Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Review: Starborn: Hardware Overview

By 07:10 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 Comments


Unboxing

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ has the same retail package as the Galaxy Note5. It includes the handset, wall charger, microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) cable, stereo headset, as well as the usual set of booklets.




The retail package

As far as basic accessory needs go, the S6 edge+ has you covered correct out of the box. Samsung is offering a range of optional accessories for the flagship phablet that include various cases, chargers, and headphones.

Design and build quality

There are no surprises here - Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is a slightly stretched out version of the Galaxy S6 edge smartphone in terms of design. Just like its smaller sibling, the newcomer easily attracts attention with its curved display and metal/glass body.






The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ in the flesh

Overall, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is one of the best looking pieces of mobile hardware available on the market today. The Korean giant nailed it with the design of the Galaxy S6 edge several months ago, so it is hardly a surprise to see its looks delivered in a larger form factor.

Samsung Galaxy Note5 will be available in four colors - Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Grecent Platinum and the newly introduced Silver Titanium. Color availability will vary depending on the market and the wireless carrier.

The build quality of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is excellent. With a body crafted from metal and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, the phablet will easily handle regular wear and tear, so long as no hard drops are involved.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ has physical measures of 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm, while its weight tips the scale at 153 grams. Thanks to the lack of S Pen on board, the handset is almost a full millimeter thinner than Samsung Galaxy Note5, despite packing the same 3,000mAh battery and you can disclose this incompatibility just by holding the two.









Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ next to Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge

As expected, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is not as easy to handle as its smaller sibling. However, thanks to its curved display and flat back, the handset allows users to perform some common tasks with one hand.

We found the S6 edge+ to be more comfortable to handle than Samsung Galaxy Note5, though not by a gigantic margin. Just like in the case of the S Pen-toting phablet, we recommdiscontinue that users opt for a protective case that will enhance their grip of the device.




Handling the Galaxy S6 edge+

The tactility of the handset is superb thanks to the premium materials used in its making. However, the same materials create the edge+ prone to smudges.

Controls

Above the display is where the earpiece resides, accompanied by an ambient light and a proximity sensor. The 5MP front-facing unit completes the setup.



A see above the display of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung's signature home button sits below the classy screen of the Galaxy S6 edge+ - it contains a fingerprint sensor and is surrounded by a metal ring. A duo of capacitive keys flank the button as always. The bldiscontinue into the front panel and become invisible when their backlight is off.



A home button with a fingerprint sensor

The volume control buttons of the phablet sit on its left side; its power/lock key is placed on the right. Becautilize of the curved display, the sides of the phablet's metal frame are barely visible.






The sides of the S6 edge+

There is no IR port on top of the Galaxy S6 edge+. All you will find there is a nano-SIM card slot and a secondary microphone for active background noise canceling in calls.




The top of the handset

The bottom of the device features the exact same layout as Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The device's loudspeaker, its 3.5mm audio jack, and its microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) port are all located there.




The bottom of the S6 edge+

The back of the device is where the slightly protruding 16MP capturing camera sensor can be found. The handset's heart rate sensor and Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash sit on the correct side of the camera.





The 16MP main camera


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