Hi, folks! Now the most awaited smartphone on earth is here and with it comes a tempting mate: Galaxy S6 Edge. After for a while under the speculation about those siblings, it is time to separate the fact from fiction.
The first thing that I’d like to talk about the differences between Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is their visual.
Let’s compare this thing:
- Galaxy S6 – 5.1in flat panel, 2560 x 1440 pixels, and a Super AMOLED display;
- Galaxy S6 Edge – 5.1in curved panel, 2560 x 1440 pixels, plus a Super AMOLED display;
See? The most significant visual is the flat for Galaxy S6 and curved for Galaxy S6 Edge. I know that everyone has personal opinion. But from purely enthusiast’s perspective, the curved Galaxy S6 Edge offers obvious advantage, it simply looks cooler. The S6 Edge is slightly thinner than the Galaxy S6 as well.
Aside from the visual’s differences, both Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have identical main screens and the upgrade of the 1080p resolution seen in the Samsung Galaxy S5. The real difference of S6 and S6 Edge comes from the brightness and contrast status that both handset brings.
Onscreen controls are gaining more attention. Samsung itself has good reason since both Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge promote upgraded fingerprint sensors. But the difference is that the users would lead to touch rather than swipe the sensors.
The other surprise that you will meet is that Samsung switches the handset to premium built materials. It can be proven by the reduction of footprints and weight of the handset.
Now for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the other factor that concerns me is the battery life of the units. Galaxy S6 comes with 2550 mAh battery while Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with 2600 mAh, slightly larger. Well, this probably makes the fans of Samsung Galaxy socked since both models come with smaller capacity batteries than S5, their predecessor, which comes with 2800 mAh battery.
How about the performance? Now the thing is getting more exciting. Both Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has the same Samsung Exynos chipset with Qualcomm quad core at 2.1 GHz and GPU Mali T760. 3 GB of RAM is installed on both smartphones to provide comfort to the users who will use many apps.
For camera, both phones don’t have any significant difference. Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge – Sony 16Mp sensor, with F 1.9, optical image stabilization, a LED flash, and 4K video support. The front facing camera has 5Mp.
How about the price and visibility? Well, I’d say that this is just for a fat wallet. Look at the prices:
- Samsung Galaxy S6: 32GB = $753, 64GB = $860, 128GB = $968;
- Samsung Galaxy S Edge: 32GB = $915, 64GB = $1023, 128GB = $1130.
S6 and S6 Edge are too expensive related to the hardware that is present in many other devices that are sold at lower prices (at 30 to 50 percents cheaper prices).
So: bye, bye Galaxy S6 (Edge), I'm waiting for Note 5!
ps: I hope Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will not be a similar too expensive piece of shitt based on design (non-removable battery, no slot card, no FM radio support, and non water-resistant)...