Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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5.1 inches

Display size

1440 x 2560px

32GB, 64GB, 128GB

Internal storage

16 MP

Rear camera

2,600 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.1 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 577
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
Dimensions 142.1mm x 70.1mm x 7mm
Weight 132g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
Processor Exynos 7420
RAM 3GB
Operating system Android 5
Internal storage

32GB

64GB

128GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 2,600mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging Qi
PMA
Launch price (RRP)$0
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

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.1 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 577
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
Dimensions 142.1mm x 70.1mm x 7mm
Weight 132g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
Processor Exynos 7420
RAM 3GB
Operating system Android 5
Internal storage

32GB

64GB

128GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 2,600mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging Qi
PMA

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