Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge isn’t due to release for a few more weeks, but it looks like one of the first reviews is already here. The video uploaded by BeginnersTech on YouTube explains the standout “Edge” features of the device, provides a closer look at the hardware/software, and offers some opinions on the new dual-curved device.
We initially went hands-on with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at MWC 2015, and while the launch is right around the corner it appears that Ryan from BeginnersTech managed to get his hands on the device early. If you’re curious as to how this device compares to the Galaxy S6, check out our hands-on/comparison video, but you can find the early review video below…
As for specifications, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge packs a 5.1-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 (577 ppi), an Exynos Octa-Core processor (quad-core 2.1GHz + quad-core 1.5GHz), 3GB of RAM, 32/64/128GB of internal storage (depending on the model), and a 2,600 mAh battery with built-in Qi/Fast Charge technology. It’s also running the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop with Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both feature a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and the ability to shoot up to 4K/UHD video. Along with that, the front-facing 5-megapixel camera can shoot up to 1080p video. Photo samples are also included in the video below and appear to be crisp and clear, but we’ll put the camera through some additional testing in our full review.
Check out the early review video below:
You’ll still find the heart rate sensor on the back side, but around the front Samsung has greatly improved its fingerprint scanner. This time around, Samsung has completely rethought the inner-workings of the fingerprint scanner and it works much better than the one found on the Galaxy S5, Alpha, Note 4, and Note Edge. In our testing during Samsung’s press event, it was just as functional as Apple’s Touch ID sensor found on the iPhone 6. For a video comparison between those two devices, check out this article.
The video closely examines Samsung’s TouchWiz interface as we saw during our initial hands-on with the device. Not much has changed, but Samsung has cleaned up everything a little bit and pulled back on some of the bloatware that has previously been included on Galaxy devices. It’s hard to say if any carriers will add additional apps and services to the software once the device is officially available, but I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer for that answer.
For more information about the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, check out our MWC 2015 coverage for hands-on videos, comparisons, and more. As always, stay tuned for our official review of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge coming up in the near future.