View Poll Results: Is the Edge useful to you?

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  • Yes

    16 53.33%
  • No

    5 16.67%
  • Haven't decided

    9 30.00%
03-19-2016 07:05 PM
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  1. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    The edge apps is the least useful thing about this phone.
    03-16-2016 09:37 AM
  2. Base_UK's Avatar
    I like it, useful for keeping a sparse home screen and still have good access to my most used apps. Not finding the tasks bar so useful though, would like the option to have another couple of columns of apps.

    It's certainly more than a gimmick, but some aspects will be more useful to some people than others...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-16-2016 10:15 AM
  3. anon(607340)'s Avatar
    I use it a few times a day. If it had the same functionality as the Note Edge from last year, I think the phone would be absolute perfection.

    In was you aren't aware, on the Note Edge, when you watch a video or play music, the audio/video controls are in the edge panel and app notifications appear there as well. When a phone call comes in, you answer it from the edge panel allowing you to remain in the app you were in. The caller ID info also shows in that panel when the call comes in and you hang up from that panel as well.

    When you are viewing a panel on the Note Edge, it allows you to continue doing what you were doing on the main screen as well unlike the S7 Edge. On the S7 Edge as you know, when you are using panel, the rest of the screen is blurred out. What's the point in that?

    I understand that they want the S7 Edge to be a completely different phone then the Note Edge but really, most of the stuff the "edge" panels do on the S7 Edge could be done without an edge panel... in my opinion.

    I still like my S7 Edge and do not regret buying it.
    Agreed. The Note Edge was one of my favorite phones of all time. Almost regret not buying it outright before I got my other phones. It would be a nice one to keep on hand
    NexusGirlX likes this.
    03-16-2016 11:43 AM
  4. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Yes, but....

    On my prior phone, I used an edge launcher to quickly access my most used apps. With Edge I don't need that 3rd party tool. OTOH, I don't really need a curved screen to do that, either.

    Maybe the biggest advantage of the curved screen is that it makes for a very narrow 5.5" phone.
    03-16-2016 04:09 PM
  5. Mooserman15's Avatar
    Samsung has gone downhill, with a large percentage of the S7's being defective, but the few good ones are AMAZING.
    Nkky7 likes this.
    03-16-2016 09:41 PM
  6. mayconvert's Avatar
    I used it quite a bit on my S6 Edge. I like it. and how everything looks viewed thru those curved edges.
    03-16-2016 11:06 PM
  7. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    I love the people edge and colored circles. I love seeing the colored tabs on the side. And today I tried the light up and it was pretty cool. But I don't really know how to set anything else up on the edge and haven't played with it yet but I guess it would be nice to have a clean home screen and your favorites on the edge. I'll have to mess around with it more this weekend when I'm off.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2016 12:37 AM
  8. timoteowork's Avatar
    It seems to me to be a solution in search of a problem. We can all agree that it looks neat, but I don't think it adds functionality.
    03-17-2016 01:12 AM
  9. snoozeys_android's Avatar
    I have it disabled ... no use using it !!!
    eewwyeah likes this.
    03-17-2016 05:04 AM
  10. rong21's Avatar
    I use the people and app panels. Makes for a cleaner home screen.
    03-17-2016 05:12 AM
  11. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I'm trying out the Edge panel on the left side today to see if it helps me make a call with one hand at my job. I have the keypad shortcut on the tasks edge panel on my thumb can easily reach it now instead of going to the phone app and trying to get to the keypad icon which is on the right side.
    03-17-2016 09:44 AM
  12. aggie's Avatar
    I keep the apps in the edge panel that used to be on my home screen other than that I don't use it much at all. Mainly bought the edge version for the sleeker look and feel, bigger display, and bigger battery. I could do without the Edge panel but I guess it's good to have it.
    03-17-2016 10:17 AM
  13. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    It seems to me to be a solution in search of a problem. We can all agree that it looks neat, but I don't think it adds functionality.
    And yet, I find complete functionality in the Edge screen. So there is definitely a market for it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2016 10:24 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    I just need to train my brain to use it more when in other apps and I believe it could be useful (for me at least).
    xocomaox and crispyone like this.
    03-17-2016 10:26 AM
  15. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I'm still waiting on my free one that I won from Android Central to arrive so I can answer this ...
    03-17-2016 10:28 AM
  16. xocomaox's Avatar
    I like it a lot because it's a quick shortcut to get my weather, ram usage, data usage, messages and news feed all at a glance.

    The fact that the screen is curved makes no difference, really. This is just a software feature any phone could use.
    03-17-2016 11:51 AM
  17. azdenn's Avatar
    I'm recollecting that my Galaxy Note 4 got an "Edge Update"

    Obviously I don't use it too much, but this thread jogged my memory. Pressing and holding the "back arrow" to the right of the home key brings up the "Edge". I'm going to play with addin and removing the standard apps to see if I can make it more useful, while waiting for AT&T to release Marshmallow... ... ... ...
    03-17-2016 01:25 PM
  18. Jelly Belly's Avatar
    To be honest it's no use to me but more of an issue in trying to hold the phone without touching the screen.

    I prefer the look of the edge to edge screen but I cannot see that you couldn't do the same tasks with a standard flat screen (apart from edge lighting)

    If the S7 was the same size as the S7 Edge I may have chosen that instead.

    It is a sexy looking phone though. I guess you have to go through hell for the sake of style
    03-17-2016 05:16 PM
  19. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Never lol. I just wanted the bigger battery and screen. I came from a note 5.

    03-17-2016 07:47 PM
  20. lammy8's Avatar
    Use it here and there. People edge, quick tools and data use management are useful to me.

    Would probably use more if more apps were available. Different social media feeds as well as a stock email and text app would be great. Kind of annoyed that Samsung never included those two as stock, though I see one dev has them for sale
    03-17-2016 08:11 PM
  21. tcdude's Avatar
    I found some use for the task bar a quick shortcut to call or message certain contacts or family members I find it quicker than going through the contacts

    The apps panel as well for certain apps and I also find the stock panel useful for stock updates

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2016 10:00 PM
  22. xocomaox's Avatar
    The edge thing is basically a glorified OmniSwitch from AOSP, which I loved a lot.

    I wish we could use edge for recents, as the scrolling in recents sucks pretty bad.
    03-18-2016 12:16 PM
  23. makaroni's Avatar
    I love it. I bought the S6 over the S6 edge when it released because I didn't see the justification on the price difference just for the edged screen. However now that I purchased the S7 edge, I see the difference and love it. Quick access to quite a few tasks that I use often, saves a few screen taps when looking for frequently used contacts, news, weather and other information is quickly available. The time display on the edge is a nice touch at night that can replace a clock on the dresser. The edge lighting is a great feature as well for me. When the screen is locked you can view new feeds and missed content without opening your phone. Coming from a phone without the edge to now having it, I like it a lot. It helps me in ways that I appreciate. I'm sure others will feel differently but in my opinion, it's a win.
    03-18-2016 01:34 PM
  24. crispyone's Avatar
    I just need to train my brain to use it more when in other apps and I believe it could be useful (for me at least).
    This is exactly how I'm using it. If I'm in one app and want to go straight into another one without going back to my home screen, I use the edge panel.
    03-18-2016 01:50 PM
  25. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I just need to train my brain to use it more when in other apps and I believe it could be useful (for me at least).
    Bingo! Not having to go back to the home screen and/or app drawer to start up a new app is the benefit to me. Of course, that functionality doesn't need a curved screen. There are a number of good side launchers in the play store that will work on any phone.
    03-18-2016 07:56 PM
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