The headline feature is, of course, the curved screen. It’s only there for for show, really, but it makes the S6 Edge unique. You could never accuse it of being an “iPhone” clone – an accusation fairly leveled at the standard S6.
The Galaxy S6 Edge isn’t just about the looks. It has a brilliant 16-megapixel camera, an octa-core Exynos processor that’s faster than any other, a better fingerprint scanner and a slicker operating system. Samsung has improved nearly every core part of the phone for the better.
All these improvements come at a price, though, and we’re not just talking about the eye-watering 699.99$ SIM-free price for the 32GB version. In making the S6 Edge more attractive, Samsung has removed features many of its fans have long appreciated, such as the microSD card slot and removable battery. It’s not water resistant like the S5 was and it has a smaller battery, which does impact battery life.
But the benefits outweigh the costs. This is the best phone you can buy right now.