Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Plans | Pricing | Specs
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1440 x 2560px
32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Finder rated as Average vs similar phones
Power, storage and battery
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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).
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.
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