After years of seemingly ignoring the pleas of many consumers to up its design game, Samsung has bowed to pressure with the announcement of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Both of these handsets sport a glass and metal combination of finish as opposed to plastic, and while there will now surely be a few unhappy purists bemoaning the lack of microSD and removable battery, there’s no question that these are the most exciting mobile devices Samsung has launched in a long time. The Galaxy S6 Edge, with its curvaceous display, is a particularly intriguing concept, and if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, then this hands-on review of the soon-to-be-released device will help you get better acquainted.
The “Edge” naming is such because the handset offers a unique, curved edge to the screen that can be used to display all manner of functions and information. As you’ll see in the review by YouTuber BeginnersTech, the feature isn’t just a gimmick, and can be put to good use in a number of different situations. Should the idea of a curved panel catch on, third-party devs will also be able to create some unique, interesting experiences for the device, and given the Note 4’s inclusion of an Edge variant back in September, it seems that Samsung is in this for the long haul.
There’s little question that the S6 Edge is among the most beautiful gadgets that Samsung has ever made, but as noted by BeginnersTech in the clip, it’s more than just a pretty face. Indeed, the Korean company has done its homework, revamping core features like the fingerprint sensor, which got a fair bit of criticism when the Galaxy S5 rolled out last year. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, TouchWiz has also been cleaned up significantly, and as demonstrated, multitasking and general functionality are considerably smoother than ever before.
The reviewer even goes as far as to say that the Galaxy S6 Edge offers “the best display on a mobile device,” which aligns with the fact that it offers a mind-blowing 575 pixels per-inch on its quad-HD display. On paper, it looks like overkill, but while last year was a struggle for Samsung in the mobile industry, making impeccable panels is something the company is renowned for, and if anything’s going to let us down about a top-level Samsung handset, it won’t be the display.
Anyway, check out the full-length review embedded below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by leaving your comments via the usual mediums.
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