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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Quick Review: Design, Specs and Availability

Established Korean smartphone manufacturer, Samsung has officially launched its flagship smartphones- Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and surprised the whole world. Here we are analysing the good and bad things about Galaxy S6 Edge which comes with a unique design. Let’s take a closer look at details of this device.

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Design

Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a beautiful and unique design. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on front and back which looks and feels premium and an aluminium frame, beautifully machined and running through the edges on all sides.

The front glass folds to form curved edges on both sides, which look great but doesn’t function as the folded edge in Note 4 edge. It comes with glass body, still doesn’t feel slippery and is comfortable to handle, even with one hand.

Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a front camera, speaker (earpiece) and proximity sensor just above the display whereas home button with fingerprint scanner and a back key sits below the display. There is a power key on the right edge and the volume rocker is on the left edge.

It also has a speaker grill, Micro USB port, 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom edge and this part is reminiscent of iphone 6 design. While the infrared blaster and SIM card slot rests on top of the device. On the back side, it holds a 16 MP camera, LED flash and heart rate monitor.

Display

Galaxy S6 Edge flaunts a 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display which means four times of HD resolution and staggering pixel density of 577 ppi. There is no pixelation at all and this time Samsung has delivered a great screen with beautiful colors and smooth touch.

Hardware and Performance

Galaxy S6 Edge is powered by 64 bit Samsung Exynos 7420 octa core processor with four cortex A57 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz along with 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM. It comes in three storage variants- 16GB / 32GB / 64 GB but unfortunately there is no Micro SD card slot which means users don’t have any option to expand memory.

This time Samsung has launched its device with its own Exynos 7 octa core processor rather than top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon processors like Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4 Edge. The smartphone runs all apps smoothly and we didn’t find any lag in our initial time with the device.

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Camera

Galaxy S6 Edge sports a 16 MP rear snapper with LED flash and f/1.9 lens which captures sharp and crisp images. It also has a 5 MP front facer with real time HDR and f/1.9 lens which also can click good selfie images even in low light conditions. So, if we talk about cameras, both cameras deliver great performance.

Software

There is an Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with Touch Wiz UI out of the box which is now trimmed down by 40 percent and the company is touting that this time software is much more flexible.

Galaxy S6 Edge comes with additional feature for edges, one side to show notifications, one side to add favourite contacts and each contact will be displayed in different color.

Battery and Connectivity

Galaxy S6 Edge houses a 2600 mAh battery inside which is not removable as this device comes with unibody design.  With power efficient Exynos chipset and software optimizations, Samsung assures that battery will deliver great performance even with QHD resolution. It is still too early to know how long the battery will last in day to day usage.

Pricing and Availability

This mouth watering smartphone will be available in 20 countries starting from 10th April 2015 and comes in white pearl, black sapphire, gold platinum and green emerald color options. While the company has not revealed the price details yet.

Key Specifications of Samsung S6 Edge:

Model Samsung S6 Edge
Display 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED
Processor 2.1GHz 64 bit Octa core Exynos 7
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
Camera 16 MP rear and 5 front camera
Battery 2600 mAh
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Price To Be Announced
Dual SIM No

 Verdict

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge looks stunning in terms of design. The curved dual edge adds to its premium appeal. This design first approach has lead to compromises like lack of microSD card and non removable battery, but for most people these tradeoffs would be worth it. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be very expensive, but Samsung has finally delivered the phone everyone had been asking and hoping for since a long time.

Author: Pooja

Pooja is passionate about blogging and Tech which makes life easier and interesting. While she is not exploring tech trends, you can find her devouring epic fantasy adventure literature and movies from across the globe.

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