Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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    The thing that most people will take notice of when they see the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is, well, its edge. Its screen tapers on its side and Samsung uses the that sliver of extra real estate to display function information, like when new emails have been received or when a new text is waiting. It’s a unique innovation in a market full of devices that look alike, save for the Edge’s larger sibling, the Galaxy S6 Edge+. However, unlike the Edge+, the Edge is very pocketable with its 5.1 inch screen which makes for a more compact size.

    The Edge packs the same 16 megapixel sensor for its camera that its newer and larger sister devices (the Note 5 and the S6 Edge+) feature in their cameras. It’s a great sensor and one of the best found on Android devices. As an added trick the Edge also features optical image stabilization, a trick the similarly-sized iPhone 6 and 6S do not. Images can be transferred off the phone in RAW format, the preferred format for professional photographers and serious amateurs.

    The Edge+ also improves its security with a fingerprint scanner that, according to reviewers, works pretty well. The device also opts for Samsung Pay the company’s own mobile payment solution that's also compatible with magnetic card readers. But like its newer, larger siblings, the S6 Edge features a metal and glass construction that neatly seals the device. Though earlier versions of the phone allowed user access to the battery and included a microSD slot, the S6 Edge does not, which has caused some controversy among its users. Data capacities for the S6 Edge are 32 and 64GB which should be enough for most users.Rating: 4/5

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