The S6 is the plain version and the S6 Edge is the advanced version.
Both are great flagship phones, but the S6 Edge is more expensive and comes with curved edges.
Both the S6 and the S6 Edge have the same screen size of 5.1 inches, with a Quad HD technology for display. The resolution is the same at 1440 x 2560, compared to that of the S5, which was 1080 x 1920. The phones are powered by the Octo core processor, Exynos 7420 and have four cores, clocking at a speed of 2.1 GHz and the other four clocking at 1.5 GHz. The cameras on both the phones are the same 16 MP and come with OIS features for the primary camera. As for the front camera, it is a 5 MP resolution and all other core specifications remain the same in both the devices.
S6 Edge – What’s Better?
However, the S6 Edge is the premium device between the two and does have some key benefits. The Edge comes with a bigger battery that lasts for twelve hours of browsing. Another important feature is that the Edge is capable of quick charging, being charged within ten minutes for a 3 or 4 hour use and capable of full charging within an hour and a half.
The battery on the S6 is 2600 mAh, whereas that of the Edge is 2550 mAh. This makes the Edge about 2% larger, though it does not make much of a difference. However, if you play a lot of 3 dimensional games, the battery is going to be hit hard in case of using the S6.
Both the S6 and the S6 Edge feature a wireless charging option apart from the fast charging option.
Dimensions and Build
The Edge is lighter when compared to the S6. The Edge weighs only 132 grams and is 7 mm in thickness, compared to the higher 138 grams and 6.8 mm thickness of the S6. Both the phones have the Corning Gorilla on front as well as back and come with metallic rims. The Edge looks more sophisticated and the protruding camera is less obvious on the S6 Edge. However, the S6 is more comfortable in the hand, whereas the Edge comes with a thin metal and is ergonomically unsatisfying.
You might even touch the screen edge by accident while holding the S6 Edge, which can be quite frustrating. However, the Edge offers a curved variant and as far as looks are concerned, it is a winner.
It looks good but also offers plenty of functionalities. It makes the S6 Edge appear more futuristic. You can view the time on the edge, even in sleep mode. The People Edge mode allows you to access a notification or a message easily from its edge, with the colored lines on its home screen. You can also set the edge to be used as a notification light in the S6 Edge. This can be combined with People Edge and you can make it glow with a particular color to know the person who is calling.
If you opt for the lower priced S6, there are no serious compromises, as both the phones are very similar, except for the curved screen.