The smartphone market has changed a lot in the past years and the manufacturers have tried different experiments, in order to be ahead of the competition and to improve their reputation. Everytime Samsung has come up with a new idea, it was embraced by its fans, so the first Note Edge phablet was the first device with a curved screen on one side, but the company has released the Galaxy S6 Edge with a screen curved on both sides. Later, the larger version of it came and it had the same specifications. The V10 is bigger than the LG G4, it has the same processor and cameras, but the screen has a secondary one which shows personalized information. So, which phone do you choose?
Designs and Displays
The Galaxy S6 Edge looks like a larger Galaxy S6, but with a dual-edge display. So, it has a similar glass back (Gorilla Glass 4) available in colors such as Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan and White Pearl, the frame is made of metal and curved around the screen. The phablet looks very elegant, it’s slim (6.9mm) and it weights 153 grams. Its screen is very large, having a diagonal of 5.7-inch and unlike the Galaxy Note 4, it doesn’t have a stylus which can be used to draw or take notes. The resolution is also QHD, resulting in a pixel density of 518ppi.
The V10 has a polycarbonate body with a stainless steel frame, so it looks cheaper and robust, especially because it’s thicker at 8.6mm. However, it’s much heavier at 192grams and the screen, which is an IPS LCD, supports a pixel density of 515ppi. But what is fascinating about this smartphone is the secondary screen of 2.1-inch, which supports 160 x 1040 pixels and sits on top of the main screen. While the sides of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus’ screen can trigger certain functions, or quick access to the most used five applications, the secondary screen of the V10 shows shortcuts to your favorite applications, the time and date, weather etc.
The V10 is more powerful than the LG G4, because although devices have a Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor clocked at 1.82GHz, this new phablet supports 4GB of RAM. The device can’t outperform the S6 Edge Plus, which features an Exynos 7420 octa core processor clocked at 2.1GHz, and which is also backed by 4GB of RAM. The Samsung smartphone has fewer overheating problems and the applications never crash.
Another advantage of the V10 is the addition of a microSD card slot, which allows you to expand the internal memory from 64GB up to 200GB. The S6 Edge Plus has fixed internal storage and there are two variants of 32GB and 64GB.
If we’re talking about their resolutions, both phones have cameras of 16MP and 5MP respectively, but their features make the difference. The V10 supports an aperture of f/1.8, allowing you to change the ISO, adjust the white balance etc., but it also has features such as OIS, LED flash, 1/2.6′ sensor size and 4K video capture. The front camera is actually a combination of two cameras with a resolution of 5MP, which take selfies with different focal widths. The first camera has a focal width of 120 degrees, while the other supports 80 degrees. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has an aperture of f/1.9 for its Sony IMX240 sensor, and it supports OIS, LED flash and autofocus, plus other features such as RAW support, slow motion, fast motion, auto HDR and selective focus. But you can also stream live videos.
Both phones have batteries with a capacity of 3000mAh, but the Galaxy phablet managed to squeeze more hours of usage and in the AnTuTu benchmark tests it obtained a score of 6,659, compared to V10’s 6,366 points. Also, the battery of the S6 Edge Plus can be charged up to 100 percent in one hours and 20 minutes.
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