Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Have no worries – we're here to help you decide if you should put your hands on the sexy curves of the S6 edge, or you should stay conservative and opt for the impressively flat S6...
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23 Comments

25. ruffhowzin

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Say if these two phones had the same type of case, would there be any differences in ergonomics or usability?

21. vanessasyno

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I have had both the GS6 as well as an IPhone 6 and I personally enjoyed the IPhone's ability to conform to multiple other people's phones (because IPhone's and Apple software on mobile devices is much more common and sought after) because with a Galaxy, or any other phone besides an IPhone it is much more of a hassle to communicate and participate in things such as group texts without having the iMessage software available.

20. Rajkamal

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

hii guys, i am hoping to buy a GS6 or GS6 EDGE soon, but i am confused which one to buy. I like the EDGE look not the feel.Its a new tech and i wish to have it, but it felt more comfortable using the GS6 than the edge version and it feels little different watching video on GS6 EDGE. I am hoping to use this devise for a couple of years. so my question is will the EDGE version be more useful in the future or will it end up the same way the galaxy Round did ? And which one should i opt for fresh tech and long lasting performance? i know both are almost similar in all ways but the curved display makes lots of difference.

19. kreemer

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Finally got to play with the edge. Its an excellent display and the camera is very impressive. The review is right though-its sharper edge takes getting Used to in the hand

15. baldilocks

Posts: 1562; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

How many times do we have to post that your AnTuTu scores are screwy? The phones are basically identical and EVERY OTHER tech site has them benchmarking the same. Just makes you guys look less that truthful.

14. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Looks really a hit this time for Samsung. Out of stock almost everywhere on release date here in Sweden. WTF! Wanna test out 64GB Green S6 Edge before decide, but delayed until May/June!!! Come on Samsung, take mine freaking money and find a way to improve the yield for S6 Edge display.

13. SZCZUN

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

It makes me annoying, since both phones release I was sure about buying s6 cause edges are not so important to me, now we get information that the specs are the same but s6 are much slower than edge..... In this price level when both phone are flagships performance should be identical. Whole this situation lead to to think more about s5 g901f than about s6.

9. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

S6 edge is slightly better performer in camera department. S6 washes out a lot while S6 edge retains solid colors.

12. Plaxy

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Everyone says they have the same specs, but the benchmarks say differently. the slightly larger battery shouldn't have this much effect, and while everyone touts they have exact same internals, they are overlooking one thing. The Edge's Amoled Screen is made of a Plastic Substrate, while the Standard S6 is a Glass Substrate. Makes me wonder if the difference in material is impacting the overall performance of the phone.

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1562; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

If you look at other tech sites, they score pretty much the same on benchmarks.

8. SZCZUN

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Why there is so huge difference in antutu (10k points) ?

10. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

There's difference in almost every department. Camera, performance and speed, battery life etc. S6 edge is slightly better than S6.

16. baldilocks

Posts: 1562; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Not according to other tech sites. They are identical except for the curved screen and slight software differences.

22. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yes ur right. But I compared photos taken from both phones side by side in Photoshop @ 100% crop. I saw difference and S6 Edge was better in all photos.

18. baldilocks

Posts: 1562; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlV0naJ3ZHo There isn't. The editors here just don't bother to fact check.

7. gaming64 unregistered

Is there even a difference? I mean, the edge is just the S6...with gimmicky edges!

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apparently technobuffalo says the swipes and gestures feel smoother on the edge but the gs6 also has a slight curve so it's really not much. Either way, looks go a long ways and no one should have a problem with them using a half glass frame vs a full metal frame. Durability seems improved from it.

4. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

Mistake. Comment deleted.

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Edge is cool, but I'd probably take normal one and use the extra money for something useful.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

PA just said that S6 is less gimmicky, S6 Edge is gimmicky. PA just said that S6 is more ergonomic, S6 Edge is more harder to hold.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i have the edge. it isnt too bad. (i only left people edge and removed the rest) the edge is abit harder to hold compared to the s6 but if you use a slim case, boy it does wonders. still, the design is sexy.

1. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

is the S6 on final software ???

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's the T-mobile variant, which has some battery bugs. But elsewhere, the software is final. So expect the endurance to be a little bit better on other US carriers and international models but otherwise, it's as final as it gets until the android 5.1 arrives and fixes the lollipop issues.
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