Analysis of the Galaxy S6 Edge: Samsung has done very well in 2023!


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After a few years of almost absolute reign in the high-end Android range, the Korean manufacturer has begun to suffer in terms of results and its S range no longer represents the reference range in Android smartphones as before, nor does it represent the image of a great rival to the iPhone from Manzana.

The Galaxy S5 was the best Galaxy to date, as it should be, but due to both the fierce competition and its commitment to continuity, the effect, Newly arrival Mobiles in Bangladesh on the market was nowhere near what all previous versions had had. It was time to turn its strategy around and that’s how the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge arrived . The Korean giant had understood that change was necessary.

In Xataka we have started with the test of the most groundbreaking model, identical to the S6 but with the differentiation of the curved screen. If you want to know in great detail what the Galaxy S6 Edge is like, how it works and the best and worst of this new Galaxy, come and read carefully the review of the Galaxy S6 Edge on Xataka.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: features “made in Korea”

As befits a high-end, although not everyone understands it that way, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge goes on the market wielding the best possible specifications in almost all its sections. 

In the case of this smartphone, there are two important points to take into account for a preliminary assessment: the 2K screen with a double curve on its sides, and the use of the 14 nm Exynos processor instead of what would have been logical: the Snapdragon that will mount part of its competition on Android. Here Samsung delves into a trend that other manufacturers such as Huawei are also testing: not relying exclusively on a single manufacturer or having to choose the latest.

Galaxy S6 Edge analysis in Xataka

Samsung’s bet has turned out quite well, and the overall picture of the team is brilliant . To begin with, we leave you with a summary of the main specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge:

SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE, TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm, 132 grams
SCREENSuper AMOLED 5.1 inches
RESOLUTION1440 x 2560 pixels (577 dpi)
PROCESSORExynos 7420 (64-bit 14nm) 4×2.1GHz (A57) + 4×1.5GHz (A53) // Mali-T760 GPU
RAM3GB
MEMORY32 / 64 / 128 GB (not expandable)
SOFTWARE VERSIONAndroid 5.0.2 with TouchWiz
CONNECTIVITYLTE Cat 6, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi‑Fi ac, Ant+, GPS, IR
CAMERASMain 16 MP (f1.9) with stabilisation // UHD Video // Secondary 5 MP (f1.9)
BATTERY2550 mAh (non-removable) Wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
ADDITIONAL FEATURESHeart rate sensor // Blood oxygen // (not waterproof)
PRICEFrom 849 euros ( 32 GB model on Amazon )

Video review of the Galaxy S6 Edge

A smartphone like the Galaxy S6 Edge, not only because of its importance in the market but also because of its risky and different proposal at the design level, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G Price in Bangladesh, deserved a complete and in-depth video review to accompany this analysis on Xataka.

Suddenly, Samsung jumps to the top positions at the design level

Project Zero. This is how the change that was cooking in the prototypes for the S saga for this 2015 was baptised from Korea. Although this new philosophy is already notable in the Galaxy S6, it is in the Galaxy S6 Edge where we can appreciate and begin to value the new path that at the design level they have chosen at the Samsung headquarters.

The first change that you will notice in the Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge) is that the plastic and rear casing go to a unibody design where the materials used are aluminum and glass , the latter protected with the new Gorilla Glass 4 which on paper should being able not only to withstand day to day in different environments, but even a fall. A risky bet when you come from a plastic finish that, although it did not convey the same sensation of quality as other materials, has always been able to boast of being resistant and practical.

Galaxy S6 Design

On a personal level, I would have expected a completely metallic finish more, considering that the company’s novelties in the second half of 2014 were focused on testing designs where metal was the main protagonist. Being able to offer colors is the most likely reason for the choice of glass.

As I told you, the most logical evolution would have been to reach the market with a design similar to that of the Galaxy A , but Samsung’s movement has been 180 degrees and it suddenly goes from being the only important high-end manufacturer that maintained the plastic in its designs, to be surely positioned as one of the ones that offers the best design, especially if we add the curved screen with the combination of metal and glass. 

Samsung was one of the few important high-end manufacturers that ignored the With the Galaxy S6 Edge it suddenly puts itself in the leading pack in design

This complete revolution at the design level has left almost no loose ends. The Galaxy S6 Edge is very light, very thin and very comfortable in the hand . Despite using glass as the main finish, we have not found anything slippery thanks to the metal frame and very successful dimensions for its screen diagonal.

Glass back and fingers:

Especially if we talk about colors like black or green, are a risky combination at the level of fingerprints and stains. But the Galaxy S6 Edge is very surprising in this section and although in the models that we tested in Barcelona the tendency was to record each fingerprint because they lacked anti-fingerprint protection, with it we have been surprised at how well it gets along with this theme. . It will not always be spotless but in general it is not something to worry about.

Edge S6 Xataka Design

Despite the hard days of the Galaxy S6 Edge with us, the rear remains literally perfect, as well as the edges

And from what it seems in the first days using the Galaxy S6 Edge, the glass with Gorilla Glass 4 is a good guarantee against scratches, because the terminal, despite the war we have given it, remains as new.

Although in general terms the Galaxy S6 Edge is very comfortable in hand, some users might find its edges a bit aggressive due to its beveled finish.

The physical power and volume controls have a good build quality, excellent travel and function, and their placement seems quite successful to us. The power and lock button has been placed on the right side, just at the height of the middle finger, while the volume buttons are on the left side at almost the same height and are perfectly accessible. 

Galaxy S6 Edge Down

The metal frame houses all the connections and elements. At the bottom we have the headphone port, the microUSB charging port, the microphone and the speaker holes. Although we will deal with it in detail in the sound section, I can tell you in advance that their quality does not go hand in hand with the multimedia possibilities of your screen. In general they offer a flat sound and not very powerful. 

Already in the upper area of ​​the frame we find a second 

microphone, the area to access the nanoSIM slot (you will need a tool to remove it) and a small infrared emitter that will serve to give the Galaxy S6 Edge the remote control function. . Here Samsung’s option has been to reduce that issuer to a minimum even at the risk that the precision is not great. In our test, it must be said that we had no problem operating the television with the help of the Peel Smart Remote application that comes as standard.

Although it is not a functionality that convinces everyone, resistance to water and dust is also missed in high-end terminals, since Samsung already bravely offered it to us in the Galaxy S5.

Galaxys6edge Review Xataka

Another drawback I have for the design of the Galaxy S6 Edge, and this one is more associated with my particular use of the terminal, is the choice of Android touch controls right next to the home button. It may only be because one tends to pick up the terminal from the table differently when the screen is on due to the absence of side frames, but I have found myself in the situation of wanting to pick up the terminal more often than I would like from the table and end up hitting the back button or recent apps by accident.


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