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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.

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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.

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
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Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

90
Arun Visruthan
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
meringo
The phone lives up to the hype. I chose the 64GB Edge version on Verizon. The...read more
60
Kevin Wolf
The Galaxy S6 Edge is a stunning and great phone - when it works as advertised....read more
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Model
AT&T 32GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Talk time
3G (up to26 hours)

Camera

Camera
Yes (16 megapixels) (Records video) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Hid, Opp, Pan)

Media

Media playback
Yes

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (UMTS / WCDMA) (1 2100MHz, 3 1800MHz, 4 1700 2100MHz, 5 850MHz, 7 2600MHz, 12 700MHz, 13 700MHz, 20 800MHzMHz)
Subscriber identity
Nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.1 inches
Screen resolution
Other (2560x1440)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Hardware

CPU
2.1 GHz
CPU cores
Octa-core (1.5 GHz)
RAM
3 GB
USB
2.0

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Model
Sprint 128GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
128 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
US Cellular 32GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
Verizon 32GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
AT&T 64GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
Verizon 64GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
Verizon 128GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
128 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
US Cellular 64GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
T-Mobile 128GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
128 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
Sprint 64GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
Sprint 32GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
T-Mobile 32GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
AT&T 128GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
128 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)
Model
Iron Man

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Camera

Camera
Yes

Location

Location support
Yes

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Radio type

Comm standard
LTE

Display

Screen size
5.1 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1440x2560)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Hardware

CPU
2.1 GHz
CPU cores
Octa-core (1.5 GHz)
RAM
3 GB
Model
T-Mobile 64GB

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.122
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
AT&T

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)