the Note 4. Battery life is noticeably less on the Edge with the same usage. Even with the Samsung book case for the Edge the curved glass will always be exposed. If the displays were the same I would have definitely kept the Edge but for this kind of money I will stay with the better display. They might source different displays so it is possible that not everyone will get the gray display but I don't have time to keep buying Edge's to find one with a whiter display.
    Did you try adjusting the screen tones on both to see if they were set to the same?
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    01-11-2015 09:13 AM
  7. rabernet's Avatar
    I have both the Edge and Note 4. I decided to keep the Note 4 because the display is whiter than the Edge. The Edge has a dull gray to its whites as opposed to the Note 4. Battery life is noticeably less on the Edge with the same usage. Even with the Samsung book case for the Edge the curved glass will always be exposed. If the displays were the same I would have definitely kept the Edge but for this kind of money I will stay with the better display. They might source different displays so it is possible that not everyone will get the gray display but I don't have time to keep buying Edge's to find one with a whiter display.
    Thankfully my Edge display is white. I did the exchange yesterday at Verizon and still playing with it. Enjoying the experience so far, but was rather wistful when the moment came that I turned in my Note 4.
    01-11-2015 03:33 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    And as far as a gimmick, I promise you I can do things faster on my edge than on a note 4. Hands down. I don't need to worry about when I'm in my car navigating with Google maps and a call comes in and there goes my map because I have a call screen or pop up coming in, nope it just goes to the edge panel.

    ✒✒ Sent from my fantastic and feature rich Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.✒✒
    The Note 4 has a screen pop-up for calls in this case -- So -- It wouldn't take up the whole screen and make the map go away .
    01-14-2015 10:35 AM
  9. StaticidePT's Avatar
    I was one of the biggest skeptics when it came to the Note as I posted on both forums about how the Note 4 was better and how stupid the Edge was. Then I finallu got one to shut people up just to say I tried it and have absolutely loved it. I love the Edge panel, it is so much easier to multi task, I love the more accurate finger print scanner, the more apps that I can open in the multi window (including Netflix), the solid battery life, and also the fact that I can use it both right and left handed due to the way I can flip it around. The Edge is a great device and honestly, the lack of dev support doesn't bother me at all. The panels that are available are good enough for me. I LOVE IT!

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    01-15-2015 01:22 AM
  10. Closingracer's Avatar
    I was one of the biggest skeptics when it came to the Note as I posted on both forums about how the Note 4 was better and how stupid the Edge was. Then I finallu got one to shut people up just to say I tried it and have absolutely loved it. I love the Edge panel, it is so much easier to multi task, I love the more accurate finger print scanner, the more apps that I can open in the multi window (including Netflix), the solid battery life, and also the fact that I can use it both right and left handed due to the way I can flip it around. The Edge is a great device and honestly, the lack of dev support doesn't bother me at all. The panels that are available are good enough for me. I LOVE IT!

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    Err what ? They are the same and you can open the same amount of apps in multi window on the note 4 .....the only difference is that small screen which doesn't even make multitasking "easier"


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    01-15-2015 01:12 PM
  11. StaticidePT's Avatar
    Err what ? They are the same and you can open the same amount of apps in multi window on the note 4 .....the only difference is that small screen which doesn't even make multitasking "easier"


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    Nope, I have BOTH and in comparing both, they dont have the same amount of apps that can be utilized in the multi tasking window... at least not on the Verizon versions and that is confirmed. As far as what you are saying about the "smaller" screen on the edge not making it easier, it is just as easy as you can barely even notice the screen difference. Unless you have both devices, you shouldn't knock the functionality and capability of the Edge. Both devices are great, but as someone with both devices, I do choose the Edge by a slim margin.

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    01-15-2015 05:59 PM
  12. Closingracer's Avatar
    Nope, I have BOTH and in comparing both, they dont have the same amount of apps that can be utilized in the multi tasking window... at least not on the Verizon versions and that is confirmed. As far as what you are saying about the "smaller" screen on the edge not making it easier, it is just as easy as you can barely even notice the screen difference. Unless you have both devices, you shouldn't knock the functionality and capability of the Edge. Both devices are great, but as someone with both devices, I do choose the Edge by a slim margin.

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    I will knock it though ...... It's a 1 inch screen in width of that ? And all it shows is notifications , some quick apps , time and perhaps a few other stuff ? It's not worth the price tag on AT&T , sprint or T-Mobile but on Verizon for $50 or $3 per month for full price or edge it's ok value but not for $100+ . It's a gimmick and that's pretty much it
    Plus for that gimmick means more area I can damage the phone should I drop it and case selection is worse

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    01-15-2015 06:48 PM
  13. barrettdaniel's Avatar
    The Edge was the phone that I wanted originally but it's not available where I live. Actually, I'm not sure if it's available here in Canada yet.

    I think the Edge is just an example of where our phone's technology is headed, same as the LG Flex.
    01-15-2015 07:27 PM
  14. sensi09's Avatar
    I played with the edge a few times and would have gotten it over the 4, but smaller battery, less case options, gear vr and slightly more expensive are the reasons I went with the note 4.

    I might never get gear VR, but it's nice to have the option....and in the past I never used cases except when going to the gym, but the note seems more delicate.

    Oh and ipad user here too....love that thing. Air 2 and note 4 is a great combo
    01-15-2015 08:35 PM
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