Samsung GALAXY S6 Edge Plus Review

Review posted 12/07/2015

Quick Take
  • Very large, high-resolution touchscreen
  • 16MP sensor
  • 4K UHD video recording
  • Fast burst shooting (11.5fps) at 16M
  • Many effects for photos and video
  • High image quality
  • Pro mode offers manual controls
  • Good low light performance
  • Minimal shutter lag
  • Quick access to camera function
  • Burst shooting doesn't work in Pro mode
  • No image search function by date, type, etc.
  • Separate gallery app for albums and index views is inconvenient
  • Flash is weak
  • No focus peaking to help manual focus
Bottom Line
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus delivers a lot of photography bang for the buck, and displays its creations beautifully on its huge, sharp display. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is designed to turn heads. Its metal and glass chassis features a large, 5.7-inch dual-edge Super AMOLED display. Rather than have a border encasing all four sides, the long sides are contoured, creating an effect like an infinity pool. The 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD) resolution displays extremely sharp details and vibrant colors, and is extremely bright. This makes it easy to frame your shots, even in very bright sunlight.

Sophisticated photography features include a generous number of effects and filters, which you can apply in shooting mode or editing mode after the fact. Also, you can quickly access the camera function by double-tapping the Home button. Of course, you also can drag the camera icon in the corner of the screen, without having to enter your security PIN).

The primary camera captures 16M images, while the front-facing (or, "selfie" camera) records 5M images. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus records ultra high-definition video, and like with still images, you can apply many effects and trim your footage easily using the touch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Edge Plus Features:
  • OS: Android 5.1.1, Lollipop
  • Product Dimensions (inches): 6.08" x 2.98" x 0.27"
  • Weight: 5.4 oz.
  • Camera resolution (Front): 5MP
  • Camera resolution (Rear): 16MP
  • Digital Optical Zoom: 8X
  • Features: Image stabilization, Fast Motion, Slow Motion, Video Collage
  • Video Recording Resolution: UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • Main Camera - Auto Focus
  • Li-ion battery, 3000 mAh
  • Internal Memory: 32GB, 4GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4 + 5 GHz, a/b/g/n/ac, VHT80 MIMO
USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • Ant+
  • Location Technology: GLONASS,GPS
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • NFC 

  • 2.1GHz, 1.5GHz; Octa-Core processor
  • Main Display Resolution: 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD)
  • 5.7-inch dual edge Super AMOLED display
  • GPS Navigation: Glonass, GPS
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Enabled for 4G LTE
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • HR Sensor
  • RGB Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Plus comes in 32GB and 64GB versions, and is available in white pearl, gold platinum, and black sapphire. An unactivated device retails for $700, and costs $150 with a two-year contract.

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What's in the box?:
• Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphone
• USB 3.0 cord
• Adaptive fast charging adapter
• Earphones
• Quick start guide

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