Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus vs S6 Edge: Specs Comparison

Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus earlier today, extending the Edge brand to phablet territory. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus features almost identical features to the S6 Edge, with the big changes coming to the design.

Design

The choice between a 5.1-inch device and 5.7-inch device will come down to personal preference. The displays are the same resolution, 1440 x 2560. The 5.7-inch display is on the larger side of the phablet market, while the 5.1-inch is a more reasonable size for most customers.

Display

Samsung has added the same Quad-HD (1440 x 2560) resolution display on both the Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge Plus. Since the S6 Edge has a smaller display, it has a higher pixels per inch (ppi) number, at 577ppi, but that does not amount to much in real-life use.

Camera

Both devices feature 16MP rear and 5MP front facing cameras. The rear cameras both feature optical image stabilisation and LED flash. Not much to say here, they will produce the same image quality.

Under the hood

For the most part, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will perform exactly the same as the Galaxy S6 Edge, but Samsung has added some more raw power to the phablet.

The S6 Edge Plus will feature 4GB of RAM instead of 3GB. This might come to very little difference right now, but as more higher quality mobile games hit the market, customers are going to need more memory to power them. Samsung has also added a 3000mAh battery to the S6 Edge Plus, 400mAh more than the S6 Edge.

Verdict

The decision boils down to what you like most, an average sized phone or a phablet. Check the specs below for more details.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Display

Screen size 5.7in 5.1in
Resolution 1,440 x 2,560 pixels 1,440 x 2,560 pixels
Pixel density 577ppi 518ppi
Type Super AMOLED Super AMOLED

Processor and battery

Family Exynos 7420 Exynos 7420
CPU Cortex-A53/A57 Cortex-A53/A57
Cores Octa-core Octa-core
Clock speed 1.5GHz / 2.1GHz 1.5GHz / 2.1GHz
GPU Mali-T760MP8 Mali-T760MP8
Battery 3,000mAh 2,600mAh
Claimed 3G talk time Up to 18h Up to 16h

Storage and memory

RAM 4GB 3GB
Internal storage 32 / 64GB 32 / 64 / 128GB
microSD No No

Camera

Rear 16-megapixel 16-megapixel
Video 2,160@30fps, 1,080@60fps, 720@120fps 2,160@30fps, 1,080@60fps, 720@120fps
Front 5-megapixel 5-megapixel

Wireless

Standard 4G LTE 4G LTE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (dual band) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (dual band)
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.1
Integrated wireless charging Yes Yes

Dimensions

Size 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
Weight 153g 132g
Operating System Android 5.1 Android 5.1
Price (SIM-free) £649 / £659 / £739
Availability August 2015 March 2015