88
Engadget
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88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge review: Samsung's best phones in years

Summary

This more expensive version of the Galaxy S6 banks it all on looks. It performs just as well as its cousin in every task we threw at it, but the few software gimmicks that make use of the Edge's beautiful curved display just don't do much to justify the extra cost. Buy it for its looks, not because it's any more functional.

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Pros
  • Stunning design
  • The curved screen is gorgeous
  • Impeccable camera experience
  • Great day-to-day performance
Cons
  • The curved screen doesn't do much
  • Battery life could be better
  • No microSD or removable battery
  • It's not waterproof
Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge review: Samsung's best phones in years

Samsung found itself in sort of a bind last year: Its flagship Galaxy S5 wasn't the blockbuster the company hoped it would be. That, coupled with the news that Samsung was going to focus on a smaller number of devices in 2015, signaled a pretty dramatic change for a brand that seemed like it was unstoppable. As if to silence the doubters, Samsung has not one, but two flagships on offer -- the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge -- and they're surrounded by questions. Can they restore Samsung to its former glory? Has the company figured out how to build a truly interesting smartphone again? It's too early to make a call on the former, but after a week of testing, the answer to the latter is a clear and definite "yes."

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Scores

Engadget

88
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
9.3
Battery life
7.7
Camera
9.6
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.1 inches
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.1 inches
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