The Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note Edge feature a curved screen on both sides for the former and a small screen only on the right for the latter. comparative required between the two. Despite this commonality and only six months between them, the two devices have significant differences. Here are the main ones.
Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note Edge, specs
|Name||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||Samsung Galaxy Note Edge|
|Screen||5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED with 2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 ppi and Gorilla Glass 4||5.6 inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels (524 dpi) Quad HD definition. Curved screen with 2560 x 160 pixels. Gorilla Glass 3 Protection|
|Processor||Octo core 64 Bit Exynos 7420 engraved at 14 nanometers||Quad-core Snapdragon 805 Architecture clocked at 2.7 GHz (28 nm) 4 x Krait 450s at 2.7 GHz.|
|data store||3GB LPDDR4 RAM||3GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Camera||16 Megapixels with OIS, f/1.9 aperture||16 Megapixels with OIS, f/2.2 aperture|
|Front camera||5 Megapixels, f/1.9 aperture||3.7 Megapixels, f/1.9 aperture|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 70.5 x 7mm||151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm|
|Weight||132 grams||174 grams|
|BONE||Android Lollipop with Touch Wiz||Android Lollipop with Touch Wiz|
Curved screen on both sides
While the Galaxy Note Ege’s screen remains curved only on the right, the Galaxy S6 Edge’s screen extends to both sides of the phone, offering a brand new design. Based on Super AMOLED technology, which is known for the intensity of its contrasts and the vividness of its colours, both panels offer excellent picture quality.
While the phablet offers a resolution of 524 dpi, the S6 Edge offers a pixel density of 577 dpi on a 5.1-inch panel, all associated with a brightness of 600 cd/m, which turns out to be excellent. If the phablet design already has a very premium look, keep in mind that the S6 Edge goes even further with rounded edges made of metal. Gorilla Glass 4 protective glass at the back.
- To read : Galaxy S6 Edge, dual-edge display features
64 Bit processor and LPDDR4 RAM
Thanks to the Snapdragon 805 processor powered by 3GB Ram LPDDR3, the Note Edge was already able to offer excellent performance, as you can see in the images below.
However, it is a 32 Bit processor and today Android fully supports 64 Bit instruction sets. It is undoubtedly one of the reasons why Samsung has decided to equip its last two top models with the latest Exynos 7420 chip.
Based on a 64-bit instruction set, Samsung’s Exynos 7 Octa processor is machined to 14 nanometers, which 20% higher performance than 20 nm processor. In addition, Soc accompanies 3GB LPDDR4 Ramit’s the fastest we can find on the market right now, and it’s shown in benchmarks with scores close to 70,000 points on AnTuTu.
- To read : First tests of Galaxy S6 Edge
An even more powerful photo sensor
According to Phonearena, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be equipped with a Sony IMX240 16 Megapixel photo sensor, the same as found in the last two Samsung phablets. However, in the meantime, it has undergone many improvements, and most importantly,sensor aperture is now f/1.9.
With this setting, the sensor excellent low light performance. A feat that few smartphones can achieve.
A new version of TouchWiz
If the curved phablet now runs Android Lollipop, the S6 Edge introduces a brand new version of the TouchWiz UI. More refined, it has fewer buttons to make it easier to use. The number of pre-installed apps has also been reduced. So Samsung apps are just two (S Voice and S Health). There will also be three Microsoft apps (Skype, OneNote and OneDrive) as well as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.
Overall, the new interface clearly presents more customization and even let you completely change the look of your smartphone thanks to themes, as we mentioned in our latest hands-on video of the S6, which includes the same skin.
- To read : How we handle TouchWiz on Galaxy S6
Larger storage capacity but not expandable
Samsung has revised its storage capacities upwards with its last two flagships. Three three options of 32, 64 and 128 GB. But that’s not all, mainly because the latest UFS 2.0 modules of the Korean company are even faster than the eMMC 5.0 memory in current smartphones. In contrast, the device no longer offers an SD slot. So here it will be a question of choosing between the flexibility of a memory expansion slot and the performance of UFS 2.0. A criterion that will depend on the preferences of each.
Smaller battery but better power management
With its 3000 mAh battery, Note Edge manages to offer satisfactory autonomy despite the presence of a Quad HD display. The curved version of the S6 only offers a 2600mAh battery. However, the 14 nanometer engraving of the Exynos 7420 processor, 30% to 35% reduction in energy consumption. The autonomy offered would therefore be quite correct. Of course, we will have to wait for the first tests to confirm the contributions of Samsung’s latest chip in terms of autonomy.
Also note that this 2600 mAh battery is not removable unlike the Note Edge. But to make up for this loss, the device will naturally offer wireless charging. Again, it’s up to you which of the two options will best suit your needs.