When you want to make big money off a new device, you make it available as soon as you can so that curious customers can buy as many units as possible before another product steals their attention. That’s the strategy most service providers practice. Most, but not all. Three out of five US largest carriers started offering the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge almost immediately after it was launched, that is early November last year. Verizon, however, took its sweet time to add the phone to its portfolio. Two months later the handset is finally available in carrier’s store.
Galaxy Note Edge for Verizon on contract
As always, you can choose from several options to pay for the device. First, you can grab the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge for Verizon Wireless for $399.99 with a two-year agreement (which by the way is twice as much as a regular flagship phone is typically priced at on contract). If that’s too much for you, you can opt for Edge installment plan, in which case the phone will set you back $33.33 per month. Finally, you can pay full retail price of $799.99 at checkout and enjoy the handset without any obligations.
You probably noticed that the Galaxy Note Edge is selling for a pretty steep price and you probably wondering why. The culprit is an extra strip of screen that extends to the phone’s right edge. It sounds cool in theory; in practice, however, this additional display surface is active only when you are using a compatible app, and there are still very few of them available. Other times it remains just black.
The edge display aside, the Note Edge is basically Note 4’s twin, with only a few differences in hardware. Key features of the Edge include a 5.6-inch QHD display offering pixel density of 540ppi, 16-megapixel rear camera, 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3000 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat and is XLTE ready.
To sum up, the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge is a premium device with a few neat tricks up its sleeve, but obviously not for everyone. If you have a really thick wallet and don’t mind paying extra cash for additional display surface, hit Verizon store.
more info: Verizon