Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in the test: Almost as good as expensive – hardware tests

So now the cat is out of the bag; in the form of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. No matter how you describe it all boils down to is that Samsung has now introduced the third smartphone from the S6 series. After we could have you + make happy during the Galaxy Unpacked event with a first hands-on video for the Galaxy S6 Edge, our review unit is now also arrived. For a limited time: you buy a unit of the S6 series to 7 December 2015 free a Galaxy Grand Prime will receive it. The details you find in the section "Price and Availability",

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  • performance
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  • camera
  • battery pack
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: Price and Availability

Currently Samsung wants to make buying a S6 Edge Plus palatable us. Because the purchase of S6 Edge Plus an entry-level smartphone from Samsung presented: the Galaxy Grand Prime, which is currently around 180 euros costs on Amazon. If you want to join the action, you have not only the S6, S6 Edge or S6 Edge Plus up to and including December 7 as "action unit" acquire, but you sign up and register here. The deadline is 21 December 2015. As allowed to take part only for the German market specific devices in this campaign, you should check on the following page, which EAN models are approved.

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The final release of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus was scheduled for 4 September. From the time the device has been sold in the colors Black Sapphire and Gold-Platinum in Germany in two memory sizes: 32 GB and 64 GB. A 128-GB version as the smaller Galaxy S6 (to test) and S6 Edge (for testing), is currently not planned.

The price of the Galaxy S6 Edge + was set up on the smaller S6 Edge. The 32 GB model but currently costs only 698 euros on Amazon, the 64GB version currently costs around 629 euros.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: design and processing

One might think that the Galaxy S6 Edge + brings over its smaller and featured in March's sister model, the Galaxy S6 Edge, no innovations. That's right, but if you compare the Galaxy S6 Edge + with other smartphones in the same display size since.

Galaxy s6 edgeplus xperia z2 comparacaoThe Galaxy S6 Edge + (right) has got very compact despite its 5.7-inch display when about against an Xperia Z2 (5.2 inches) considers it. / © AndroidPIT

In terms of design and processing, the Galaxy S6 Edge + brings nothing new to the smartphone world. Everything that the Galaxy S6 Edge distinguished, has also inflated to 5.7 inch Galaxy S6 Edge +. So the frame is also made of metal, and the back is out of the scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4. Of course, Samsung uses this material from Corning again to protect the front screen from scratches. It is a pity that this glass back and -front have proven to be true fingerprint magnet in everyday life.

samsung galaxy s6 edgeplus sim 2The metal frame is high-quality and top of the case put the SIM card slot. Unfortunately, Samsung has rationalized but the infrared transmitter. / © AndroidPIT

But the interesting thing about Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + is not the design but the fact that it is the Koreans managed a 5.7-inch smartphone with dual-edge display in a very compact housing in the dimensions of the Xperia Z2 corresponds to (for testing) to accommodate. The very narrow frame of aluminum is doing its part to keep the Galaxy S6 Edge + very slim and compact. At this frame Samsung has laterally, left the volume buttons and placed right the power button, while the volume buttons for smaller hands are a little too highly placed, so it is difficult for one to achieve this with one hand.

samsung galaxy s6 edgeplus usbIn the lower bezel are the micro USB port and the mono speaker. / © AndroidPIT

Some in the newsroom of the frame of the Galaxy S6 Edge +, especially the part that passes by the dual edge display was sharp, but I do not see this as a disadvantage, but as a Griffigkeits feature for an otherwise through glass and aluminum but slippery smartphone.

samsung galaxy s6 edgeplus screenThe metal frame on the side and below the Edge displays is angular, but provides some grip. / © AndroidPITsamsung galaxy s6 edgeplus side 2The volume buttons on the Galaxy S6 Edge + are placed for smaller hands too far up. / © AndroidPIT

still is at the top of the Galaxy S6 Edge +, the SIM card slot for nano-SIM cards, but unlike the little brother, the S6 Edge, there is the Plus model, unfortunately, no longer infrared sensor. Why Samsung has omitted this is unfortunately a mystery.

samsung galaxy s6 edgeplus camera 2As with the small S6 models, is also available when S6 Edge + the camera optics produce and ensures that it does not lie flat on the table. / © AndroidPIT

All other connections and sensors or speakers are located at almost the same place as the Galaxy S6 Edge without plus. the appearance of the 16-megapixel camera is on the back out again, so that the S6 Edge + if it is on the table, shaking again. Only through a protective sleeve or case, you can + offset the projected look of the Galaxy S6 Edge so that the 5.7-inch phablet lies flat and no longer wobbles.

Galaxy s6 edgeplus s6 edge comparacaoOnly in a direct comparison between the Galaxy S6 Edge and the S6 Edge + striking how large the 5.7-inch phablet is. / © AndroidPIT

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + coincides with its 5.7-inch QHD display from much larger than the smaller sister model, the Galaxy S6 Edge. After all, both smartphones separate whopping 0.6 inches in screen size. In size to the larger display also precipitates. While the S6 Edge still looks reasonably compact x 7 mm with 142.1 x 70.1, the new Galaxy S6 Edge Plus with 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm a slender giant. Even when the weight S6 Edge + has increased. Here now are 153 grams on the scale instead of 132 grams of the smaller S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: Display

The main feature of the Galaxy S6 Edge + course, is the 5.7-inch dual-edge display. The 5.7-inch display has 2,560 x 1,440 pixels so that we arrive at a pixel density of 518 ppi. Like on the other Galaxy S6 smartphone uses Samsung also the S6 Edge + an energy-efficient Super AMOLED display. But neither the size nor the display technology are decisive here, but the two curved edges of the display. On the eponymous Edge displays Samsung has filed special features, especially for enjoying videos and games.

samsung galaxy s6 edgeplus displayThe Galaxy S6 Edge + sold by Samsung as a multimedia smartphone and do not like the music not available in Europe 5, as a working tool. / © AndroidPIT

The QHD screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge + is thanks to the excellent color reproduction and brightness perfect for videos, browsing the Internet and for one or the other game. With QHD resolution, it is difficult to discern individual pixels with the naked eye, unless you take a magnifying glass to help. Then you would see the individual pixels with certainty.

tela galaxy s6 edgeplusVideos can be + enjoy superb on the Galaxy S6 Edge. It feels almost as before, as if no frame is up and down to see the Galaxy S6 Edge +. / © AndroidPIT

Although the color reproduction of the Super AMOLED displays from Samsung is brilliant and gaudy, so some users, these too gaudy. Luckily it's the Galaxy S6 Edge +, just as possible as the other S6 models with the same display technology to adjust the color temperature. According to Samsung, the standard color temperature of the 5.7-inch display is 6700 K, so very close to those used for movies 6500 K.

The special feature is of course the dual-Edge edges of the display, to which we now come.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: Features

The Galaxy S6 Edge + Samsung has the Edge UI adapted to the increased screen size and expanded. It is now possible to store and Apps in addition to the five most frequently used VIP contacts. So therefore it is now possible to use the Edge display as a quick launch bar for five apps.

recursos especiais edgeplusAt the Edge you can take five favorite contacts. / © AndroidPIT

Also handy: Gets one at the VIP contacts, then shine the edges in color that have been assigned to the VIP contact. Especially in the evenings, this feature is very useful to identify already at a glance whether the woman calls a, or only the boss again after work something urgent needed. Thanks to the curved edge of the colors are easily seen as a reflection on the table when the S6 Edge + on the display is located.

recursos especiais galaxy s6 edgeplus AtalhosWhat is new is that you can also store apps on the edge. / © AndroidPIT

Speaking of the evening: The right edge edge you can also bring separately from sleep by rubbing in standby mode. you rub a few times on the right screen edge, you get to see the date and battery charge time. The news feeds can thus get without giving the complete display.

Sensor biometric rico galaxy s6 edgeplusThe fingerprint scanner reacts quickly and reliably. © AndroidPIT

In addition to the dual-edge display, the Galaxy S6 Edge has + even with a fingerprint sensor, which can be used to unlock the smart phones, but also for payments for Samsung Pay. Just a pity that the latter was currently not yet been announced for Germany.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: Software

Currently, Samsung is rolling out the first software update for the Edge +. The 138.14 MB update (build number G928GDDU2AOJ5) brings optimizations for the battery, more stability for calls and improve security. Here SamMobile has provided the update in India. But for European appliances an update should come in the next few days.

samsung galaxy edgeplus updateThe first Edge + -Update to improve security, battery life and calls. / © AndroidPIT

Is pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + Android 5.1.1 with the latest TouchWiz interface. This version largely corresponds to that of the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge software. Noteworthy is the fact that Samsung has reduced the number of pre-installed apps and it also allows to uninstall apps. Interestingly, Samsung has decided that not pre-install Google + App. There are six Microsoft apps, including Word, Excel, OneDrive, OneNote and Skype.

s6 edgeplus start screen ui deThe software Samsung has not changed much. the Galaxy S6 Edge + with Android 5.1.1 and TouchWiz interface is delivered. / © AndroidPIT

In addition to the Microsoft apps and the own Samsung Apps, such as S Voice, S Health and the Galaxy Samsung App Store has also Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram preinstalled.

s6 edgeplus app screen ui deSamsung has reduced the amount of bloatware and can remove the pre-installed apps. / © AndroidPIT

As with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the TouchWiz interface at the S6 Edge + has become much clearer and better than we had been accustomed in the past by Samsung. This is mainly due to adjustments in the animation and the new color coding with TouchWiz. The latter means that you can wade through the settings faster and more intuitive.

s6 edgeplus app ui deThe look of the new TouchWiz interface has been known from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. / © AndroidPIT

A software feature comes but only thanks to the larger screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge + to bear and that is the multi-window function. On a 5.7-inch display, it's just more fun to consider two applications in parallel as the 5.1-inch display of the smaller Galaxy S6 models.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: Performance

In terms of internal hardware Samsung has made only minimal changes. As already talking about the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, performed in the Galaxy S6 Edge + of octanuclear Exynos 7420 processor from the same company his service. The processor made in 14 nm manufacturing structure is 64-bit capability, and consists of four Cortex-A53 cores with a maximum of 1.5 GHz and four Cortex-A57 cores with a maximum of 2.1 GHz clock. The only major change hidden in memory, the sick 3GB now is 4 GB in size, and in the internal memory itself. The Galaxy S6 Edge + uses Samsung now the Universal Flash Storage 2.0, which promises higher read and write speeds at lower power requirements.

Currently the storage is limited to 32 GB, for the 64 GB model is not yet available, but should be submitted according to Samsung later. Unfortunately, the S6 Edge + missing, just as it did the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, a microSD card slot for memory expansion.

performance galaxy s6 edgeThe Galaxy S6 Edge of + in conjunction with the great WQHD display hardware, make this phone perfect for videos. / © AndroidPIT

In everyday life, the combination has been shown from the fast maximum at 2.1 GHz Exynos processor, GPU Mali T760 and become leaner TouchWiz interface as very fluid. Wiping through the home screens, scrolling through complex web pages and starting and closing of numerous apps runs the Galaxy S6 Edge + very quickly and efficiently.

Galaxy S6 edgeplus benchmarkIn AnTuTu the S6 Edge + competition rips away. / © AndroidPIT

The raw performance of the Galaxy S6 Edge + proved the 5.7-inch phablet from Samsung in AnTuTu benchmarks like. Proud 68,000 points speak for themselves, because currently not a smartphone the Galaxy S6 Edge + the water can be enough.

However, It should be noted that the S6 Edge +, warmed considerably under intensive use. The temperature increase is clearly noticeable, but there were no crashes or massive throttling the performance. the Galaxy S6 Edge + heated so fast even with constant use, so fast it cools but then unloaded it off again.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + Audio

Even if the speaker of the Galaxy S6 Edge + were mounted on the underside of the frame, the sound and the volume is described as good. Up to a volume of 75 percent, the quality of the mono speaker when playing music, videos and games is pleasant, it was not to be. Galaxy S6 Edge + Samsung has also integrated a new sound chip to sonically enhance your music. Samsung calls the converter very pithy one Ultra High Quality converter. But the whole thing has more hooks: First, there are those Upscale only in conjunction with a headset (wired or Bluetooth), the UHD supported. On the other is the difference, at least in our test, not clear to hear.

S6 edgeplus AudioThe Ultra High Quality function is only available if you have connected the appropriate headphones. / © AndroidPIT

In terms of voice quality, the Samsung phablet is impeccable. In our review of the Galaxy S6 Edge + we had to shout in any way our call party during the call. Even at 50 percent volume were phone calls, whether they went through the normal GSM network or were carried out by VoIP via WhatsApp or Hangouts, clear and understandable. Even in noisy or windy environment there was no cause for complaint.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + Camera

The sensor in our Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + comes, as it did with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, again from Sony. But there are also S6 Edge + models with Samsung's ISOCELL sensor, but we got only the version with the IMX240 Sony available. common to both sensors, the specifications are: Both shoot photos up to 16 megapixels and have a look with an aperture of f / 1.9. Of course it is also possible to record even 4K video and images in RAW format with the camera. Unfortunately we have two storage-intensive media, the internal memory, in our case, 32 GB, in the way. If you want to record both RAW images and 4K videos galore, then you should the data + wegsichern frequently from the internal memory of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

samsung galaxy s6 edgeplus cameraOur Galaxy S6 Edge + has a Sony IMX240 sensor which gives very good pictures but declines in low surrounding light in quality. / © AndroidPIT

Overall, the camera of the Galaxy S6 Edge + above average images supplied, but where you have to say clearly that the camera can boast weaknesses in low light conditions and in the macro range. But that is the S6 Edge + camera not alone, because other cameras in the comparable price segment have in such circumstances problems.

In our gallery you can convince yourself you again about the quality of the camera.

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As you can see in the picture, the camera is able to shoot good pictures when the lighting conditions are good. In dim environment but the quality of the camera decreases. For this, however, the optical image stabilizer does a very good job and thereby reduces blurry images.

galaxy s6 edgeplus Live StreamLive streaming is with the Galaxy S6 Edge + via YouTube, but the stream is private for invited guests. / © AndroidPIT

In terms of video Samsung has the Galaxy S6 Edge + still something new to offer, because there is a large S6 Edge is now an optical image stabilizer for video. But this is not a hardware image stabilization, but a software version that has to be activated in the settings. Of course, you have to go down to the main camera, full HD resolution for that image stabilization. In 4K You'd better have a steady hand or you set a tripod.

s6 edgeplus camera ui de 2The videos are now using a software Stablilisator "entwackelt", This but you have to manually activate the camera settings. / © AndroidPIT

In addition to the image stabilization in video mode, the Koreans the video function of the Galaxy S6 Edge + even a YouTube live stream buy. Here, but not publicly streamed in your YouTube channel, but it will generate a private LiveStream, to the need to invite your viewers.

galaxy s6 edgeplus camera app ui deExcept for the live broadcast feature everything is like the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. / © AndroidPIT

In addition to these new features the typical modes like Panorama, HDR, Verschönerungsmodi and group selfie still in the camera app available that you already know from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + Battery

In terms of battery Samsung equipped the Galaxy S6 Edge users + 450 mAh more than the S6 and S6 Edge. Even the two small models have proved that they could get out with intelligent power-saving modes for maximum runtime. As the chart shows, the 3000 mAh battery of the Galaxy S6 Edge + the 5.7-inch phablet can fire up loosely over 24 hours.

Samsung galaxy S6 edgeplus battery deWith the 3000 mAh battery to get loose over an entire day. Thanks to Fast Charge this is also very fast back to 100 percent. / © AndroidPIT

With heavy use, the Galaxy S6 Edge + after 10 hours are up the ghost, but here it can then shine thanks to Fast Charge. Wired the Galaxy S6 Edge + be recharged using the included power supply within 35 minutes to 50 percent and after fabled 80 minutes it was even fully charged could. Unfortunately, the new wireless charging station with Fast Charge stood us the time of testing is not available, so we could not verify how fast this the S6 Edge + loads from zero to one hundred. But once we have is a test device of this charging point available, we will update the test in this section.

In AnTuTu battery benchmark the Galaxy S6 Edge + the highest result could deliver in all devices.

bateria galaxy s6 edge benchmarkWhen AnTuTu battery test, the Galaxy S6 Edge + all rivals suggests. / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +: Specifications

Dimensions:Mass:Battery capacity:Display size:Display Technology:Screen:Front camera:Rear camera:Lightning:Android:User interface:R.A.M:Internal memory:Removable storage:chipset:Number of cores:Max. Frequency:connectivity:
154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm
153 g
3000 mAh
5.7 inches
2560 x 1440 pixels (515 ppi)
5 megapixels
16 megapixels
5.1.1 - Lollipop
4 GB
32 GB
64 GB
Exynos 7420
2.1 GHz
HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth

final verdict

The Galaxy S6 Edge + is not for users who see your smartphone a tool for work, but it is for entertainment purposes a smartphone, such as the use of videos and music, but also to gamble from graphically intensive games. Through the dual-edge display, the user receives a much more immersive experience, as to give the appearance that you have an almost frameless display on. But great as the entertainment value of the S6 Edge + may be, Samsung can be the pay very well. The price of the Galaxy S6 Edge + is thus also the main point of criticism, especially if you look simply times facing the cost-benefit factor. There are clearly other smartphones that also have a QHD display and can show computing power properly to make games, videos and more to a mobile enjoyment - but at a lower price.

It looks more so that Samsung has placed the Galaxy S6 Edge + as iPhone 6s Plus with Android. This is supported by the time of publication, the concept of the S6 family and also the price. The evidence suggests that Samsung has launched the Galaxy S6 Edge + only on the market in order to obliterate one's archenemy from Cupertino and establish the dual-edge technology as an alternative to Apple's Force Touch.

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