Galaxy Note Edge vs Galaxy Note 4 – Which is better?

September 9, 2014 | 0

The two new Note devices,  Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge compete for your attention with varying degrees of features which are similar yet different in their own way.

The look and the display

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The USP of Note Edge is its curved glass edge that gives the effect of an infinity pool. All the notifications, alerts, widgets , tickers, movie controls etc are placed here, so that you get more workable and watchable landscape.  The Note Edge is a tad smaller in size compared to Note 4, the former is 5.6 inches while the latter has a 5.7 inch display.  Note Edge is even marginally slimmer than Note 4, which is one of the slimmest devices available.  So, while the thickness of Galaxy Note 4 is 8.5 mm, the Edge is 8.3 mm.  While Note is 176 grams, the Edge is 174 grams. The dimensions of Note 4 are 153.5mm x 78.6mm while the Edge’s are 151.3mm x 82.4mm. Compared to the marginally lengthier Note 4, the Note Edge is a slightly wider device.

The Galaxy Note 4 has a quad HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a PPI of 515.   The Note Edge has a quad HD resolution of 1600×2560 pixels with 160 more additional pixels on the side.  The Note Edge has 524 ppi. Both have Super AMOLED display screens.

Processor and RAM

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Both Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge have quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, but there is a slight difference in the processing speed. While Note 4 runs at 2.7 Ghz, the Note Edge has a clocking speed of 2.5 GHz. Both are also sold in Exynos 5433 octa-core CPU variants too. The RAM is the same for both, 3 GB.

Storage Space

Note 4 has an internal storage space of 32 GB, while the Note Edge comes in two internal storage options, 16 GB and 32 GB.  The external storage capacity in both the phones can be expanded up to 64 GB.


Both Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge get the same points for camera.  The external camera is 16 MP, with Optical Image Stabilization feature and the front one equipped for selfies, comes with 3.7 megapixel resolution.  The selfie camera can also take wide angle photos and even functions well in low light environments.


While Galaxy note 4 has a more powerful battery at 3220 mAH, the Edge doesn’t do too badly at 3000Mah. There are two additional functions in both the phones that can give tough competition to other smartphones in the market.  Both phones have swift charging technology, wherein 50 percent of the power gets charged in half an hour. Then, there is the ultra-power saving mode in both Note 4 and Note Edge, which helps retain the battery strength for up to 24 hours, when the power falls below 10 percent.

Bottom line

While Galaxy Note Edge is good for entertainment and gaming, Note 4 is better for professional use.

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