- Best in Class Screen
- Great Camera
- Premium build quality
- Curved screen makes it look Unique
- Smaller Battery
- Exclusion of SD Card slot
Design and Build:
The design on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge looks fabulous and the phone is easy to hold and use with one hand. The two Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panels with the metal sides make for a stylish phone but they also make the phone slippery when kept on a regular surface. The lack of an SD card slot and replaceable battery may be a turn-off for some but these are not that big of a deal as these days the usage of SD cards has been greatly reduced and power banks offer a better solution to carrying multiple batteries with oneself. The Curved edges on the screen makes it argubably one of the best looking devices in the market right now.
The S6 packs quite a punch performing at par with the other phones touting the Snapdragon 810. The Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 provides power efficient processing while the Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 ensures smooth gaming. The speakers had good output tending to be a bit too loud at times. The position of the speakers however might cause them to be covered sometimes during gaming. Call quality is great too.
The battery performed very well despite being only 2600 mAh capacity which is slightly bigger than the Galaxy S6 giving longer support than most of its counterparts. It offers 12 hours of playback and a full day of usage. The Galaxy S6 Edge also supports wireless charging facility and owing to its small size this is very fast compared to other phones having the same. It also comes with a fast charger, charging the phone from 0 to 70 in 40 minutes and fully charging the phone in an hour and fifteen minutes.
The S6 Edge boasts a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED QuadHD display which gives the screen a pixel density of 577 ppi. The screen looks very stylish and the images were very sharp and clear. The saturation of images was a bit high but it looked good and the setting is adjustable on the phone. The screen is also fairly bright allowing easy outdoor usage.
The camera on the S6 Edge performed brilliantly backed by a refreshed UI containing a variety of useful features for a change. The images were sharp and HDR was very good and the images were clear even when zoomed in. The phone also provides a live HDR feature and is able to record 4K videos with impressive clarity. Other modes include a wide selfie mode and a heart-rate sensor enabled front camera right next to the back camera. The camera UI also felt a lot less clustered than previous Samsung phones and was also more responsive. The S6 Edge also features a shortcut to turn on the camera by double-pressing the home button on the phone.
The home key on the Galaxy S6 Edge also possesses an improved fingerprint sensor which was fast enough to detect the finger via a short tap and very accurate as well from multiple angles. TouchWiz on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has been updated to be faster and more responsive. Recent apps loads faster, the keys are more responsive and the home key works fast. The phone possesses a lot less bloatware bringing it slightly closer to the stock UI provided by google while but still has many useful features such as private mode and low-power mode. The phone also supports multi-window as well as floating apps. The themes available on the phone are plenty but still not good as those provided by Cyanogen. The phones also has a smart manager, a feature now becoming common in many phones by Chinese companies. Few minor kinks are present in the S6 Edge however, with tabs in settings being removed and there being no option to turn off the button lights. Another issue with the UI is the lack of the ability to sort app-drawer alphabetically. Overall the phone’s TouchWiz is much better than previous generations and works smooth on the phone.
Even with its reduced battery size and removal of SD card, its hard to argue against Galaxy S6 Edge being on othe best devices in the market right now. Best in class screen, Camera, Processing power and build quality leaves you very lot less to desire from a flagship device.