Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Review

Rather than sporting one curved edge like the Note Edge last fall, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge favors a uniform approach by sporting a dual curved display – where the left and right sides are subtly curved...
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90 Comments

23. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

So why is everyone talking about the bezels on the M9 but this phone is identical in height without front facing speakers and nobody mentions the bezels

24. guil.power

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Because its just a perfectly beautiful phone, there's nothing to complain.

36. darkoman4

Posts: 181; Member since: May 30, 2014

It is little smaller, but has bigger screen, almost 3 mm thinner, 30 g lighter. So yes, HTC could have done something about those bezels.

59. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

So true bro. This thing is extraordinary if you ask me.

55. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

the M9 has 5" screen while S6 has 5.1"

65. luis.aag90

Posts: 270; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

The main reason is because the S6/Edge gets the home button with integrated fingerprint scanner.

78. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Well, because it uses the size properly. It has a bigger screen and a lot more hardware packed in with a much slimmer profile. If HTC didn't disclose that the M8 was going to use capacitive buttons but changed last minute, then the we need the bezel for hardware excuse might hold some weight. But after making it thicker and removing the duo camera and seeing what Sony and LG could do with 5.2 and 5.5 inch screens, HTC really has no excuse. Sure they can admit that they are not on par with Sony, Samsung, and LG or they can say they need the space for better boom sound. If you are the Head of PR and marketing you would choose the latter for sure. Us more experienced people that can see through PR bs know for a fact that the Bezel can be removed. With the GS6, I really doubt they could have made it smaller. That's the difference.

25. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Benchmarks of the s6 should've been redone - they're clearly wrong. Both s6 and edge have identical specs apart from the battery. This is just wrong. 900ish score for aingle core is just wrong. You clewrly pushed the phone hard and then ran the benchmark. It either throttled or there was an issue with the benchmark or your s6 is defective.

44. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

That is the worst PROs/CONs list ever.

46. natelim

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 09, 2014

I already ordered galaxy S6 edge the gold one. Since they open the pre~order today! The price here in taiwan Galaxy S6 NT$ 22,900 (32G) , Galaxy S6 edge NT$26,500 (32G)

51. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Nice and fair review. I think I might go for the edge instead of the regular S6.

60. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

love my note 4 moreee (although i was hoping that samsung would activate its 64bit for exynos variant to increase its performance).

62. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

how the design change ? for six year the same the same and the same ugly

68. G9-Kokos

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Yea they should have gone with circle this year. No no, Better yet, they should have gone with TRIANGLE!! Triangle is love, triangle is life #Justilluminatithings /sarcasm (in case you didnt notice, noob)

63. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

There was something wrong with your S6 performance, as it reaches similar results as the S6 Edge on other sites.

66. ydl08

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

why is the average call quality a con? it's still average.

70. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

And sometimes it's just carrier/network related. Anyway, my green emerald is already preordered :]

71. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Its About time Samsung removed the removable battery (i man, c'mon, your battery will last a whole day and overnight before you go to bed just charge it over night, its not hard, no need to carry another battery around xD) And the SD cards slows your phone and drains your battery faster. So its about time, Samsung Users welcome to an Apple World, Samsung is moving more towards Apple stayle and trust me, when it launches Tizan you will realise how bad android is.

74. hossame74

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 27, 2015

Guys plz any one tel me why S6 not have same score of s6 in Antut ?

76. Simona unregistered

Just realized this is copy of xiaomi mi nore pro but other way round ...

77. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

So far I have heard, mobilesyrup and Erica Griffin prefer the plain old GS6 while John V prefers the S6 edge. I wonder what the final tally will be once the NDA is lifted for everyone.

81. yonith

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

John V. - I suspect the reason for worse battery life on the GS6 Edge compared to the GS6 is because the Project Butter feature Touch Boost is constantly being activated. This would be somewhat unavoidable being that there's virtually no bezel on the sides.

84. vijaysingam

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Major problem will be battery. I am using galaxy a5 that dries battery within 1 day with normal use. Compared to galaxy a5 a5 2300mah battery s6 battery is only 2600 mah. S6 is a monster. And galaxy a5 resolution is only hd but s6 resolution is ultra hd. Another minus point is non removable battery. My advise is wait at least 3 to 5 months for performance.

85. chris2k5

Posts: 215; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

87. GeekMovement unregistered

Hope the 360 degrees view feature will be added soon!

88. tremzee

Posts: 11; Member since: May 21, 2012

Hello All, I am one of the first lucky person who got Galaxy S6 edge i received mine on March 29 just wanted to share my 2 weeks experience with all galaxy s6 fans. Galaxy S6 is a awesome phone design luxury feel superb screen resolution brilliant camera and so so more to discover yet. one flaw of the phone which i noticed is phone is lil lagy as Samsung mention this phone is very secure but sorry to say Samsung is not right on this claim, someone can easily unlock the device even an 12 years kid can unlock the phone even if the phone is locked with your fingerprint some one can easily get into phone and can easily access to some one personal stuff very personal stuff . let me explain how lock your device with your fingerprint once phone is locked you can notice while you try to press home button you will see a swap unlock option which is very weird i don't know and if you swap the dial pad your phone is unlocked i am adding a video just watch the video and you can see how easily someone can unlock the device. phone arena is not letting me add the link but you can search it in you tube video's by typing this Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge how easy to unlock your lock device

89. irfankhann1

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2013

I m using s6 edge and iphone 6 plus But the s6 edge feels premium in hand and the touchwiz is really improved and works smoothly... i love this phone great job sammy

90. mirexcool

Posts: 65; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

bought this one on Aliekspress:http://goo.gl/a08Q1Т very good phone

91. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Can anyone give any advice as how to get more battery life from this thing? It's not for me but my friend's wife just bought this as an "upgrade" from her old S3 after much (joking) piss-taking from me about how she should get an iPhone instead... Turns out she's regretting it as the battery is dropping down to 40% or so by halfway through the day, around the same time myself and her husband were sat on 87% (year old iPhone 6) and 90% (Sony Xperia). She say's she's not doing anything different than on her old phone and I looked up any fixes and they were already applied. Is there something fundamentally bad about the battery in the S6 Edge that the reviewers aren't mentioning??

92. Gautham386

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

On seeing your reviews more and more. I'm feeling that to stay to your website for 24 hours.
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