Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Galaxy S6 edge vs Galaxy S6: specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Galaxy S6 edge vs Galaxy S6: specs comparison
While Samsung vowed to reduce the number of devices it churns out per year, it made no promises in terms of stuffing existing lines with new products. The Galaxy S series is a prime example this year, with the Galaxy S6 edge coming out together with the regular, traditional even, Galaxy S6, and now, 5 months later — the Galaxy S6 edge+.

In a sense, knowing the Galaxy S6 means you know the Galaxy S6 edge, which means you also understand the value proposition of the Galaxy S6 edge+. It's the S6 edge on steroids, with a larger footprint and more space for you to go nuts whilst riding the tube on your Wednesday morning. That exhilarating  Hey, there's also a gig of RAM extra. But not much else.

Here's exactly how its specs sheet compares to that of its brethren:

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.1 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
71.75 %
76.62 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Mali-T760 MP8
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
2600 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
26.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

 
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 11 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

57.00 hours
58.00 hours
66.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
13.00 hours
15.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps), 640x480 (VGA)

Features

OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches (142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm)
6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 inches (154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
4.66 oz (132.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.40 oz (153.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Related phones

Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI

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