The Edge has a matte-gray plastic construction that, while simple, isn't particularly game-changing. However, compared with the original Hydro's glossy plastic design, the Edge's build feels a bit more luxurious and chic.
The handset has a 4-inch IPS touch-screen display, with a 800x480-pixel resolution and 233ppi. Though you won't be able to watch the crispest HD movies on it, text and icons still displayed clearly and smoothly when I viewed it.
The Edge is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 1,600mAh battery. Among its other hardware features is a 5-megapixel camera, which includes photo editing features such as panoramic and HDR shooting.