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Galaxy S6 Edge: Does The Flagship Offer Samsung The Much Needed Edge?

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With every passing year, competition in Smartphone segment is heating up and the heat is most intense in Android segment! While Samsung enjoyed the number one spot for a couple of years, 2014 proved to be tedious for the Korean technology giant. Growth of Chinese rivals and resurgence of Motorola has put it in a tight spot. The skyrocketing sale of Apple’s iPhone has not made things easier either. Desperate to bounce back and retain its lead over rivals, Samsung has unveiled the refreshed flagship models in its Galaxy lineup- namely Galaxy S 6 and S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 is the successor to ageing Galaxy S5 but it is the S6 Edge which seems more interesting and unique.

Unique look, impressive style

While the Galaxy S6 Edge has been unveiled at the MWC 2015- it will take a few months for it to hit the market. It does not look at all like an iPhone clone and the svelte handset stands apart in a labyrinth of similar looking models owing to its edge display. Samsung has used Gorilla Glass 4 to coat the device -which is a wise move. The curved display contours to your hand quite easily. The body made with cold forged steel is more durable than aluminium, as per Samsung’s claims.

Gorgeous, utilitarian display

The first thing to catch your attention in Galaxy S6 Edge is its bright, 5.1-inch display that wraps the sides, beyond question! The quad HD Super AMOLED panel with resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels offers a whopping 577 ppi pixel density, trouncing the competition completely. The color reproduction is superb and the images look very sharp on this screen. Even the revamped version of Samsung’s Touch Wiz overlay on top of stock Android feels so smooth and lighter than the predecessors.

Some departures, mostly positive

Apart from the trimmer version of TouchWiz, which lets you feel the glory of Lollipop, the Galaxy S6 Edge comes with some notable changes in design and build. The non-removable back is one example of this departure. It leaves no room for inserting a microSD card and you have to stick with the device’s inbuilt memory, starting at 32 GB. The 2,600mAh battery is likely to offer it enough juice to last more than a day. It is equipped with quick charging technology. The fingerprint sensor is a welcome addition. However, the device does not sport a water proof body-which was present in the S 5.

The Edge factor

Unlike what you got in the company’s Note Edge tablet, Galaxy S6 Edge has less pronounced curves. You get a section to customize the Edge section for sure. There is Edge lighting feature, for instance useful for turning the edges into notification lights. You can also switch to a night clock mode, visible on both sides of the device. It can also act as color coded contact hub.

Beauty with muscles inside!

As expected from a Samsung flagship device, the Galaxy S6 Edge is equipped with beefy hardware. There is no Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC powering this device- instead you get Samsung’s own 64-bit Exynos chipset and 3GB of RAM. The Octa core CPU handles nearly all tasks with aplomb.

Imaging Power

With the Galaxy S6 Edge in hand, you may want to bid adieu to your standalone digital camera. The device has a powerful rear camera with a 16 MP lens. Besides, there is a 5 MP front snapper. While the rear camera supports 4K video recording the time limit of 5 minutes dampens the spirit. It comes fortified with features like Optical Image Stabilization and Real Time HDR. One neat feature is camera app shortcut- you just need to tap the Home button twice.

Summing it Up

It looks like Samsung has produced a powerful, balanced flagship in the form of the Galaxy S 6 Edge. The design makes it a head turner and build quality is impeccable. You get Android Lollipop with a trimmed down overlay. The edge can be utilized in various ways and you have control over customizations. There are some notable departures too. It features a new CPU and the battery is not removable. Apart from lack of external memory, the omission of waterproof technology is what users will miss. The small deficits notwithstanding, the Galaxy S 6 Edge helps Samsung get some edge over rivals. It now has something to counter the likes of LG G Flex 2 in sheer aesthetics. The impressive hardware and optimized software make the deal sweeter.

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With every passing year, competition in Smartphone segment is heating up and the heat is most intense in Android segment! While Samsung enjoyed the number one spot for a couple of years, 2014 proved to be tedious for the Korean technology giant. Growth of Chinese rivals and resurgence of...
With every passing year, competition in Smartphone segment is heating up and the heat is most intense in Android segment! While Samsung enjoyed the number one spot for a couple of years, 2014 proved to be tedious for the Korean technology giant. Growth of Chinese rivals and resurgence of Motorola has put it in a tight spot. The skyrocketing sale of Apple’s iPhone has not made things easier either. Desperate to bounce back and retain its lead over rivals, Samsung has unveiled the refreshed flagship models in its Galaxy lineup- namely Galaxy S 6 and S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 is the successor to ageing Galaxy S5 but it is the S6 Edge which seems more interesting and unique. <strong>Unique look, impressive style</strong> While the Galaxy S6 Edge has been unveiled at the MWC 2015- it will take a few months for it to hit the market. It does not look at all like an iPhone clone and the svelte handset stands apart in a labyrinth of similar looking models owing to its edge display. Samsung has used Gorilla Glass 4 to coat the device -which is a wise move. The curved display contours to your hand quite easily. The body made with cold forged steel is more durable than aluminium, as per Samsung’s claims. <strong>Gorgeous, utilitarian display</strong> The first thing to catch your attention in Galaxy S6 Edge is its bright, 5.1-inch display that wraps the sides, beyond question! The quad HD Super AMOLED panel with resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels offers a whopping 577 ppi pixel density, trouncing the competition completely. The color reproduction is superb and the images look very sharp on this screen. Even the revamped version of Samsung’s Touch Wiz overlay on top of stock Android feels so smooth and lighter than the predecessors. <strong>Some departures, mostly positive</strong> Apart from the trimmer version of TouchWiz, which lets you feel the glory of Lollipop, the Galaxy S6 Edge comes with some notable changes in design and build. The non-removable back is one example of this departure. It leaves no room for inserting a microSD card and you have to stick with the device’s inbuilt memory, starting at 32 GB. The 2,600mAh battery is likely to offer it enough juice to last more than a day. It is equipped with quick charging technology. The fingerprint sensor is a welcome addition. However, the device does not sport a water proof body-which was present in the S 5. <strong>The Edge factor</strong> Unlike what you got in the company’s Note Edge tablet, Galaxy S6 Edge has less pronounced curves. You get a section to customize the Edge section for sure. There is Edge lighting feature, for instance useful for turning the edges into notification lights. You can also switch to a night clock mode, visible on both sides of the device. It can also act as color coded contact hub. <strong>Beauty with muscles inside!</strong> As expected from a Samsung flagship device, the Galaxy S6 Edge is equipped with beefy hardware. There is no Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC powering this device- instead you get Samsung’s own 64-bit Exynos chipset and 3GB of RAM. The Octa core CPU handles nearly all tasks with aplomb. <strong>Imaging Power</strong> With the Galaxy S6 Edge in hand, you may want to bid adieu to your standalone digital camera. The device has a powerful rear camera with a 16 MP lens. Besides, there is a 5 MP front snapper. While the rear camera supports 4K video recording the time limit of 5 minutes dampens the spirit. It comes fortified with features like Optical Image Stabilization and Real Time HDR. One neat feature is camera app shortcut- you just need to tap the Home button twice. <strong>Summing it Up</strong> It looks like Samsung has produced a powerful, balanced flagship in the form of the Galaxy S 6 Edge. The design makes it a head turner and build quality is impeccable. You get Android Lollipop with a trimmed down overlay. The edge can be utilized in various ways and you have control over customizations. There are some notable departures too. It features a new CPU and the battery is not removable. Apart from lack of external memory, the omission of waterproof technology is what users will miss. The small deficits notwithstanding, the Galaxy S 6 Edge helps Samsung get some edge over rivals. It now has something to counter the likes of LG G Flex 2 in sheer aesthetics. The impressive hardware and optimized software make the deal sweeter.

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