We tested the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
The first thing you notice about the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is that the display falls over the edge. On one side, the display curves around the edge. This is not simply a technical gimmick, but also provides benefits in everyday life: for example, you can see important information even when holding the mobile phone sideways or when it is lying on the table in front of you with the flap closed.
Although the cover is closed, you are always informed about incoming messages while in a meeting, for example, without everybody noticing.
Swiping with your thumb across the curved edge takes you to the most frequently used apps and information. In this way, the side display keeps the main screen free from notifications.
Even though business cards are becoming digital and credit cards are being transferred to the mobile phone, you always need at least one card, be it a badge, fuel card, a business card you’ve received or even your own, so that an honest finder can return the device. The card holder in the protective case has room for two or three such cards.
Large display, large keys on the virtual keyboard – yet you still keep mistyping? The integrated pen, which is also suitable for drawing and making notes, can help you here. Extremely practical: if you forget to replace the pen when you’re not using it, the phone notices and reminds you to return it.
Among other things, the Gear S smartwatch from Samsung can be connected with the Edge via Bluetooth. This then works as an additional display for the smartphone, allowing the phone itself to remain in your pocket more often. In addition, the watch can be used as an external screen for the mobile phone camera, which leads to exciting selfies on the one hand and, on the other hand, also allows you to peer around corners.
The Edge is a smartphone in the fastest category, meaning you can use the full network bandwidth when making calls and surfing. And thanks to fast-charging technology, the smartphone is also charged again within the shortest time.