The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been dubbed as one of the best phones of 2015. In fact, some expert mobile phone reviewers go as far as dubbing the phone as the best in the lot. Yes, for some, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has beaten Apple’s iPhone 6 in the mobile phone game. With the Galaxy S6’s set of impressive features, it’s not hard to believed that. After a long time, Samsung has finally struck gold with the Galaxy S6. But the next question is whether Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is also a huge hit or not. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at Galaxy S6’s cousin.
Just like the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge is a sight to behold. Samsung finally nailed it with the phone’s striking design. The phone features the same curve display as that of the Galaxy Note Edge. In addition to its innovative design, the phone boasts a sturdy build quality, amazing screen and resolution plus the best phone cameras available in the market today.
Bigger than the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5.1-inch screen brilliant buttons strategically located in the right places. The phone’s glass back is another feature that significantly boosts its appeal. The only design complaint some have voiced out is the position of the rear camera but not really that significant if you’re looking at the big picture.
Another advantage that puts the phone in the forefront of the mobile phone game is its impressive performance. Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the phone is equipped to run smoothly and faster. It is also upgradeable to Android 5.1.1. With its TouchWiz overlay, 3GB RAM and Exynosocta-core chip, the phone is designed to feel slick even when performing multiple tasks like gaming, streaming and more.
While impressive from its looks to the internal features, the phone isn’t perfect. There is still more room for improvements. The curved technology may be striking but it’s exactly just that at the end of the day. It’s all about just the looks and nothing more. Because of the curvy design and bigger screen, it can be inconvenient to hold in some instances. If you’re looking to upgrade your phone’s memory, you’re in for some disappointment because the phone ditched the SD card slot.
Compared with its iPhone 6 Plus contemporary, the Galaxy S6 Edge is costlier. Rather than buy the bigger version of the Galaxy S6, some customers may opt for the iPhone 6 Plus instead because of the price difference. Then there’s also the battery life that puts the phone at a disadvantage. If you’re a gamer, the phone’s battery life will be a huge disappointment. Gaming can significantly drain your battery life in a short time. If you’re just an average user, however, the phone’s battery should last a full day or so.
While striking in looks, the Galaxy S6 Edge does not really offer all that much considering its steep price tag. If you’re okay with a smaller screen phone, you may be better off buying the smaller and less expensive version, the Galaxy S6. If a generally slick performance and sleek look are what you’re looking for then the phone is worth considering. If you value more functionality than just the looks, however, then hold the purchase for now. You might want to check other options including the Galaxy S6 and maybe the iPhone 6 Plus. Unless you’re willing to drop a large sum of money for a phone that is more on looks than functionality then go ahead and buy the phone already.