When PC.com first met the Galaxy Edge earlier this year, we immediately fell in love with it. After all, how many brands out there has curves like this beauty!
So, when Samsung loaned us the phone for a good 2 month stint, ecstatic was an understatement, the all new ground up design with glass backing, made the born again Galaxy the best android smartphone introduced. While fiddling with the device and happen to have it before the official release date, we were surprised the amount of attention it got every time the we whipped it out. No phones had heads turn like the Galaxy S6 Edge…the device was an attraction…like a bee to flower.
Guess then how we felt when, Samsung released the Edge Plus? Just as crazy as before. After pursuing the fine ladies at Samsung, PC.com received the unit for official review, before we go to an all no holds barred onslaught, we will begin with the first impression thingy. First up, the pimped up version of the Galaxy S6 Edge is a Edge Plus Duos which means dual sim slot, a 5.7 inch wonder child that looks just svelte like its cousin. Here we show, how the sim slots appear, as you can see the tray holds both nano sims in a single slot.
After staring at it for about good 5 minutes, we like it…like it a lot! (Gushing), the dual sim feature is a nice addition not found on the Edge 6, fingerprint magnet it continues to be. But we are not perturbed.
Out of the box you will find the usual suspects included- an ejection pin, quick start guide, warranty card which should be filled up and returned within 7 days of purchase, a complimentary 6-month voucher for iflix (a promotion program by Samsung) and a charger.
On the onset the phone looks solid and sturdy, holding it reassured that with a perfectly weighted balance, the internals must be well placed to achieve this, in terms of appeal it has the same “look at me” appeal as its smaller sibling, we had feared of bigger phones looking mutated but this is not the case on the Edge Plus.
What we quickly noticed was also how the side frame lines were much smoother. Unlike the smaller version that had sharper lines, the Edge 6 Plus has a more polished (no pun intended) ‘edges’, shows feedbacks were seriously taken into consideration and improved on accordingly. Kudos Samsung!
Despite the larger screen size, somewhat does not seem to be very obvious on the device, there are phablets out there that shout out for attention, on the 6 Plus however its subtle this is due to the curves on the sides, giving an illusion of tapering making the phone appear smaller in size.
There’s not much I can complain about the phone at the moment, screen is stunning- credit to the amoled display , everything else looks identical to the 5″ model thus far, so do stay tuned as we move on to a full hands on review next. We will be checking on performance, difference between S6 Edge and naturally the camera function.