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Samsung Galaxy S6 Versus Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Work Life Apr 05, 2015

April's Tech Comparison: Galaxy S6 V's Galaxy S6 Edge 

In India, Samsung is known as the most popular smartphone brand. The upcoming release of the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has meant that Samsung's sales are expected to rise. The smartphones launched in New Delhi with a starting price of Rs 49,990 for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and a starting price of Rs 58,990 for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The prices for both phones increase depending on if the phone offers 32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. 

Both phones offer similarities and differences that showcase innovative features. The table below provides a comparative look at some of the key features of each phone.

Phone Model Screen Processor RAM Camera Mic Sensors and Scanners Wireless Charging Battery
Samsung Galaxy S6 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm  Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 3 GB
-16MP with autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash
-5MP Secondary camera
Noise- cancelling mic -Fingerprint scanner.
-Sensors include: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate SpO2
Yes 2550 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Curved, 7 mm thin Octa-core processor with four 2.1GHz Cortex-A57's and four 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores 3GB -16MP Camera with 4K video recording, optical image stabilization
-5 MP Front camera.
Noise -cancelling mic -Fingerprint Scanner

-Heart-rate sensor, barometer, SpO2

Yes 2600 mAh


From the comparison above and additional reviews on both smartphones, you can see that there are many similarities. Aesthetically, you can see that both phones are made of metal and glass for a chic and modern design. Plus, they both have the same processors, storage sizes, RAM, cameras, mics and fingerprint scanners for functional and modern security.

But the Samsung Galaxy S6 does have some notable differences from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has more sensors than the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Plus, the S6 edge has a longer battery life and is thinner. Another difference between the two phones is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge's screen. The "edge" design incorporates "edge software," which allows the edge of the screen to have personalized, programmable buttons to suit the user’s preferences. Some of these programming features focus on communicating with the user’s most popular email and phone contacts. Plus, edge software incorporates notification alerts that users can see on the side of the phone, separate from the rest of the phone’s screen. So you can easily have more than one app open at once with this feature. Features like these may make the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge more attractive to some consumers.

Most reviews for both phones suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge offers more options than the Samsung Galaxy S6. However, that advantage comes with a more expensive price. So deciding which model is best depends on what features you need most.

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Maresah Dharmoo

Maresah Dharmoo


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