Samsung stood true to its promise to build the next flagship from the ground up. Besides several notable upgrades in the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Edge variant stands out in the crowd. The second curved-screen smartphone by Samsung, the Galaxy S6 Edge, makes a stylish statement amidst dozens of high-end smartphones. The Galaxy Note Edge, which was the only smartphone with a curved edge screen in the market, now has a tough challenger with two-sided edge screen.
Both phones are entirely unique in terms of design and give other high-end phones run for their money. The edge screens on both phones have different functionalities. If you are confused between the larger Note Edge and the latest Galaxy S6 Edge, here's a comparison of both phones.
To start off, both Galaxy phones are great in their own ways. The Galaxy Note Edge has a stronger appeal to those who prefer large screens while the S6 Edge is more preferable to those who long for one-hand use. Although, both phones have curved edge, the Galaxy Note Edge puts the one-sided curve on better use than Galaxy S6 Edge's dual curves.
The Galaxy Note Edge's curve acts more like a second screen to the phone while the Galaxy S6 Edge's curves give a more immersive experience. Samsung has integrated useful functions such as quick launch for apps in the Galaxy Note Edge's curved screen. While using the camera, users get all the options, such as shutter and other settings, on the slope. This leaves the entire screen for capturing images and videos.
As for the Galaxy S6 Edge, the curves appear more like a part of the phone's main screen. Samsung has done a great job with the curves as nothing seems distorted even around the edges. It looks like Samsung has vanquished the side-bezels in an artistic way. News tickers, app launcher and notification panel are all gone while the bedside clock feature stays.
Samsung puts the Galaxy S6 Edge side displays into use by showing calls, texts and other messages from give select people. Users can assign different colours for each contact, so the curved sides flash with respective colours when the caller tries to reach you.
If we are looking at the specs and design of both phones, there are several upgrades seen in the Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung finally ditched the cheap plastic use in its 2015 flagship phones in favour of a metal frame and glass back.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specifications
|Models||Samsung Galaxy Note Edge||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge|
|Display||5.6-inch Quad HD + super AMOLED display with screen resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels and 525 ppi. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 4.||5.1-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) dual-edge super AMOLED display with 577 ppi/ The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 4.|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS (Android 4.4 at launch)||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Processor||2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor||14-namometer class 64-bit Octa-core Exynos CPU (Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz)|
|Battery||3,000mAh with ultra power saving mode||2,600mAh with ultra power saving mode and wireless charging|
|Network||LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)||LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm||142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm|
|Weight||138 g||132 g|
|Colours||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6 only)||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only)|