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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Originally reviewed by Evan Kypreos 30 March 2015

TrustedReviews Editor's Pick

Key features:
  • 5.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 AMOLED screen
  • Octa-core Exynos 7420 chip
  • 16-megapixel camera with OIS
  • Stunning design
Arguably the number one smartphone currently on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is close to mobile perfection. The curved screen is far from the revolutionary feature it’s marketed as but, if you can afford it, this is the phone to buy right now.

Performance is its greatest strength. The S6 Edge, running an octa-core Exynos 7420 chip and 3GB of RAM, is the fastest phone we’ve ever tested, bar none. It even leaves Snapdragon 810-powered handsets in the dust, and comes without any overheating issues too. If you use your smartphone for lengthy gaming sessions, there’s nothing better. Battery life could be improved, but it’s still easily good enough to last a day.

Fortunately, Samsung’s infamous design issues finally seem to have been consigned to the past. The S6 Edge, with its aluminium alloy frame and glass rear, is the most attractive of the South Korean firm’s phones, and is up there with the iPhone 6 and HTC One M9 in terms of looks. A fingerprint scanner is now built into the home button, and lets you unlock the phone and make purchases through Samsung Pay.

The 5.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 AMOLED display is a triumph too. It’s intensely sharp, offering great colour accuracy and deep blacks – terrific for watching movies on. Our only complaint is that the edges, which can be used for notifications and quick contact access, are prone to picking up glare. The 16-megapixel main camera is the best smartphone camera on the market, coming with OIS and the option to play with the finer points of photography far more than you usually would.

If you can't stretch as far as the S6 Edge, the normal S6 is equally good in most ways. Both go on sale on 10 April.

Price: £695

Our Score

9/10
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