Do you think the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is worth $100 more than the regular S6?

Do you think the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is worth $100 more than the regular S6?
Now that US carriers have revealed official prices for Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, we know that the latter costs $100 more than the former (of course, we were expecting the S6 edge to be more expensive anyway).

Make no mistake, Samsung's new flagship phones are nearly identical, sharing most of their features: bodies made out of metal and glass, 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screens with 1440 x 2560 pixels, octa-core Exynos 7420 processors, 16 MP rear cameras, and so on. But the Galaxy S6 edge offers something that no other phone has: a display that's curved on its left and right sides, giving the device a unique look. The dual-curve display also brings a set of extra software features, though none of these are essential.

Another difference between the new Galaxies is that the regular model has a 2550 mAh battery, while the S6 edge comes with a 2600 mAh one.

We want to know if you think that these differences are enough to justify the higher price tag of the S6 edge, so feel free to vote in the poll below, and add your thoughts in the comments section. Also, check out our Galaxy S6 edge review and Galaxy S6 review for a detailed look at the two handsets.

Do you think the Galaxy S6 edge is worth $100 more than the S6?

Yes
44.46%
No
55.54%


Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh

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67 Comments

1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i think its 150$ more expensive not 100$.....

9. Ragnarkov

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

"T-Mobile will be offering the 32 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 for $679.92" "Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, the retail prices for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models are $779.76, $859.83 and $959.83" If your with t-mobile, it is indeed $100 more if those prices are correct. "On the Next 24 plan, the Galaxy S6 is priced at $22.84 a month over 30 months, which works out to a total price of $685.20. The Galaxy S6 edge on is $27.17 a month for 30 months. Our abacus tells us that the total is $815.10." With those prices, it comes out to roughly $130 more expensive on AT&T. So not quite the $150 your stating, but it comes close. I guess once they are officially out and being sold in stores, we'll know for sure what the prices are, and how they differ from carrier to carrier.

33. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

dude i am not talking about US prices .....everywhere else the difference is close to 150$..... p.s i am talking about price of unlocked no contract phone...

35. Awalker

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

In my experience when someone when says "$100 more" they're most likely talking about the US.

47. willard12 unregistered

Don't worry. I my experience, when an article starts starts with, "now that US carriers", they are most likely talking about the US.

57. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Then you should probably state that you are not talking about US prices, considering this is probably a predominent US site...probably

64. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Moreover they are saying it as USD which straight away points towards US.. +1 Well said bro

61. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

the Tmobile and att prices that ragnarkov posted are the unlocked prices for us just from a carrier no contract will be needed. contract will most likely be 200s6 and 300s6edge

69. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I think both of the model deserves to be 200$ less than the current price ;)

2. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not sure yet.

3. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Looks better, better battery life and more features. But not 100$. Maybe 50$

7. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

U have my like.

22. Sauce5 unregistered

Samsung has a ton of phones. This is their most premium phone, targeting a higher income audience. I don't think it -ISNT- fair to charge higher. The phone is leagues classier then predecessors, as well as what you stated. $100 seemed justifiable IMO.

4. ydl08

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

If you look at the technology involved it's like asking is it worth paying more for an HID than a Halogen.

11. Ragnarkov

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Except the difference is very small between the S6 and the S6 Edge. Sloping glass and slightly larger battery. HID vs Halogen is completely different. Different technology producing completely different results. I don't quite understand your comparison. If you ever experienced Halogen and real HID, you'd probably pay more for them because of the significantly different end result (although it all ends up being personal preference, both for headlights, and cellphones).

24. kevin91202

Posts: 639; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Except the difference is very small between the S6 and the S6 Edge. Sloping glass and slightly larger battery. HID vs Halogen is completely different. Different technology producing completely different results." Difference may be small but it's different (futuristic) technology. $100 is small price for a look and feel into the future.

5. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Absolutely, it looks like it's floating in real life.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1617; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

for me yes. i like unique products and does not look boring. if samsung only showed the galaxy s6 i would be bored of it. it did not have the wow factor i was looking for and looked like any other phone. the phones that wowed me was the sony w850, smasung d500 and lg g3.

8. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

maybe worth 100$ more but just s6 price is definately not worth it

10. MEeee

Posts: 383; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Play around with the S4 Edge at Best Buy earlier today. It's beautiful and worth the extra money. Still will wait to upgrade my Note Edge to Note Edge 2.

12. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

50$? Yes. 100$? No.

13. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Went to Best Buy and played with them. Definitely some improvement (design wise) but not sure if the $100 is worth it...Personally prefer the regular over the edge. While playing with it didn't feel like "I Had To Have It" the s6 is still a pretty nice device

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Definitely not. They shouldn't have made it more than $50 more than the regular version...

15. talon95

Posts: 976; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I played with both today and while I think it looks cool, it didn't add any "real" functionality for me. The bigger issue was with the feel of the sharper/smaller edge. I don't like having a case and there wasn't enough to hold on to. I also found myself slightly touching and moving the screen with my palm wrapping around the edge sometimes. The regular S6 felt great. I would have preferred a curved back cover that had grip, more battery and material that didn't show crazy fingerprints. But there's no denying it looks gorgeous as is. Personally I would choose the regular S6 even if the price was equal.

16. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

If an iphone is worth $950, the s6/edge is worth $1900. So what we are getting is still a better a deal.

34. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Inferiority feeling of an Android fun.

37. seven7dust unregistered

yes lying about prices to make yourself feel better. good work !!!

42. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Nexus 6 64 GB costing 900$ is it worth it?! In my opinion YES more than edge due to the software updates so iPhone worth it for the same reason plus the better apps. I used S6 for a day I played Asphlat 8 on it I agree great performance even better than nexus 6, but when it comes to graphics details on S6 compare it to nexus 6 and iPhone 6 the Asphlat 6 looks like 2D.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Verizon has the best pricing Pricing Samsung Galaxy S 6 Storage New 2 year activation Verizon Edge Full Retail 32 GB $199.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card* $24.99 a month for 24 months $599.99 64 GB $299.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card* $29.16 a month for 24 months $699.99 128 GB $399.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card* $33.33 a month for 24 months $799.99 Samsung Galaxy S 6 edge Storage New 2 year activation Verizon Edge Full Retail 32 GB $299.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card* $29.16 a month for 24 months $699.99 64 GB $399.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card* $33.33 a month for 24 months $799.99 128 GB $499.99 after 50 mail-in rebate debit card* $37.49 a month for 24 months $899.99

25. kevin91202

Posts: 639; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

What good is lower priced hardware when they gouge you on the service plans? You will pay a lot more with their service plans over the long run....like in 3 months, which is not really long.

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