Difference between Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus

Key Difference:Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus shares much of the same features as the original Edge, but offers a bigger screen, try 5.7 inch huge compared to the 5.1 offered on the Edge.

In an attempt to stand out from its previous phones and make a mark in the high-end smartphone segment, Samsung introduced its Galaxy S6 Edge in April 2015. The phone differs from the company’s other flagship phones because of its curved display that spills over the edges. The Galaxy S6 Edge was a huge hit with Samsung lovers and even managed to acclaim positive points by the critics.

Now, to outdo itself and to compete with Apple’s upcoming phone – no word on that yet – the company has introduced the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus or S6 Edge+.  The phone shares much of the same features as the original Edge, but offers a bigger screen, try 5.7 inch huge compared to the 5.1 offered on the Edge.

Let’s get to the similarities first. Both the phones come with the same 1440x2560 resolution, which slightly drops the ppi density on the Galaxy S6 Edge, but should be so significant in daily use. Both the phones have the same sleek front and back, with the metal frame. Both the front and back are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Both the phones offer the curved display.

Under the hood, both the phones run on the Samsung Exynos 7420 processor and comes with an octo-core processor with four cores clocked at 2.1GHz and another four at 1.5GHz. The phones also come with the same cameras (front and back) and even the same camera features.

So, what’s different other than the size? Well, the bigger size also attributes to bigger dimensions, but it is made slightly and we mean slightly thinner at 6.9mm compared to the 7mm of the Edge. The Edge+ also weights more at 153 g, compared to the 132 g of the Edge. The Edge+ also loses the infrared port and the microphone is in a different position, shifted from the right side of the bottom edge to slightly on the left.

The company has also dropped the 128 GB option in the Edge+, so it is available only in the 32 and 64 GB options. As previously mention, no infrared port and the RAM has been boosted from a 3 GB to a 4 GB.The battery has also be upped from 2600 mAh available on the Edge to 3000 mAh, but retains its non-removable feature. The company has also incorporated fast charging to the wireless charging, resulting in faster charges.

In terms of applications, the Edge had offered a few new cool features. ‘Information Stream’, ‘Night Clock’, ‘Edge Lighting’ and ‘People Edge’. Information stream allows users to scroll information on the edge of the phone. Night clock works similarly but instead of information such as battery and missed calls, it shows the time. Edge Lighting is slightly different – in this the phone will light up with a specific color when it is placed down and someone is calling. The user will have to assign a color to the caller, and when the caller calls the phone will edge will light up with that particular color. However, for this to work the phone must be placed face down on a surface. People’s Edge is a swiping feature that allows users to pull in their Favorites or most called people by swiping from the top right side.

In the Edge+, in addition to those features, an additional function has been added, known as ‘Apps Edge’. This works similar to the People Edge, but instead of favorite contacts, it shows five favorite applications when swiped on the shortcut tab. Also the shortcut tab is no longer limited to the home screen (where the person could only swipe on the lock screen or home screen) — it can now be set up so that it shows up no matter where one swipes in the software.

The prices have yet to be released but the Edge+ is expected to be around US$ 700 to $800.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus:

 

Galaxy S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Launch Date

April 2015

August 2015

Company

Samsung Corporation

Samsung Corporation

Size

142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm

154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm

Display

5.1 inchesSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED

Dual edge screen

Screen Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels

2560x1440 pixels

PPI

577 ppi pixel density

518 ppi pixel density

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 4 front screen and pack panel

Corning Gorilla Glass 4 front screen and pack panel

Weight

132 g

153g

4G Compatible

Yes

Yes

GUI

TouchWiz UI, Curved edge screen

TouchWiz UI, Curved edge screen

CPU speed

1.5 GHzQuad-coreCortex-A53&2.1 GHzQuad-core Cortex-A57

1.5 GHzQuad-coreCortex-A53&2.1 GHzQuad-core Cortex-A57

GPU

Mali-T760MP8

Mali-T760MP8

OS

Android OS v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Chipset

Exynos 7420

Exynos 7420

RAM

3 GB

4 GB

SIM Size

Nano – SIM

Nano – SIM

Dual SIM

No

No

Internal Memory

32/64/128 GB

32/64GB, UFS 2.0

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Connectivity

2G, 3G, 4G, GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Infrared, USB

2G, 3G, 4G, GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared and USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X

Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X

USB

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

Primary Camera

16 MP2988 x 5312 pixels

16 MP2988 x 5312 pixels

Secondary Camera

5 MP

5 MP

Video

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec

Camera Features

optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama

optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player

MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player

Video supported formats

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Available Colors

White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald

White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Java

No

No

Additional Features

Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) - market dependent

ANT+ support

S-Voice natural language commands and dictation

Smart stay

OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)

Photo/video editor

Document editor

Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) - market dependent

fast wireless charging

ANT+ support

S-Voice natural language commands and dictation

Smart stay

OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)

Photo/video editor

Document editor

Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

Image Courtesy; cnet.com, wccftech.com

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Comments

Overlooked in article, but the Edge + can take and save pictures in RAW format. Currently, the regular Edge cannot.

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