Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs Note Edge: What's the Difference

Since the Galaxy Note Edge was introduced, we were almost sure that Samsung will try to milk the concept of the rounded, overlapping display to the fullest. After all, it was arguably the first manufacturer to exploit this tech and the public seemed to favor the ingenious, sloping trait of the gadget.

This new undertaking is seemingly here to stay - the Galaxy S6 edge is here and it has borrowed something from the Note Edge, multiplied it by two, and arrived in full glory with a sleek and intriguing dual-sloping display. Is this enough to make it stand out from the rest of Sammy's top-tier pack, led by the Galaxy Note 4? Read on to find out!

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge And Samsung Galaxy Note Edge In Pictures

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Design

the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge resides within smartphone territory, while the Galaxy Note Edge is a full-fledged phablet device. The 160-pixel wide curved right side of the Note Edge's screen serves as a hub for notifications while the handset is in stand-by and as a tray for app shortcuts when the handset is in use, not to mention that it looks cool and futuristic.

The Galaxy S6 edge, however, has two symmetrical curved edges instead of one, so it is more pleasant to look at. The build quality of both phones is top-notch, as it should be on a premium smartphone. As the Galaxy Note Edge, the Galaxy S6 edge features a metal frame around the sides, providing sturdiness, all while feeling solid when the phone is being held. Turn the phones around and you'll see a key difference between the two. While the Note Edge features a leather-like soft-touch finish, the back Galaxy S6 edge is covered by a layer of Gorilla Glass 4.

Display

With their high-res, Super AMOLED displays, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy Note Edge treat your eyes to beautiful, detailed visuals. Both pack 1440 by 2560 pixels of resolution, which translates to the outstanding 577 and 525 pixels per inch, respectively. Size-wise, the screen on the S6 edge measures 5.1 inches, while the Note Edge provides 5.6 inches of real estate. Colors on the two are vivid, as is typical for Super AMOLED screens, yet their reproduction can be tweaked from the Settings menu should you prefer color fidelity over vibrancy.

Operating System

the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has received its dose of Lollipop as well, which puts it on the same page as far as software versions go. Still, the Galaxy S6 edge has the advantage of running the latest version of Samsung's custom user interface known as TouchWiz. while Samsung's mobile payment system - Samsung Pay - is to arrive in the near future. Hopes are that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will be treated to the same TouchWiz experience one day, although that's still not yet confirmed.

Performance

The Galaxy Note Edge is powered by the 32-bit quad-core Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 SoC, while the Galaxy S6 has a homemade Samsung chip humming under its hood - a 64-bit octa-core CPU, built on a 14 nm process, which should mean faster performance and more energy efficiency. Both handsets have pretty potent hardware, but the Galaxy S6 edge sports a newer, bleeding-edge SoC, which undeniable shows in the results.

Storage

Additionally, the new Sammy flagship employs a new UFS 2.0 technology for its flash storage, which should be 2.7 times faster than the currently used NAND flash. It also has 3GB of super-fast LPDDR4 RAM, allowing more room and speed for multitasking.

Camera

A hardware test code revealed to us that the Galaxy S6 sports a Sony Exmor IMX240 sensor, which is, presumably, the same one that can be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. The sensor has a 16 MP resolution and a wide F1.9 aperture, which is said to allow much better low-light photo taking.

Battery

The Galaxy Note Edge has a 3,000 mAh battery keeping the lights on for 7 hours and 8 minutes on our battery life test - a very good result overall. Now, the Galaxy S6 edge sports a smaller 2,600 mAh juicebox, which may or may not wield the same results, thanks to the energy efficiency of the CPU that Samsung is using in its newest flagship. The S6 edge still has Samsung's Ultra Power Saving mode to help users get through those times, when they spend too much time away from an outlet, but we wonder - how often would we have to use that mode with the new phone? We can't wait to get our hands on a unit and find out, sometime in the future.

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge carries a price tag for 32GB (Rs. 58706), 64GB (Rs. 65,620), 128GB (Rs. 72,535) where as the Galaxy Note Edge carries a price tag of Rs. 54,624.

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