Samsung earlier introduced the Galaxy S6 Edge and recently the S6 Edge+. As the name suggests, both the smartphone carry a curved screen on the edges that feature notification and or other messages in that area, but seriously Android comes with a notification area already. Both the smartphones looks good, but apparently, they are not even close to the have any real world use. With tons of featuring coming in each year, Samsung compromised on some of the most prominent points.
Even Samsung doesn’t know what actually they want to perceive with the Edge Screen!
First and the most important feature is the battery and Samsung apparently is losing the battle there. The battery on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge won’t last even 7 hours, and that’s a serious issue for this smartphone giant to consider. What’s the use of copious specifications that are not supported by a proper amount of juice. Galaxy S6 Edge carries a good battery, but apparently in the absence of proper optimization, smartphones lose it too soon as well.
Almost the same is in the Galaxy S6 Edge+ as well, if you compare the battery life of Edge and Edge+, then the juice of both the smartphones lasts almost the same.
Let’s now talk about the design. Featuring the same old glass back with the metal frames running around, the Samsung Galaxy Edge and its successor has again brought us a disappointment for the fingerprint-friendly back cover. Not an oleophobic and the smudges are easy to come around on this type of surface. However, on the front it’s entirely different story.
Talking about the curved design in the Edge, the smartphone is prone to the bursting of the screen. Under certain condition, this curved glass bursts and pops open one edge of the smartphone, which Samsung claims is only because of the user’s fault. Apparently, many cases around the Internet now confirm that it is a design flaw rather than the user’s fault.
Next big problem in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge+ plus is that after a usage of few months, the smartphone may start acting slow. Samsung smartphones are the victim of memory fragmentation that causes the app to launch and run slowly.
On the other hand, in the Samsung Galaxy Edge+, the app relaunch is crappy. As per the initial details, the software inside it makes the relaunch of an application takes a longer time as it suspends soon an app enters in the background. Other smartphones with 3GB or less RAM were able to beat the scores of Galaxy Edge+.
This can only be solved when the company releases an update for the smartphone. Till then, there is technically no way Edge+ can beat the OnePlus 2 and LG G4 in terms of performance and app relaunching. At least for now, the specifications for this smartphone, which are also the selling point, are useless.
It doesn’t end here, the Android 5.1 on the Edge and Edge+ are buggy. No matter what you do, the smartphone is going to surprise you with ‘unexpected-features’ that would disrupt your experience on the smartphone.
The fingerprint sensor is little sticky as well, soon you place your finger and lift it up, it feels as if the smartphone is not willing to leave the love of your fingers.
All of these little features interrupt and ruin the experience you may with the smartphone.
The opposite of it is the Apple iPhone that takes care of almost every little feature user may interact with. The TouchID home button isn’t protruding outside like the one in Edge+ but has a small cavity that makes the thumb or the finger press firmly on the fingerprint sensor.
As far as the software is concerned, then the Samsung users can pray the company to release the update for latest Android operating system, which is certainly not in the case of iPhone or any other Apple device.
Samsung is entirely gambling on looks of the phone, but a sensible user also look for the usability it offers. And both Edge and Edge+ offers nothing extra to offer even after taking a chunk of extra cash out of buyer’s pocket.