You may have seen our recent hands-on and first impressions with the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6. We are at the Blog-A-thon event hosted by Samsung in New Delhi, where we are invited to get the exclusive first look at their flagship devices in India. The new device is priced at INR 58,900 for a 32GB variant and would be available for pre-order on Amazon India right now. Company says, that they would start shipping the device from April 10th. We tried to play a lot with these new Samsung devices, and particularly have become a fan of the S6 Edge. The dual curved screen on the device beats any beautiful device with its amazing charm. These are the words we never thought of using it for the Samsung devices. Talking further about this new device, read our hands-on and first impressions of the same.
Design – No plastic and dual curved screen
If you haven’t checked our hands-on with Galaxy S6, we recommend you to do that as they both shares the same design aesthetics, although, there is an obvious change that can be seen and truly liked about the S6 Edge, is its dual curved screens. For many years, company use to rely on the plastic body, even for its high-end smartphone range. But starting from late last year, we saw a metal frame on Note 4, a full metal Galaxy Alpha (which is mid high-ranger) and Galaxy A series, which all sported a metal builds. But with only S6 Edge company has shown an evolutionary leap in the design language. The S6 is not only attractive, but is compact, lightweight, and offers most comfortable feel in the hand.
Hardware – Best of all
The Galaxy S6 Edge features almost same specifications like a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad (2560 x 1440 pixels resolution) HD display and has the protection of the Gorilla Glass 4. The 2K display gives it the highest PPI (per pixel density) of 576. The device is powered by an Exynos 7420 chipset, which is a 64-bit Octa-core processor that is known for its 14nm design. It is supported by a Mali-T760 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
There is no microSD card slot on the device, but there are three options of internal storage including 32, 64, and 128GB you can choose from. In camera department, the S6 Edge Sport a 16MP rear camera, and 5MP front facing camera. While the rear camera now boast a f/1.9 lens and OIS (optical image stabilization), the front camera has a wide-angle selfie feature.
Software – Snappier and Useful Edge functions
Sammy has finally done something good with its TouchWiz UI, which is not the most powerful skin you find on an Android smartphone. But with the latest Android Lollipop 5.0, company had a chance to think about its choices for the UI. Well, for the good part the interface is quite snappier at first use and have the Lollipop animations well executed like notification panel. But overall, it still looks like we are using the same UI for generations. As the DNA of the interface remains same, for the most visual part. The things to like about it is that it certainly takes quite a handful of advantage of the dual-edge screens.
This is the most promising device from the South Korean giant. With dual-curved screen and certain other features, it is the most versatile smartphones Samsung has ever made it to the market. Even though, we are early in the year; it seems like the company has set a high standards for the other mobile vendors all over the world. We would be using this as our daily driver and share our detailed review soon. Stay Tuned to get more updates about this device.