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87

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

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review: beauty in curves -- with a cost

Summary

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ shows some of Samsung's best, and worst, tendencies. It's a gorgeous phone with some of the finest hardware available right now, but its key feature is relatively useless, and still somewhat experimental.

Pros
  • Gorgeous
  • Feels like a premium phone
  • Fast performance
  • Great camera
Cons
  • Uncomfortable to hold
  • Curved display not very useful
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review: beauty in curves -- with a cost

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the closest thing we've got to a "Samsung greatest hits" phone. There's the sleek, curved glass from the S6 Edge coupled with the larger 5.7-inch screen from the Note lineup. Together, they make up one of Samsung's most memorable smartphones yet. But while the Galaxy S6 Edge+ ($300 on-contract; $768 to $815 off) is certainly striking, the Korean electronics giant clearly still has some kinks to work out around curved screens. It's a feature that's slightly more useful here than on the S6 Edge, but fundamentally it's still just about aesthetics, rather than function. That might not be a problem for some, but Samsung still has to prove why curved screens are more than a gimmick.

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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.7 inches
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.7 inches
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