Battle Of Samsung’s Finest Devices- Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge

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Both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are Samsung’g finest devices that company has ever produced. But if you are in dougbt which among both is better to buy, our comparison will help you to pick which device is right for your pocket. Both the devices are almost identical in terms of looks and performance, so you shouldn’t sweat the decision either way.

What’s Same

So what’s the same in both the devices? Well, almost everything is same, except there are few minor hardware differences- S6 Edge has bigger battery than S6 (a skosh larger- 2,600mAh VS 2,550mAh). Here are the headlines specs that both shares:

  • 5.1-inches super AMOLED HD screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution (577 ppi)
  • 64-bit Octa core processor
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 16-MP camera
  • Glass and metal build

 What’s Different

So what’s the difference in both? Both the phones differ in shape and S6 Edge’s “Edge Screen”. So here’s the full comparison:

Price and Release date

  • Galaxy S6: $599 for 32GB version
  • Galaxy S6 Edge: $699 for 32GB version

Both the devices officially release on April 10, 2015.

Design & Build

Samsung has tried it’s best to give a premium look to both the devices. There’s nothing much to distinguish between in terms of build quality- both are solid (glass and metal) build and feels great to hold. 

Both the devices differ in the design details, we’ve to admit S6 edge is slightly less ergonomic to hold as compared to S6 which is more smoother and nicer. The S6 has rounded corners, with power button and SIM tray on right and split volume buttons on the left side. We’d say it’s an ergonomic placement.

On the other hand S6 Edge has edge screen, the top half portion of edge is covered with screen and the bottom half for the buttons where the aluminium chassis begins. Currently, this thing isn’t present on any other device. As the space on the sides are not wide enough for SIM tray, so it’s located on the top. 

  • Galaxy S6: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm and 138g
  • Galaxy S6 Edge: 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm and 132g

Except this all other things including: micro USB port, headphone port, speaker grill, IR blaster, and pinhole mic located on the identical positions.

Both the phones have same Home button, and on the back you’ll see a square 16MP camera lens (with OIS) with a LED flash. We’ll say both are the most beautiful galaxy smartphones we have ever seen. 

Display

Both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have a 5.1-inches Super AMOLED QHD screen with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution (577 ppi). The difference is on the sides: S6 has rounded corners and a flat display screen whereas S6 Edge has a curved display (dual) that creeps down either side of the device.

It’s not Samsung’s first phone with a curved display, before this Samsung Galaxy Note Edge came up with such display but not exactly the same. 

Software

Both the devices runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS (with TouchWiz). Software wise also both are identical except few specific Edge features that S6 misses out on. The features includes: People Edge, Edge Lighting and Information Stream. And there’s one thing to note that at a time only one edge screen can be activated, but there are few features that work simultaneously.


People Edge: People Edge is an awesome feature, using this you can assign different colors to up to 5 different contacts. And whenever any notifications from these contacts appears, it will appear on the edge of the display. Just swipe the contact to view more details, you can also respond to the contact directly from there.

Edge Lighting: This works well when the S6 Edge is lying face down on a table, if someone calls you or messages you the edge of the screen will light up in the corresponding color. And just by touching the heart rate sensor located on the back of the device, you can cancel the call or can send a default message. 

Information System: Well this feature is inherited from Note Edge, it let you choose from a selection of feeds you can choose from RSS feeds to sports scores, stock reports and more. And all the feeds will steadily scroll along the edge display.

Performance

In terms of performance, we didn’t found any difference. Internally both are identical and there’s not much difference in software also, this is the reason we didn’t get any difference in performance. 

Camera

 We all know that having a good phone camera means a great deal and whenever we go to buy a new smartphone we usually always see the smartphones camera and then we go on to see its features. Thankfully Samsung has embedded a excellent camera in both S6 and S6 edge. They both take breathtaking photos in both dark and light conditions. 

The camera performance of both the devices are identical, as both have same camera hardware and software. 

BatteryAs we mentioned above, S6 Edge battery is a skosh larger than S6 for reasons unknown. Both the devices have wireless charging compatible with Qi-standard chargers. Galaxy S6: 2,550mAh S6 Galaxy S6 Edge: 2,600mAh 

 Comparison Table: Samsung Galaxy S6 VS S6 Edge

Device Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Operating System Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Dimensions 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
Weight 138 g 132 g
Screen Size 5.1 inches 5.1 inches
Screen Type Super AMOLED HD Super AMOLED HD
Screen Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels 2560 x 1440 pixels
Screen Pixels Per Inch 577 ppi 577 ppi, dual edge
Camera Resolution 16MP Rear; 5MP Front-Facing 16 MP Rear; 5 MP Front-Facing
Battery 2,550 mAh 2,600 mAh
Bluetooth Version 4.1 LE 4.1 LE
GPS Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Total Integrated Storage 32/64/128 GB 32/64/128 GB
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
Processor Exynos 7420, 64-BIT Octa-core
(4 x 2.1 GHz, 4 x 1.5 GHz)
Exynos 7420, 64-BIT Octa-core
(4 x 2.1 GHz, 4 x 1.5 GHz)

Verdict

Both are the high quality smartphones present at the moment. All the while Samsung toiled in the background, for five generations of Galaxy flagships they kept working on plastic shell but it didn’t work out. S6 & S Edge lives world apart, finally Samsung has gave their fans premium look for which they have been crying out for years. 

Both the devices are almost identical in terms of looks and performance, so you shouldn’t sweat the decision either way. Whichever device you choose you’ll get a stunning display, amazing camera and great charging features.

Which one of the above device would you prefer? Share your views via comments below.

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