Introduction


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.

Design

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+

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Dimensions

6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 inches

154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches

142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Dimensions

6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 inches

154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches

142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)

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


Displays

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.


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11 Comments

1. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Super Cool and Cool +

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Brightness is 850 on auto...

7. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This.

3. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 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

5. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 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.

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Waiting for Galaxy s6 edge plus active

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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!

9. Ramii_m3

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 25, 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

11. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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