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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Hands-on, First Impressions




Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S6 Edge+ along with the Galaxy Note 5. The S6 Edge+ sports a 5.7-inch curved display, Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU, and 4GB RAM, it’s basically a Galaxy Note 5 but with a curved display minus the stylus. Check out our hands-on of the device as well as some camera samples below.

The first time you hold the S6 Edge+, you’ll immediately notice how premium the device due to its metal build and sleek design. It has a 5.7-inch curved display on the front which is then mounted with Gorilla Glass 4 for durability.

Situated above it are the earpiece, a couple of sensors, and the 5 megapixel front camera. Down below are the home button which also doubles as a fingerprint sensor, and two illuminated capacitive buttons for Recent apps and Back.

The frame of the S6 Edge+ is where most of the metal is. Looking at the sides, here you will see where the screen and glass curves and meets the edge of the metal frame. On the left is the volume controls, while on the right is the power/lock button. These buttons are also metallic to match the rest of the body.

Found right up top is the SIM card tray that can house two nano-SIM cards. Also found here is the microphone. Down below are the headset jack, microphone, microUSB port, and the speaker.

Flip the S6 Edge+ and you will see the flat back which is also protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Also found here are the 16 megapixel camera, LED flash, and couple of sensors to monitor your heartrate. You can check some of the sample shots below. Do note that the photos were taken in a slightly dim environment. Click image for the full size.

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On hand, the S6 Edge+ lives up to its name. Every inch of it feels well-made, thin, elegant, and edgy. The smooth curves of the glass which abruptly ends into the cool and almost sharp metal edge makes us want to pick up and hold the device every now and then.

The S6 Edge+ is powered by a 2.1GHz Samsung Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU, Mali T-760 GPU, 4GB RAM, and Android 5.1.1 with TouchWiz. We ran AnTuTu benchmarks and it scored 46,816.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ specs:
5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display @ 2560×1440 pixels, 518ppi
Gorilla Glass 4 (front and back)
Samsung Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU
ARM Cortex A57 2.1GHz quad-core, ARM Cortex A53 1.5GHz quad-core
Mali T-760 GPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
32, 64 internal storage
Dual-SIM, 4G/LTE Cat. 6 and Cat 9.
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz, MiMo 2×2
Bluetooth 4.2, LE, ANT
NFC
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
16 megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual-LED flash, f1.9
5 megapixel front-facing camera, f1.9
Qi Wireless Charging
3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz
154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm (dimensions)
153 grams (weight)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is priced at Php39,990 for the 32GB and Php44,990 for the 64GB. Pre-orders will be from August 17 to 30 and will be available on September 5.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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