Samsung’s Galaxy series has now reached its sixth iteration. Last years version (the Galaxy S5) didn’t sell all that well according to rumors. Maybe it looked a little too much like the Galaxy S4? The last Galaxy model I liked, was the S2. Until last year, when I saw the Alpha. With its metal band, it looks really good. With the S6, and especially the S6 Edge, Samsung has won me over. They are really nice-looking. But design is not everything. Sadly for the Samsung fans, it’s no longer possible to swap the battery or memory card. This will be a deal breaker for many.
|Galaxy S6||S6 Edge|
|Screen size:||5.1 inch Super AMOLED||5.1 inch Super AMOLED with curved edges|
|Resolution:||2560 x 1440||2560 x 1440|
|CPU:||Samsung Exynos (dual quad-core 64-bit)||Samsung Exynos (dual quad-core 64-bit)|
|RAM (memory):||3 GB||3 GB|
|Storage:||32GB, 64GB, 128GB (non-expandable)||32GB, 64GB, 128GB (non-expandable)|
|Camera:||16 MP + 5 MP (front)||16 MP + 5 MP (front)|
|Battery:||2550 mAh (removable)||2600 mAh (removable)|
|Weight:||138 g||132 g|
|Price:||649? USD||799? USD|
|Available:||April 2015||April 2015|
As you see from the specifications above, the internals are the same. These are packed with technology: wireless charging, one-touch fingerprint reader, Samsung Pay, a hefty 16MP camera and much more. Which also means you have to pay up. These are definitely premium phones.
My favorite is the S6 Edge in “green emerald”. Looking forward to test those curved edges.
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