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Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge: A mini review

by Brandon Russell | March 27, 2015March 27, 2015 2:00 pm EST

It’s one thing to see the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on a controlled showroom floor; it’s completely different to have unfiltered access. This is without a doubt the biggest Samsung release we’ve seen in a long while, and it’s not just because one of the devices has a curved screen.

Our immediate impressions of Samsung’s new devices is overwhelmingly positive. The new design is terrific, and the 5.1-inch Quad HD displays are unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Seriously, you haven’t seen a good screen until you see the crisp quality of Samsung’s new devices. The clarity is unreal, while the colors, although a bit oversaturated, are pristine and beautiful. Watching content on these is a joy.

But, of course, it’s the design that’ll turn heads. Yes, the device takes a lot of inspiration from its competitors, but that’s not a bad thing at all. I would have preferred if the back wasn’t glass, but otherwise the S6 and S6 Edge are gorgeous. The aluminum edges make a huge difference, and give the devices a more elegant, premium feel. I really like the overall size of the devices, too, though that will ultimately come down to user preference; for what it’s worth, Jon thought they felt a tad small.

Otherwise, performance has been great—no hiccups to speak of so far. We haven’t yet had enough time to really put the batteries to the test, so that will be a big focus over these next several days. We also haven’t spent enough time with the cameras, though from what we’ve seen, the results are pretty solid, but not enough to make a final judgement. We’ll have more on that in the days to come, including in our review.

We like what we see so far. So much so that we wanted to bring you our early impressions. Consider the video above a mini review, something to look forward to as we continue our coverage of Samsung’s awesome new devices. Now if only we could decide if we like the regular or curved version more.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.