Going Over the Edge
Smartphone designers are constantly thinking up new ways to impress customers, to encourage users to abandon their old phones for the latest and greatest model. Back in 2014, Samsung did this by adding a brand new curved interface with the introduction of its Galaxy Note Edge. Unlike most other smartphones, which have touchscreen abilities only on the face of the phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge curves its user interface in a display that wraps around its edges. Hence the name, Edge.
How useful is it though? When the phone was first released, the Edge was praised for its novel design. However, as an update on its predecessor, it brought little extra functionality – along with a rather high price tag. Yes, the curved edge offers some pretty neat ways to navigate the phone, using its new Revolving UI and Edge display apps and widgets. But, it takes time to get to grips with it all, and for many smartphone users, they may find the more straightforward design of standard smartphone controls much easier to deal with. It all depends on what the buyer is looking for – and how far the budget will stretch. Looking for a bit of show pony and don’t mind paying through the nose for it? The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge could be the perfect option.
Buying the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
One way to save money on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is to buy used or refurbished. eBay features an awesome range of brand new, refurbished and used mobile phones, making it the perfect place to find smartphone options, such as the Galaxy Note Edge. Check out factory unlocked and network unlocked phones, and refine the search by colour, operating system and price to get a great deal on a great smartphone.