1. LezCronut's Avatar
    Hi! I just want to say an idea that I have. I think the best function to utilize the curved edges on those Galaxy S Edge phones is: switching apps.

    So switching apps by swiping those curved edges. Multitasking button is cumbersome.
    However Google phones have the double tap on overview button to switch to recent app.
    10-19-2016 10:41 AM
  2. ateamlawn's Avatar
    I'm like it because it gives you a bezelless display allowing the screen to be bigger without making the phone bigger.
    10-19-2016 05:38 PM
  3. Milt K's Avatar
    It's the compass, ruler, and flashlight app.
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    10-19-2016 06:17 PM
  4. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Honestly, I rarely use it. It's kind of a gimmick in my opinion. The reason I got the S7 Edge over the S7 was the 3600 mAh battery, the 5.5 inch screen and lets face it, it looks amazing!
    10-19-2016 08:21 PM
  5. Antony Guan's Avatar
    I've never used the edge panels, but I loved how when scrolling through anything it's like it came out of no where.
    10-19-2016 09:48 PM
  6. French's Avatar
    I love the edge panel to get to apps from any screen quickly...like Bitmoji. Also my battery meter and SmartThings. In fact I prefer a flat screen like the regular S7 (but while curved I was ok w the Note 7 with a case). I went with the Edge for the edge swipe capability first and foremost and the battery was the 2nd reason tied w screen size. However I do not like how curved the edge is. The Edge panel was the deciding/swaying factor for me.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    10-22-2016 07:59 AM
  7. aldo82's Avatar
    I have the edge functions switched off. In fact having had my screen break the other day from a fall of barely 15cm despite the phone being in a case, I have to say I'm not really a fan of the edge screen as I think it just makes the phone more fragile for very little gain. The edge functions could easily work on a flat screen too
    French likes this.
    10-22-2016 08:13 AM
  8. French's Avatar
    I have the edge functions switched off. In fact having had my screen break the other day from a fall of barely 15cm despite the phone being in a case, I have to say I'm not really a fan of the edge screen as I think it just makes the phone more fragile for very little gain. The edge functions could easily work on a flat screen too
    I was liking the part about the edge functions would work on a flat screen... Sorry about your screen break
    10-22-2016 08:48 AM
  9. justin1578's Avatar
    Commonly used app shortcut.

    Ive seen people have notifications and things go there, just seems too busy for me,
    10-22-2016 09:07 AM
  10. Laura Crusader's Avatar
    The edge screen/panels are gorgeous. I like it. Easy access to everything i need. My option, i hope they bring it back. As soon as that happens, im back using my old droids agian.
    10-22-2016 09:30 AM
  11. JOC2016's Avatar
    I like having my most common contacts on the first edge. It saves searching for them in contacts or switching through other screens to find them. I like the edge. It's kind of neat.
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    10-22-2016 12:25 PM
  12. LezCronut's Avatar
    Honestly, I rarely use it. It's kind of a gimmick in my opinion. The reason I got the S7 Edge over the S7 was the 3600 mAh battery, the 5.5 inch screen and lets face it, it looks amazing!
    That's it. I know people rarely use it. That's why it should be utilized as a swipe to switch app.
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    10-23-2016 10:20 PM
  13. MikeRotch76's Avatar
    I use it for Apps edge for my 10 most often used apps. I also use it for ruler too. I use the edge a lot.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    10-24-2016 01:03 AM
  14. Cobravision's Avatar
    Honestly, I rarely use it. It's kind of a gimmick in my opinion. The reason I got the S7 Edge over the S7 was the 3600 mAh battery, the 5.5 inch screen and lets face it, it looks amazing!
    Edge apps are clearly a gimmick. For starters, you could use the same apps on a non-curved screen. The curves, however, are not a gimmick -- they allow for a 5.5" screen to fit into a smaller space, which means this is the only 5.5" screen that can be used comfortably with one hand, although maybe not so much if you have smaller hands. I do wish there was some setting to increase the amount of palm rejection and create more of a dead zone in the edge area (especially in the camera app), but so far, I'm good with the trade off.
    ABOSWORTH007 likes this.
    10-24-2016 09:58 AM
  15. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Edge apps are clearly a gimmick. For starters, you could use the same apps on a non-curved screen. The curves, however, are not a gimmick -- they allow for a 5.5" screen to fit into a smaller space, which means this is the only 5.5" screen that can be used comfortably with one hand, although maybe not so much if you have smaller hands. I do wish there was some setting to increase the amount of palm rejection and create more of a dead zone in the edge area (especially in the camera app), but so far, I'm good with the trade off.
    Yes, it's nice to not have bezels on the side. My GF has a iPhone 6 Plus and though it also has a 5.5 inch screen, the thing is much lager in hand than my S7 Edge.
    10-24-2016 10:15 AM
  16. amyf27's Avatar
    Honestly, I rarely use it. It's kind of a gimmick in my opinion. The reason I got the S7 Edge over the S7 was the 3600 mAh battery, the 5.5 inch screen and lets face it, it looks amazing!
    I only have the clock setup there so I can see it display on the edge when screen sleeps. Also at night though I have a night clock that's big and I like using that
    10-25-2016 03:12 PM
  17. DroidRageYo's Avatar
    I really like the customizable edge lighting. If I'm in a crowded bar and I have my phone on the table even if I can't hear it I will see who is calling or texting right away. It's actually really helpful. I also like when I'm listening to spotify to be able to run my finger along the edge and immediately see the track information without having to unlock my phone.
    amyf27, Shamshi-Adad and LezCronut like this.
    10-26-2016 01:19 PM
  18. JOC2016's Avatar
    DroidRageYo, I can work out how to turn on the customizable edge lighting despite lots of looking. What makes it function please?
    11-04-2016 10:19 AM
  19. French's Avatar
    I think you might have to have the People edge installed. Then select what color for which person. There's another "edge" functionality that engages when you rub your finger up and down the length of the phone on that very edge. So bottom to top, top to bottom until it engages. But you have to do it on the very edge of the display. Hope that answers your question.
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    11-04-2016 10:45 AM
  20. zmann's Avatar
    I use to think the edge feature was a gimmick until I learned how to utilize it.. Now I can do anything and get anywhere so quickly with the feature.
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    11-05-2016 02:22 PM
  21. DroidRageYo's Avatar
    DroidRageYo, I can work out how to turn on the customizable edge lighting despite lots of looking. What makes it function please?
    Go to settings then do a search for edge and choose the first result. You should see an option to turn on edge lightight. Next you need to customize the people edge to assign colours to people that you want to light up! Swipe in from the right edge (you should see a grey bar). Hit the cog in the bottom left corner and make sure that the people edge has a checkmark in the box. Swipe open the edge again and swipe until you you see the people edge. Start adding people . Cheers!
    11-05-2016 03:05 PM
  22. JOC2016's Avatar
    DroidRageYo, funnily enough I had all that lot already clicked on, but I don't think I've seen the edge lighting work. Maybe I've just missed it.
    11-05-2016 03:27 PM
  23. DroidRageYo's Avatar
    DroidRageYo, funnily enough I had all that lot already clicked on, but I don't think I've seen the edge lighting work. Maybe I've just missed it.
    Note your phone has to be face down. Also keep in mind this phone is a little sensitive in my experience. Not sure if you have third party apps installed or if you make changes to developer options but in my experience these have caused the edge lighting to stop working.
    11-09-2016 07:34 AM
  24. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    The best feature of the edge is the fact that you can be surfing the web, you can use the edge to open up a app, send a message, whatever without closing out of the web first, and when your done doing that the web page is still open where you left it.
    11-09-2016 08:15 AM

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