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Galaxy Note 4 vs Note Edge

Updated on September 10, 2014

There is not much difference between the newly launched smartphones/phablets from the Samsung stable other than the fact that as compared to the Note 4, the Note Edge comes with a rounded display which bends on the right side.

The biggest flaw in the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is that it cannot be used to its full potential by lefties. Left-handed people will find it difficult to make full use of the features present on the curved edge display of the Note Edge.

Presented below is a detailed discussion on the features of the Note 4 and the Note Edge.

The Design

The Design is the major difference between the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Note Edge. The Note 4 measures 153.5 X 78.6 X 8.5mm and weighs 176 g while the Note Edge measures 151.3 X 82.4 X 8.3 mm and weighs 174 g.

The Note 4 has a plastic chassis with a protective metal border on the sides. A heart rate monitor is placed at the back, next to the LED flash of the rear camera. The back also has a fake leather feel which may not appeal to some users.

The single continuous curvature of the glass plane seen on the Note Edge gives it a waterfall-like appearance. The right hand side of the screen on the Edge curves like an infinity pool. This part of the screen has several features like camera controls, app shortcuts, notifications and lots more. Its options can be customized via the Edge manager app.

The Screen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a stunning PPI of 515. It is equipped with adaptive display which changes the light conditions of the area been watched on the screen, thereby facilitating better and optimum viewing pleasure. Every minute detail as well as all the colors are clear and vivid. Zooming does not result in any jagged borders.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge comes with a 5.6-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440+ 160 pixels and a PPI of 525. The device has been named thus due to the curvy nature of the screen on the right side. As discussed above, this area of the screen on the Edge offers easy and quick access to different phone functionalities. In standby mode, it displays date, time and alarm, etc.

The Performance

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is available in 2 versions. In some markets, the Note 4 will be available with a 2.7 GHz Snapdragonquad-core processor with built-in Cat 4 or Cat 6 LTE support and 805 chipset. Other markets may also have the Note 4 with a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, further subdivided into a higher 1.9GHz quad-coreand a lower 1.3GHz quad-core. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is available in only one version; it comes with only a 2.7 GHz Snapdragonquad-core processor with built-in LTE Cat 4 or Cat 6 support.

Both the devices come with 3 GB of RAM and an expandable micro SD storage space of up to 64 GB. Both will run on Samsung’s Touch Wiz interface integrated into the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. The Note 4 is only available with a 32 GB internal storage, while the Note Edge is available in 32 GB and 64 GB versions.

The Camera

The camera on both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Note Edge are similar with matching functionality. Both the devices come with a 16 MP back camera featuring f1.9, a spatial awareness of 120 degrees, image stabilization, and extended exposure time in dark areas.

The front camera on both the Note 4 and the Note Edge is 3.7 MP. A selfie can be taken using the touchscreen function, or the button on the side, or the heart rate monitor present at the back. It also comes equipped with panorama function that allows for shooting wide angle pictures such as group photos.

The Snap Note feature present in both devices allow users to take a photo of a piece of paper or a white board, use the S-Pen and convert it into an S Note, and then edit it as per desire.

The Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a Lithium Ion 3200 mAh battery, while the Edge has a 3000 mAh battery. Both come with a ‘Fast Charging’ feature wherein about 50 percent of the battery gets charged over a short time-frame. Both also feature an ‘ultra power saving’ option that allows the smartphone to run for nearly 24 hours on just 10 percent battery charge.

Pricing

In the United States, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available with carriers like Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular for an on-contract price of around $300. The off-contract price is likely to be $600.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge may not be available in all the international markets. In the US, it will be available with Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. The on-contract price is not known, but off-contract, the Edge may be available for about $700 to $750.

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