The Story Of The Phone With A Cutting Edge
Design and Styling
The new S6 Edge is designed in a futuristic manner with all the phone components supported by a really slim frame and is light in weight. Most of the styling elements employed in this phone seems to be very much inspired from the Apple iPhone6. What stays emphasized in this one is definitely its screen which is spread over the full-metal chassis. However, this phone goes as a boon to those who love to flaunt with the display screen of their phones, the others may very well settle for something ordinary.
On the rear side, the S6 Edge has got a camera that tips off the edge with its protruding nature. This is mainly because the phone is equipped with a good lot of camera sensors to enhance the picture quality, which was something the manufacturer didn't want to compromise on. And more over, getting this phone sold at a price as high as Rs 61,999 definitely requires the phone to be equipped with some advanced level of sophistication. But a possible drawback that could pop up here is that, you can't lay your phone with the rear facing the table top as there is a good chance for the phone to give a major portion of its 132gweight on the protruding camera, also owing to chances of scratches appearing on the lens. The company claims to have used a special colour filament in designing its back panel to give the phone a shimmering, glassy effect along with the Corning Glass 4 protection on the rear panel as well, while looking through the metal-glass frame.
The phone has got a the power button on its right rim and two separate volume adjustment buttons on the left end of the metal chassis. It features a 3.5mm audio jack along with a microUSB slot which is to be used for charging the phone and for file transfer as well. Right next to it is the mouth piece and the speakers of the phone along with two plastic strips on the two ends of this edge, to receive network signals, which once again reminds you of the iPhone6.
The Galaxy S6 Edge comes in four colours – White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Green Emerald.
The only thing that seems to stand out and gets noticed first is the massive screen that wraps around the frame. The dimensions of the screen go about by 5.1 inches with QHD resolution. The manufacturer has added the Corning Gorilla Glass Protection 4 to prevent the screen from getting all those scratches. But it does get smudged with fingerprints, which could actually cause heartbreaks for those who would go on to buying the phone, just by looking at the screen. The phone features a super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a display resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a pixel density of ~577 pixels per inch. The bottom portion of the screen has got the usual rectangular home button, which has been incorporated with a finger-print sensor. Speaking of the finger-print sensor, this new phone comes equipped with Samsung Pay app, which can be made use of while shopping, with the usual credit card readers and NFC terminals, making it possible to secure your transactions with your fingerprint. The display of this phone also features the TouchWiz UI which has made the display look cleaner with less cluttering, and also features different notification colours which can be assigned by the user for each contact. However, it seems as though this is not what is expected from a high-end phablet like the Galaxy S6 Edge, and Samsung needs to work on the TouchWiz a little more. The phone also comes equipped with all the necessary Microsoft apps preloaded, so you don't need to worry on installing them later on.
There's likewise been a lot of critical changes to the cameras. The greatest change is that they have now been armed with f/1.9 lenses, which enables more light to hit the sensors. This is essential in light of the fact that in low-light it could give better quality pictures.
The rear camera is the same 16 MP shooter empowered with optical image stabilization which is paired to an LED flash, while the secondary is a 5MP camera. The front and back cams additionally have "auto HDR" intended to enhance photographs. It's on naturally, and can be turned off. While most of the smartphones have got an additional button at the sides to access the camera directly, this phone misses on that part. Instead, Samsung has incorporated the direct access to the camera on the home button itself, and you just need to tap the button twice and your screen becomes the viewfinder.
Software and Performance
The new S6 Edge would be powered by a non-removable Li-ion 2600 mAh battery. The phone comes equipped with wireless charging technology which comes as a boon. The company also claims that the phone can attain fifty percentage of power in just thirty minutes. The phone is run on an Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop) OS platform featuring a Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz along with another Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 processor with the Exynos 7420 chipset and Mali-T760 graphics processing unit, thus favouring multi-tasking and gaming.
The S6 Edge gets 3 GB memory on RAM, and several choices for the internal storage at 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. However, the manufacturers have cut out the external storage option, which seems to be a disadvantage.
The phone uses the nano-SIM technology and supports 2G (GSM), 3G (HSDPA) and 4G (LTE) networks. On the connectivity side, the phone gets the Bluetooth v4.1, microUSB v2.0 (with MHL 3 TV-Out), Wi-Fi connectivity along with GPS.
Though the price is really high, and the curved edgy screen doesn't seem much of a necessity, the phone is indeed a next-gen model. It comes equipped with an excellent display resolution, brilliant screen and is ideally light and compact taking into account of all the features embedded in it. However the battery doesn't seem to be on the stronger side which once again would fail the brand in the minds of the customers.