Five things that could have made the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge better

Five things that could have made the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge better
Well folks, it's here – Samsung has announced not only a Galaxy S6 flagship, but the widely rumored Galaxy S6 edge – the handset that has both sides of its display warped towards the bezel.

In terms of design, the S6 edge is just gorgeous, its body sporting premium materials and high-class looks , while its hardware is equally impressive – a 64-bit octa-core processor, which gave us some impressive benchmark results, combined with 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and Samsung's new, super-fast flash storage technology all promise an incredibly snappy handset.

Sammy has also decided to address the many complaints about TouchWiz being an overcluttered, feature-packed, stuttering mess, and has cleaned up the interface nicely, flattening it up and removing many of its unneeded / rarely used features.

So, the Galaxy S6 edge appears to be a great flagship, indeed, but does it lack features, which could've made it even better? Well, let's nitpick!


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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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52 Comments

1. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Dat camera :|

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Will beat anything in the market by far

7. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Lumia 1520 with Denim update would like to disagree with you

10. AlikMalix unregistered

Well I see top manufacturers leap froggin' eachother with quality on camera's... I'm not convinced from Samsungs "proof" but no doubt the camera on S6 models would be best until next from HTC, LG, Sony, or Apple... For the moment, the latest release from ANY ONE is always best... But as hmd74, sooner or later you wont have the best camera but you'll be stuck with the large "nipple" Built in memory on the S6's is excellent - without an argument beats anything built-in before even my favorite Apple's. Once again, I'm gonna reserve my real criticism or praise until it's in hands of consumers and issues that are going to reported (every phone has them)... But I love the greenish one so much, I'm probably gonna take my iP5S in to get it redone to match... Really like these Samsung phones, even the pointless edges are pushing the look of the smartphone forward, making the iPhone look outdated next to it... For now the fact remains - usability over form - will have to try daily handling before I can say if it's worth giving up comfort for edges - hopefully it's just as comfortable... (I dont care for side functions at all).. Great job Samsung, this Apple fan is impressed with the S6 edge...

13. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Actually no. HTC have never had a "best camera" on any of their models! Their UltraPixel gimmick turned out to be mediocre at best, and their M9's new camer, while it's 20MP, testing (on a non-commercial unit though) have shown it's still crappy and doesn't live up to the challenge. I also see you didn't include the name of Nokia/Microsoft there which is odd! Considering that they are always the ones that bring up new tech in imaging and having the best in class cameras, always!

17. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

@AlikMalix you say anything new is always the best, so you telling me this phone have better pictures then the Lumia 1020??? I do not even think its 1520/930 Denim level yet. The 1520 capture image perfectly like how it exactly look, its not like other cameras who try to make a picture more brighter than it actually look with your eyes. If you want to make it brighter later, Lumia have editing software called Lumia Creative Studio, which lets you do anything to the picture, so no, this phone will not have a better photos then the 1520/930, but it will be really good, very close maybe, which is still very good no matter how you look at it for a Galaxy 6.

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

note 4 are on par with 1020 or even the 930 on some aspect, just read some comparison.

37. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

@Medtxa I look it up and the article said the same thing I just told you, although the note 4 really did well, its still not on Lumia camera level. if you have a link show me and I will read it, but I will also read other articles from that website to know if they are bias as this website which favor more IOS and Android. All non bias people know Lumia always have better cameras. Its okay if you did not know, its easily to forget since the phone is about to reach 2 years old. http://fortheloveoftech.com/2014/10/24/samsung-galaxy-note-4-vs-nokia-lumia-1020-camera-comparison-the-gold-standard-test/

26. maherk

Posts: 6641; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Lumia? What is that?

38. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

@Maherk I do not know

31. AlikMalix unregistered

Reply to Post #13 and #17... Really sorry guys, I didnt think of Lumia and I didnt mean to dismiss it in any way... thanks for pointing that out.. I agree they really jumped the gun on camera quality - just never seen one on the street, but I would love to try a windows phone one day - I really think that windows is not deserving of the ignorance from the market - it should have the same market share as at least iOS...

18. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

cool is not pointless, yeah just that.

41. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They just said sd card, I call no on that due to the damage to the mem contorler speed if added, it's like adding ddr1 ram to the best pc going

3. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Don't forget no plastic and no micro SD

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

What? If edge panels are not working then there is no difference in S6 and S6 Edge. Just a bent screen from both sides for a higher price, what's the purpose then?

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

There are some few gimmicky feaures, but all in all, it's just for showoff purposes. I prefer the S6 over the S6 Edge, I don't wanna pay more just for showing off.

51. ironmarc89

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

my man....you are right. Idc about edges because i wont EVER use them. Theyre trying the, "apple", approach. They are trying to making it socially acceptible to have a s6 edge. Lord knows some people bought an iPhone not because of the features that you can use, because everyone else has one. All i know is that as soon as T-Mobile puts the pre-order up for the s6, im buying it!!!!!!!!!!

9. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol then no purpose, and they will just rape us with extra price for the edge

16. maherk

Posts: 6641; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Then don't buy it.

32. AlikMalix unregistered

For once, I agree with you maherk... no sense of complaining what a Ferrari costs if you dont have the luxury of purchasing one...

40. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

@Maherk and @AlikMalix he ask a question on what is the purpose, not if I am purchasing it or not, and I repeat there is no purpose all it do is give them (Samsung) more profit. There is nothing wrong with my response. If you like the product then get it, I have nothing against people who buy what THEY WANT because I do the same, its my phone, its my purchase, so I get what pleases me.

46. AlikMalix unregistered

I got your point, and I agree there's really no purpose (I dont even see the point of the one on Note Edge that actually does something... But it does take a traditional smartphone design a bit further... It was the "rape us with extra price" part of your comment that made it sound a bit like you're complaining... I always say that anything costs as much as a consumer is willing to pay for it - and if the edge doesn't sell due to it's price vs lack of function then you were right, but if it sells regardless then no sense of complaining since, well, it sells - then it must be worth it... This is all speculation, ofcourse, since we dont know much it costs (right out of Apple's play book - introduce, but keep some details hidden to keep hype going) or how it feels as I said earlier, if it makes holding and using it awkward then it maybe a dud to begin with - we'll have to see....

5. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Does Nexus 6 have memory card slot? No. And nobody cared. LOL.

33. maherk

Posts: 6641; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly! Even when Sony, HTC, and Lg have ditched micro sd slots, there was always a reasonable reason for it according to their fans. Now that Samsung has done it, they found one aspect of the phone to criticize it, as if they were going to end up buying it!

48. AlikMalix unregistered

Welcome to how it feels to be an Apple fan - the only ones you hear complaining (mostly) are the ones that never even thought of buying an iPhone...

6. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Once you have offered functions on phones that attract buyers to your phones,then All of a Sudden lose them,the Consumers will be Very Disappointed in Samsung,When your Sales are Struggling,Why?have Samsung always got the iPhones on there Mind is Mind Blowing to People,as this as Cost them Money with Apple taking Samsung to Court,Nothing was said about the Speakers on the Galaxy S6 Yesterday,Why?Hope Samsung realise there Big Mistake and Offer another Future phone with there card slot or removable battery option

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

To make a premium device, there's no need to make so much sacrifices aside from the removable battery. As I said before, Samsung is clearly not capable of making a premium flagship.

19. maherk

Posts: 6641; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Reviewers says otherwise.

21. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

what is premium? iphone 6 or htc 9? LOL

25. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You're upset because your get-what-you-pay-for cheap Chinese phones can't hold a candle to real form and function. Likewise with those market failure Sony phones. There's a reason Sony has a hard time selling those things.

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