Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: Conclusion

February 3, 2015 by Andrew Hayward Reads (8,318)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 8
    • Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Value
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge puts an interesting, innovative, and sadly inessential new tweak on one of the best large Android phones available today. Little that made the Note 4 so excellent is lost here, but what you gain is cool in premise yet lacking in execution, with few great reasons to actually use it. And for $100 more than the Note 4, whether it’s full price ($800) or subsidized with a contract ($400 typically), we’re not convinced that it’s worth the cash or trade-offs.

That doesn’t change the fact that the Note Edge is based on an excellent phone, so what’s here is still a great, powerful, and incredible useful Android device. Early adopters who can’t shake off the curve as a novelty shouldn’t be disappointed with the overall experience of using the Note Edge. However, it still feels like a work in progress — a tough ask for an expensive smartphone.

But Samsung may very well be on to something here, and with a lot more refinement and support from external software makers, the curved side may yet prove its worth in a successor. Here’s hoping, at least.


  • Amazing display
  • Strong Note 4 internals
  • Curve has a few neat tricks


  • Curve is largely underutilized
  • Some sluggish spots
  • Pricier than Note 4



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