Galaxy S6 Edge vs Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung has come up yet again with another fantastic addition to its smartphone product line; albeit this time, crowned with regard as the world’s first dual curved displays smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Plus, a slightly bigger version, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.
The most obvious and most visually immediate innovation to these band new products is their curved edges. This new feature gives the smartphone a more unique and sleek feel to it compared to its predecessors. Though, truly, it would be worthy indeed to look at the other innovations to the product and other aspects.
Although the new features of his handheld are of no laughing matter, the same certainly goes for its price.
For a minimum of 32GB internal storage, it rocks an astounding entry price of approximately $672. For more adventurous users whose preference is among the 64GB or 128GB models, we’re looking at an entry price of approximately $768 and $850, respectively. These prices already exceed that of the iPhone 6 Plus.
It would be also worthy to note that a slightly bigger version of such a model – specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ – yields a much higher entry price of $760 (32GB) and $850 (64GB).
Designs, Display, Dimension, and Resolution
The Edge models offer sleek and aluminum frame designs and a flat, glass rear giving it a premium and superior sensation to it both visually and kinaesthetically.
The original Edge boasts a convenient size of 70.1×142.1mm compared to the Edge+ which sizes up to 75.8×154.4mm. This does indeed make the latter model approximately 8% larger than that of the former; a noticeable difference indeed, though still convenient.
Another feature to its size and dimension is its width, with the Edge+ with the surprisingly thin 6.9mm as opposed to the 7mm thick Edge. The difference between the two Edges is perhaps too insignificant to be noticeable; however, compared to its predecessors, it is truly a significant alteration.
The Edge weights 132g only; the Edge+ however, due perhaps to its extra size, weights 16% more (153g). Truly, the Edge is lighter compared to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S5, which weights 145g. It is truly a remarkable improvement.
Connected to the display, it also worthy to note that the new models share the same resolution of 2560 x 1440 plus the utilization of AMOLED display tech. This makes the displays in the phone sharp and utterly crisp, truly fitting for a superior handheld.
The Edge is available in the colors white, black, silver, and gold; the Edge+ in white, black, gold, and green.
As we can see, the Samsung has decided to retain its home button interface externally. Internally, however, they have decided to add an improved fingerprint scanner mechanism.
Processor and Ram
It is also imperative to note that although both models wield the same processors, there is still a difference in the processing power as the Edge+ elites the previous model with a 4GB ram compared to the Edge’s 3GB ram.
Both the Edge and the Edge+ employ the same front and back camera megapixel count – 16MP (back) and 5MP (front), powered by advanced f/1.9 apertures on the rear cameras plus an Optimal Image Stabilization features.
The camera also features new modes such as 3-dimensional images.
Unfortunately however, even though the models wield a flat back, it does possess a bulky camera frame which some users may find unappealing.
Although a relatively new modification to the Samsung smartphone line-up, fast charging is still being consistently retained in the new models.
A new innovation which has both made enthusiast excited and anxious at the same time is the wireless charging; although, the Edge+ has it better. The Edge+ offers a fast wireless charging similar to that of cable charging; but the Edge isn’t too bad either, taking only about 2 hours to fully charge a phone completely drained.
As its rear casing has been designed as relatively permanent, removable batteries have been excluded as a feature. A lot of smartphone enthusiasts have frowned upon this alteration as battery shifting is often exercised.