To anyone who wishes to buy an edge variant of any Samsung phone, don't read too much about in the comment section about the problems of the edge. I personally own an S6 edge and my brother own an S7 edge. We don't have any problem with it. The edge is very minimal and it won't disturb any of your reading/video playback. And the problem that we accidently touch the edge our phone and accidently open an app only happen during the first week owning the device. You'll get used to it. Just like you get used to phone with big screens (you wouldn't want to own a phone with smaller screen ever again)
So the thing is, i think people who complain about the edge doesn't even own an edge phone. Instead, they just read too much about the problem of the edge panel from others and complain as if they own one. So, I hope anyone wouldn't be discouraged to own the phone because Samsung Edge series is usually the best smartphone you can own. (Well, unless you were talking about software updates)
I see no benefit in curved edged smartphones other than the funky look, it's more of a disappointment as video playback will be somewhat chunky.
Sorry for me. Was very deceived to see there was no "normal" note 7. I just hate the edge version. It's useless. It's reduces the screen size in fact, I was desperate to see a more than 5,7 inches model. Makes the phone harder to grab. Real crap. Edge phone sold more because of, curiosity, bigger screens or because of no choice. People let's do something...
In my feeling of Samsung. When it design something was suggest. It will keep this for few version under it dead. Long time ago l was Samsung fans. Now l try a lot of difference cell phone company. Sometime their design and idea is better then Samsung. l feel Apple has a same problems. That why it lost the number one.
Mkdc, 08 Aug 2016Oh boy, if samsung haters were really jealous of the dual edge display, they'd be buying the b... moreThe s7 edge had a better battery. These fools thought the edge was the only selling point.
It is ok but change the body - instead of having glass one we need full metal body design. and remove the '''samsung'' name from the front and take it to the back with a logo . make it more attractive and professional.
How can you consider ditching the flat screen,Samsung? Is your TV at home curved at the edges? NO,because that doesn't make any sense,you ********. If you do that,the only one that will buy your ****** phones will be the one,that want to have a different looking phone,but notice that the reason will be "different looking", not "practically usable". When your target becomes these people who have a lot of money and give a lot just to look different,you will lose the majority of people who will give their savings for the best phone that can be used in any situation without issues(and that is not the egde variant).Then the majority will divert to other companies and that will be a slow "death" for you.Remember this!
Quite ballsy for a company who has had a serious dip not so long ago
Very foolish decision...anyways it won't effect their sales as Samsung buyers are fools too.
Strange reasoning since S7 and S7 edge are not comparable. In Europe Note 5 was not released so if you wanted a Samsung phone around 5,5" you had to buy S7 Edge.
Edge phones are the most expensive gimmicks ever. So utterly useless and ugly. I guess I'll have to switch to HTC or Nexus eventually.
I hated samsung a while ago, since s7 came in and stole my heart. Since then i was saving money for buying a samsung phone. I was waiting for note 7 but voila! - only edge screen -.
This stopped me from buying note 7 so i decided i'll wait for s8. Now... im reading that... there wont be... any .... flat... s models..... are you freaking kidding me!?!?!?!?
Great decision from Samsung! Considering the fact that whenever two flagships are compared (i.e. Apple vs Samsung), most critics compare the less-alluring non-edge variant. This puts Samsung at a disadvantage in reviews, especially in terms of design. However, if Edge model is compared, the design part is certainly better.
Curved screen sucks, interferes with video display in both landscape, portrait mode, especially when watching videos in landscape mode top and bottom viewing of the display don't look good.
SaltandPepper, 08 Aug 2016Consumer love the edge and praise it for elegant design. But geeks or Samsung haters hate it... moreThere is an app available which gives your phone edge features so there is no need to hate
CanadianGUY, 08 Aug 2016There are actually screen protectors that protects the curves.i dont know for sure, as it was info from a friend who owns a s6 edge. Her screen protector only protects the flat part of the screen
My edge+ looks great but in actual usage, it irritates me. Will be my last edge phone.
The Edge models were a mistake. Samsung makes great products, but the Edge is just a failed gimmick. The edges on the phone screen actually distort both sides of the screen, actually causing difficulty viewing the whole screen at every angle. The idea was to enable viewing notifications from the side of your phone, but that was an unnecessary feature, and really only created functionality problems. The rounded screen edges cause several problems. It causes an impossible glare on both sides of the phone anytime there is a light source to reflect it. This is a problem everywhere; outside and inside. And it doesn't matter how you turn your phone, the glare remains along the edges, and is a big distraction. On regular flat screen phones, you can get rid of glare by turning your phone. This is not possible with the Edge. Also, the screen is distorted on the sides where the "edge" is, because the picture "rolls" around the sides of the edge like old fashioned TV's; but much worse. It's very distracting to view pictures, watch video, and play games. One final problem caused by the edges of the phone is that cases made for it have to keep the edges exposed in order to fit the phone and view the screen. This makes the screen ultra-vulnerable to scratches and breaks. Most cases don't even come past the plane of the front of the screen! Even the bulkier ones. For comparison, I've owned a Galaxy S5 for 2 years without scratching it. I work in construction, and have dropped my S5 probably hundreds of times. Had an Otter Box case on it, but removed the screen protector to prevent dust from getting between it and my screen. Somehow the S5 screen is still perfect! I just bought the S6 Edge Plus, and the exposed edge of it got scratched the first few days with a case on it. Hopefully, Samsung well concede that the edge was a mistake, and they will discontinue it. I recommend the regular S6, S7, or Note models. You will be much happier with any traditional, flat-screened phone.