Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Review: Specs, Features and Design

Just a few days ago, Samsung released an improved version of the Galaxy S6 Edge which will be known as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. I guess the smartphone giants are following the trend of apple in by adding a plus to the phone’s nomenclature instead of giving the phone an entirely different name. The Samsung Galaxy Edge Plus was released alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Review: Specs, Features and Design

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus shares the curved glass screen as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge but is slightly larger at 5.7 inches, a difference in size of 0.6 inches. it is also more scratch resistant. It uses Super AMOLED technology and has Quad HD resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus runs Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) with TouchWiz UX on an Exynos Octa-Core Processor with 4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 @2.1GHz and has one extra gigabyte of RAM which makes it 4GB to aid multi-tasking. The Samsung Galaxy Edge Plus supports Samsung Pay via Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST).

The rear Camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is 16MP with optical image stabilization while the front camera is 5MP, Samsung retained the same camera features as the Samsung Galaxy Edge in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and even more adding a button in the camera app which activates a “live broadcast” mode, which streams 1080p high definition video to YouTube and sends invitations to selected acquaintances.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus also supports for the Ultra-High Quality Audio (UHQA) format. There is also a new hardware component which reduces sound distortion when files saved in the codec are played.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus which is available in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum, Silver Titan and White Pearl colors has 32GB and 64GB memory options and supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot and Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity. It supports wireless charging and fingerprint scanning.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus costs $740 for the 32 GB model and $840 for the 64 GB model.

Below is a complete specification of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus:

NETWORKGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2015, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2015, August
BODYDimensions154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm (6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 in)
Weight153 g (5.40 oz)
SIMCorning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
Nano-SIM
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.7 inches (~75.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
– TouchWiz UI
– Curved edge screen
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
ChipsetExynos 7420
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
GPUMali-T760MP8
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization, dual-video rec.
Secondary5 MP%l video call, Auto HDR
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE, apt-X
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFCYes
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host
OTHER FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
MISCELLANEOUSColorsBlack Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl
SAR US1.22 W/kg (head)     1.48 W/kg (body)
SAR EU0d width=”382″>0.22 W/kg (head)     0.58 W/kg (body)

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