Hands-on review: MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Hands-on review: MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Introduction, design, screen and interface

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a bit of a mouthful, but it’s a phone that makes me annoyed the S6 is even being created at all.

I get that Samsung thinks this is a phone for the early adopters, that the added expense the next level screen technology will be prohibitively expensive at a time when the brand needs to get the basics right.

I guess I understand that… but hold this up down the pub and people will be desperate to take a look at your new SpacePhone. If Samsung had wanted to make a big splash with its flagship handset this year, the S6 Edge would have been the one to throw the spotlight on.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review

It’s essentially just the Samsung Galaxy S6 but with slightly bent edges. It’s 7mm thick, so fractionally less thin than the main version, but it’s also lighter and has a 50mAh larger battery. Take that, spec fans.

Design

I’ll admit, the S6 Edge is ever so slightly less ergonomic to hold, as where the curved edges taper into the chassis is a little sharp, where the S6 is smoother and nicer to use in that respect.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review

But this is a very light phone, and is primarily screen across the front. It manages the very clever trick of being able to fit a massive screen (5.1-inch) into a frame around the size of an iPhone 6, which should settle the need for many to decide between a compact handset and one with a larger display to play with.

The camera protrudes slightly from the back, as Samsung has packed in an advanced sensor and didn’t want to compromise on the specs to get to a thin, flat back.

This does mean it wobbles on the table a little, but it’s barely noticeable… I’ll be keeping an eye on whether that scratches in our full Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review

But the main thing you’ll feel when you pick up the Edge is just how premium it feels. Its curves blend perfectly with the chassis, and the combination of metal and glass really works well to convince that you that this phone is worth paying for.

It’s going to be expensive, so elements like a translucent back in a variety of colours really help sell that ideal.

Screen

The display …read more

Via:: Tech Radar