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Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy Note Edge – Best smartphone reader’s choice – Mobile Madness 2015

by Roy Choi | March 19, 2015March 19, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

Yesterday we pitted the Apple iPhone 6 against our selection for ‘Phone of the Year’ the OnePlus One, with the OnePlus One eventually taking the win.  It will eventually go up against today’s winner.  So lets find out what device it will be.

We have the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6 vs the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. We didn’t anticipate this match up when we went through the selection process. But that’s what happens when you randomly draw names out of a hat.  So what will it be? The new Galaxy S6 or the first display with a tapered glass edge, the Note Edge. Lets get voting!

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

After months and months of anticipation, leaks, teasers and more, we’ve finally had a chance to sit down and check out Samsung’s brand new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. It’s the best Galaxy S smartphone Samsung has ever created, at least as far as we can gather from our initial impressions… read more

 

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung isn’t afraid to try new things to varying degrees of success. It pioneered the big phone trend and was one of the first to tackle the nascent smartwatch market. Now the company seems very interested in experimenting on the smartphone, taking a stunning proof of concept and turning it into a tangible consumer product. We saw hints of the future with the concave Galaxy Round. But the Galaxy Note Edge, essentially a more enthusiastic Galaxy Note 4, is something entirely different… read the full review

Samsung - Galaxy S6 Samsung - Galaxy Note Edge
Display Size 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi) 5.6-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (525 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type Quad HD Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 5.0 (at launch) Android 4.4 (at launch)
Processor Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 3.7MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 2550mAh 3000 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Geo-Magnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
  • Hall
  • UV
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 143.4 mm (5.65 inches) 151.3 mm (5.96 inches)
Width 70.5 mm (2.78 inches) 82.4 mm (3.24 inches)
Depth 6.8 mm (0.27 inches) 8.3 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 138 g (4.87 oz) 174 g (6.14 oz)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, White Black, White
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9 H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8
Other Features
  • IR remote
  • IR Blaster
In The Box N/A N/A

 


First Round:

March 11(play-in round) HTC One M9 Vs LG G3
March 12 Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9) Vs iPhone 6 Plus
March 13 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs Lumia 930-Series
March 14 Moto X (2014) Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
March 15 Motorola Droid Turbo Vs BlackBerry Passport
March 16 LG G Flex 2 Vs Sony Xperia Z3
March 17 Nexus 6 Vs BlackBerry Classic
March 18 iPhone 6 Vs OnePlus One
March 19 Galaxy S6 Vs Galaxy Note Edge

Second Round:

March 20 Winner of March 12 (HTC One M9) Vs Winner of March 13
March 21 Winner of March 14 Vs Winner of March 15
March 22 Winner of March 16 Vs Winner of March 17
March 23 Winner of March 18 Vs Winner of March 19

Final Four:

March 24-26 Winner of March 20 Vs Winner of March 21
March 26-28 Winner of March 22 Vs Winner of March 23

 

Final:

March 29-31 Winner of March 24-26 Vs Winner of March 26-28
Winner Announced April 1

TechnoBuffalo - Mobile Madness 2015 - Round 8


Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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