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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Business Tool

November 21, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung has been working on something rather different than your usual smartphone and the fruit of their labour is now coming to light through the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. This fella is an unusual phablet which features an “edge screen” on its right side that serves for displaying information, holds shortcuts and it can also be used within compatible applications and “offer” on-screen controls. Besides featuring this useful and new technology, the Galaxy Note Edge also holds a 5.6 inches QHD+ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 805 chipset, a PayPal certified fingerprint scanner, a 3,000 mAh battery and many more impressive features. Feeling interested? Follow the next review and find out more!
In its retail package, the Galaxy Note Edge is accompanied by its charger, a microUSB cable for re-charging and making data transfers, a pair of headphones with in-ear buds and some tools for the S Pen.
When it comes to its appearance, the Galaxy Note Edge stands at 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm and has a weight of 174 grams. The device is indeed a hefty one, but if you’re already used to handling phablets, managing this one shouldn’t be an issue. In terms of build quality, the device is solid and impressive due to the high quality materials which were used for creating it. The back cover features the well-known leather-like finish which offers a good hand grip and looks “serious”, just like a business phone should. Also, the sturdy-looking body is surrounded by a classy aluminum frame.

The Galaxy Note Edge packs a 5.6 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a 524 ppi pixel density and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. As you probably expect, the image quality offered by the screen is magnificent, with vibrant and punchy colors, excellent contrast, extremely wide viewing angles and a great sunlight legibility. And now, let’s take a look at the star of the show, which is the “edge screen” which I was previously mentioning. This feature is a “strip” positioned on the right side of the phone by bending the display for being able to fit it. If you’re right-handed, you’ll feel at home when using the edge screen; otherwise, you’ll probably find out that it’s not suited for you due to its position and might be hard to use. For avoiding accidental touches, the handset features palm rejection technology.
At the software area, the Galaxy Note Edge features Android 4.4.4 KitKat which holds Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz launcher on top. The usual widgets and shortcuts are present on the screen, while the edge screen also holds a bunch of shortcuts, which are always visible. Also, you can choose from a whole bunch of panels for configuring the edge screen or download other ones from the Play Store. The Night Clock is also a feature designed for the edge screen and consists in showing the time and date with the main screen turned off. The edge is dim and will require a reduced amount of power.
Also, you can use the edge screen as a 3.5inches ruler.
The Galaxy Note Edge also features software support for the S Pen, the S Voice personal assistant, Google Now and more.
When it comes to hardware, the Galaxy Note Edge holds inside a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, having a quad core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor, Adreno 420 GPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 128 GB. Having these specs, the phablet is an excellent performer and will offer a flawless user experience.
Regarding connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a rich support which consists in LTE Cat6, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 with EDR, LE and A2DP, NFC and microUSB 2.0 MHL 3.0 enabled. There’s also an infra-red port on board.
For taking pictures, the Galaxy Note Edge is also nicely packed with a 16 MP snapper which has a Sony sensor, an f2.2 aperture, a LED flash, optical image stabilization and produces some lovely pictures that have a maximum resolution of 3456 x 4608 pixels. The camera application holds a plethora of options and features, such as HDR, panorama, dual shot, touch focus and more.
The video camera is also an excellent performer and produces some impressive 2160p videos @30fps (4K).
A front facing 3.7 MP camera also joins the party for enabling you to make video calls.
Some other useful features offered by the Galaxy Note Edge are Google Chrome and the stock Android browser, which both deliver a great browsing experience, S Health for monitoring your fitness activities, a heart rate monitor, a GPS receiver with GLONASS and A-GPS support, Google Maps for navigation and much more.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is kept “alive” by a 3,000 mAh battery and will last for 9 and a half hours of web browsing or 10 and a half hours of video playback.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Business Tool

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