Difference Between Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs S6 Edge
 

The displays of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge marks the big difference between them. In Mobile World Congress 2015, Samsung unveiled their next edition of their Samsung S series of smartphones. It is the Galaxy S6 edition, and this comes in two versions as Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Both phones have the exact same specification when the processor, RAM and the cameras are considered. The only significant difference is the design of the display where Samsung Galaxy S6 has a normal flat display while Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a curved display.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review – Features of Samsung Galaxy S6

Among numerous smartphones released by Samsung, Galaxy S series is one of their most famous set of phones. In Mobile World Congress 2015 that was held just a few days ago, that is in the beginning of March 2015, Samsung introduced the latest edition of the Galaxy S series known as Galaxy S6. The phone has a length of 143.4 mm, a width of 70.5 mm and a very low thickness of 6.8 mm. The weight is just 138 g. The display is 5.1 inches and the resolution is superior with a value of 2560 x 1440 pixels that is even better than the resolution of a generic laptop screen. The operating system that comes with the phone is the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop edition and that has been enhanced with Samsung’s custom feature called TouchWiz.

The Galaxy S6 phone supports 4G LTE networks. Hence, the user can experience lightning internet speeds. All wireless connectivity capabilities such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC are included in the phone as usual. The rear camera has a great quality camera of a resolution of 20 megapixels and this is the resolution that a generic digital camera has. The front camera also has a great camera that is of resolution of 5 megapixels. This resolution would be quite great for selfie lovers.

Galaxy S6 is equipped with a Samsung Exynos processor, which has 8 cores and the RAM capacity of the phone is 3 GB. These high specifications would let any application to run smoothly without any issue. The internal storage of the phone can be selected from 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB, but one major issue is the lack of a memory card holder to expand the storage, if needed. The battery life also would be quite good with a battery of the capacity 2550mAh. Samsung claims that it charges so fast that a 10-minute charge would allow a usage time of 4 hours. An added feature with respective to charging is the wireless charging capability.

Difference Between Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review – Features of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that was also introduced in the same Mobile World Congress 2015 has a very similar specification to Samsung Galaxy S6, but the difference is in the display. While Samsung Galaxy S6 has a normal flat display, Galaxy S6 Edge has a curved display. This feature is similar to what LG introduced at CES 2015 with their phone LG G Flex 2. The phone has a length of 142.1 mm, a width of 70.1 mm and a thickness of 7.0 mm. The length and the width of Galaxy S6 Edge is slightly lesser (almost negligible difference) than the length and the width of Galaxy S6, but the thickness of Galaxy S6 Edge is slightly higher probably because of the curved feature. The weight of the phone is just 132 g and this is just 6g lesser than the Galaxy S6. The display of the phone is the same size of 5.1 inches with the same gigantic resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

The Galaxy S6 Edge phone too supports 4G LTE networks and also all connectivity methods like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC are available. The operating system on the phone is the latest Android version, which is Lollipop and this comes with the custom feature by Samsung called Touchwiz just as in Galaxy S6. The rear camera has a huge resolution of 16 megapixels the front camera also has a resolution of 5 megapixels. The battery has a capacity of 2,600mAh and this is just 50mAH higher than the battery in Galaxy S6. Samsung claims that this also charges so fast that a 10-minute charge would allow a usage time of 4 hours. The wireless charging feature is also available.

Galaxy S6 Edge is also furnished with a Samsung Exynos processor which has 8 cores and the RAM capacity is 3 GB and various internal storage capacities such as 64 GB and 128 GB are available. But, the device does not have a memory card holder so you would not be able to further expand the storage.

 Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

What is the difference between Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?

• The greatest difference is in the screen. Samsung Galaxy S6 has a normal flat screen that is of the conventional design while Samsung Galaxy Edge has a curved screen that is similar to the concept in LG G Flex 2.

• The dimensions are slightly different but are negligible. Samsung Galaxy S6 has a length of 143.4 mm, a width of 70.5 mm and a thickness of 6.8 mm. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a length of 142.1 mm, a width of 70.1 mm and a thickness of 7.0 mm.

• The weight of the two phones is also slightly different. Samsung Galaxy S6 has a weight of 138g while Galaxy S6 Edge has a weight of 132g.

• The battery capacity of Samsung Galaxy S6 is 2550mAh while this is 2600mAH on Galaxy S6 Edge, but this is also a negligible difference.

• Currently, Samsung Galaxy S6 has memory capacities to be selected from 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB, but Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has capacity selection only from either 64 GB or 128 GB.

Summary:

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are almost identical except for one fact. That is the design of the display. Samsung Galaxy S6 has a normal flat screen while Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a curved screen. So one who like the conventional design of a phone can go for Galaxy S6 while one who would like a new shape that is a curved display can go for a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. There are negligible differences in the dimension, weight, and some other components, but the processor, RAM, and the cameras are exactly the same.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6

     Design Curved display Normal flat display
    Screen Size 5.1 inches 5.1  inches
  Dimension (L x W x T) 142.1 mm x 70.1 mm x 7.0 mm 143.4 mm x  70.5 mm x 6.8 mm
     Weight 132 g 138 g
     Processor Samsung Exynos Octa core processor Samsung Exynos Octa core processor
     RAM  3GB 3GB
     OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop
     Storage 64 GB / 128 GB

Not expandeable

32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB

Not expandeable

     Camera 16 MP 20 MP
     Battery 2,600mAh 2,550mAh

 

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  1. Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge via Samsung
  • Michael Simonson

    The S6 edge does come in 32GB as well.