Got the 32GB edge variant yesterday from the shop. Played with it for a few hours and I was not very impressed.
There are a few things I noticed:
+ Great screen, very vivid colours. And great resolution.
+ Very powerful CPUs
+ Nice slim design.
On the cons side:
- Very poor battery life, it could last around 24h with a few hours of usage 3-4h maybe? This is with Power saving mode enabled, and brightness set to auto.
- Screen size is small. It is not even a proper 5inch. It should be 5.3 and for the edge model event 5.5.
- No SD card, why Samsung?
- Very expensive.
After playing with it I decided this is not my phone so I have returned it today. And I will continue using my Xperia Z2 until Z3+ is out.
To whoever is getting the edge variant, I would recommend checking the normal S6 instead. The only reason someone would get the edge over the normal S6 would be only to brag about the price. No positive value whatsoever.
Thinking of buying edge but i'm worrying about the ram management issue... Is it really true?
I really love the phone, its feels great and it can do so much more . . . but all that is dampened by the fact that they have no radio. I need to be connected to the radio anytime, with or without internet connection. Samsung should give the FM Radio application some very serious thought.
Why is edge skidded within released month to 8th position, ad S6 vanilla on Top Slot. Think seriously that sharp edges destroyed, it's handling. Rest no difference n specs. Come out buddies what's about. I already using on first day first show. Only 1 $ transparent back cover has served the purpose. Rest got temperature as resale has been badly effected. Even availability is short. Deal ma Kuala hai.
Anonymous, 04 May 2015Hey guys, I'm considering buying the Edge but after holding it for 30 seconds at BestBuy today... moreDo you hold your phone or squeeze it?i have never felt any pain while holding my S6 Edge.
At first it was slippery,but not dangerously slippery.after getting used to it,it feels rather nice.fyi i dont use any front/rear protectors.
Sam Cheong, 04 May 2015Ha ha ha! I total agree with your analysis! If he know how to analyse, then he will not say so... moreIm just comparing both on what gsmarena says.and a bit of logic.lol.anyway no one would see me being a brands fanboy
...im an all brand fanboy lols.
Anonymous, 03 May 2015Anyone got a prob with their S6 edge ram? It seems like mine only have 400mb free when I just ... moreJust sent your S6 edge straight away to Samsung service center yourself if you bought a original one.
Hermes Hidayat, 03 May 2015Yes Sony Z3 Compact has better battery life and has better grip.but loses out on processor and... moreHa ha ha! I total agree with your analysis! If he know how to analyse, then he will not say something like that…
Anonymous, 04 May 2015Hey guys, I'm considering buying the Edge but after holding it for 30 seconds at BestBuy today... moreHurt your palm? What kind of materials are your palm made of until so easy to get hurt?
Anonymous, 03 May 2015Anyone got a prob with their S6 edge ram? It seems like mine only have 400mb free when I just ... moreJust remember that :
"unused ram is wasted ram"
It's important on a smartphone to get ram used more instead of having to unload each time: battery would last less.
Android works by caching everything necessary in ram then shifting only when loading demanding apps. It's different than computers.
Mahalakshmi Vk, 02 May 2015When you see the specifications, Sony Xperia Z3 is even more better than this. The only thing ... moreYeah sony is lot better in sales than sammy. Samsung even sold not so good looking s5 many times more than sony managed to sell. Sony z series phones got many complaints abt self cracking glass all over the forums. So much abt sony's premium devices. Hoped sony would do much better when they decided to go alone. But the reality is rumours are ripe abt sony mobile division's Sale. In what way sony phones are better than Samsung's?. Design part, i think sammy nailed it with edge.
Hermes Hidayat, 03 May 2015I have 250mb left most of the time but that doesnt bother me.its normal i guess...it is not normal.
the phone should hsve 4 Mb RAM to work normaly.
it is a factory diffect.
Hey guys, I'm considering buying the Edge but after holding it for 30 seconds at BestBuy today it hurt my palm, which was disappointing. Do you have issues with handling too? Is it dangerously slippery when gaming or taking photos? Please let me know, thank you!
Hermes Hidayat, 03 May 2015Been using fast charging since i got phone.and auto rotate seems fine for me.Yes if there was a design fault every S6 Edge would be affected because everybody is using the fast charger. Probably a faulty batch of accelerometers, it is always a good idea to wait a few weeks before buying a newly released phone.