It was only a few months ago when Samsung released the Galaxy S6 Edge. Now, the Edge+ is due in a few days, presenting a serious competitor to the Apple iPhone 6 Plus in the big smartphone territory.
Both the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and iPhone 6 Plus are the best in their class, so what will work for you best will depend on your needs. For starters, the Edge+ features a bigger screen at 5.7 inches while the iPhone 6 Plus is fitted with a 5.5-inch display. Despite the Edge+'s bigger screen, it features a thinner bezel and smaller home button and weighs less at 153 grams compared to the iPhone's 172 grams.
In the hand, both will feel nice though, now that Samsung has ditched plastic to opt for an aluminum-and-glass build. Apple, on the other hand, favors an aluminum unibody for the iPhone 6 Plus.
The Edge+'s curved screen is nothing new now, but it still undoubtedly looks good. With a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels too, Samsung's newest offering touts 518ppi, trumping Apple's 401ppi. The two look great but the Edge+ has a definite "edge" over the iPhone 6 Plus.
In terms of specs, the two are Samsung and Apple's top-of-the-line models so it's safe to expect that the technology they are fitted with can last anyone through about two years without any problem. However, Edge+ has more powerful innards, boasting an Exynos 7420 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 3,000 mAh battery. The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, is fitted with a custom Apple A8 System on a Chip, 1GB RAM and 2,915 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ appears to be winning over the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, but there is one area that it can't compete with: internal storage. While the Edge+ only offers 32GB and 64GB variants, the iPhone 6 Plus comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants.
The Edge+ is a new release while the iPhone 6 Plus has been on the market for nearly a year, so it's definitely due for a refresh. Unless Apple addresses the downsides of the iPhone 6 Plus here, the next iPhone won't also be considered much of a threat.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is scheduled for release in the United States on Aug. 21. Preorders have begun for those interested.
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