Specs summary

Screen
5.1"

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge's screen is 5.1 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.1 GHz

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

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat) 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
32/64/128 GB

Internal memory is 32/64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2600 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 13 days standby time, 1560 minutes (2G), 1560 minutes (3G).



Samsung's second phone with a curved screen does things a little differently and will definitely get you noticed.

- Jamshed Avari , NDTV 

The Galaxy S6 Edge is the beautiful result of Samsung’s newfound identity.

- Lanh Nguyen , Android Authority 

Reviews summary

8.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 43 reviews

What's good

  • Incredibly sharp and vibrant display
  • Curved edges make areas of screen easier to reach
  • Improved Touchwiz has less bloatware
  • Smooth and slick performance

What's bad

  • Glass back and edges make it difficult to grasp
  • No microSD slot

For years consumers and experts complained about Samsung's continued use of cheap plastic for their smartphones and unnecessary bloatware. With the Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung has finally updated the design of their smartphones. Unlike previous Galaxy phones, the S6 Edge offers a metal chassis and back coated with Gorilla Glass 4. While the glass back adds a premium feel to the phone, critics found it slightly difficult to grip especially when combined with its curved edges. Still, they add they wouldn't give up the curved screen as they are able to reach further across it than other phones that have the same size display.

The S6 Edge has a 5.1 inch AMOLED display with a quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) resolution. This translates to a whopping 577ppi pixel density. Experts describe it as "gorgeous" with BGR going so far as to say, "I'm not sure we'll see a better screen on a smartphone all year (2015)." Besides making the phone easier to use one-handed the curved display edges did not offer an improved viewing experience for experts.

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Instead of opting for the standard Snapdragon processor, the S6 Edge comes equipped with an Exynos octa-core processor broken up into two sets of four cores with one set running at 2.5GHz and the other at 1.5GHz. As with a quad-core setup, the two sets are not utilized at the same time. Instead, each set is dedicated to different tasks for an allegedly more power-efficient performance. When combined with the 3GB of RAM critics had no issue flicking through the screens or starting up apps. While it doesn't come with a microSD slot, it does offer up to 128GB of onboard storage.

In the eyes of reviewers, the biggest improvement is the TouchWiz interface. Samsung has reported it reduced the number of features by 40%, which ultimately leads to more available internal storage space and a cleaner user experience. Experts confirm that a large about of bloat has been removed and instead replaced by a few key Microsoft apps.

Jutting out slightly on the back of the phone is the 16MP camera with an f/1.9 lenses. It comes with optical image stabilization technology and real-time HDR mode. When experts put it to the test they were able to take very detailed and color accurate photos even in low lighting situations.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a clear departure from the rest of Samsung's line with its updated Touchwiz interface, curved edges and more premium build quality. Experts view it as a defining smartphone for Samsung and other manufacturers. TechRadar states, "The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of those phones that sets a line in the sand for smartphones."


Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)


TechnoBuffalo

Fashion over function

from TechnoBuffalo

While Samsung’s new weirdo phone is a sight to behold, we’re still left waiting for that killer use-case. As of now, there’s no real purpose to that curved screen, which means, as I said above, you’re just buying the S6 Edge Plus because it looks cooler than any other phone on the market. That might not be reason enough to pull the trigger on Samsung’s dual-edge device, but the company still deserves credit for daring to try something new. Aside from the market’s slow move to metal, we haven’t seen all that much variety in smartphone design. A thin device here, a fingerprint sensor there. At least the S6 Edge Plus is different.

All told, even if you don’t get much use out of the curved display, you still get a terrific camera, gorgeous screen, blazing fast performance, and faster wireless charging. And, let’s not forget: access to Samsung Pay, which launches in the U.S. in September. Samsung’s Note 5 might seem like the more sensible purchase, what with its S Pen and more ergonomic design. But the S6 Edge Plus is an exciting proposition because it stretches the possibility of smartphone design, even if that risk doesn’t come with a huge reward right now.

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While Samsung’s new weirdo phone is a sight to behold, we’re still left waiting for that killer use-case. As of now, there’s no real purpose to that curved screen, which means, as I said above, you’re just buying the S6 Edge Plus because it looks cooler than any other phone on the market. That might not be reason enough to pull the trigger on Samsung’s dual-edge device, but the company still deserves credit for daring to try something new. Aside from the market’s slow move to metal, we haven’t seen all that much variety in smartphone design. A thin device here, a fingerprint sensor there. At least the S6 Edge Plus is different.

All told, even if you don’t get much use out of the curved display, you still get a terrific camera, gorgeous screen, blazing fast performance, and faster wireless charging. And, let’s not forget: access to Samsung Pay, which launches in the U.S. in September. Samsung’s Note 5 might seem like the more sensible purchase, what with its S Pen and more ergonomic design. But the S6 Edge Plus is an exciting proposition because it stretches the possibility of smartphone design, even if that risk doesn’t come with a huge reward right now.

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Digital Trends

The curved screen on the Galaxy S6 Edge looks beautiful but harms the experience

from Digital Trends

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are both absolutely gorgeous phones. They borrow a lot of design traits from the iPhone line, and that’s fantastic, because the iPhone is the most beautiful phone out there. But of the two, we do not recommend the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The S6 Edge gets worse battery life than its sibling, and is far less comfortable to hold and use. The standard S6 is one of the most comfortable phones we’ve ever held, but its admittedly prettier sibling just doesn’t have the same depth of character....

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The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are both absolutely gorgeous phones. They borrow a lot of design traits from the iPhone line, and that’s fantastic, because the iPhone is the most beautiful phone out there. But of the two, we do not recommend the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The S6 Edge gets worse battery life than its sibling, and is far less comfortable to hold and use. The standard S6 is one of the most comfortable phones we’ve ever held, but its admittedly prettier sibling just doesn’t have the same depth of character.

There is no added benefit to a curved screen outside of looking at it, and Samsung’s half-baked specialty features won’t entertain you for long. The Galaxy S6 is an amazing device. Go ahead and play with the Galaxy S6 Edge and marvel at its beauty in the store, but when it’s time to buy, put it down and purchase the standard S6 (or a LG G4 if prices are right). You won’t be sorry.

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What Mobile

Unique design, superb performance

from What Mobile

It’s hard not to be drawn to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge’s unique design. The dual curved screen really makes it stand out from the competition, whilst the glass body and metal frame add to its premium design. Looks aren’t the only good thing the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has going for it, however. An incredibly fast-processor will allow you to go through functions without any noticeable delay. Its superb 16MP camera will ensure you can quickly take detailed and high-quality snaps with just a press of a button, whilst everything you view on the Quad HD display looks superb.

There are faults. The edge Screen’s functions are limited and the curved screen can make reading it a little bit difficult. Battery life doesn’t last all day with intensive use and that metal frame can make the phone uncomfortable to hold. It’s also insanely expensive, especially when compared to the regular S6 which is £100 cheaper. You’re basically paying £100 extra for the design and a few minor features. But those are only small flaws when you look at the phone’s overall positives. Yes, you’ll be paying a high premium, but you’ll be getting a unique device. This is an impressively and powerful phone with looks that make the HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 appear mundane in comparison.

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It’s hard not to be drawn to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge’s unique design. The dual curved screen really makes it stand out from the competition, whilst the glass body and metal frame add to its premium design. Looks aren’t the only good thing the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has going for it, however. An incredibly fast-processor will allow you to go through functions without any noticeable delay. Its superb 16MP camera will ensure you can quickly take detailed and high-quality snaps with just a press of a button, whilst everything you view on the Quad HD display looks superb.

There are faults. The edge Screen’s functions are limited and the curved screen can make reading it a little bit difficult. Battery life doesn’t last all day with intensive use and that metal frame can make the phone uncomfortable to hold. It’s also insanely expensive, especially when compared to the regular S6 which is £100 cheaper. You’re basically paying £100 extra for the design and a few minor features. But those are only small flaws when you look at the phone’s overall positives. Yes, you’ll be paying a high premium, but you’ll be getting a unique device. This is an impressively and powerful phone with looks that make the HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 appear mundane in comparison.

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Know Your Mobile

The best and then some

from Know Your Mobile

Design. Power. Performance. Imaging. Connectivity. Features –– the Galaxy S6 EDGE, like its EDGE-less brother, has them all to the max. No other handset we’ve tested this year feels quite so well realised as these pair from Samsung.

The LG G4 was a fine setup and, to a certain extent certainly equal to the Galaxy S6 EDGE in some respects, but where the G4 loses some points for its rather clunky design, the Galaxy S6 EDGE rages on with its unique and HUGELY satisfying design, which not only sets it apart from every other phone on the market, but also brings with it a bunch of useful features that some people might really enjoy. If I had to choose between the two, I’d almost certainly go for the EDGE. I prefer the way it looks and when you’re talking about phones, when features and specs are the same, this is all that matters.

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Design. Power. Performance. Imaging. Connectivity. Features –– the Galaxy S6 EDGE, like its EDGE-less brother, has them all to the max. No other handset we’ve tested this year feels quite so well realised as these pair from Samsung.

The LG G4 was a fine setup and, to a certain extent certainly equal to the Galaxy S6 EDGE in some respects, but where the G4 loses some points for its rather clunky design, the Galaxy S6 EDGE rages on with its unique and HUGELY satisfying design, which not only sets it apart from every other phone on the market, but also brings with it a bunch of useful features that some people might really enjoy. If I had to choose between the two, I’d almost certainly go for the EDGE. I prefer the way it looks and when you’re talking about phones, when features and specs are the same, this is all that matters.

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G Style Magazine

A well crafted masterpiece

from G Style Magazine

Even with the “Edges” not being used as much as I would have liked, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the best designed smartphone on the market. Its light, runs incredibly fast and its display is a marvel to look at. Sure there is the omissions of expandable storage and removable battery but I think you will get over it in time. The combo of wireless charging and quick charging is a nice addition even to assist the okay battery life. If the aesthetics of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge catch your eye then I say go for it. It is a hefty $100 more than the Samsung Galaxy S6 though and you don’t want to pay the extra cash you can always pick up that device which is just as great without the curves.

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Even with the “Edges” not being used as much as I would have liked, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the best designed smartphone on the market. Its light, runs incredibly fast and its display is a marvel to look at. Sure there is the omissions of expandable storage and removable battery but I think you will get over it in time. The combo of wireless charging and quick charging is a nice addition even to assist the okay battery life. If the aesthetics of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge catch your eye then I say go for it. It is a hefty $100 more than the Samsung Galaxy S6 though and you don’t want to pay the extra cash you can always pick up that device which is just as great without the curves.

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Electronista

Samsung's best effort to date

from Electronista

Overall, the Galaxy S6 Edge is unquestionably one of the top Android handsets on the market right now. While it is unlikely to win many iOS switchers, it will probably attract considerable interest from customers who might otherwise purchase a high-end Android smartphone from HTC or Sony. That is, if those customers can forgive Samsung for choosing design over practical features for Android users, like a removable battery and microSD card slot.

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Overall, the Galaxy S6 Edge is unquestionably one of the top Android handsets on the market right now. While it is unlikely to win many iOS switchers, it will probably attract considerable interest from customers who might otherwise purchase a high-end Android smartphone from HTC or Sony. That is, if those customers can forgive Samsung for choosing design over practical features for Android users, like a removable battery and microSD card slot.

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Fone Arena

The design, the build quality, the display, the camera and the overall performance, all come together for a harmonious user experience

from Fone Arena

What usually seems like a botched-up job, is now the common underlying theme for Samsung’s latest flagship device, user experience. The Korean manufacturer has finally done a lot of things right, thereby bringing the Galaxy S range to aspirational levels of an iPhone. The design, the build quality, the display, the camera and the overall performance, all come together for a harmonious user experience, which dwarfs minor issues like overheating in higher operating temperatures. The Edge screen, on the other hand, doesn’t add much value in terms of experience, but is aesthetically superior than the S6. It’s a matter of choice in the end, but if you want one of the best looking and best performing Android smartphones ever, get the Edge, else get the S6, which will look normal, be less slippery and lighter on your bank account. And if you’re shopping for a flagship alternative to the iPhone, the S6 and the S6 Edge are right at the top of our recommendation list.

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What usually seems like a botched-up job, is now the common underlying theme for Samsung’s latest flagship device, user experience. The Korean manufacturer has finally done a lot of things right, thereby bringing the Galaxy S range to aspirational levels of an iPhone. The design, the build quality, the display, the camera and the overall performance, all come together for a harmonious user experience, which dwarfs minor issues like overheating in higher operating temperatures. The Edge screen, on the other hand, doesn’t add much value in terms of experience, but is aesthetically superior than the S6. It’s a matter of choice in the end, but if you want one of the best looking and best performing Android smartphones ever, get the Edge, else get the S6, which will look normal, be less slippery and lighter on your bank account. And if you’re shopping for a flagship alternative to the iPhone, the S6 and the S6 Edge are right at the top of our recommendation list.

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The Gadgeteer

Premium look and feel

from The Gadgeteer

When it all comes down to it, even with the lack of a replaceable battery and microSD card slot, I really like the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. However I am disappointed with the fact that the curved edge features are pretty much an after thought. It seems silly to have two different models of the S6. If I were picking one of them right now, I’d go with the regular S6. That said, either S6 is an excellent Android smartphone. I’m very tempted to upgrade to one from my almost 1 year old LG G3 which has been having some issues lately.

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When it all comes down to it, even with the lack of a replaceable battery and microSD card slot, I really like the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. However I am disappointed with the fact that the curved edge features are pretty much an after thought. It seems silly to have two different models of the S6. If I were picking one of them right now, I’d go with the regular S6. That said, either S6 is an excellent Android smartphone. I’m very tempted to upgrade to one from my almost 1 year old LG G3 which has been having some issues lately.

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What Mobile

Superb performance, unique design

from What Mobile

It’s hard not to be drawn to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge’s unique design. The dual curved screen really makes it stand out from the competition, whilst the glass body and metal frame add to its premium design. Looks aren’t the only good thing the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has going for it, however. An incredibly fast-processor will allow you to go through functions without any noticeable delay. Its superb 16MP camera will ensure you can quickly take detailed and high-quality snaps with just a press of a button, whilst everything you view on the Quad HD display looks superb.

There are faults. The edge Screen’s functions are limited and the curved screen can make reading it a little bit difficult. Battery life doesn’t last all day with intensive use and that metal frame can make the phone uncomfortable to hold. It’s also insanely expensive. But those are only small flaws when you look at the phone’s overall positives. Yes, you’ll be paying a high premium, but you’ll be getting a unique device. This is an impressively and powerful phone with looks that make the HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 appear mundane in comparison. 

Read full review

It’s hard not to be drawn to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge’s unique design. The dual curved screen really makes it stand out from the competition, whilst the glass body and metal frame add to its premium design. Looks aren’t the only good thing the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has going for it, however. An incredibly fast-processor will allow you to go through functions without any noticeable delay. Its superb 16MP camera will ensure you can quickly take detailed and high-quality snaps with just a press of a button, whilst everything you view on the Quad HD display looks superb.

There are faults. The edge Screen’s functions are limited and the curved screen can make reading it a little bit difficult. Battery life doesn’t last all day with intensive use and that metal frame can make the phone uncomfortable to hold. It’s also insanely expensive. But those are only small flaws when you look at the phone’s overall positives. Yes, you’ll be paying a high premium, but you’ll be getting a unique device. This is an impressively and powerful phone with looks that make the HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 appear mundane in comparison. 

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The Indian Express

The curved edges serve no real use

from The Indian Express

If you want the best designed Android around, if you want a conversation piece, if you want to make a style statement, the S6 Edge is what you should buy. It’s as simple as that.

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If you want the best designed Android around, if you want a conversation piece, if you want to make a style statement, the S6 Edge is what you should buy. It’s as simple as that.

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Samsung galaxy S6 edge is a best phone available in market. Galaxy S6 edge charged 2x faster than iPhone6. Samsung improve performance and resolution in this smartphone. Their picture quality is the best I have seen. I highly recommended for galaxy S6 Edge.

Dont get the S6 Edge, better going for S6

This is my first samsung phone. Phone is ok but the only problem is the curve screen. I have had the phone since it came out and its had screen protectors on front and back and also been in a Spigen case and I put the phone in my pocket with nothing else and took it out and there is a crack on the curv...More
This is my first samsung phone. Phone is ok but the only problem is the curve screen. I have had the phone since it came out and its had screen protectors on front and back and also been in a Spigen case and I put the phone in my pocket with nothing else and took it out and there is a crack on the curve and the phone hasn't been dropped or anything. I think it could be a weak spot just waiting on Samsung getting back about the warranty. So wouldn't recommend the Edge for the difference in price. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 10, 2015
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat)

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa core 2.1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64/128 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.68 W/kg
Body: 1.02 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 780 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 780 minutes
3G Surfing Time 600 minutes
4G Surfing Time 720 minutes
Talk Time 1560 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 1560 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.2 x 7.0 x 0.7 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 132 grams
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 577 pixels
Size 5.1 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, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Curved 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 No
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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
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 Wallett No
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, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
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, 3G2 / 3GPP2, 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 Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Also available in a dual-SIM model.

Additional Sensors
- Finger Scanner
- Barometer

Additional Features
- Ultra Power Saving Mode
- Download Booster
- S Health 4.0
- Quick Connect
- Private Mode
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