Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Almost everything you can ask
DIMENSIONS: 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm (5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 in)
WEIGHT: 132 g (4.66 oz)
SCREEN: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors - 5.1 inches
RESOLUTION: 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)
PROCESSOR: Exynos 7420 Octa - Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
RAM: 3 GB
MEMORY: 32/64/128 GB + No microSD slot.
SOFTWARE: Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
CAMERA: 1/2.6" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama
* Primary: 16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus, LED flash
* Secondary: 5 MP, f/1.9, 22mm, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
* Talk time: Up to 18 h (3G)
* Music play: Up to 50 h
• Smart Manager
• Leading the Charge
• Better Camera
• Better Storage
• Raw Power
• Easier to share
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung was very tempted not to try to join two great “successes” of recent years: the 5.7-inch phablet format of their Galaxy Note and different striking its Galaxy S6 Edge, whose sales surprised the host Korean own dome.
With the Galaxy S6 Edge and after S6 Edge Plus the company wanted to position themselves not as big company which it is. With the range Edge Samsung has wanted to go further and offer a personal terminal, to choose the phone for something more than specifications. The feeling and appearance of this phone will make you think about it even without looking at what is inside. In the Galaxy S6 Edge + details that make differences are found in the screen size, the glass finish and of course the double curve of the screen.
Luckily, choosing S6 Edge + is not only a good thing for design and feeling with the terminal in hand. It is a safe bet for performance, camera, screen and almost everything that you can ask a high-end Smartphone in 2015.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is 20 grams less than Note 5 and below 7 mm thicker. At the first sight on the Galaxy S6 Edge + no one would say that this is a phablet. By the screen, it would be allocated to the new category, but Samsung has managed to work for hand a great piece.
With 153 grams we can already get an idea that this Galaxy S6 Edge + is very light. Do not forget that we are talking about a 5.7 inch diagonal. Some examples: the iPhone 6 Plus, which seems well managed in thickness and weight (at least in feeling in hand) is far from the new Edge per 20 grams while the LG G4 is at par and are 0.2 inches less as well.
Like it happened with the duo Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung has created the Galaxy S6 Edge image and likeness of Note 5 if we stick to the sheet main specifications (screen, processor, memory, camera ).
Those are two terminals in body but one in the soul is more than evident when the company announced that in some markets the Note 5 would not turn up. The Korean company would focus on promoting Edge Plus version as a substitute for a terminal that is already of the most important in the history of Smartphones (we speak of the Note range). We understand that the dare (there are already plans to backtrack and not leave out a range Note that is so appreciated by the high-end market) occurs in markets where the brand has had an unexpected welcome and very positive for Samsung’s model S6 Edge.
Having a curved screen in this terminal makes the Smartphone directly gain much aesthetic value. Although this does not have to mean that everyone varying of the classic format will end up convinced. In a way it transmits more exposed embrittlement left side falls in that area where a metal frame that occupies the area is invaded by the display stand.
Taking the terminal, the screen size is generous but not thanks to some very well made frames at the top and bottom, it is a bit more uncomfortable by the curve and edge finish to do with a terminal without that curve.
The other possibilities are even more useful if that’s possible. Starting from the information mode on the curve, the clock with the time or date, to the illumination of the curve of a certain color when you call a specific contact. There are people who may think that something is useful but it’s not justified effort in other aspects of everyday life with the screen.
Finally, applications still do not take advantage of that curve area on the screen and is sometimes strange to work with that variation in the appearance of text or just options on the edges of the screen. Only in the video playback it is where one values the curvature of the screen beyond design.
The protection glass is Gorilla Glass 4 and it feels pretty good. The metal frame has an excellent, polished and smooth finish, and all the connections are on it.
When talking about the resolution, a 1440p panel with more than 500 ppi pixel density leaves us without a single screen pixel distinguishable. We are referring to the picture quality for day to day. And the many hours spent looking at the screen of your Smartphone.
Samsung offers several display modes, particularly recommend are the Adaptive or Cinema mode, but the intensity of contrast and colors can be overwhelming as you’re viewing the latter.
Brightness level in automatic mode can easily reach more than 500 cd / m2, which along with high contrast helps us have very good visibility outdoors. Sometimes the curvature of the screen may cause us discomfort in the form of reflexes. Where it works perfectly, is the minimum brightness, which is the complete darkness. Also, the viewing angles do not seem to have any problem to display the screen even forcing positions.
What to do with the battery capacity must be a nightmare for some manufacturers.
This Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has chosen a 2550 mAh battery that also is not removable. With external laptop batteries, the second battery for Smartphones is just as customary in the market.
The biggest surprise in the data sheet for the Galaxy S6 Edge is the processor. At the high end, we had become accustomed in recent years to Qualcomm was imposed in Android but for their franchise this year, the Korean brand was separated completely from giant processors.
Qualcomm instead of 810 and all its controversy around, Samsung opted for its new Exynos 7, a 14 nm processor than previous tests had proved to be almost on par with the Snapdragon and even surpass in some situations.
In addition to the eight-core processor, Samsung introduces two new franchises who have benefited the overall performance of the team and not always lead to attention. We are talking about the new UFS 2.0 DDR4 memory and RAM.
The UFS 2.0 memory allows not only a width of more and better times reading and writing band but is better energy management and greater security extensions. Also in the line of improving the energy consumed it is DDR4 RAM memory.
Galaxy S6 Edge doesn’t have to worry about the heating issue. Despite the use of glass as a material on the back, only during loading and passage of benchmarks we have seen a significant warming of the back. In use, even with games, a temperature rise occurs but only if we abuse the playing time.
Connectivity associated with the use of Exynos 7 Samsung’s LTE Cat 6, and we also WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, apt-X, Ant +, GPS, NFC (key to the future contactless payment Samsung itself) and until an infrared sensor to use the terminal as a remote control. The microUSB connection gives a step back and stays in USB 2.0, compatible with MHL 3.0.