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As a result of its unique curved design, users can take advantage of round integration experiences like the Roll Effect that enables user to check information such as date, time, missed call and battery easily when home screen is off, and the Gravity Effect for creating visual interaction with the screen by tilting the device.

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Engadget Oct 29, 2013

While the left-to-right curviness seems subtle in the photos, it was made more apparent when we started scrolling content sideways on that vibrant 5.7-inch, 1080p AMOLED panel. The outer curve made it instantly pleasing while holding the phone with a single hand.

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CNET Oct 9, 2013

The most eye-catching and unique feature is that huge curve, that eyeful of a smile that's unmistakably laughing at you for ever doubting it in the first place. It bends lengthwise in a vertical arch that looks deep enough to send the phone rocking like a cradle.

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CNET Dec 5, 2013

It's a pity that the Galaxy Round is only sold with Korean carriers for now, because this ergonomically minded high-end smartphone offers practical, real-world benefits, and makes a strong case for curves.

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TechRadar Oct 9, 2013

Samsung has thrown a bit of a curveball with its latest release - announcing the Galaxy Round, declaring it to be the world's first smartphone with a curved display. The concave phone has a unique 5.7-inch AMOLED screen.

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TrustedReviews Apr 7, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Round isn’t 'the' curved smartphone to get excited about. Yes, the screen is fantastic and it has a zippy overall performance, but there's not much to gain from having a curved screen apart from sitting nicer in the hand or in the pocket.

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