Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are two smartphones that have come in to mark a new era for the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones.
Samsung took a different dimension with respect to the design of these flagships and in them, you’ll get a sleek, thin and extremely powerful device like never before.
Despite the many similarities that may be associated with these two smartphones, they still come with their own differences. This article will look at these two smartphones – the S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge – and find out how they stand against each other in the world of flagship smartphones.
The latest design that the S6 and the S6 Edge smartphones sport is totally new in the world of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Both devices come with a Gorilla Glass 4 coating on either side and you can still come across a solid metal frame around the phone. This is something that has never existed before on a Samsung Galaxy, apart from the introduction of a metallic frame on the Galaxy Note 4.
To be honest, this is a huge step from Samsung and with this addition; these two smartphones look extremely cool and sleek. Furthermore, holding the Galaxy S6 in hand feels more solid than holding a Galaxy S5 thanks to the better grip you get in this device. The Galaxy S6 is very thin, coming in with a thickness of only 6.8mm.
With such a sleek design and unimaginable thickness, there are huge changes that you should also expect in the overall design of the phone. One of the major changes is the exclusion of a removable battery. Furthermore, there are no traces of waterproofing or even an SD card expansion slot. Better still, Samsung claims that the 2,550mAh battery unit on the Galaxy S6 is enough to make the device last a day.
Display and camera
The Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a screen size of 5.1 inches and it has support for QHD display technology. The screen has a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. On the rear you’ll find a 16MP snapper, which is similar to that on the Galaxy S5. This snapper is equipped with a LED flash sensor as well as a heart rate sensor. On the front there is a 5MP snapper with an aperture of f/1.9.
As opposed to what was the case of the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4, the current fingerprint scanner is in excellent shape. You’ll no longer have to swipe your finger on the sensor; instead, the new sensor resembles something like the TouchID that is usually found on the iPhones.
Samsung decided against using a Qualcomm-based Snapdragon processor like most of its flagships. The new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge come with an Exynos octa core chipset from Samsung. This processor is supported by a RAM of 3GB and the phone has three options for internal storage. You can have a Galaxy S6 model with 32GB, 64GB or go for the 128GB model.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is slightly different from the Galaxy S6. One major thing to notice on the S6 Edge is a dual-curved screen. Other than this and a number of topnotch features, the Galaxy S6 Edge is almost the same product as the Galaxy S6. The differences in the Galaxy S6 Edge come in with its features, where the Edge screen is concealed, when using the phone, an entire settings menu specifically meant for the Edge screen and an additional option of using the phone from any angle, among many others.
Overall, there are no differences between the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as far as design, display and processor power are concerned. However, it is arguably true to say that the S6 Edge has better looks than the S6.