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The Korean Electronics giant launched the larger and renewed version of the exisiting S6 Edge at the unpacked event yesterday. Unlike the previous Edge the new device boasts of a 5.7inch QHD display with dual edged sides. The RAM has been bumped to 4GB from the 3GB present in the predecessor. The rest of the specs like the Exynos 7420, 16MP f1.9 rear camera, curved glass back are all carried over the last generation.
Despite these top of the notch specifications, the S6 Edge+ will confront fierce competition from its counterpart from different stables. Here's a list of the top 10 devices that the S6 Edge+ would find the most difficult to overcome.
Like its previous gen, OnePlus has built the OnePlus 2 like a beast. No wonder it is referred to as the ‘Flagship Killer of 2015'! With Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octacore SoC on the inside coupled with a 4GB of RAM, OnePlus 2 will give stiff competition to the just launched S6 Edge+. Add to that Laser Autofocus camera, top notch Fingerprint sensor and Oxygen UI.
The major con though is avaialblity of the device. Many won't love going through the hassle of passing through the flawed invite system to buy the device at just Rs 24,999!
The company's flagship for 2015 is one heck of a device. LG engineers have designed the device too well - the leather finish back cover add to the premium look and feel of the device. Instead of opting for the SD810, which had a track record of throttling and heating issue, the Korean engineers decided to play safe by including the hexa core SD808 under the hood. This is backed with a 4GB of RAM with a 16MP OIS camera which is one of the best in its class.
HTC One M9
Except the 5 inch Full HD display, HTC One M9 has everything in its favour. It features a full metal body with a Qualcomm SD810 under the hood. The best part is that the SoC inside doesn't suffer from as bad a throttling issue when compared to other devices using it. The RAM is on the lower side though at 3GB. But again the device dominates in the optics department with its 20.7MP OIS rear camera with a 4MP Ultrapixel front shooter.
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
Just like any other Xiaomi device, the Mi Note Pro comes with some beefy internal - after all it was the company's take on the Samsung Note series! Featuring a vivid Quad HD OGS display with a SD810 and 4GB of RAM, this device from Xiaomi can beat up many a flagship from various stables. Add to that the presence of MIUI, metal-glass body and the 13MP rear camera with OIS.
This Chinese flagship uses the Mediatek beast on the inside. It houses the Mediatek X10 Helio true octacore SoC with cores clocked at 2.2 GHz each. Plus it comes with 4GB of RAM and the typical all metal build of the Meizu's MX series. The camera on the rear is 20.7MP using the latest Sony IMX234 sensor. Priced approx. Rs 18,000 this device is a bang for the buck!
How come someone forget about the iPhone? While this device might not possess the beefy as its Android counterpart but the dual A7 chip on the inside is pretty capable to handle the light iOS. Further it possesses a Fingerprint sensor, all aluminum body and a top class notch 8MP camera with OIS capable of capturing slow motion videos.
Huawei Ascend P8
The metal clad flagship from Huawei uses the company's own Kirin 930 SoC. This octacore chip is adept at its task when it comes to CPU performance. The GPU on the other hand is not at par with the Adreno 430. Nevertheless it features a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 3GB of RAM. The battery is atad lower though at 2600mAh.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Max
This camera centric device with a 16MP f1.8 rear camera beats all camera of the above mentioned device hands down. Same is the case in the selfie department, led by the 8MP AF snapper. Nevertheless the device boasts of a 5.2 inch Edge to Edge Full HD IPS LCD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. The RAM is also up to industry standards at 4GB. If you are on a lookout for a good looking device with an excellent camera then this device is definitely for you!
Samsung Galaxy S6
If one can look beyond the dual edged display, then the Galaxy S6 is still a decent buy. It features the same specs as found in the S6 Edge+ - except the lower 3GB of RAM and smaller display. Plus the device will be lighter on the pocket!
Sony Xperia Z3+
Sony's so called Flagship for 2015 may not be at par with most of our expectations, but still the device is pretty decent. Featuring the Sony's typical all glass body with a SD810 on the inside and a 4GB of RAM, the Xperia Z3+ can match up with most flagship out there. There is the same 20.7MP camera on the rear that came with the Xperia Z3 along with an 8MP front snapper. Despite the above average specs, the Xperia Z3+ has failed to taste much of a success mainly due the company's strange pricing strategies.