Comparison between the Samsung S6 Edge and Edge+

Comparison of Samsung Smartphones With Almost Similar Names: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge+

Overview: Comparison between the Samsung S6 Edge and Edge+

The Samsung S6 Edge was officially unveiled on 1st March 2015. The phone hit the market a month later on 10th April 2015.

Samsung unveiled the S6 Edge+ on 13th August 2015. The phone hit the market on 21st August 2015.

Comparison image of S6 Edge versus S6 Edge+

The Samsung S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ share many similarities and differences. The most notable similarity between these two phones is the name differentiated by a + only which can easily go unnoticed. One of the most notable differences between the two phones lies in the fact that one is more advanced than the other i.e. the S6 Edge+ is more advanced than the S6 Edge.

The S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+ have both been available in the market since 21st August 2015 and many questions have emerged on their differences and similarities. In fact, many people have bought one phone thinking they were buying the other one. Some people don’t see any difference since both have the trademark edge screen that wraps along the sides of the devices. If you are interested in a detailed comparison between these two incredible phones, look no further. Below is everything you need to know about the similarities and differences of the S6 Edge and Edge+.

It’s important to note that the two phones have more differences than similarities since one is an upgrade of the other.

Main differences

1. Memory

Galaxy S6 Edge: 3 GB LPDDR4

Galaxy S6 Edge+: 4 GB LPDDR4

2. Model

Galaxy S6 Edge: Two models available i.e. SM-G925F (global model) and SM-G925I (sold in Asia as well as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and through the rest of Latin America)  

Galaxy S6 Edge+: One model available i.e. SM-G928A

3. Type

Galaxy S6 Edge: Touch screen phone.

Galaxy S6 Edge+: Phablet

According to Samsung, the Edge+ isn’t an ordinary touch screen phone but a phablet which is simply a Smartphone with the size and capabilities of a tablet computer.

4. Dimensions and weight

Galaxy S6 Edge: Measures 142mm (5.6 inches) height by 70.1mm (2.76 inches) width by 7mm (0.28 inches) depth. Weighs 153 grams (5.4 oz).

Galaxy S6 Edge+: Measures 154.4 mm (6.08 inches) height by 75.8mm (2.98 inches) width by 6.9 mm (0.27 inches) depth. Weighs 132 grams (4.7 oz).

The S6 Edge+ is bigger than the S6 Edge in regards to height and width but slightly smaller in regards to depth. Despite being bigger, the S6 Edge+ is lighter than the S6 Edge by 21 grams.

5. Storage

Galaxy S6 Edge: 24GB

Galaxy S6 Edge+:32 or 64GB

The S6 Edge obviously has more storage space.

6. Battery

Galaxy S6 Edge: Li-Ion 2,600 mAh

Galaxy S6 Edge+: Li-Ion 3000 mAh

Summary: The Samsung S6 Edge+ has a better battery.

7. Display

Galaxy S6 Edge: 5.1 inch (130 mm) Quad HD Super-AMOLED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 2560 by 1440 pixel resolution and 577 ppi Gorilla Glass 4.

Galaxy S6 Edge+: 5.7 inch (145 mm) Quad HD Super-AMOLED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 2560 by 1440 pixel resolution and 577 ppi Gorilla Glass 4.

Summary: The Samsung S6 Edge+ has a bigger display. The other features match the S6 Edge.

8. Rear/main camera

Galaxy S6 Edge: 16 MP Sony Exmor RS IMX240, f/1.9, 2160p @ 30 fps (frames per second), 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 120fps, Auto HDR, tracking autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash, manual focus.

Galaxy S6 Edge+: 16 MP Samsung ISOCELL or Sony Exmor (RS IMX240), 1 micrometer pixel optical sensor, f/1.9, 2160p @ 30 fps (frames per second), 1080p @ 60 fps, 720p @ 120 fps, Auto HDR, tracking autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash, manual focus, Video digital image stabilization.

Summary: The S6 Edge+ has a better rear/main camera thanks to features such as video digital image stabilization and a 1 micrometer pixel optical sensor.

9. Usability

Galaxy S6 Edge: Stands out for superior design and typical Smartphone usage.

Galaxy S6 Edge+: Stands out as for superior design and offering an unmatched entertainment experience.

Main similarities

1. Slate design: Both phones have a similar slate/flat design.

2. Edge screen: Both the S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ have an edge screen.

3. Operating system: Both phones have an Android 5.1.1 inch lollipop OS.

4. Front-facing camera: Both phones have a 5 Megapixel, 1440p @ 30fps front-facing camera with dual video call and Auto HDR.

Summary

The above information gives the most detailed comparison of the Samsung S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ in regards to the main differences and similarities. 

 As mentioned above, the S6 Edge+ is an S6 Edge upgrade. 

The S6 Edge+ is in fact better than the S6 Edge in almost all aspects unless you prefer a touch screen Smartphone over a phablet. The S6 Edge+ has a bigger and better display that is lighter than the Samsung S6 Edge. The S6 Edge+ also has more memory, more storage, a better battery and main camera. The S6 Edge+ is also better if you love entertaining devices. The S6 Edge+ however costs more which is totally understandable.

Video: Differences between S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ by Droid Life 

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