Premium metal/glass build
Large vibrant display
Fast and responsive performance
Excellent camera
reliable fingerprint scanner
Fast charging
Fast WIRELESS charging
Good battery life


Non removable battery (subjective)
No microSD (subjective)
Edge software provide little value
No IR blaster

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If you loved everything about the Galaxy S6 Edge, but wished it had a larger screen and offered better battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the answer.

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Samsung’s first venture into the curved edge display game began with the Galaxy Note Edge, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that Samsung would truly perfect the concept by introducing a dual-edge design to the Galaxy S family. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is easily one of the most eye-catching and uniquely designed smartphones we’ve seen from Samsung in a while, and now Samsung has taken a page from some of its competitors’ playbooks, giving the handset the “Plus treatment”.


Does the plus-sized S6 Edge bring more to the table than the original? We find out this and more in our comprehensive review of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+!


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-19

By now, we have a fair idea of what to expect whenever the “plus” suffix is tacked on at the end of a smartphone that already exists, with it usually involving a significantly larger display and the resulting bigger footprint, and in some cases, a bump in specifications and features. That remains true for the Galaxy S6 Edge+. The device features the same beautiful design as its smaller sibling, including the metal frame, glass panels up front and on the back, and the sloping, curved sides on the display that give the phone its name.

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On the right side of the phone is the very conveniently-placed and easy to reach power button, but that isn’t the case with the volume rocker, which are towards the top of the left side, making it quite awkward to reach. There is no longer an IR blaster to be found, so up top is only the microphone and the SIM card slot, while at the bottom are the headphone jack, microUSB port, a single speaker unit, and a secondary microphone.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-8

For  those who felt the regular Galaxy S6 Edge to be quite sharp in the hand, that feeling alleviated with the Galaxy S6 Edge+, thanks to the side rails being slightly thicker, and the chamfered edges not being as prominent as before. On the flip side, the bigger footprint also means that one-handed usage, while manageable, isn’t as comfortable anymore. Not helping the handling experience is the fact that the phone can be pretty slippery, and the device is also quite the fingerprint magnet, which is very noticeable if you have any of the darker color options. Of course, the device still looks fantastic though, and basically, if you loved the design of the Galaxy S6 Edge, you won’t find anything to complain about this time around either.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-18

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 518 ppi. Samsung somehow always manages to outdo themselves every year when it comes to display tech, and so it is no surprise that this display is absolutely fantastic. Everything we love about AMOLED screens returns here, including vibrant, saturated colors, great viewing angles, inky dark blacks, and good brightness for easy outdoor visibility.

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The bump in display size to 5.7-inches, compared to the 5.1-inch screen of its flagship namesake, means that this display is perfect for gaming, watching movies, and pretty much anything else you may want to do. Because of the dual curved edges the content you are looking at to also be curved and creates a very cool looking effect, especially when swiping between screens. There have been claims of things looking distorted because of the edges, but that certainly wasn’t the case for me, and I am personally a big fan of the waterfall effect that the curved glass created.


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Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ packs the same octa-core Exynos 7420 processor as the original, clocked at 2.1 GHz, and backed by the Mali-T760MP8 GPU, but with an additional gig of RAM, for 4 GB in total. As was the case with the current Galaxy S flagships, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is extremely fast in day to day use, and everything from general navigation and web browsing, to multi-tasking and gaming, are a breeze. The availability of an additional gig of RAM seems to have allowed Samsung to scale back on the aggressive RAM management issues that plagued the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, with it being possible to load and run a lot more applications simultaneously, before running into any unwanted app refreshes.

Some of the credit for the general improvement in performance with Samsung devices this year has to do with the toning down and optimization of the software, but while the experience has been smooth and snappy for the most part, Samsung still hasn’t figured out a fix for the scrolling stutters that occur when moving in between the Flipboard secondary screen and the main home screen. It is far from a deal breaker of course, and is a rather small blemish in the grand scheme of things, but is still very noticeable.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-13

On the hardware front, you get the usual bells and whistles that are now the standard with Samsung flagships, such as the heart rate monitor on the back, and the fingerprint scanner that is integrated into the tactile home button up front.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-5

The fingerprint scanner is still just as fast, reliable, and accurate as it was on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, with just a simple press and hold of the home button required to unlock the device, and its usefulness as a security measure is only going to be enhanced with the upcoming launch of Samsung Pay. Multiple fingerprints can be stored at a time, and the process of setting it up is simple and takes only a minute or two, involving just repeated presses of the home button. The fingerprint software is easy to use, and a minor improvement has been made to allow you to find out which fingerprints have been registered, just in case you ever forget.

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The Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of built-in storage, and with there still not being any microSD card slot, power users will have to depend on the larger storage option to meet their needs. Samsung also opted to leave out a 128 GB iteration, so 64 GB is going to be as good as it gets.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-4

As far as the speaker quality is concerned, it is fairly standard, and certainly gets the job done. The bottom-facing single speaker unit sounds good and gets loud enough to be heard even in noisy environments. Being at the bottom is still not the most optimal position, but it is definitely a better implementation than any rear-facing setup out there.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-15

One of the biggest issues with the original Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 was with regards to battery life, and it was quite difficult to get a full day of use out of these two smartphones. That problem seems to have been fixed with the Galaxy S6 Edge+, however. Even though its 3,000 mAh battery may seem a little small given the large Quad HD display it has to power, I’ve had no problems whatsoever getting through a full day. If you do end up running out of juice, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ not only comes with fast wired charging capabilities, but also introduces fast wireless charging as well. This only works with Samsung’s wireless charger, but Samsung claims that you can now charge the phone wirelessly in 2 hours, which is 33% faster than normal.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-11

The camera on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ remains largely the same as what was available with the Galaxy S6 Edge, with its 16 MP sensor with a f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization, along with a 5 MP front-facing unit also with a f/1.9 aperture, that allows for some great looking selfies even in low light conditions.

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Also returning is the double tap of the home button feature that lets you quickly launch the camera and take a shot. The camera app is where you will notice the biggest change in the camera experience. There are still many of the same modes as before, including selective focus, panorama, and virtual shot, along with the typical auto and manual modes, but Samsung has now added the ability to create video collages that allow you to stitch four 6 second clips together into one video, for those who really want to get creative. Another notable addition is the live broadcast button, which links directly to your Youtube account to allow you to share moments right as they happen with your followers, similar to what is possible with something like Periscope.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-24

Samsung also made a pretty big deal about the improvements to the video side of things. They’ve added what they call VDIS, or video digital image stabilization, that works in conjunction with OIS for more stable footage. In my experience, the video recording is very stable and smooth, without any sort of warping or distortion, so it seems to be doing its job well.

As far as the picture quality is concerned, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ takes excellent looking shots, which is not really surprising, given Samsung’s track record with their smartphone cameras. In daylight, photos are sharp and full of detail, with great contrast and dynamic range, and very vibrant and saturated colors. HDR works very well to bring out some extra detail, especially in high contrast scenarios, and if you don’t want to fumble around with HDR, you can always set it to Auto and let the camera decide for you. The f/1.9 aperture not only helps to produce some great looking depth of field, but also makes for some very good low light shots. The image retains the same vibrant colors, with some noise noticeable in only extremely low light conditions. It honestly doesn’t matter whether you’re in daylight, lowlight, indoors, or outdoors, this is a camera that anyone can take out of their pocket and start taking great-looking photos.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-22

On the software side of things, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, with the latest iteration of Samsung’s TouchWiz on top. It is a much cleaner interface with a lot less bloatware, that makes for a much snappier experience. It is still a very brightly-colored interface though, but you now have the option to easily and completely change the look to something that better suits your tastes via the available theme store. All the typical staple Samsung features are available here, including split screen multi-tasking via multi-window, and various motion-based gestures, but the difference here is with regards to the edge specific features, which Samsung has made a few improvements to from the Galaxy S6 Edge.

People Edge, night clock, edge lighting, and information stream return, but there is a new Apps Edge that lets you hand pick several of your favorite applications for easier access. The People and Apps Edge features can now also be accessed from anywhere on the phone and not just the home screen, and the pull tab can be relocated to anywhere along the left or right edge, to make it easier and more comfortable to reach. All of these changes are very welcome additions, but the edge features still don’t feel extremely useful, and don’t add a whole lot of value to the edge design either.


Display5.7-inch Super AMOLED
2560 x 1440 resolution, 515 ppi
ProcessorExynos 7420
Storage32/64 GB, not expandable
Camera16 MP rear camera with OIS
5 MP front-facing camera
ConnectivityWiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS + GLONASS
NetworksLTE cat 6 300/50
Battery3,000 mAh
Fast charging
WPC and PMA-compatible wireless charging
SoftwareAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz
Dimensions154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm, 153g
Colorsblack sapphire, white pearl, gold platinum, green emerald


Pricing and final thoughts

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is available now from all major US carriers, priced at $299.99, with a two-year contractual commitment, for the 32 GB version, with the 64 GB option setting you back an additional $100. Off-contract, the device can be found for an expensive $815 and $915 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+-17


So there you have it for this in-depth look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+! As was the case with its smaller sibling, you will have to decide whether the dual curved edges is worth the premium that is required when compared to other flagships. If you loved everything about the Galaxy S6 Edge, but wished it has a larger screen and expected better battery life, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the answer. The value here is in the beautiful hardware, but not so much in the software, and if you are perfectly alright with that, then the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will definitely be worth your hard earned money.

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  • tpy

    Why is “No removable battery” marked “subjective” but “No IR blaster” isn’t? I never use IR blaster so it is not at all a con for me, subjectively speaking.

    • Kanoosh

      your comment is also subjective

      • Cicero

        I am subjective too. I’am stick to my feelings, needs and desires.

    • Happy

      And why is the pro of “Premium metal/glass build” not marked as subjective?

      • Your Mother

        Because subjective is subjective also.

    • Your Mother

      All things are subjective. I don’t care for removable battery, SD card is nice but I have a work around. I have a 2yr old so broken out lost remotes are common so having one on my phone is awesome.

  • verygoodbrother

    I can live without the removable battery (currently own a z3) but no sd card is unforgivable.

    • Your Mother

      No it’s not. It’s solvable, I did it for my S6 edge.

      Mine is even smaller than this one and it’s on my keychain.

      • Happy

        Oh, yeah, and one can also plug in a power bank and an external IR blaster. Next time Samsung will skip on the camera because there will be plugable cameras. Is this review of project Ara or GS6E+?

      • Daggett Beaver

        Even better, there are WiFi external storage thumb drives, and WiFi external storage units with large batteries you can use to charge your phone. And they take microSD cards. So you don’t even need to attach anything unless you want to use the latter to recharge.

        • Shamoy Rahman

          Still dumb, WiFi direct will use more power and I’m sure the transfer rates are nowhere close to as good as a simple MicroSD slot.

          • Degus Jacoby Pradana

            But it will lag as fck, dont u get it? Sdcard make phone slow and easy to freeze, even google dont like sdcard, i know cuz my s4 had that problem , when i bought s4 with no sd the phone really smooth but when i put sd32gb camera oftenly freeze n open galery really lag n slow sometimes freeze, thats why android famous w lag! See iphone? Internal memory make it fast , do research dude, or u can buy s6 and try about 1 week n see the differences, im sammyfanboy n i proud with sammy now cuz finally i use android w freelagdroidz

          • Shamoy Rahman

            No problems with MicroSD on my Z3 here. I’m using a 90mb/s 64gb Toshiba MicroSD card.

          • SnakeSplitskin

            You might be right about transfer rates, but I’d rather wait on the transfer rate than wait on the lag of my phone (coff, I’m lookin at you Note 4). Just add up all the extra seconds of lag you endure every day, each week, each month, and year when using the Note 4. That’s far more frustration time than transferring to a Wifi external thumb drive, OTG thumb drive, etc.

      • Shamoy Rahman

        That is so retarded. I’m just gonna buy a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium instead. Tired of Samsung’s BS.

        • Degus Jacoby Pradana

          You clearly sony fanboy

        • SnakeSplitskin

          LOL. Please come back and tell us how it works out for you although I doubt you’ll ever post that you bought it.

  • Happy

    Here – I fix it for you: “The value (if any) here is in the hardware, but not so much in the software,…” Beautiful is an opinion – not a fact.

  • wmsco1

    Coming from the Note 3, I have to say…….I like it! Big beautiful screen and delightful design. Snappy and Light. I was very worried about non-removable battery and SD card. So I opted for the 64 gb, glad I did. After music and pics I had a remaining 39.39 gb. The only Con I have is the free wireless charger I received from preorder, did not work. It kept shutting off before it was charged, even the Second one having exchanged the first one at bestbuy did the same. The battery life is acceptable for me. I have came home at the end of the day with 60 to 70% charge left after listening to headphones or bluetooth speaker. All though my note 3 would have been 80 to 90% battery charge left with same usage. I would consider myself as a light user. I don’t use touch wizz, I use Nova launcher. But the Screen is just so Smack in your face. It really stands out to me. So at this point I am a very happy Camper. It is a good phone dispite what some sites are saying.

    • Shamoy Rahman

      You should’ve waited for a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. 4K Display, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 4500mAh battery, f1.8 23mp milisecond autofocus camera. The light software UI is much slimmer and elegant than TouchWiz and performs so much better than TouchWiz. Details speak the difference, opt for an Xperia next time.

      • Degus Jacoby Pradana

        How much sony paid u? The phone is not even come out, poor sony sales, bitching everywhere

        • Shamoy Rahman

          They didn’t pay me anything. Their phones are excellent now and they’re not quitting the smartphone division. The camera in the Z5 will be significantly better than the Note 5 and S6 Edge+. I switched from S5 which is a piece of shit to Xperia Z3. Battery will be 1500 mAh larger too. Why does Samsung sell well? Better marketing, not better phones. That’s why I will buy the best phone of 2015, Xperia Z5.

          • SnakeSplitskin

            The last phones Sony released were supposed to be excellent but turned out to be “just okay”. A lack of marketing had nothing to do with it. The Z5P’s camera WILL NOT be significantly better than N5 or S6 Edge+ because…..wait for it…….Sony has been consistently terrible when it comes to their Z# smartphone cameras. And without OIS, we can fully expect it to continue this trend. What you should be hoping for is that the camera performs at least better than the previous Z phones. Perhaps you can announce that you’ll be buying the Z6 because “it will be the best phone of 2016”.

          • Shamoy Rahman

            “WILL NOT BE”
            Sure buddy, you haven’t even seen the Z5 yet. All I know is, looking at the semiconductor tech behind the IMX230, Samsung will shit its pants. OIS is so outdated. Its all about Phase Image Autofocus now.

          • SnakeSplitskin

            It’s you who needs a diaper change. Have you seen the Z5 yet? lol. No, you haven’t. You’ve just seen pictures of it. I remember seeing pictures of the Blackberry Playbook before it came out and it was supposed to be an Ipad killer. It was such a disaster that it practically destroyed RIM. But don’t misunderstand me, I like Sony products. Their PlayStations are awesome. I even own a Tablet Z and I love it. Since owning that tablet I’ve been waiting to purchase a Sony Z flagship phone but they always seem to screw it up when it comes to the camera and other funky software issues like overheating from shooting 4k video. I can tell you’re excited about the Z5P but I’m sorry, I lost my excitement for Sony’s phones 2 iterations ago.

        • Phillip

          Damn this guy’s is really pushing sony hahaha . Yep I think he’s a paid rep

  • BP

    Surprised no one mentioned the design flaw with the edge. I have a S6 edge and I dropped it with a case and the screen shattered because cases don’t go above the screen like cases do on all other phones. So if you drop it on the front and it lands on the side you are screwed. Regular phones don’t have this problem as the raised case goes above the screen on the front. With the edge it doesn’t.

    • SnakeSplitskin

      If this were true then that means all these screen repair shops would be out of business. Obviously your statement that “Regular phones don’t have this problem” is complete and total nonsense. Phone screens do shatter when you drop them regardless of how the screen is designed. It just comes down to how lucky you are when you drop your phone. Shattered screen: not lucky. Unshattered screen: lucky

  • BP

    Not sure why someone would pick the edge over the Note 5. The edge offers no advantage with software. I have the S6 edge and I never use the edge features because well frankly it’s lame and doesn’t offer anything. The old style Note edge did since it was more curved and larger but these newer edges don’t offer any value. You might as well just go with the Note 5.

    • Phillip

      Everyone needs are different I have a n4 edge and a gs6 edge 32 gold and only reason I got the gs6 edge is because it’s beautiful and that’s that’s all the reason you ever need, get the one that’s making you happy you’ll have to live with it for 2 years

  • kiss my asthma

    Can someone help me with this…I have a note 2 and want to upgrade, but can’t pick which phone to choose Note 5 or S6 edge plus. I have never used the s pen on my note but at the same time I am intrigued by the writing when the screen is off feature, but am wondering whether I’ll actually end up using it. Also I really don’t mind the premium for the edge so please don’t bring that up as a con. Also I have played with both in the shop and really appreciate the lightness and thinness of the edge.

    • wmsco1

      In the end it your choice. Read the Android sites and watch reviews on YouTube . Get some hands on time at bestbuy or somewhere. To make your choice. That’s all I can say. It’s what your happy with not people’s opinion.

      • kiss my asthma

        That’s the thing I read and watched all the reviews, but what I was wondering is the memo on turned off screen really that useful or will it just be a gimmick, because that’s the only feature that interests me with the s-pen otherwise I’ll just get the edge plus.

        • SnakeSplitskin

          If that’s the feature that interests you then why would you believe it’s a gimmick? You already know how it works. You pull out the S-Pen and then start writing on the screen. Replace the S-Pen into the slot and your note is automatically saved. Don’t ask other people if it’s useful, ask yourself if you’d actually use it.

    • Ravi1234

      You already mentioned what you are after. Pen use ! Other thing edge screen is nothing but form factor and elegance and it is on both phone but edge has at front and note has at the back.
      I feel better back curved edge as nice to hold phone.
      Another thing s pen useful or afded function anyways.
      Cheaper to buy than edge.

    • Shamoy Rahman

      Buy a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. 4K display, UFS 2.0, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 4500mAh battery, while Xperias have been proven to have long lasting battery life on 3000mAh batteries. This phone will be an absolute Note 5 and S6 Edge+ killer.

      • kiss my asthma

        I was considering Sony, but the rumoured 5.2 inch screen killed it for me, I need at least 5.5 inches.
        Edit: Oh, I just read the rumor about the Sony Xperia Z5 premium, actually that looks pretty good I might wait and see, although Samsung’s display and camera has been constantly superior to Sony’s.

        • Shamoy Rahman

          But this time the camera is more superior on the Z5 with a 0.1ms phase detection Autofocus and a new IMX230 sensor (compared to the IMX220 on the Z3/Z3+). Screen on the other hand has been the top notch color saturation in any LCD possible since the Z3, the color saturation is the closest to Super AMOLED any LCD has ever gotten. Sony is also going to begin manufacturing their own OLED displays for the iPhone 7s and Xperia Z7 in the beginning of 2016 and Sony’s OLED TV launched back in 2007 was gorgeous.

          • kiss my asthma

            I am wondering how did you know it will have 4 Gb of ram and a 4500 mAh battery? I don’t mean to dispute you, but honestly wondering as the rumors point to 3 Gb with no mention of battery.

          • Shamoy Rahman

            Actually, most rumors and some official leaks are saying it has a 4500mAh battery with 4GB of ram.

          • Shamoy Rahman

            Actually, most leaks are pointing to 4500 mAh battery and most of those leaked specs have already been confirmed by a French Sony Marketing Agent.

          • Shamoy Rahman

            Its 3500 mAh but that’s still huge, 500 mAh larger than the S6e+/Note 5.

            Also the Z5 Premium now has the world’s best LCD display and world’s best smartphone camera.

            No throttling or overheating on the 810 either. Full uncompromised performance.

            Xperia Z5 is love, Xperia Z5 is life. Brilliance at its BEST.


          • kiss my asthma

            I really love the z5 premium and I really do believe that it may be the best phone this year, but here’s my issue, I have no trust whatsoever in the snapdragon 810, and I understand that many people say the heating issue is now completely fixed but to be honest I am not confident and would rather wait for the 820 or get the note 5, and this really makes me mad as my options are very limited and may be forced to wait another year with my aging note 2. Although I will give Sony this, I think that they did an excellent job with the z5 and am looking forward to the reviews when they come out and will certainly keep an open mind by giving this phone a chance.

          • SnakeSplitskin

            Will the Z5 Premium’s camera come with OIS? Nope. Can’t say that the camera is “superior” unless you’re comparing it to previous Xperias in which case this would be a premature statement because the Z5 P hasn’t been released yet and because Sony has had a consistent track record ob under-performing cameras.

          • Shamoy Rahman

            Phase Detection Autofocus is superior to OIS LOL.

          • SnakeSplitskin

            Perhaps while you’re LOLing, you can share with the rest of us which smartphone that uses Phase Detection Autofocus is being or has been proclaimed as the smartphone to beat in its particular class. *crickets chirping*

      • SnakeSplitskin

        So sayeth you and your great crystal ball. In order to be an N5 and S6 Edge+ killer, it will need to take excellent photos. “Xperias have been proven” to take crappy pictures. Ask your crystal ball if the Z5 Premium will overheat and shut down trying to maintain operation of that 4k screen just like previous Xperias have proven to do when playing 4k video.

  • I’m eggsellent

    Samsung has sharted in my face while I was sleeping.

    • Shamoy Rahman

      Go buy a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium this time.

    • SnakeSplitskin

      No, you just rolled over in our own shart as usual. No one else would waste their shart on you, let alone Samsung.

  • Shamoy Rahman

    Sorry, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has stolen a Samsung customer (me).

    • SnakeSplitskin

      LOL. Please come back after you’ve purchased it and tell us how much better that camera is….Or how much better that fingerprint sensor is, or how much better that battery is with a 4k display. I doubt we’d be hearing from you again.

      • Shamoy Rahman

        The camera on the M5 is already better than the S6 lol. The fingerprint sensor should be pretty good too but I don’t like fingerprint sensors anyways so it makes no difference to me. Also, the display in the Z5 Premium is a Japan Display IPS-Neo with a AgS semiconductor and RGBW self emissive pixels to use 30% less power than a normal LCD and polarized local dimming to get deeper black levels. I do my research carefully.

        • SnakeSplitskin

          You’re such a comedian. “I do my research carefully”. That’s such a joke! In your research, did you happen to take some actual photos using the M5 or Z5’s cameras so that we can compare them to GS6 photos in both outdoor daytime lighting and low-lighting situations? Your answer is an absolute “NO”.

          You might have some basis for your claims IF Sony had a strong track record for having a great smartphone camera that delivered stellar results. But since the Note 4, Samsung has been the recognized performer in stellar camera performance. No other camera currently on the market has been able to demonstrably outperform the Note5 / GS6 Edge+ cameras on a consistent basis. Not even the LG G4.

          So like I said in my previous comment, come back after you’ve purchased a Z5P or M5 and actually used them. By that time the bloggers will have done their preliminary reviews and as expected will find the Sony cameras to once again fail to measure up to flagship level.

          • Shamoy Rahman

            If I don’t do my research carefully, please tell me what Amorphous Silicon is first. I’m pretty sure you won’t understand becuase you’ll look at a spec sheet and blabber a bunch of bullshit. Look at Sony’s Alpha A7R II. Its one of the best cameras on the market and way better than any garbage camera Samsung has ever made (Samsung makes the shittiest DSLRs and mirrorless cameras on the market). You can already see Sony’s strength here. Also look at this, who makes the Note 5/S6/S6 Edge+ image sensor and image processor? Sony. This Z5’s camera is going to integrate the Alpha R7 II’s camera technology with a completely new image sensor that’s much higher end than the Note 5. The Z3/Z3+ sucked because they used outdated image sensors. Also the 192 point phase detection autofocus confirmed by Sony’s French marketing department has already mentioned that it will use Alpha R7R II’s technology and have 0.03ms autofocus. 0.03ms autofocus would already obliterate the Note 5 and S6 Edge+. The super fast AF in the M5 in multiple reviews show its already faster than the Note 5. Sharpness on the other hand hasn’t been confirmed but we’ll have to wait for future reviews to see. The M5’s camera is already better than LG, HTC, Moto, and everything else for sure. There’s a reason its called Z5 Premium. Its meant to pack top end specs that supersede the Note 5/S6 Edge+ with a 4K display, 4500 mAh battery, and UFS 2.0 storage that’s faster.

          • SnakeSplitskin

            Wow. you packed a large paragraph full of “blah blah blah”. Specs are great but they don’t really matter much when the overall package doesn’t work quite as planned. Case in point, look at the Note 4 vs. the Iphone 6. Ipone 6 has no lag, Note 4 has plenty of lag and a crappy fingerprint sensor. But if you compared the specs of both devices, the Note 4 blows the Iphone 6 away. So why doesn’t the N4 blow away the IP6 in performance? Perhaps you can do another full scale research of each device’s specs to argue that the N4 is the better performing phone although real life use begs to differ.

            So take the logic from my first paragraph and apply it to the Z5 Premium. I’m not saying I doubt that the Z5 Premium is meant to be the most awesome phone of 2015. I’m just saying that Sony has a poor track record from bringing the best specs to a phones that don’t live up to those specs. Perhaps the Z5P will live up to it and perhaps it won’t. But there’s no way you can claim definitively that it will without actually using the Z5P and putting it to the test. You should include in your research how many articles you can find that state definitively that a Sony flagship smartphone has ever beaten an Iphone’s camera performance. Better yet, find articles that review sites have proclaimed a Sony phone to be at the top of all Android smartphones.

            Sony can throw whatever camera hardware/software they have from their beastiest award winning DSLRs onto the Z5P and it won’t make much difference if they can’t get it to actually perform. You at least have to agree with me on that.

          • Shamoy Rahman

            Yes I agree, because your’re not a biased fanboy and you have a legitimate point here. Xperias have had a bad track record with bad cameras before but even if there is a 99% chance it will be a really good upgrade, I can’t be 100% certain that they will bring big changes this time until something is confirmed by reviews. Sony is known for notoriously keeping its best tech outside of its smartphones. I just hope this time that what the leaks pointed to are actually real. I’m saying this for the 9999th time but PIS is better than OIS.

          • SnakeSplitskin

            Yay, I’m glad we can finally agree on something. I’m not a techy so I would not know whether PIS is better or worse than OIS and to what degree. I’ll have to defer to your expertise on that. We’ll have just have to wait and see if Sony can deliver a product that not only beats existing flagships but is also appealing to the masses. An excellent smartphone camera is no good if nobody wants the phone. Aesthetically speaking, the Note 5 and GSE+ are still the best looking phones of 2015 so far. With features like split screen app, S-Pen, and Samsung Pay, any other good looking phone with an excellent camera will still have a hard time overtaking Samsung in terms of overall value.

          • Shamoy Rahman

            The Z5 series was just reviewed and it has officially surpassed the S6, G4, and iPhone 6 in camera and most specs. The Z5 series has the world’s best smartphone camera now with 5x uncompressed digital zoom, 0.03 second ultra high speed autofocus, and this time the low light photos are GORGEOUS. You know what’s even better. It can record 4K videos and run a ton of apps on the 810 while not even throttling or overheating. The battery life on the 4K flaghship has to be tested now but I’m sure it will do well considering Sony has nailed it with the Z5 this time.


          • SnakeSplitskin

            Just watched the video. Thanks for posting, it was very exciting. However, this video was not a review. It is more like an overview of some of the features. Pertaining to the Z5P’s camera, they state “….in our brief testing thus far has performed really well”. That’s it. That’s all they say about the camera performance. There’s no comparisons, there’s no detail about their experience using the camera software, etc. So we can’t draw any conclusions as to how competitive the Z5P’s camera performance is relative to any 2015 phone (or any 2014 phone for that matter).

  • Jonathan Rosado

    Bought this phone and no problems so far I got it the day it dropped in stores. I love this phone even though the edges don’t have much functionality I don’t care it’s a beautiful phone and everyone that sees it reminds me of it every day.

    • kiss my asthma

      Can I ask why did you choose this over the Note, because I cant make up my mind.

      • Jonathan Rosado

        Simply for the look I had the Note 2 and 3 but never really used the s pen so I just went with the S6 edge plus for the looks. Because let’s face it it really is a beautiful phone.

        • kiss my asthma

          I’m in the same boat as you, I have the note 2 and never use the s-pen but thought the note 5 had some new uses like the writing while the screen is off and scroll capture, but not sure I’ll actually use these features. I think I might just get the edge plus…damn this is a hard decision.

          • Jonathan Rosado

            I understand I felt the same way at the cell phone store but ultimately just thought the S6 edge plus looked better.

      • Phillip

        *thing is you don’t have to have a excuse to own the edge I got it simply because it’s a sick looking phone didn’t need any other reason

      • elmodern

        I was up in arms about which phone to get, but luckily best buy had them on display that monday before they came out. I draw a lot on my phone, so even though the s6+ is beautiful, i wanted the s pen functionality.

  • funksoul

    I’ll stick with my S5 with its extra battery and SD slot. That way I don’t run out of power or storage, which is the xhief complaint of iPhones.

    • SnakeSplitskin

      Please do! You can also keep your lag, cheezy fingerprint sensor, and
      sub-par camera. What are you going to do next year when your phone
      slows to a crawl? As for the chief complaint of Iphones, I don’t see
      many of those complainers defecting to the S5 from the Iphone. Your
      comment is laughable.

  • Gerardo

    Kansas City?

  • s2weden2000

    ePicness …

  • Mahesh Kool

    you gave 8.9 for battery please correct it!

  • Vito Bozo

    Far more interesting than the standard S6 and S6 Edge. For me, non-removable battery and non-expandable storage are no problems.
    My phone has only 16Gb of intern storage and I’m ok with it ! As always the price is very high, and as always it will decrease by $100 in 1 month or so… Don’t know why Samsung is doing that…
    Anyway great review again ;-)

  • Uffe

    I really, really think that Touchwiz should be listed as a subjective con. I would never buy a Samsung phone for this reason alone, no matter the hardware. Also, it’s such a fingerprint magnet it detracts from the premium feel. Am I the only one with these opinions?

  • Lucian Ionut Bruma

    I have bought S6 edge + 64Gb a week ago (when arrived in denmark) but I have a problem with the phone, it has duplicated all the contacts. All my contacts are on my sim card and after installing whatsapp it duplicated all of the contacts that are in whatsapp and sim card. does anyone know how to fix this problem? thanx in advance

  • randy

    The galaxy s6 edge plus is literally just the galaxy s6 edge with a biggerr screen plus a couple of small differences which are pointed out in this article

  • pcs

    Why expensive not included in cons

  • Eden
  • Sakshi Gupta

    I have a great experience. Nothing can beat Samsung S6 Edge plus because It’s a less expensive way to get stylish, convenient, and protective phone. The Galaxy S6 edge+ takes a low–quality digital music file and makes it sounds richer, optimizing it for high–quality sound.

  • Manish Sharma

    i used to get a beautiful colorful samsung logo with a soothing samsung theme music as soon as i used to switch on my phone, that is gone now after software update, what i get now is an ugly looking black and white samsung logo and the music has vanished