Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

price Rs. 39,990 onwards launch Jan, 2015
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#29
of 31 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 8 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Good build quality
  • Excellent, vivid Super AMOLED display
  • The edge screen is a show-off, combines some decent use cases, and in this phone becomes central to the UI - it holds quick shortcuts, notifications, information from apps like Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Facebook, Twitter, S Health, etc, as well as small games
  • Top-end performance backed by powerful hardware
  • Great for gaming
  • Fingerprint, and health-related sensors
  • Excellent camera, with 4K video recording
  • Very good media playback
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good battery life, with a useful Ultra Power Saving Mode, and fast charging support
  • Useful S Pen functionality

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Bulky and unwieldy
  • The Note Edge with its curved rim is a bit of a challenge to handle as you have to be careful to not touch something on the edge screen accidentally - this takes some time getting used to
  • With the edge screen being on the right side, the power/lock key is now moved to the top of the phone, making it inconveniently hard to reach
  • In the end, the edge screen adds minimal extra usability, while making the phone significantly pricier - making this a phone which is likely to have only niche appeal

8 expert review(s)


239+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.6 inches
Screen Resolution1600x2560 pixels (~ 539 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
  • Curved Edge Screen (Provides quick access to frequently used apps
  • alerts and device functionality)
Sensors
  • Gesture
  • Accelerometer
  • Geo-magnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • RGB ambient light
  • Proximity
  • Barometer
  • Hall Sensor
  • Ultraviolet (UV)
  • Heart Rate (HRM)
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.7 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
GPUAdreno 420
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight174 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Optical Image and Video Stabilization
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Dual Video Recording
Secondary Camera3.7 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • F1.9/ Selfie (90 degree)
  • Wide selfie (120 degree)
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via MHL
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • S Pen stylus
  • S Pen Optimized Features - Air Command, Screen Write, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Planner, Email with hand writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match, Smart Select, Advanced S Pen
  • S Voice
  • Air Gestures
  • Fast Charging (Go from zero to 50% in around 30 minutes)
  • Ultra Power Saving mode
  • Multi-window mode
  • Infrared Remote Control
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • ANT+ support
  • USB On-The-Go
  • IR LED (Remote Control)
  • Download Booster
  • Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys