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Details

Display

Display Size
5.1 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
577 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.9
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.9

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142.1mm x 70.1mm x 7mm
Weight
132g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 6

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 7420
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 5
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Battery capacity
2,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
Qi
PMA
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2015-04
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge


The Samsung S6 Edge is the prettier and pricier cousin of the Galaxy S6. Both smartphones are Samsung's offering to rival Apple's iPhone 6 – the question is, have they achieved it?

Design

This is where the Edge truly stands out. It features a wraparound screen, the first of its kind in any smartphone. It's a thing of beauty, and something to truly stand out against every other smartphone on the market.

The curved portion of the screen arcs to meet the back of the phone, and provides another area to access new apps. You might think this might increase your chances of accidentally opening an unwanted app, but initial user testing shows otherwise.

One of the biggest advantages of the Edge's curved screen is as a storage space, if you will, for your five favourite contacts. Colour code each contact, and you'll know at a glance who's contacted you. The Edge then lets you easily answer their call, return their call, read their message, reply to their message, or – if you're at dinner / in a meeting and don't want to be rude – ignore their call with a pre-determined message.

Cool idea in concept, limited reviews thus far suggest it's not as useful as it might seem. There's also something vaguely "MySpace Top 8" about it. At what point in a new relationship do you promote your lover to your top five? Hmm.

The Edge, like the Galaxy S6, is available in gold, black, and white, as well as a unique emerald green. (The Galaxy S6 is also available in topaz blue).

Battery Life

Like the Galaxy S6, the Edge does not have a removable battery. In previous Galaxy models this feature was touted as a standout (and from personal experience, an incredibly useful one), so it's unclear just why Samsung's remove this feature.

The Edge's battery life is exactly the same as the Galaxy S6:

  • Internet usage time (3G): up to 10 hours
  • Internet Usage time (LTE): up to 11 hours
  • Internet usage time (Wi-Fi): up to 12 hours
  • Video playback time: up to 13 hours

Pricing and availability

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 S10.

Compare SIM-only plans for the Galaxy S6 Edge

Name Product Features Data Price
-21%
  • $28/mth for the first 12 months for new customers, then $38/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.07.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$28
per month
100GB
Data
-21%
$28
per month
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. 30GB + 20GB bonus data for the first 3 renewals. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 July 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • $9.80/mth for 12 months, then $15.80/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 24 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the first 3 months for new customers, then $19.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$10
per month
8GB
Data
-50%
$10
per month
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  • $30 SIM for $10. T&Cs apply. Ends 28 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
40GB
Data
Available after 1/3/21. After 3rd recharge, $30 recharge gives you 10GB standard data. T&Cs apply.
$30
per 28 days expiry
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge specs

Display

Display Size
5.1 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
577 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.9
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.9

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142.1mm x 70.1mm x 7mm
Weight
132g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 6

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 7420
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 5
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Battery capacity
2,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
Qi
PMA

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