Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge has a classy look and style that will you no doubt fall in love with at first sight. Its most attractive feature is the gently tapered display screen on one side. It is designed to give you clear and bright display in both dark and light environments. Here are some of the phone’s key features:
- Sleek body that only weighs 174 grams
- A 5.6 inches Quad HD Super AMOLED screen with 2,560×1,440 pixels resolution
- 7GHz Quad Core processor
- 16MP rear camera complete with optical image stabilization and a 3.7MP front camera
- Internal storage of 32GB or 64GB and a micro SD slot with expandable storage of up to 64GB
- 3GB of RAM
- A replaceable 3,000mAh Li-Ion battery
- Runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS that can be upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop
The Samsung Lollipop update brings plenty of features into the Galaxy Note Edge. Many users have reported awesome experience with the update but there have been a few complaints from other users about their Note Edge’s performance especially after upgrading to the latest update. Others have also pointed out a few flaws and malfunctions affecting their devices for no apparent reason. While not every Samsung Note Edge has the faults discussed below, it is important to remind users to take their devices to a qualified Samsung Note Edge repair Singapore technician in case of a serious malfunction rather than attempt to repair the phone on their own. Having said that, let’s take a quick look at some of the most commonly reported issues affecting the Galaxy Note Edge and what you can possibly do to fix the problems.
This is one problem that plagues almost every smart phone user. The Note Edge has a relatively smaller battery compared to the Note 4. However, there are a few things you can do to extend battery life for your Note Edge device.
What to do when your Note Edge battery drains fast
- Use the Power Saving Mode which restricts background performance to save battery usage.
- Set the screen brightness to as low as you can possibly manage to live with
- Clear apps and widgets that you hardly use from the home screen.
- Turn off WiFi and GPS when not in use.
- If the battery is still draining fast, consider getting a replacement from a reputable Singapore Samsung Note Edge repair shop such as iRepair.
Samsung Note Edge Overheating
A number of Note Edge users claim that their devices are running extremely hot especially after upgrading to 5.0 Lollipop. Overheating often happens while playing a game that is graphic intensive for an extended period of time or while charging.
Possible solutions to an overheating Note Edge
- The first step is to obviously turn off the phone and let it rest for a few minutes then boot it back again.
- Remove the battery and the Micro SD card then reinsert the battery without the Mocro SD card and check if it has stopped overheating.
- You can also boot it in safe mode to determine if overheating is caused by a rogue app.
- If none of the above works, take the phone to a good Singapore Note Edge repair center for further testing and repair. You may be asked to have the battery replaced with a new one.
Samsung Note Edge Camera Replacement
A few users of the Note Edge have complained of the camera malfunctioning after a few days. The camera may suddenly freeze, crash, or show blank images.
- Check if the problem is hardware related by using a different camera app such as Google Camera. If it is a hardware issue, then you may need to have the camera replaced by a qualified Samsung Note Edge repair Singapore technician.
- You can also try to solve the problem by rebooting the phone in recovery mode then clean the cache partition.
Samsung Note Edge Screen Replacement
A cracked or broken screen is among the most commonly reported Samsung Note Edge problems. Despite having a strong screen, the Note Edge’s screen is susceptible to cracks and damages if dropped on a hard surface.
If your screen suffers physical damage such as cracks or water damage that leaves moisture spots inside the display, the only option is to have it replaced with a new one to avoid further damage to your phone.
Unresponsive or Slow Display
It is also possible for the Note Edge’s screen to suddenly go completely blank and unresponsive or start lagging in performance. Some areas of the screen or the entire screen may freeze for a few seconds before giving the expected response. A slow or freezing screen could be caused by a number of issues ranging from physical damage and AMOLED issues to LCD blending problems.
LCD blending flaws cause the screen to display uneven vertical lines or color marks especially when you are using the phone in bright sunlight. The problem is also characterized by the appearance of pink and yellow tints on the screen.
A malfunctioning screen is usually a sign of either software of hardware problems. The only remedy is to have the phone checked and repaired at a Samsung Authorized Service Center or more affordably at a good Samsung Note Edge repair center in Singapore such as iRepair. The technicians may recommend replacing the entire screen with a new one depending on the level of damage. Do not attempt to replace the screen on your own at home if you are not a technician of such things. Screen replacement is an intricate process that involves replacing other sensitive parts such as the AMOLED panel as well. Take your phone to a specialist who has the right knowledge and tools to replace your phone’s damaged screen.
Samsung Authorized Service Centers in Singapore handle repairs such as screen replacement and water damage repairs for as much as $360 per repair. The cost will also depend on other factors such as your warranty if the damage was due to mishandling of the phone, and much more. The repair may take a few days too.