11-25-2014 07:02 AM
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  1. 67srbell's Avatar
    Just Googled Note Edge and read recent reviews from the WSJ, BGR, PC Magazine and Business Insider.

    They are ALL bashing it, calling it a gimmick and recommending the Note 4 over it.

    Interesting.

    Mine is still pre-ordered, though...
    11-13-2014 10:18 AM
  2. Tikerz's Avatar
    11-13-2014 10:26 AM
  3. 67srbell's Avatar
    Did you read this at the end:

    Should You Buy It

    Nope. The curved screen on the Note Edge can surprisingly useful, and way less of a random gimmick than any curved-screen phone that's come before. But! It's not useful enough to be worth the extra $100 you can expect to pay for it. Besides, it's not worth the drawbacks; You lose compatibility with the upcoming (and awesome) Gear VR, you sacrifice some precious battery life, and you'll hate yourself a little bit every time you try to put the phone to sleep.

    If the Note Edge was the only new Note phone, this might be a tougher call, but since it's not, the decision is easy. The Galaxy Note Edge is not a total disaster by any means, but you should definitely just get the Galaxy Note 4 instead, and maybe use some of the money you save to buy a bedside alarm clock and a book of conversation starters.
    11-13-2014 10:32 AM
  4. Tikerz's Avatar
    11-13-2014 10:53 AM
  5. Gsxr151's Avatar
    Here's the bottom line. Yes, the Note 4 is better for the main stream user... BUT - what about those who want something new and different? I have a Note 3 and was not excited for the Note 4 because it was not different enough. The Edge is new and different than my Note 3 and get's me excited! Forget the reviewers...they are reviewing for the main-stream.

    They also ripped the heck out of the Gear, Gear 2, and probably ripping the Gear S. But again, I've had all three and have nothing but good things to say about all three products. None of my friends have the Gear....doesn't bother me one bit. I get a compliment on my watch everywhere I go.

    Do I care what reviews say?

    Nope.
    11-13-2014 11:03 AM
  6. SHIVA77's Avatar
    I am a tech expert and I only care about reviews from tech sites. Never even bother to consider reviews from a paper like WSJ. Who cares what WSJ thinks about a car or a phone.

    As a rule, the only thing I want from reviewers is to tell me if a certain product has serious issues, or serious short comings. But as for useability, I make that decision myself.

    Keep in mind, as Note users, almost all these sites, tech or otherwise, used to tell us that the Note was too big and it will never be popular. How wrong they were.

    I have played with the Edge sufficiently and watched plenty of YouTube videos of the device to be convinced that it's my next phone.
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    11-13-2014 11:47 AM
  7. 21stNow's Avatar
    I'm with Gsxr151 and Shiva77 on this one. Reviewers for mainstream consumers don't influence my purchase decisions. If I recall correctly, the Galaxy Gear was a solution to a problem that didn't exist and it cost too much to be an unproven device. The Galaxy Gear has served me well over the last year.

    I don't try every new concept that comes down the pike. However, when one seems to be interesting to me and can enhance the way that I use a smartphone, I'm willing to try it for myself and ignore the nay-sayers.
    DAS likes this.
    11-13-2014 01:48 PM
  8. joganjani's Avatar
    If I went by reviews, I'd have had iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. I do not give a damn about what WS or Forbes or anybody else says.

    I liked Edge with all videos and the material I have read. It was love at first sight when I saw videos from Berlin. I've seen people using note and I knew what I'm missing from my Galaxy S4. I've not had a chance to play with Edge still I ordered it and I know I'd like it.
    11-13-2014 04:43 PM
  9. Statastic's Avatar
    The Edge isn't and won't be for everyone. Personally for me, it isn't worth the extra $100 at all. It looks cool, but if paying $100 to look cool & have a full plastic build is one's cup of tea, then hey, go for it. I do think though that for those who are purchasing it for reasons other than to look cool and different, I think they will really find alot of benefit with that curved portion of the screen and will love its features that they are getting it for. Me, I'd rather waste my money on the VR Gimmick for my Note 4 once it drops since it sounds promising... gimmicky... but promising.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-13-2014 08:00 PM
  10. NoVATechChick's Avatar
    The Edge isn't and won't be for everyone. Personally for me, it isn't worth the extra $100 at all. It looks cool, but if paying $100 to look cool & have a full plastic build is one's cup of tea, then hey, go for it. I do think though that for those who are purchasing it for reasons other than to look cool and different, I think they will really find alot of benefit with that curved portion of the screen and will love its features that they are getting it for. Me, I'd rather waste my money on the VR Gimmick for my Note 4 once it drops since it sounds promising... gimmicky... but promising.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It's worth the extra $100 to me - and it's not a full plastic build.
    11-13-2014 08:37 PM
  11. SHIVA77's Avatar
    have a full plastic build is one's cup of tea
    Not so. Same aluminum wrap chassis as Note 4.
    oditius likes this.
    11-13-2014 09:41 PM
  12. JRLasVegas's Avatar
    Note edge looks awesome and I almost got it. But I went with the standard note 4 because I personally thought the edge screen was too new and wasn't worth the extra $100. But the phone is awesome looking and really makes a statement for the future of phones and what to expect.

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    11-15-2014 08:23 PM
  13. tech_fan's Avatar
    Here's the bottom line. Yes, the Note 4 is better for the main stream user... BUT - what about those who want something new and different? I have a Note 3 and was not excited for the Note 4 because it was not different enough. The Edge is new and different than my Note 3 and get's me excited! Forget the reviewers...they are reviewing for the main-stream.

    They also ripped the heck out of the Gear, Gear 2, and probably ripping the Gear S. But again, I've had all three and have nothing but good things to say about all three products. None of my friends have the Gear....doesn't bother me one bit. I get a compliment on my watch everywhere I go.

    Do I care what reviews say?

    Nope.
    Ironically, I was sort of thinking the same thing recently. I have a Note 3 and at times, I want to upgrade to a Note 4 and other times I do not want to. I guess what it boils down for me, is that the Note 4 is too similar to the Note 3 for me so, that if I go with a Note 4, I am thinking I still have a Note 3. The Edge is unique enough for me to stay with the Note series and still feel as though I am upgrading.
    11-16-2014 09:11 PM
  14. Tony Vargas's Avatar
    I got the Note 4 from T-Mobile on launch day, I was the first one in the store. Thanks to having a grandfathered Jump account, I was able to Jump to the Note Edge, again on launch day. I love this device. The side screen is cool and customizable. I have my home screen set to a pic of my and my girl, with no icons cluttering up the scree . And the game Tiny Burger is fun too! (A time wasting game played only on the side screen, but fun when on public transportation). The downside is there are no accessories for it right now. No cases or screen protectors. Until then, I will be super careful.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-17-2014 01:24 AM
  15. glidersgalore's Avatar
    Ghost Armor has a protection kit. They have screen or screen and sides or complete full body where the back is carbon overlay.
    NotAnAppleGuy likes this.
    11-17-2014 10:51 AM
  16. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    Ghost Armor huh? Heading over to the website right now. Thx!
    11-17-2014 06:59 PM
  17. clitrenta's Avatar
    Sometimes I think reviewers just "have" to find something wrong with what they're reviewing. Like one poster stated, I'm only interested in what might be wrong with something. Whether I like how it looks or feels or if it's "useable" is my call, not theirs. I've been checking out both the Note 4 and the Edge. I've come to the conclusion that while the Edge has no real advantage over the 4, that alone is not enough to turn me away. If I find the Edge suits me and I like the look and feel of it, then that's what I'll get. Just cause some ***** I don't even know thinks it's stupid to spend extra for that Edge, doesn't mean I'm drinking the kool-aid. They're no better than reviewers saying the iPhone 6 is the best one yet. Well duh. It's new but just because it's the best one yet, doesn't mean it's something you should buy. You really have to learn what to look for in these articles. I put my hands on an Edge the other day and came away far more impressed than I thought I would be. Well played Samsung.
    11-18-2014 06:47 AM
  18. ivtec21's Avatar
    just bought mines last night...upgraded from my trusty S3....so far...AMAZING PHONE...wanted a note4 but they didnt have any in stock. seen my wife play around with the edge and just fell in love.
    11-18-2014 07:08 AM
  19. clitrenta's Avatar
    just bought mines last night...upgraded from my trusty S3....so far...AMAZING PHONE...wanted a note4 but they didnt have any in stock. seen my wife play around with the edge and just fell in love.
    It was meant to be I think
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    11-18-2014 07:24 AM
  20. ahmad12's Avatar
    Just Googled Note Edge and read recent reviews from the WSJ, BGR, PC Magazine and Business Insider.

    They are ALL bashing it, calling it a gimmick and recommending the Note 4 over it.

    Interesting.

    Mine is still pre-ordered, though...
    I have both and I love them both. It a matter of preference
    Dr P likes this.
    11-18-2014 09:28 PM
  21. ahmad12's Avatar
    Did you read this at the end:

    Should You Buy It

    Nope. The curved screen on the Note Edge can surprisingly useful, and way less of a random gimmick than any curved-screen phone that's come before. But! It's not useful enough to be worth the extra $100 you can expect to pay for it. Besides, it's not worth the drawbacks; You lose compatibility with the upcoming (and awesome) Gear VR, you sacrifice some precious battery life, and you'll hate yourself a little bit every time you try to put the phone to sleep.

    If the Note Edge was the only new Note phone, this might be a tougher call, but since it's not, the decision is easy. The Galaxy Note Edge is not a total disaster by any means, but you should definitely just get the Galaxy Note 4 instead, and maybe use some of the money you save to buy a bedside alarm clock and a book of conversation starters.
    It is not worth the extra $100 just for the curved edge. But still I think its cool to have and is somewhat useful
    11-18-2014 09:29 PM
  22. aitt's Avatar
    I'm sure these people were the same ones bashing the note 1 and calling it a hummer phone and blah blah

    Posted via the Android Central App
    clitrenta likes this.
    11-19-2014 06:23 AM
  23. ReggieSmith's Avatar
    Just Googled Note Edge and read recent reviews from the WSJ, BGR, PC Magazine and Business Insider.

    They are ALL bashing it, calling it a gimmick and recommending the Note 4 over it.

    Interesting.

    Mine is still pre-ordered, though...
    I have both devices and think they are both great. Those same people said the same thing about the original Note, and look what happened.

    I don't put stock in the opinions of columnists who get these phones thrown at them, use them for a day or so to write their review and then dummp them in a drawer.

    Hardware issues are one thing, but opinions are just that.
    11-24-2014 02:38 AM
  24. clitrenta's Avatar
    Reviewers are like critics, it's their job to write something negative. After all, nothing can be perfect can it? FYI: My Note Edge comes as close to perfect as you're going to get, along with the Note 4 which is another outstanding device (my hubby has that). I'm in smart phone nirvana
    11-24-2014 08:00 AM
  25. willmsbrg's Avatar
    I'm wondering what the update situation will be with the edge? I know Sammy is slow with updates as it is and wonder if there will be actual updates since it's a limited phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2014 08:05 AM
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