i have not bought this phone yet but i will be in a couple days. i love everything im reading about it. i almost waited for the S6 Edge but then i found out no expandable memory and no removable battery. thats a major downfall. not to mention the S6 and S6 Edge look like a crappy iphone. not a fan of the new design. NOTE EDGE ALL THE WAY just based on phone specs.
RIZWAN, 26 Feb 2015i have just bought it i have 2 issues 1 searching on wifi battery drains almost 14 percent... moreI agree with your comment but unfortunately I have bought and changed over dozen phones all top end snatch ones and I have switched from android as the culprit is the android software. I had the nexus 6 battery life was so pathetic I sold it after a few days as is the case withe the samsung phones and any other phones in the market today using android. The lumia 1520 and the iPhone 6 plus which I am currently using seem to have an amazing battery life. All things put aside if the battery life is poor you will eventuallybhatebusingbthe phone unless one likes to carry a charger all the time. If android does not sort this out you will see sales plummeting no matter of the make and that is why today Apples sales are through the roof.
bhas, 04 Mar 2015Hi i have purchased Samsung note 4 edge.Can i download lollipop update for for this phone in India.It will depends on the update where the unit is bought.
If you bought it in India it will update when the Lollipop for Note Edge is rolling out in India.
If you bought it in other country, it will update when that country receives the update.
Hi i have purchased Samsung note 4 edge.Can i download lollipop update for for this phone in India.
Tcool, 03 Mar 2015No problem with the back, there is always a better cover to hide it and I bet you, beautiful b... moreDisasters..
Hmm Perhaps this word means different things to different people.
Whilst I have yet to encounter much in the way of phones with 'disastrous' outer surfaces.. I can confirm that I have owned phones that just WANT to slip out of the hand.
And when an expensive device is hard to hold it is sad watching it fall. Cause when things go wrong we want to blame someone,.. and if the back of my phone was slippery; I would blame the manufacturer..
But the Note lineup isn't slippery.
It has a nice texture/tactile feel.
My friend who uses a Note 3 uses a toothpick to clean around the faux stitching. I am glad they removed the stitching for the Note 4!
A pet peeve I have with modern electronics is that we often put them in cases.. eg laptops. Why not build them into a durable outer shell as it increases battery space etc?
The Note 4s practically require an outer case due to the raised lense.
I like phones that have slide over covers for the lens elements. This feature is rare. Instead we are getting more and more phones with protruding lenses.
So I use the Samsung flip case (It has the S-chip and activates the phone when opened.),.. now the lens is protected from table surfaces etc when I put it down.
I find Samsungs choice of materials to be quite decent, as they DO NOT slip from the hand.
Disastrous? I don't think so..
sajad, 02 Mar 2015very good phone but the back is....... JUST UGLY it seems Samsung can't make things without s... moreNo problem with the back, there is always a better cover to hide it and I bet you, beautiful back is useless because for sure you will also put plastic cover on your expensive metal phone to protect it from scratches. USELESS BEAUTIFUL BACK!
Wow a few days without anyone complaining, criticizing, or even overly commending!
Figured I would add something just to make sure the thread is functional.
I post as Whitedragem and when I can't log in as, Whitedragon (a nick I would have taken everywhere if it wasn't in short supply, so Whitedragem it is!!), and even an 'anonymous' post or two when I can't log in.. (the s6 edge compare 'novel' a week ago).
Alright, so having flashed Samsungs Lollipop 5.0.1, and given a week or more to 'stabilise'; I can confirm battery life has been exteneded (negligible, but for those saying otherwise, I put to them; check running software)
Things are much more responsive. There is still a third of a second 'lag' when bringing up the multitasker wheel (anything outside of an I7 with gigs of ram I would expect to do the same when it hasn't preloaded all the images).
This phone is a veritable powerhouse. It does everything perfectly.
Okay 'Baldurs Gate' is missing water and lava textures; something which plagues many Adreno video chipsets. Beamdog software blame many things, but anyone saying that the game is flawless, it is pretty good, but for those who played these games (Icewind Dale, BG + BG2) back in the day.. Still work to be done on the engine for Android!
Over this last weekend I made several two hour drives to the major city nearby. This involves moments of no reception. Also in town, there are hundreds of wifi hotspots etc.. My phone had good reason to get tired. It supplied audio via bluetooth to the car stereo (Five hours total). I reviewed fitness trackers etc when in the city via my phones 4G telephony. I took tonnes of photos using the camera. I UV monitored and GPS navigated, and just used the phone like I could.
Each day I had around 50% power left in the evening.
I consider these days regular usage, not heavy usage.
On any other phone (not phablet) I would expect my phone to be drained, and would purposely go light to keep my phone usable.
My phone was in near constant usage.. and I could easily get two days (technically two days and one night) out of my phone using it as it is needed. Phones just wouldn't to a day.
To be fair, I do charge in the evening.. sometimes I quickcharge in the mornings.
Phone batteries should be recharged before getting below 20%. When they get to 10% remaining, we are robbing them of half as many recharges. This is to say, draining phones to 3% is not good practice. (I used to hook a lightbulb off the terminals on my old siemens and nokia batteries in the early ninties to remove 'memory effect').
I can confirm that my phone, with wifi on, will never drain 12% an hour, whether away from networks, or surrounded by tonnes of them (I set home as a hidden network - so my phone works pretty hard from a wifi standpoint.
On Saturday I added a Samsung Fit to my lineup.
I wanted a small piece of kit that could fitness track and have a few days of life... (mostly for sleep monitoring).
The software is a joke to setup initially. In fact it hosed all my s-fit data for the last three months in the Edge.
But it is a nice addon.
Doesn't quite do everything perfect.. like I can only skip tracks but not change albums when driving in the car/ using the 'media control'.
I can set a double touch of the side button to jump straight to a dedicated app (media control in my case) and then set regular button to either return to last used, or, as I prefer, the time screen. I chose the one which gives weather as well.
Black background naturally (It is OLED).
The present price makes them a real bargain.
(around half of launch price if I am not mistaken)
I find the Edge a great phone.
Clear microphones. Nice speakerphone. Loud ringtone etc. (funny how not all 'phones' are phones first anymore!)
All the extra fruit is just a massive bonus.
Sure it doesn't have the projector built in like some samsung phones have. It doesn't have a physical keyboard which I way prefer to use. It doesn't have stereo speakers on it for media player use. (though it does have excellent quality sound either via the 3.5mm jack or via bluetooth)
It is an excellent purchase, its only caveat is the size and potential delicacy that all large screen phones have over 3"(and smaller) screens. To be fair, I have friends who crack the screens on 2" displays and I have seldom so much as chipped fascias on most of my electronics (I dropped my Vita out of a car at one point and roughed up a few edges on it).
I bought my Edge on a plan, because it worked out like a nearly free phone.
For the last decade I have been off contract, preferring to buy top of the line phones outright, then going to whichever prepaid deal gave me what I needed. I liked the freedom and flexibilty that this method offered.
I did lament the 'free phone' every two years that contract buyers had.
For me the Note 4 vs Note 4 Edge was a negligible price difference on contract.. so I do not feel the Edge was a costly premium.
I do prefer the using of it though.. portrait webpages fitting noticably more onscreen that the Note 4 as an example.
I dig the colour accurate screen, excellent sound, and huuuge battery life. Phablet class phones having the biggest on-screen keyboards, I think this is a benefit as well.
The super low SAR of this phone suggests to me it has excellent antennae design. My usage in the last three months confirms this belief.
On the whole, every few years, something new comes along that changes the market.
I did think a few years ago of running a tablet with a sim, and using a bluetooth headset for calls..
This Phablet is nice enough to use I didn't grab a fitness monitor with microphone/speaker (eg Sony SWR30), and I don't use my BT headset as often as I would with any other phone due to the greatly reduced SAR that this model has.
Happy using peoples.
Whilst unhappy customers go trawling the net, happy customers get on with life and the using of their products.
I feel Edge users make for pretty happy campers. Note users in general too.
Samsung Gear Fit is nice and small. Perhaps I am using a later version of the unit, but it is nice and accurate, and a joy to use.
I think I have had one day where I recharged my Note Edge after seventeen hours use, because it had gotten lowish battery and I like to recharge ASAP. It doesn't count though, because it wasn't fully charged to begin with, and I flashed a new OS on it, and upgraded all its apps etc. And then proceeded to use it like crazy testing it out. I still had to sleep at some point, so as a phone it has always outlasted my needs, and I have never gone easy on it to leave me with some battery power for 'later on' (I have never engaged any of the low power use modes either).
So anyone who gets a Note 4 over the Note Edge just because of the battery discrepancy.. educate yourself about 'real world usage'.
These things are awesome and in no way 'inferior'.
very good phone but the back is....... JUST UGLY
it seems Samsung can't make things without such disasters
ladyskeleton, 26 Feb 2015I am not very happy and impressed with Samsung edge....I bought the edge last Feb 12 but after... moreYou mentioned S5.
I am using Galaxy S5 for more than 5 months now and I didn't experience such problem.
ladyskeleton, 26 Feb 2015I am not very happy and impressed with Samsung edge....I bought the edge last Feb 12 but after... moreELF
Early Life Failure.
Go back to your retailer and swap the phone over for a properly working unit.
In the modern world it is unusual for any product to have perfect quality control and for all supplied parts/chips to work perfectly.
We are not buying jet planes or life support equipment.
This is mass market stuff. (as all phones are)
There used to be some PC shops in my country that would benchmark and run the PCs they sold for a few days prior to the sale to try and confirm that said machine was faultless.
More than a decade ago, top tier electrical goods similar policies in place prior to being shipped.
Some luxuary parts, eg audio amplifiers ship with 'test reports' to confirm actual performance of the actual unit we receive.
We pay a premium for this service/standard.
Unfortunately, when companies try their hardest to shave a few cents here and a few cents there from the total cost; stuff like sample testing (eg a few units every thousand) is the best we get.
How long since you bought a PC that came with manuals or install media?
We want low cost, we get what we ask for!
Yes, I admit, the Note Edge is expensive when compared to other phones, but it is still very cheap for the market tier it represents.
Most of my high end phones used to cost 1/3 higher again.
RIZWAN, 26 Feb 2015i have just bought it
i have 2 issues
1 searching on wifi battery drains almost 14 percent... more14% an hour seems unlikely.
I suggest something more 'sinister' is going on to lead to that much battery drain.
I run hidden wifi networks, and leave my phones wifi on all day. And am out of wifi service zone for hours at a time quite often.
I have heavy usage of phone most other times, running middle screen brightness and auto, doing much webbrowsing and leaving all programs running...
This could be an extension of your second point.. the screen flickering..
This could be related to auto brightness, where, when brightening up the screen, a close surface to the phone (or your hand near the 'auto' sensor) starts to reflect the light.. the auto sensor changes brightness,.. to which the refelctive surface changes light value, and the process go on like a loop.
I suggest turn off 'auto' brightness adjust. And confirm whether this is part of the issue.
Otherwise there could be a fault at some level with the battery.
CPU-Z (play store) has a bunch of sensors in it,. you might be able to look at some temps and figure out if everything is running right.
(Also if all your cores are fired up, and at what speeds).. my phone seems to spend a lot of time using only two cores around 300Mhz. Sometimes it peaks around 1300Mhz, and sometimes, it will load up to full speed on two cores, and half speed on other cores for a few seconds to really churn through something,.. when doing light phone activities.
If your phone, doing nothing, shows hot battery temps, and loaded cores,.. then we have an issue!
Also, when we flash a new ROM or OS variant, it can take a few charge cycles for the phone to normalise itself and figure out where it really is with regards to battery power. Until it normalises it is hard to tell how fast it is ripping through the power.
Though not Note Egde related, thanks for the advice. Was wondering why my phone's battery drained faster than usual awhile ago and I remembered that it was constantly searching for a Wifi signal during that time.
I am not very happy and impressed with Samsung edge....I bought the edge last Feb 12 but after less than two weeks it won't charge....it's sucks. ...wish I bought I phone 6....before that I bought s5 and it's not also working well....haist....I wish I don't switch phones....
RIZWAN, 26 Feb 2015i have just bought it
i have 2 issues
1 searching on wifi battery drains almost 14 percent... moreAny smartphone will drain the battery faster when it always search for Wi-Fi connection.
It doesn't have to be on any particular unit.
Don't make it an issue!
i have just bought it
i have 2 issues
1 searching on wifi battery drains almost 14 percent per hour
2 on white screen like writing new email or any white screen i find the impression that brightness is fluctuating very minutr though but still it feels
anyone can plz tell his expierience.
cell tech, 25 Feb 2015Oh really....
With regards bluetooth usable distances... and even wifi distances.. this can be dependent on a range of things...
Water absorbs waves. Metals reflect waves. Solid objects of mixed materials can deflect waves in weird ways.
The real unknown is how much other radio wave 'noise' is in the air.
Think about it- it is hard for devices to deal with all these frequencies. Especially so at greater distances when the waves are 'less'.
In a clear area with little radio wave activity it is easy to go great distances..
Case in point.. my bluetooth mouse and bluetooth headphones were fighting yesterday. Not physically in a way I could see,.. but my mouse just didn't want to respond. Until I cut back on radio wave emissions somewhat.
I have had lossless wireless devices 2.4Ghz give me epic ranges (yes 100ft is very doable for this tech),.. and also had compressed transmissions (much less data) not travel more than 30ft in relative line of sight.
Sometimes too, devices can be too close. For the wavelength to operate for some of these technologies, they need a minimum distance for the wavelength to be 'full'. (the mental image I have of this in my head tells me otherwise,.. like a wave on the ocean the up and down nature will happen.., but theoretically a bee cannot fly, and practically wifi has a minimum distance)
For the person asking about wifi hotspot times, I won't create another post until I can give something qualitative, but I concur that the large power draw of maintaining a high speed connection to the mobile phone towers is the big drain.
I found I could wifi hotspot for many hours and still have a very usable phone for the rest of the day... vs much every other android phone (y'know, regular phones with half the battery power), a couple of hours, four at most, was the limit.