05-18-2015 07:02 AM
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  1. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    What usefulness does it have? Easier to scratch and break? Annoying night time illumination when it's face down charging on your bedside table?
    Those that have it and love it along with those who are suffering from Edge Lust (that would be me) will or already have found ways to deal successfully with these very minor details.

    You're gonna have to work harder than that to deter us
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    05-14-2015 01:12 PM
  2. dakeb's Avatar
    Fine, but tell me what it's for?
    05-14-2015 02:39 PM
  3. ilordvader's Avatar
    Fine, but tell me what it's for?
    Go to Samsung store and find out
    eljeffe58 likes this.
    05-15-2015 01:29 AM
  4. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Dakeb: From what I've read in posts here you can put apps on the side panel for easy access and wind up with a clutter free home screen for one thing. People who already have one would be better able to answer this. I have no doubt there are many useful options and features.

    It does sound like you're judging without knowing the options though. I ditto the 'go try it out' suggestion, you may find out you like it

    I love the looks of it and love the little bit wider little bit shorter size and shape.

    If illumination is a problem turn it the other way, cover it with a dark cloth or charge it in another room if it were annoying. My Note 3 screen is off when charging and I would imagine the Edge screen can be turned off, too. Problem solved.
    05-15-2015 12:28 PM
  5. Justin Miller4's Avatar
    What usefulness does it have? Easier to scratch and break? Annoying night time illumination when it's face down charging on your bedside table?

    I find it very useful. You can switch to any app that you choose to put on it on the fly with a swipe of the thumb from the edge screen. You just have to try it to see how convenient it actually is. I like when I have an incoming call it displays the contact information on the edge screen and doesn't interfere in anyway with what I'm doing on the main screen. Love being able to just swipe the edge screen to check the time or notifications that you choose to see without turning on the main screen to save battery, which with the testing I've done gives me an extra 45 minutes of battery daily from my usage.

    As far as scratching and breaking I've no issues. I've had the phone since December and I'm quite the drinker and tend to drop my phone from time to time. I've dropped it 4 times face down on a rough surface and the only scratch I have on it is a very light hair line scratch in the upper right corner that you can only see when the scree is off when the light hits it just right, could just be luck but it's no worse than dropping any other phone from what I've experienced.

    The night time illumination time clock can be turned off completely if you don't want to use it and the brightness is so dim you have to focus your eyes first to see the time. I honestly find the charging notification light to be many more times brighter and annoying but that can also be turned off just like on any other Samsung device.

    Bottom line though I find it very useful and will hate not having it if Samsung decides to ditch the idea on future products, I'm spoiled to the ability of being able to access anything at the flick of a thumb.

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    eljeffe58 likes this.
    05-15-2015 06:57 PM
  6. dakeb's Avatar
    Thanks for the sensible answers. I went to the o2 shop today and the guy said "it's just a gimmick" :-) you use it like the multi window screen I guess
    05-15-2015 07:01 PM
  7. Justin Miller4's Avatar
    Thanks for the sensible answers. I went to the o2 shop today and the guy said "it's just a gimmick" :-) you use it like the multi window screen I guess
    Yeah in a way, I like to think of it as like the windows task bar. The only complaint I honestly have about it is when you have it landscape, with the edge screen on top, you can't use the regular notification pull down bar and have to use the edge screen's simple notification that doesn't display detailed information of the notification. You'd just have to try it to see if it's for you or not.

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    05-15-2015 07:16 PM
  8. eljeffe58's Avatar
    it's a gimmick. They would be better occupied getting rid of all the bugs in the phone.
    What bugs? I have no bugs. I have perfection.
    05-15-2015 07:40 PM
  9. eljeffe58's Avatar
    "In marketing language, a gimmick is a unique or quirky special feature that makes something "stand out" from its contemporaries. However, the special feature is typically thought to be of little relevance or use. Thus, a gimmick is a special feature for the sake of having a special feature."

    Like a curved-edge screen.

    What usefulness does it have? Easier to scratch and break? Annoying night time illumination when it's face down charging on your bedside table?
    Pure nonsense.
    05-15-2015 07:42 PM
  10. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    It all boils down to what works for the individual user like any other phone.
    05-15-2015 10:28 PM
  11. dakeb's Avatar
    What bugs? I have no bugs. I have perfection.
    Like the phone displays caller info in portrait when the phone is in landscape orientation in the car dock. Or you can't disable that irritating "battery fully charged" notification that you have to keep swiping away.
    05-16-2015 03:40 AM
  12. john_v's Avatar
    Everything you said, I could not have said any better.

    I put the Skinomi Skin tech screen protector on from day 1, it's been a little over 3 months, no peeling or scratches. Combine that with my UAG case and it's still in mint condition.


    I find it very useful. You can switch to any app that you choose to put on it on the fly with a swipe of the thumb from the edge screen. You just have to try it to see how convenient it actually is. I like when I have an incoming call it displays the contact information on the edge screen and doesn't interfere in anyway with what I'm doing on the main screen. Love being able to just swipe the edge screen to check the time or notifications that you choose to see without turning on the main screen to save battery, which with the testing I've done gives me an extra 45 minutes of battery daily from my usage.

    As far as scratching and breaking I've no issues. I've had the phone since December and I'm quite the drinker and tend to drop my phone from time to time. I've dropped it 4 times face down on a rough surface and the only scratch I have on it is a very light hair line scratch in the upper right corner that you can only see when the scree is off when the light hits it just right, could just be luck but it's no worse than dropping any other phone from what I've experienced.

    The night time illumination time clock can be turned off completely if you don't want to use it and the brightness is so dim you have to focus your eyes first to see the time. I honestly find the charging notification light to be many more times brighter and annoying but that can also be turned off just like on any other Samsung device.

    Bottom line though I find it very useful and will hate not having it if Samsung decides to ditch the idea on future products, I'm spoiled to the ability of being able to access anything at the flick of a thumb.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2015 10:30 AM
  13. eljeffe58's Avatar
    Like the phone displays caller info in portrait when the phone is in landscape orientation in the car dock. Or you can't disable that irritating "battery fully charged" notification that you have to keep swiping away.
    The battery fully charged notification is not specific to the Edge. It is part and parcel of Lollipop, no matter the phone or carrier. Google decided that if it has a status bar icon, then it has to have a notification on the lock screen, too. I have no clue what other so very awful bug you might be referring to. It really doesn't sound severe or frequent enough to downgrade the model of phone at all.
    05-16-2015 09:24 PM
  14. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    I think I'll nudge out my Note 4, for the Edge. I've had the Edge for 3 days now, and am absolutely loving it. I can see great things coming from developers, in regards to the screen edge. Definitely gets a nod from me.
    eljeffe58 likes this.
    05-18-2015 07:02 AM
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