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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

from  $329.99+
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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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
88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

70
JillyNchandler
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
jayhawkX
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Studmuffinsir
It is the best smartphone I have used ever. It feels premium in the hand and...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
83
Average Critic Score
 
90
USA Today
Samsung nailed it with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. These are Samsung's finest and best-looking smartphones to date and if Android is your mobile cup of tea, they are the handsets to beat.
 
90
Engadget
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.
 
60
Computerworld
Between the physical effects of its form and the usage-related quirks of its display, the Galaxy S6 Edge requires a lot of sacrifice just to get something that looks cool. Consequently, tempting as it may be, the device just isn't an advisable purchase for most people.
 
70
Gizmodo
The ergonomic downgrade, the lack of useful software, and $100 premium just doesn’t make sense for me, and I suspect most people will feel the same. But if you want The Next Big Thing—just to show it off—well, that’s what the S6 Edge is for.
 
80
TechRadar
The S6 Edge is a fantastic looking handset with plenty of power and an impressive camera, but a high price, poor battery performance and sub-par edge screen features stop it from achieving perfection.
 
70
Android Central
While the S6 edge offers a few novel software experiences, it comes at the cost of usability for normal smartphone actions, to say nothing of the price premium put on the model.
 
90
CNET
Samsung's striking, high-end Galaxy S6 Edge has the beauty, brains and brawn to take down the iPhone 6 and all the Android competition.
 
100
Stuff
It may cost as much as your first car, but that's the price you pay for a phone this special.
 
90
Business Insider
The curved screen is gorgeous, the camera is great, and the software is much simpler and easier to navigate than ... previous phones. Samsung has finally perfected the curved screen smartphone, now the question is whether or not customers will be willing to fork over the extra cash for it.
 
90
TrustedReviews
It’s easy to dismiss the Galaxy S6 Edge as a folly, but you shouldn’t. It has one of the best cameras on a phone ever, it looks incredible and its minor shortcomings are forgivable. It’s not a perfect 10 – better battery life and ergonomics would have made it that – but it’s damn close.

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