Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

8.6/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
5.7"

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+'s screen is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.1GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa core 2.1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 1200 minutes (2G), 1200 minutes (3G), 720 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



It’s fast and nice to look at, but the Edge+ is one splurge you'll really have to consider.

- Florence Ion , GreenBot 

As long as you’re comfortable with the size and acknowledge that the edges really aren’t anything special, this is otherwise an Android handset at its finest.

- Grant Hatchimonji , Brighthand 

Reviews summary

8.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 28 reviews

What's good  

  • Beautiful, eye-catching design
  • Crisp and colorful display
  • Smooth performance
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent camera

What's bad  

  • Curved display distorts images
  • Awkward to use and hold
  • Attracts smudges and fingerprint

In order to compete with the iPhone and HTC, Samsung has finally moved away from the all plastic construction to aluminum and glass. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes equipped with an aluminum frame and protects the screen and back with a layer of Gorilla Glass 4. While this glass is meant to protect the phone from scratches, experts do point out it attracts a lot of fingerprints and smudges requiring constant wiping. Still, many find it well worth the effort to own a phone they describe as "stunning," "futuristic" and "achingly desirable." As the name suggests, the main reason for its appeal is due to its curved, dual-edge display. Samsung was the first manufacturer to offer this display technology with the release of the S6 Edge and continues to build upon the design with the Edge+.

While the Edge+ shares many similarities with its predecessor, the biggest update is Samsung's move to a larger screen. At 5.7 inches, experts found the edge to be even more prominent with Digital Trends state, "[the edge]…feels like a real feature of the phone." Still, the curved edge does come with its disadvantages. With such a large screen, experts had a difficult time using it one-handed and the curved screen compound the issue as there is less frame to hold on to. While they wouldn't describe it as uncomfortable, when compared to the iPhone or Note 5 they did find it a bit awkward to hold. Samsung states the main reason for the curved display is for a better viewing experience. Unfortunately, reviewers didn't found the exact opposite to be true as the curve actually distorted pictures slightly and reflected back light. Still they go on to say it is one of the best screens around thanks to its Quad HD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) and its Super AMOLED technology that produces bright colors and deep blacks. As with many AMOLED displays, there was a bit of over saturation and they also noticed a slight blue tint to the whites when viewing it at angle.

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As expected of a flagship phone, the S6 Edge+ comes with impressive hardware: an octo-core processor (4 2.1 GHz and 4 1.5GHz) 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Like other octo-core phones, the S6 Edge+ uses the lower quad processor for more basic tasks like web browsing and then activates the more powerful one during more intensive tasks like 3D gaming. With these specs, it is no surprise reviewers called the performance "butter smooth." No matter what they threw at it, they did not experience any lag or hiccups. As well they were able to get 13 hours of juice when performing battery draining tests, which translated to about 1.5 days of light to moderate use.

On paper, the 16MB rear camera might not seem that impressive, but when coupled with optical image stabilization technology and lens reviewers were able to produce colorful and finely detailed images in both bright and low light situations. They add this is due to the fast focusing and shooting ability of the camera even when in HDR mode. Besides the basics, it also comes with a Pro mode that allows you to change a range of settings from focus to ISO and a number of filters.

While they had some qualms with the curved screen, reviewers still have no problem recommending the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. Trusted Reviews states, "the…Edge+ proves that beauty is more than skin deep." The Verge adds, "It's without a doubt a very capable and beautiful smartphone, perhaps one of the prettiest smartphones ever produced."


Reviews (8.6/10 Avg. rating)


Reviewed

A premium smartphone with the performance to match its good looks

from Reviewed
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ isn't just a ho-hum phone in a pretty package. With a few exceptions, its performance is just as good as its beautiful design would lead you to believe... Full review
Tech Advisor

Bigger screen, extra battery life and more memory but not good value

from Tech Advisor
With more memory and excellent battery life the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a powerful phone and a great choice if you want a large screen. However, it's expensive, unwieldy and Samsung has dropped the IR blaster and hardly added anything to the edge screen. With the regular S6 available for less than £340 it's a no brainer... Full review
Mobile Choice

Edge of superstardom

from Mobile Choice
The S6 range has stunning displays and the curved edges give them the kind of kerb appeal other phones can only dream of. After Samsung slashed the prices of the Edge+, you can pick one up for less than the S6 Edge even though the absence of the 128GB model on the Edge+ is baffling. If you work on the go and watch a lot of moving images on tap, this phone is perfect for you, just remember to stop by at the payday lender's on your way to buy one... Full review
Fone Arena

Striking design, speedy performance

from Fone Arena
If you liked the S6 Edge for its design but wanted a bigger screen, the S6 Edge Plus is for you. It’s a big and beautiful phone with a splendid camera. Also generally, it gives tough competition to the other big sized flagships out there, but you might also want to consider the Note 5 (a couple of thousands pricier) if you are looking for a Samsung device specifically. It might not get you all those eyeballs, but has more features like the S pen, if you really need it, and slightly better ergonomic design... Full review
Coolsmartphone

A top quality product which oozes class and style

from Coolsmartphone

I’ve grown used to having a microSD card which has my stuff on. There’s nothing I don’t want on that microSD. Just my stuff. Here though, a sizable chunk of storage is removed thanks to pre-installed apps that I may not necessarily want. Sure, the Microsoft apps are good and it’s understandable on a phablet like this, but I should be the one making the decision, and although 100GB is available online it’s my local storage that I’d like to take charge of.

You can buy this out-right on giffgaff for £579.99 or you can pay for it over two yea... Full review

The Inquirer

Poses a threat to the iPhone 6S with its fantastic screen and slick performance

from The Inquirer

On first impressions the Galaxy S6 Edge+ failed to wow us, largely due to its OTT design and bulky size. It soon managed to win us over, however, so much so that it's impossible to deny the smartphone is one of the best on the market.

Its screen, thanks to Samsung's dual display technology, is unrivalled when it comes to the overall viewing experience it offers, nor is there a phone that could likely best it when it comes to overall performance.

It does have its flaws, however, namely Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, which despite the firm's efforts to tone it down,... Full review

NDTV

Tweaking the winning formula

from NDTV
We've already established that Samsung did a fantastic job with the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the same holds true for the S6 Edge+. The software and hardware updates make the phone a bit more future-proof but that comes at a rather steep cost... Full review
Digit

A beauty and a beast

from Digit
If you are looking for a state of the art Android smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is the one for you. It has a brilliant camera and display along with good battery life. The curved display has little utility and the smartphone feels fragile. If you want a smartphone that will turn heads wherever you use it, then this is the flagship for you... Full review
Pocketnow

Supersizing the superphone

from Pocketnow

It’s hard to give a universal recommendation on the Galaxy S6 edge+. After all, the size will scare away many right off the bat, and the remaining will have to decide how much they truly value the edge display. The Galaxy S6 edge+ is a terrific phone — one of the best out there, but especially when taking into consideration the Galaxy Note 5, with nearly identical specifications and the much more useful S Pen, not many would argue that the edge+ is the practical choice, and even fewer will be so confident in that assertion as to shell out the extra cash for one. But that doesn&r... Full review

Phandroid

It looks like just a fashion statement, but it has the specs to back it up

from Phandroid

Samsung has made the S Pen on the Note feel like something you need to use. It’s not just a gimmick. The same can’t be said for the Edge screen just yet. It can be very useful, but it can also be very useless.

One thing the Edge screen does do well is look great. The Edge+ is one of the coolest-looking phones you can buy right now. People are going to notice this phone when you use it. But it’s not just a fashion statement. You’re also getting a beautiful display, great performance, and the best camera on the market.

You can’t go wrong with this... Full review


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 21, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa core 2.1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB or 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.25 W/kg
Body: 1.42 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 900 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 720 minutes
3G Surfing Time 600 minutes
4G Surfing Time 660 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
1200 minutes (2G)
1200 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, White Pearl
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.4 x 7.6 x 0.7 cm
(6.1 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 153 grams
(5.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 518 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Dual edge screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 16+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Metering, Exposure
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Additional Sensors
- Barometer

Additional Features:
- ANT+
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