If you are thinking of buying a Note 4 or a Note Edge you should take a look at this post to find out what separates the two handsets. The two cell phones has a few subtle differences besides the obvious fact that the Note Edge has an actual edge made out of screen.
The thing that most obviously separates these mammoth cell phones, is the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a curved screen that wraps around its right bezel. If we take a closer look we find the differences go deeper than what can be told by appearances.
- Galaxy Note 4 – 3220 mAh Li-Ion
- Galaxy Note Edge – 3000 mAh Li-Ion
If you choose to to for the Note 4, you will get an extra 220 mAh of battery juice over the Note Edge. This will get you about 2 extra hours of talk time on a single charge. So be sure to take this into consideration if talk time is very important to you.
It has been said that the Galaxy Note Edge will only be produced in 1 million specimens. This is sure to make the phone hard to get hold of. Hopefully Samsung will find a way to mass produce units with a curved display in the near future. Maybe we will see a curved Galaxy S6, or more likely they will find a new name for this line of phones with bendt displays.
- Galaxy Note 4 – 176 grams
- Galaxy Note Edge – 174 grams
Even though the weight difference of these two smartphones are no more than 2 grams it is none the less something that separates the two and thus worth mentioning in this article. I have no more to say on the matter though.
- Galaxy Note 4 – 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm
- Galaxy Note Edge – 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm
Even though the Edge has a bigger screen than the Note 4, Samsung has managed to make the unit smaller than its “bigger” sibling. The difference is miniscule though, and only worth mentioning since you probably came here to find out what makes the two phones different from eachother. In a real life situation you would be hard pressed to see any size difference unless you put them back to back.
- Galaxy Note 4 – Gorilla glass 4
- Galaxy Note Edge – Gorilla glass 3
These phones sports different iterations of protection for their screens. According to this article by PhoneArena, the latest version of Gorilla glass offers twice the protection against cracks and broken glass. So if you have slippery hands and tend to drop your phone to the ground you would probably be better of with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
- Galaxy Note 4 – Frosted white, Charcoal black, Bronze gold and Blossom pink
- Galaxy Note Edge – Black and white
If you are one to go against the current or simply like brighter colors you will have more options if you decide to go with the Note 4. The Note 4 has 4 colors to choose from where the Edge has two. Mind you these numbers are likely to change as cell phone manufacturers like to come up with so called special editions as time goes by to breathe new life into a dying handset.
By taking a close look at these miniscule differences you have likely come to the conclusion that it boils down to more or less one thing alone. Do you or do you not want a phone with a bendt display. And if you decided you wanted the Galaxy Note Edge, if you could even get a hold of one, seeing how scarce availability has been so far for this phone. Hopefully Samsung will find a way to produce enough for all those who want one. And finally If you are willing to pay the premium price of $1000 of contract for a phone.
Check out our Galaxy Note 4 review.
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