“A beautiful device that brings innovation through curves”
High tech device producers are desperately looking for innovative designs that will place their products on consumers’ preferences map and make users fall in love with them. Samsung actually managed to add an item of innovation to its new model, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ by simply finding a practical use for the phone’s edge. Who would’ve thought this can be something to consider?
Actually, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a combination of features borrowed from the S6 Edge and the screen size from the Galaxy Note series. The curved screen is astonishing even for the current level of technology, but Samsung must show users that this feature does more than give the new gadget a futuristic look.
Due to this curvature, a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ can be acquired for about $700 to $800 which is definitely steep for a regular budget. There’s a chance to get it for a little over $600 if you manage to get it on sale, but still the phone seems expensive.
The display is actually the element that made the Edge series so famous. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that supports 16M colors. The screen implements a Quad HD resolution (1440×2560 pixels) with a density of 518ppi.
To shield the Touchscreen from scratches and shocks, a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is placed on top, offering the device a finishing touch.
The image is refreshing and color-rich even when the phone is placed in direct sunlight and, the phone is ideal for taking photos and browsing through memories, browsing, or watching movies.
Samsung implements an Octa Core Exynos 7420 chipset for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and increases the performance with two processors: a Quad Core Cortex-A53 running at 1.5GHz and a Quad Core Cortex-A57 running at 2.1GHZ. All this power is displayed with the help of a Mali-T760MP8 GPU.
The phone packs 4GB or RAM and comes in two versions, one with 32GB and other with 64GB of built-in storage space. All this heavy equipment suggests that the phone is capable, and indeed it is. Users will be able to run multiple apps that feast on CPU speed and power simultaneously without even feeling a flinch from the phone. Heavy apps will be launched within seconds and the video and image display is flawless.
Considering the elements the device uses to connect, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is equipped with dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, and a MicroUSB.
The battery is large and non-removable packing 3000 mAh of power on one charge, fact that will allow the phone to run on heavy use for about an entire day. On normal use (some online browsing and several phone calls), the battery should last at least two days.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is definitely the phone that reunites all the great features from previous Samsung models. The metallic casing was permanently introduced with the Galaxy S6 model when Samsung finally gave up on cheap plastic, and all the materials used indicate the phone is a premium product.
The curved glass, extended over the edges creates a beautiful finish and a stylish and elegant design that almost makes users think about Apple’s latest release, the iPhone 6.
Camera & Features
Samsung definitely understands how important it is to have a great camera available everywhere, at any time. Thus the primary camera offers 16MP, 2988×5312 pixels resolution, a LED flash that will brighten up any image or video, autofocus, and optical image stabilization.
The secondary camera has only 5MP and supports 1440p at 30fps and dual video call.
But that’s not all! The camera software is equipped with a series of features, that will make your images and videos gorgeous, like the auto HDR, face detection, touch focus and geo-tagging.
What’s great about the primary camera is that users don’t have to spend hours with configurations. Images are sharp, colors are vibrant and it behaves amazingly when the light is low due to the f/1.9 aperture.
- Curved screen
- Great display resolution
- Decent battery life
- Gorgeous design
- Great camera
- The curved display is mostly for show
- It is quite big and difficult to hold with one hand
With the new Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung proved once again that they know smartphones. Promoting a smooth design with metal finishes and a beautiful screen, this device is definitely worth the money. Also, the new features and improved hardware configuration are a huge advantage.