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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

With the Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung is pandering to the ever-growing market niche where 5" displays are simply not enough. Those of us who liked the innovative dual-edge screen of the Galaxy S6 edge, but are reluctant to use anything less than 5.5 inches, can now have everything they like about the S6 edge, but with a bigger screen, and still in a very slim form factor.

Other than that, the specs are nearly identical, save for the one gig of RAM more on the S6 edge+, and the larger battery.


While with a way better screen-to-body ratio than the S6 edge, the 5.7” S6 edge+ is still harder to handle than its smaller sibling.

Messing with the best, this year Samsung decided to ditch its signature plastic designs, which, however, were among the few left to offer removable batteries or expandable storage. Both the Galaxy S6 edge and edge+ are made with a high-grade aluminum alloy frame and side rim, with layered nanocoating of the glass back to achieve shiny uniform coloring. Unlike the S6 edge, its larger sibling doesn't feel as “edgy” in the palm, as the frame's edges are smoother.

Moreover, the Galaxy S6 edge+ is slightly thinner, and with way better screen-to-body ratio than the S6 edge, despite still having a physical home key and fingerprint scanner embedded there, below the display. Other than those subtle differences, the overall look of the two handsets is practically identical, complete with the big, protruding camera unit on the rear.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 inches
154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm
5.40 oz (153 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches
142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
4.66 oz (132 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


The difference in screen sizes is significant, but the Super AMOLED characteristics are nearly identical on both handsets.

Hey, it's Samsung's Quad HD Super AMOLED display technology on both handsets, did you expect anything else? We bet you didn't, but the display panels host the biggest difference between the two – while the Galaxy S6 edge has a 5.1” 1440 x 2560 pixels screen, the S6 edge+ strikes back with a way bigger, 5.7-incher with the same characteristics. Naturally, this means that the pixel density will move from the record 577ppi on the flagship phone, to the still more than respectable 518ppi on the S6 edge+.

Other than pixel density, the rest of the screen characteristics are pretty similar. The screens share the same 500+ nits of maximum brightness and low reflectivity, making them good for use outdoors, even on a bright sunny day. Color credibility is very good, at least in the Basic display mode. The default mode is Adaptive Display, though, where AMOLED exhibits oversaturation nearing the Adobe RGB, rather than the standard color gamut. Also, even in the basic display mode, tilting the phone about 30 degrees or more will result in a dramatic color shift towards the cold side of the spectrum, making the display appear blueish. Other than that, the viewing angles are excellent throughout, and the deep blacks that AMOLED displays are famed for, are evident on the S6 edge and edge+ as well.

Display measurements and quality

Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 502
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 553
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posted on 26 Aug 2015, 06:35 5

1. Android_Lollipop (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 May 2015)

Super Cool and Cool +

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 07:03 1

2. shaineql (Posts: 421; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Brightness is 850 on auto...

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 08:25

7. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


posted on 26 Aug 2015, 07:04

3. Dude2014 (Posts: 448; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)

Will samsung full camera manaul setting (shutter speed and stock RAW support) to S6 and S6 edge? A new unlocked S6 (32GB) is only aggressively priced at $430 here. Such a sweet deal and I would definitely consider buying it.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 07:09

4. Clars123 (Posts: 938; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

I doubt they will....they may bring the new icons and audio features,but I doubt they would add the shutter speed and RAW support.At least not until Android 6.0

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 07:12 2

5. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 213; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)

I see the edge winning here for a couple of reasons:

1.cheaper than edge+
2.edge+ software features will eventually come to the edge or be imported.
3.edge has better loud speaker and better pixel ratio, better one hand use.
4.IR blaster very useful.
5. in terms of battery yes it is small but with a power bank there is nothing to complain about.

with all these reasons i will still not buy it because i f***** hate the physical and capacitive buttons. can't wait for the new Nexus.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 07:22

6. abdoualgeria (Posts: 750; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)

Waiting for Galaxy s6 edge plus active

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 12:01

10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I would prefer a Galaxy Note Mega Edge.
(preferably between 6 & 6.5" with the dual-edge)

***my dream phone***

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 08:35

8. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

size and price is all I see in difference--and without the design flaw of the S Pen. Waiting on active, and mega variants next!

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 10:46

9. Ramii_m3 (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jun 2015)

The s6 edge gives you 3-4 hours screen on time at maximum and thats very bad for a smartphone like that , and about the fast chrarging thing guess what nobody needs to carry the charger everywhere he goes thats why iphones keep selling im and android fan and i changed my s6 edge for an iphone it gives me very good screen on time better than the s6 edge

posted on 05 Oct 2015, 22:04

11. SundovChildress (Posts: 71; Member since: 20 Sep 2015)

When you get a new Galaxy S6 Edge+, follow this video and transfer all important data from old smartphones to galaxy s6 edge+. Also works with Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Note 5


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