Samsung has launched Galaxy Note Edge in India priced at approx 65,000 INR. It’s an innovative curved display smartphone which claims to use ‘the power to curve display glass’ in a rather meaningful way. We have received our review units and have had some time to play with it over the weekend. Let’s discuss some common questions and their answer to give you a better perspective.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5.6 Inch Super AMOLED, 1600 X 2560p HD resolution, 515 PPI, Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor: 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 Quad Core with Adreno 420 GPU
- RAM: 3 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI
- Camera: 16 MP, Can record 4K videos, OIS +
- Secondary Camera: 3.7 MP, can record 1080P Videos, f 1.9 aperture, 120 degree Wide angle lens
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- External Storage: 128 GB using MicroSD card
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Connectivity: 4G LTE-A Cat.6 / 3G HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe , Bluetooth v4.1 LE / ANT+, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou , USB2.0, MHL 3.0 and Infrared LED
Question – Does Galaxy Note Edge have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?
Answer- Yes, the display is well protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
Question- Does the side edge add any functional advantage
Answer – Yes, you can place apps and folders on the side edge to enhance multi tasking, the side edge can be used to view notification and access other features from lock screen . There are plenty of customization options available and you can choose to put a lot more info on the side edge. However, it will take some time before you get used to it.
Question – How is the Display of Galaxy Note Edge?
Answer – The Quad HD plus display has no dearth of pixels is quite sharp and bright. we found the display quality a tad bit better on Galaxy Note 4 when compared side by side. On the whole, you won’t be disappointed by the display of Galaxy Note Edge.
Question – How is the Build Quality?
Answer – The build quality is excellent. The rear cover snaps rigidly. Its slim, solid and feels very comfortable to hold in hand. The side metallic frame also adds to its appeal. The folded display edge doesn’t appear fragile and blends very smoothly with other aspects of Note Edge design.
Question – What comes inside the Box?
Answer- USB Cable, SIM ejection tool, Headphones with ear buds, 5 S-Pen tips, 2 Ampere Charger, USB cable, documentation and headphones.
Question –What size SIM card is supported? Do both SIM support 3G?
Answer – Samsung Galaxy Note Edge accepts one Micro SIM card slot.
Question – Does it have LED notification light
Answer – Yes, It does have LED notification light
Question – How much is Free Storage?
Answer – Out of 32 GB about 24 GB is available at user end. You can also use up to 32 GB MicroSD card as well. There is no separate partition for apps. You can also add up to 128 GB MicroSD card slot.
Question – Can Apps be transferred to SD Card
Answers – Yes, you can move app data and some apps from internal storage to SD card. Media and application data can be stored on SD card.
Question – Does it support USB OTG?
Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported
Question – How is the Camera Quality?
Answer – The16 MP camera is the same one that we saw in Note edge. It is one of the best flagship camera’s that we have come across with rich details and accurate colors. the shutter key and other options sift to the folded side edge when the camera app is open, which is something we like. it makes the shutter key easily accessible while leaving you with a neat view finder.
Question – How much did Note Edge score on Antutu and Nenamarks 2?
Answer – Antutu Score is 47402 and Nenamark Score is 59.8 fps. we didn’t find any issue with high end gaming.
Question – How many sensors does Note Edge has?
Answer – You can see the full list in the image below
Question – How much RAM is available on first boot?
Answer – Around 1.3 GB RAM is free on first boot. The interface is very responsive.
Question – How is GPS Locking?
Answer – GPS locking is good both indoors and outdoors.
Question – How Loud is Loudspeaker on Galaxy Note Edge?
Answer – Loudspeaker is the same one which we saw on Galaxy Note 4. It is quite loud and good in quality.
Question – Can Galaxy Note Edge play Full HD 1080p Videos?
Answer – Yes, it can smoothly play full HD and HD videos. HD playback is smooth
Question – Can Galaxy Note Edge be connected to Bluetooth headsets?
Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset
Question – Is WiFi Display supported?
Answer – Yes, WiFi display is supported
Question – How is the battery backup
Answer – In our first couple of days of usage, we are satisfied with the battery backup we are getting. The phone supports rapid charging and can last around one day with moderate usage. Heavy usage on full brightness will drain battery much faster. we will update battery backup stats after we have spent some more time with the device.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge India Unboxing, Quick Review, Comparison with Note 4[Video]
We like Samsung’s innovation with the Galaxy Note Edge, although we can expect users to have mixed reviews of the same. Like all Note series devices, this one packs the best possible hardware of this generation flagship devices with a handy S-pen housed inside. If you have more questions regarding Galaxy Note Edge, let us know in the comment section below.