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Don't use the phone/dialer app to edit contacts: use the main People app (it's called Contacts on some non-Nexus phones). From that app, when you click the contact you want, it displays that contact, and you can click the pencil icon on the action bar (at the top) to edit the contact. (The icon might look different on your phone, because most manufacturers ...
As you've already figured, a built-in solution is: Open the contacts app on the "old device" In Menu → Import/Export, chose to export Copy the resulting 0001.vcf file to your "new device" On the new device, open the contacts app and chose to "import" from Menu → Import/Export Hint: take care there's enough free space available on the "exporting" device ...
Open up http://www.google.com/contacts and perform a search for the person you want to merge. Tick both contacts, click "Add to my Contacts" and the Google+ contact will have a copy of itself made from "Other Contacts" to "My Contacts", then click More -> Merge
Same happened to me on my NOTE 3, and what I found was I had inadvertently TURNED OFF the CONTACTS app. On Samsung phones go to Settings, General tab, Application Manager scroll to the last page labeled "TURNED OFF". Click on the app you need to turn on and select Turn On. That did it for me.
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