The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is essentially the Galaxy S6 except for its curved screen. That and some other minor differences make the S6 Edge arguably the better choice.
A little bit of history: Samsung first experimented with curved screen smartphones in the form of the Galaxy Note Edge. People thought of it as gimmicky and somewhat biased against the left-handed. With two curved edges, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge looks so bizarre in a so beautiful way. And it’s not just about unconventional looks; the rounded portion screen introduces utility and quick access features. It provides a more comfortable grip, too.
Besides the curved screen, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is pretty much the same as the Galaxy S6. The former does manage to be lighter and have a slightly more battery capacity. It’s slightly thicker, though, but edges might make you think otherwise. That said, I could go on describing the hardware, but you can just read about it in my Galaxy S6 article. I forgot to mention that both S6 and S6 Edge have ditched waterproofing, so don’t go dipping these devices in the water.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specs
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 5.1-inch Super AMOLED (1440×2560 Quad HD), ~576ppi
- 2.1GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
- Mali-T760 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32/64/128GB internal storage
- No microSD support
- 16-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G HSPA, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.1
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 142.1 x 70.1 x 7mm
- Weight: 132g
- Li-Ion 2600mAh non-removable battery
When it ships, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes in white pearl, black sapphire, gold platinum and green emerald. Price hasn’t been announced, but expect it to be high. This is a premium phone, after all.