The Best Galaxy: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The South Korean giant, Samsung, is all set to start shipping its latest flagship devices: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Until the release of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the Edge variants from Samsung have been like test variants. This time, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is as much mainstream as the Samsung Galaxy S6 itself. Of course, the two devices feature a number of similarities, but they also possess some key differences that could make a world of difference for many users.

What’s Same?

Gone is the cheap plastic found on the Galaxy S5 and before, in favor of a much sleeker and more premium look. Both devices feature a glass and metal build, showcasing Samsung’s beautiful design changes to the S6 lineup. Each of the two phones come with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options. Other similarities include a fingerprint reader, which has improved a lot since the Galaxy S5. We don’t have to swipe anymore, just rest your registered finger on the home button, just like Apple’s Touch ID, and voila, welcome to your phone. We also have the support for wireless charging on both the devices. Both of the devices also feature the same 16-megapixel camera and octa-core Samsung Exynos processor. This processor represents a shift away from the Qualcomm processors that Samsung used to offer toward a home-grown processor.

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What’s Not Same?

The potential for the Edge display is huge — especially if it is ever opened to third party developers. The Galaxy S6 Edge also features a larger battery at 2600mAh, compared with the Galaxy S6’s 2550mAh, but this is not something to ponder, as the ‘edge display’ of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will cost you more battery. While many suggest that the Edge display is still a little gimmicky, it offers users a number of functional options. For example, users can customize buttons on the edge of the device, which is great for ease-of-use, especially for those who prefer one-handed phone use. You can add quick folders, assign colors to your favorite contacts so that you know who’s calling even when your phone is upside down. This is done through the Edge software. While the two devices feature a similar design philosophy with the sleek glass and metal exterior, there are more than a couple crucial differences. The “Edge screen” on the S6 Edge gives the device a curved corner, rather than the more pronounced corner found on the regular Samsung Galaxy S6.

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So What?

For those consumers who simply want a new smartphone, the Galaxy S6 is a great choice. If, however, you’re looking for something a little more advanced and customizable, then perhaps the S6 Edge is best for you. While the devices have a number of similarities, they also feature some important differences. Those differences end up meaning that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will cost around Rs. 5000 more than the standard Samsung Galaxy S6. The curved and three sided display of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will surely make you the talk of the room but if you don’t want that, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the way to go. With Samsung Galaxy S6, you get a more durable and cheaper gadget.

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