Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Review – extraordinarily beautiful!

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is a bigger version of the S6 Edge. The dual curvy (edge) screen is unique and handset looks extraordinarily beautiful, not just on the outside but also, inside. It houses the powerful 64 Bit Exynos octa core processor.

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Unboxing
Box Pack contents:  Handset, quick start guide, regional lock guide (Indian SIM card only), warranty card, data cable, travel charger (fast charger) 9V ~ 1.67A, SIM tray ejector pin and premium quality earphone with earphone plug caps.

Design and Display
The S6 Edge Plus is big but pretty slim and comfortable to hold. The dual curved screen and the slim body with metal frame gives a unique royal look. The handset weight with battery is 151 grams and dimensions are 75.98 x 154.35 x 6.92 (mm).

Build quality and the finishing is excellent. S6 Edge Plus is available in Gold and Silver colour options. I believe the silver colour will look even better. Handset is using a metal frame and the rear side has a glass layer that is scratch resistant. There is a made in India text mentioned on the back panel.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus review and unboxing

Power button is on the right, volume rocker on the left, SIM tray on the top and at the bottom you will find the speaker out vent, micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack.

The S6 Edge Plus comes with a single nano SIM slot with 4G LTE support.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SIM tray (nano SIM)

This handset sports a 5.7 inch super AMOLED screen with Quad HD resolution – 2560 x 1440, 518 ppi. Colour reproduction, viewing angles and touch response are excellent.

There is LED notification and following sensors – accelerometer, light, proximity, hall, gyro, barometer and magnetic. Native video calling is supported, there are dual mics for noise cancellation.

Memory, Storage and OS
The S6 Edge plus comes with 4GB RAM (LPDDR4) and optional 32/64 GB of internal storage space, there is no micro SD card support. On the first boot you will get about 1.7GB free RAM and about 24GB of free space (on 32GB version). OTG is supported – can connect external pen drives.

Android 5.1.1 64 Bit runs out of the box with TouchWiz UI.

Performance
This handset is using the well known a Samsung Exynos 7420 64 Bit 14nm 2.1GHz octa core processor coupled with Mali T760 GPU. Performance is smooth and lag free – I did not face any issues.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus review

Benchmark

Benchmark App Score
Quadrant 33283
Antutu (32 bit) 1st – 65386 , 2nd – 63571
Nenamark 2 60.4fps
Multi touch 10 point

Gaming
I played Asphalt 8 and the game play was very smooth, check the video review for gaming action. The hardware can play many high end games.

Camera
There is 16MP AF camera (f/1.9 – aperture) on the rear with LED flash support, and also using optical image stabilizer. Front camera is a 5MP fixed focus. The camera quality is excellent, check the sample images and videos at the end of this review.

Camera app also comes with pro, life broadcast and video collage options, plus users can download additional modes if required. Rear camera can shoot 4K videos.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 16MP AF OIS camera with LED flash

Others
Sound is loud (in-call / loudspeaker). No issues found with 4G, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and WiFi. The dual Edge screen is not just for the looks but comes with unique functionality. You can place the edge screen on the right side or on the left side. Swipe the edge icon to reveal the list of important contacts, swipe again to get the important apps that is customizable.

Each of the contacts added on the edge screen have a unique colour code assigned that will glow on the edge screen when that particular person is calling and the handset is kept face down (check video review).

There is built in heart rate sensor. The S-Health app can monitor your physical activities, you don’t need a wearable device.

You can also use the fingerprint scanner for enhanced security, detection is fast and accurate.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus hands on

Battery
This handset comes with built in 3000 mAh battery that gives a good backup time of 4 to 6 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage. I am getting approx 1 day 12 hours of battery backup. Fast charging is supported – handset can be fully charged in less than 130 minutes using fast charger.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus hands on back view

Performance Time Battery drop % Battery Max Temp
Benchmark 13 Minutes 5% 34 degree
Gaming (Asphalt 8) 17 Minutes 7% 34 degree
4K movie play with full brightness + Wi-Fi on 23 minutes 6% 35 degree
Wall Charge (on standby) 1 hour 20 Minutes 16% to 100% (wall charge) 34 degree

Verdict
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is a premium handset that is not only beautiful in the inside but also outside. Handset looks awesome, completely unique and will definitely grab attention. It is a premium handset,  if you can afford it is a very good buy for the price.

With the launch of Galaxy Note 5 it could be a tough choice deciding between the S6 Edge Plus or the Note 5.

[Rating 4.5 / 5] – cannot use decimals in rating box below.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is priced at ₹55,000 for 32GB version.

Image Gallery

Rear Camera Sample

Front Camera Sample

S6 Edge Plus video review

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