Do You Really Need Curved Edges On Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (+)

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A brand new, sleek, futuristic looking smart phone is here. Its the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (+). The phone stands out in the crowd as the design itself is unique as it has display screen that extends till the sides of the device. However the specs aren’t much different from the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

The Galaxy S6 Edge has a bigger screen with exactly the same specifications as that of the Galaxy Note 5. However,as is the norm, the price of the Galaxy S6 Edge is way higher than the Note 5. The specs of other models of Samsung such as Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge also share almost similar specs of Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (+). Also the stylus (termed as S- pen by Samsung) is not available in the S6 Edge+.

Also as you might already know, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (+), similar to its previous counter parts, sports a curved display screen and the screen extends to both left and right sides of the smart phone.

The body design looks rich as the outer is mainly made up of Glass and metal. Thus making the phone absolutely irresistable. The phone itself is a wondeful sight to look at. Imagine how it feels when you look under the hood.

So now, talking about the hardware aspects.The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a display screen of size 5.7 inches which fits in 2560 X 1440 pixels (4K) for resolution. i.e 518 pixels per inch. The smart phone weighs 153 grams. A sufficient 5 MP front camera is made available along with an array of sensors on the front.

On the rear, a more than sufficient 16 megapixel camera is provided to capture crystal clear images and has Flash hardware. The rear camera also has integrated heart rate reader. The power house is a Octa core Samsung Exynos 7 processor that has a clock speed of 2.1 GHz and a 1.5 GHz. The Galaxy Edge Plus (+) is available in Colors such as Gold, Silver, Black, & white. The phone can be bought in two ROM (internal storage) models. 32 GB and 64 GB. A more than sufficient 4 GB of RAM is given. A non removable battery with a capacity of 3,000 mAh is embedded within the phone.No external storage slot.

The operating system is the newest Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Things that are a little disappointing with the S6 Edge+ is that there is no storage slot for the micro SD device. The battery too cannot be removed.

A worthy feature of this smartphone is the Fingerprint reader that has been integrated with the Home button.

Are the two display edges of any use?

Yes. very much. These extended display screen sides are not just for show. During normal usage the edges stay inactive. Now don’t fret. You can easily activate them just by sliding your finger from either of the edges and voila, the edges light up. These edges show interfaces that can be customized by the user. The edges on the Galaxy Edge Plus (+) beautifully put your News feed and other notification in to their display. The edge also lits up dimly to display date & time.

Contenders for the Edge+

The LG G4 and the iPhone 6 Plus will put up a good fight with the S6 Edge+. Both the phones sport a 5.5 inch display screen.

LG G4 has Hexa core processor, removable battery, microSD slot that supports upto 2 TB.

iPhone 6 Plus was released way back. So lets not compare it with the S6 Edge+. So do hold on a little longer for a fresh release from Apple.

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Lohith Arcot
Lohith is a Biomedical engineer by training and an impassioned dog-lover. He diligently follows and muses about the technological revolution,with a perspective on the cultural aspect of marketing. While he's not busy de-constructing apps, processors and OS', he catches up on quality films