Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specs Comparison, Side by Side In the Flesh Photos

Both Samsung Galaxy S6 Dual SIM 64GB and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB will come with a price tag of Php 41,990 when they become available in the Philippines starting on April 18, 2015.

I made this comparison post between those two models specifically for big Samsung fans who've already saved that much money to get themselves the Korean Giant's flagship smartphone this year and who are now having some dilemma on which version they should spend their hard-earned moolah on.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Green Emerald and Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue Topaz, respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Let's start with Design Comparison.

As you can see in these images, both smartphones flaunt similar ultra high-end design and build quality. The two handets have the same glass-metal-glass sandwich construction featuring an anodized aluminum frame in between two sheets of scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4 panels.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
From this angle, the two devices look almost the same. Notice the identical design and placement of the loud speaker, microphone, microUSB port and 3.5 mm audio on either phones.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Their backs are also similar. We see the same placement of the Samsung logo as well as the protruding camera module and the strip containing the LED flash and Heart Rate Monitor.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
SGS6 and SGS6Edge are available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, and Gold Platinum but both have one limited edition color: Blue Topaz for the regular S6 and Green Emerald for the S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Looking at the phones side-by-side from this angle, we see the main difference in their designs as well as the key feature that sets the S6 Edge apart from the regular release, the curved display.

Same SuperAMOLED Display, Different Execution

As I've shared previously on TP, Samsung Galaxy S6 features a brilliant 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen that offers users the highest pixel density of 577ppi on any smartphone that's been announced as of today. This screen's enhanced brightness for outdoor visibility (600cd/mm) lets consumers see content without compromise anywhere they are - be it inside the house or at the beach under the sun - regardless of the viewing angle.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has the exact same display specifications of the regular S6 but - as its name suggests - its screen gently curves down its left and right sides. The resulting form in itself adds to the overall premium look and feel of the handset but it also serves a function beyond the physical. Right out of the box, there are two cool things that you can do with the curved edges of this model's screen. First, you can rub it when the display is turned off and it will show you the time as well as your recent notifications so you won't have to turn on the display and use more resources. And second, you can customize it to give you quick access to your favorite contacts from the TouchWiz Home Screen and App Drawer; This is particularly useful for loved ones or workmates that you need to get in touch with regularly.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Technical Specifications Fight

Aside from their display, battery size, number of SIM slots, and dimensions, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge share almost the exact same technical specifications -- headlined by the Octa Core Exynos 7420 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 16 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and ISOCELL sensor, 5 MegaPixel front cam, 4K video recorder, 4G LTE connectivity support, and Android Lollipop Operating System with TouchWiz user interface. Here's the side-by-side comparison table for your perusal:

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Comparison Table (TSTSCT)
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Dual SIM PhilippinesSamsung Galaxy S6 Edge Philippines
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
Weight 138 grams132 grams
Available Colors White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Limited)White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald (Limited)
Operating System Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz Skin
Display 5.1 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio), Quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density), Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors5.1 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio) with Curved Edges, Quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density), Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor, GPU, Chipset Octa Core: Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 + Quad Core 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex A57, Mali-T760 GPU, Exynos 7420 chipset
RAM 3 GB RAM
Internal Storage 32/64 GB options in the Philippines, non-expandable
Camera Main: 16 MegaPixels, 3456 x 4608 pixels, Optical Image stabilization, Autofocus, LED flash
Features: Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR (Front and Rear), F1.9, Low Light Video (Front and Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus
Front: 5 MegaPixels
Video Capture Main: 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, Optical Image Stabilization, Auto HDR
Front: 1080p @ 30 fps, Auto HDR
Audio and Video Playback Video: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8,
HEVC, Full HD (1080p), UHD (depends on variant) Audio: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
Ports microUSB v2.0, TV-out (via MHL 3.0 A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity, Sharing 4G LTE Cat6, 3G HSPA+, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, NFC, IR Remote, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play and Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring and Extension, Samsung AllShare Framework
Sensors Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Gesture, Heart Rate Monitor, Touch-Type Finger Scanner, UV
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
SIM Card Type Dual nanoSIM = SIM 1 (LTE) + SIM 2 (2G)Single nanoSIM (LTE)
Battery Non-Removable Li-Ion 2,550 mAh battery, Wireless Charging ~ WPC1.1 (4.6W Output) and PMA 1.0 (4.2W) compatibleNon-Removable Li-Ion 2,600 mAh battery, Wireless Charging ~ WPC1.1 (4.6W Output) and PMA 1.0 (4.2W) compatible
UptimeTBD
Value Added FeaturesFlagship Release, All-New Design, Fingerprint Sensor (PayPal certified), Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 4.0, Samsung Pay, Smart Manager, Microsoft Apps(OneDrive 115GB for 2 years, OneNote), Sound Alive+, Themes, Quick Connect, Private Mode, S Finder, S Voice
AnnouncementWorldwide: March 1, 2015 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
AvailabilityPhilippines: April 18, 2015
PriceTP Guesstimate
(March 2015):
Philippines - Php 35,000 to Php 36,000

(Update) Official SRP:
32GB SGS6 - Php 35,990
64GB SGS6 - Php 41,990
TP Guesstimate
(March 2015):
Philippines - Php 40,000 to Php 45,000

(Update) Official SRP:
32GB SGS6 Edge - Php 41,990
64GB SGS6 Edge - Php 47,990

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

So Which Handset Version is Right For You?

At Php 41,990, you can either choose the regular Samsung Galaxy S6 with 64GB non-expandable internal storage or the Edge 32GB model with a unique curved display. Since in terms of design, build, and specs, both phones are more or less the same, I'd suggest that you go for the standard Samsung Galaxy S6 is you're after Dual SIM capability and larger internal storage. Now, if you want a unique handset that has that curved display (practically setting you apart from other smartphone owners out there), then I believe you should go for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Personally, though, I think that the curved display is a better premium compared to the additional internal storage and even Dual SIM support since it's not something that you can make up for using USB-OTG or a secondary phone. Such screen is a product of years of innovation that's not easy to duplicate. But that's just me. Let me know your thoughts about these two models in our comments section. I'd appreciate it.

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