The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have been launched in India, less than a month after their initial announcement at the MWC. While the Galaxy S6 will start selling at Rs. 49,900 for the 32GB version, the S6 Edge will cost Rs. 58,900 for the same. Both the devices will start selling from April 10 onwards.
The use of metal is easily discernible on the side of the device. Yes, there are some similarities to the iPhone 6, but not enough to be called a rip-off.
Overall though, this is definitely not the best looking phone you can find out there. While the design is a fresh for Samsung devices, it still doesn't stand a chance against the HTC One M9, or even the iPhone 6.
At 6.8 mm and 7 mm, the S6 and S6 Edge are amongst the thinnest devices in the market. The trade off seems to be smaller 2550 mAh and 2600 mAh batteries. While Samsung has a pretty good track record in batteries, a quad-HD screen is a hard deal.
When Samsung introduced the Note Edge alongside the Note 4, it seemed like something that could eventually be useful. It was a whole new panel, which had features of its own. The S6 Edge though is a new iteration, which seems rather like a gimmick.
It's no longer a seperate panel and hasn't much usability. You get a few inbuilt functions with the phone, but that's about it. It doesn't seem like there's a lot of scope for improvement.
The S6 and S6 Edge both run on Samsung's new Exynos 7 Octa processor, which is manufactured using the company's 14nm process. According to Samsung, it's more powerful than the Snapdragon 810 and we can confirm that after out full review.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are competitively priced, that is, if the iPhone 6 is their competitor. They have nothing to take the market away from the liked of Xiaomi and aren't likely to deter Apple either. They really don't seem like the devices that will bring Samsung back, despite finally using premium design elements.
Both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are available in a bunch of colours, including, White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum. In addition, there's a Blue variant for the Galaxy S6 and a Emerald Green variant for the S6 Edge.
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