Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: pricing, specs and availability

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Samsung's S6 Edge is a little long in the tooth as a premium phone, but it's worthwhile if you can score one at low cost.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge at a glance

When does the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge come out? It’s out now and has been available since 2015.
What’s new about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? A high-end Android phone that, although it’s a little old now, remains a great choice.
How much does the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge cost? When it launched it started at an eye-watering $1,149 and went up to $1,449. These days you’ll pick it up for a fair price.

What is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?

Once the flagship of Samsung’s venerable Galaxy range, the S6 Edge features a screen that curves down at the edges on either side. It looks initially odd yet compelling, like the bezel is disappearing down a rabbit hole.
But the edges on the Edge have a practical feature, letting you swipe them to pull up select contact information or see notifications. They can even flash different colours if the phone is face down for silent notifications.

Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge a powerful phone?

Exceptionally powerful at the time of launch, the S6 Edge is still no slowpoke. The screen is a 5.1-inch AMOLED display with a Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution. Inside there’s an octacore processor made up of a 2.1GHz quadcore working with a 1.5GHz processor, with 3GB of RAM.
Storage options start at 32GB and go up to 128GB and the price goes with it. This is important because this is when Samsung was having an experiment with non-upgradeable memory, so what you buy is what you get.

Does the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have a good camera?

The camera on the Galaxy S6 Edge is great. The rear camera is 16MP with optical image stabilisation and the capacity to take good images in a variety of lighting conditions.
The front-facing camera is 5MP, which is more than enough for a good selfie, although these days you’ll see phones that pack a massive 16MP into the selfie lens.

How do I charge the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge uses a regular micro-USB charger. The battery is on the small side; be warned on that front because it’s not a replaceable one.
The 2,600mAh battery theoretically offers 13 hours of video playback, but for a screen that high-res, along with the processor, it’s not a big battery. It does support wireless charging though and you can grab a Samsung charging pad as an accessory

Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge water resistant?

Officially Samsung never made that claim, so it would be wise to keep it clear of immersion. Like most phones, a small amount of rain shouldn't trouble it, but don't make a habit of getting it wet.

When will the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge be available?

You can grab the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge right now.

How much does the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge cost?

If you were paying retail price at launch, between $1,149 and $1,449. These days, have a hunt online and score it for much less, though the phone is no longer available on a plan. Alternatively, consider a newer model like the similarly curved but more powerful Samsung Galaxy S8.


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