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The smartphone market is full of 5.5 inch display smartphones, powerful hardware and same operation system. We can predict how can look every other new smartphone. Today I will show you a bit different smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Let’s take a look.
The design of this smartphone is very interesting. The idea of a smartphone with such a big 5.6 inch display is not affordable, and now this weird edge? The build quality of the smartphone is perfect. The metal frame gives style and durability to the smartphone and the leather back look a lot like leather than previous Samsung smartphones, and this time has pretty nice touch. But not everything is perfect. The curved display makes the right side quite thin and there in previous smartphones is the power button. Now the power button is on the top and is hard to reach it with such a big display. From the design I can complain just from the position of the power button.
The display is really sharp and you can see every detail and it has really good contrast. The pictures just look amazing. The resolution is monstrous – 2560×1600 with 524 PPI. The good quality of the picture is due to the SuperAMOLED technology. I can say that this is the best display on the market. Samsung has always be the best on making displays. And here are again the best.
Here we have the best of the best in this flagship. It is power up by Snapdragon 805 chipset – a Quad-core clocked at 2.7 GHz Krait 450, Adreno 420 GPU and 3 GB of RAM.
You can get 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. It features a removable back where you can expand you storage via microSD card up to 128 GB. The battery is 3000 mAh removable. It can last you all day.
It has the heart rate sensor on the back. I still cannot find the sense of this sensor.
The speaker is very loud expect the bad quality.
And do not forget where the name comes from – the S-Pen. Still the same functions and possibilities like the previous versions of the phone.
This is one of the best cameras on the market. You can shoot incredible photos with this 16 MP camera even in bad situations. It features optical image stabilization and LED flash. You can shoot 4K videos at 30fps, 1080p videos at 60 fps and 720p videos at 120 fps. The front shooter is a 3.7 MP wide-angle camera. You can shoot 2K video at 30 fps.
I have very good impressions from the software on this device. The TouchWiz interface of Samsung is clean and light. This gives more possibilities to the hardware. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is really stable in everyday usage. I have to say that sometimes you can see some glitches. Working with several applications at the same time can’t even “sweat” the Note Edge.
About the thing you can do with the curved edge on the Note Edge, I don’t think it is life changing and really useful. At time is it a bit irritating when you accidently swipe up from the screen and stop the video you are watching. On the other side it’s good to have shortcuts to several applications, always on the edge. This is the most useful plus of the curve. You can see notifications on it too. You can choose what to display on it when you don’t use it. When the phone is locked, you can swipe on the edge and can see information about date, time and weather. Weird is the camera app in combination with the edge. Samsung has put all the camera buttons and settings on the edge, which is not a bad idea.
Now the question is – is the world prepared for phones with curved displays ? For the moment not everything is perfect with the edge, the accessibility is really limited and at times unnecessary. This doesn’t anything – Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is a fantastic device. And also the edge raises up the price. It’s the edge worth it? You have to decide on yourself.