Start looking for awesome deals on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in white pearl with TigerMobiles.com. Samsung’s Edge technology is set to become the new big thing for mobiles. But that aside, the S6 Edge has an awful lot going for it. There’s lots of power, a brand new design and a bunch of special features. If you’re looking at top end phones, then you’ll want to check out our great deals on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in white pearl below.
We first saw Samsung’s Edge technology on the Galaxy Edge a few months ago, but the Galaxy S6 Edge is the first really mainstream mobile to have the curved screen. And after a couple of disappointing releases in recent years, Samsung really needed something special to ramp up their sales figures. Fortunately, the S6 Edge is just that: special.
Why will you love it? It’s got oodles of power, and a brand new metal design as well. But of course, the curved screen is what we’re all looking at, and it’s a fantastic display. Top end phones tend to be fairly similar these days, and that’s why the S6 Edge stands out. This is something unique, different, but that doesn’t mean that you’re going to compromise on performance.
Okay, this is a full metal and glass unibody design phone, unusual for Samsung. But it’s been done well. The S6 Edge is light, slim line and sexy. And that screen curving around the edge of the device just adds to that. It feels sturdy in the hand, and not too big, which is surprising considering the screen size. But the real style lies in the uniqueness of the S6, it just looks like nothing else out there.
Style isn’t everything though, but the S6 Edge competes against the best when it comes to specs. You’re going to be unleashing a whole lot of power with the S6 Edge, and not only is it fast but it’s also got some decent cameras on board as well as a bunch of other special features. Oh, and the display quality is frankly amazing too.
The Galaxy S6 Edge could so easily have been a gimmick phone, that Edge enough to get the sales figures up. But Samsung have done more than that. Yes, the Edge is cool, but the S6 Edge has all the top end specs you’d expect, so performance is a dream as well. For demanding users, the Galaxy S6 Edge is going to tick all the boxes.
Before we get to that screen, let’s take a look at what’s driving the S6 Edge. We’re talking octo core power here, with two processors on board, one a quad core 2.1 GHz device, the other a quad core 1.5 GHz processor. Plus, there’s a massive 3 GB of RAM as well. That all adds up to one of the fastest and most responsive phones on the market, bar none.
As you probably expect this is an Android phone. The S6 Edge runs the newest Android 5.0 Lollipop versions out of the box, so you’re getting tons of new features (and way better graphics), as well as the security, customisation options and intuitiveness that you’d expect to see from an Android operating system.
Performance on the Galaxy S6 Edge is quite honestly amazing. This is one of the highest powered phones on the market, and it shows. There’s no sign of lag, and even CPU intensive tasks are accomplished with ease. The S6 Edge will take everything you can throw at it, and then ask for more.
Alright, this is a 5.1 inch display, which is pretty big considering the ultimate size of the S6 Edge. There’s plenty of space for on screen typing, and for video watching too. The big draw of the Edge is that the screen curves around the phone, making the two long sides into screen extensions. This allows you to use the sides of the phone as a clock, or a news feed, or to control music or camera apps, or answer calls, all without needing to disturb whatever’s on the main screen.
But the display is fantastic even without taking that curve into account. You’re getting 1440 x 2560 pixels, giving you around 577 PPI, so it’s a nice, sharp picture. And given that this is a Samsung, the display is Super AMOLED, giving fantastic, true colour reproduction, bright whites and deep, realistic blacks.
The display is the main selling point of the S6 Edge, and it is a wonderful screen. The Edge is useful (unlike many “new” innovations in the mobile world), and adds an extra dimension to how you use your mobile. And picture quality is perfect, bright and clear, whatever it is that ynou’re doing on screen.
The cameras on the S6 Edge aren’t absolutely top of the line, there are mobiles with better camera specs, but they’re still very, very good. The front facing camera is a 5 MP device, and as well as taking good selfies is capable of dual video calling (giving you a split screen). So not bad for the first camera.
On the rear of the phone though you’re getting a solid 16 MP camera. That means lots of details. But add in an f1.9 aperture and you’re also getting great picture quality even when light conditions are less than ideal. Plus, of course, there are the normal options that you’d expect, including LED flash, optical image stabilisation, facial recognition, panorama mode and geo tagging.
For the average user the cameras on the S6 Edge will be more than good enough to do what you need to do. In fact, you’ll get some very good pictures from the S6 Edge. Night pictures in particular are excellent when compared to photos taken on other models.
Samsung always pack their flagship devices with extras and special features, and the S6 Edge is no exception to this rule. There are plenty of cool features on board, but there are three that really do deserve a special mention.
Firstly, you’re again getting the heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner that we first saw on the Galaxy S5- though the fingerprint scanner is press to scan now, rather than the less reliable swipe system that was used before. And, of course, that fingerprint lock gives you lots of added security.
We also love that there’s a camera quick launch option too. Press the home button twice from whichever screen you’re on and the camera app will open automatically, and in less than a second. If you need to take snaps in a hurry that’s a pretty impressive feature.
Lastly, the S6 Edge supports wireless charging. Not everywhere is equipped to wirelessly charge electronics yet, but the tech is spreading rapidly, and not ahving to carry your phone charger around with you is pretty convenient!
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Dimensions||142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm (5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 in)|
|Weight||132 g (4.66 oz)|
|Build||Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel|
|- Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)|
|- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.1 inches (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|- TouchWiz UI|
|- Curved edge screen|
|OS||Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57|
|Internal||32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|USB||microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|- Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) - market dependent|
|- ANT+ support|
|- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation|
|- Smart stay|
|- OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player|
|- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player|
|- Photo/video editor|
|- Document editor|
|Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery|
|Colors||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald|
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a truly innovative mobile, and yes, the Edge screen is awesome, but the S6 Edge doesn’t disappoint when it comes to performance specs either. This is everything we’d expect from a high end phone, and the curved screen is really just a bonus on top of everything else that the S6 Edge has to offer.
You will be getting 4G, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth, obviously. But one important thing to note is that there is no included SD card slot on the S6 Edge, which means you can’t add external memory. Instead the S6 Edge will be available in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models, though you’ll be paying a little more to get extra memory.
Bottom line time. What didn’t we like? Actually, not much. The battery is non removable, which we’re not big fans of, but then what would we expect from a unibody phone? An SD card option would be nice too. However, we’re not going to quibble. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is an incredible phone, and one that’s sure to please even the most demanding of users.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.