Food for thought on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
For a foodie like me, a smartphone is just as essential as a fork. Whether I want to snap a quick photo of a beautifully-plated meal, or post a quick restaurant review on Yelp, I need a powerful phone that can handle any task that I dish out.
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. I was familiar with the hype around its cousin – the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge – but I was curious to find out how Samsung could possibly one-up a device that has been so widely praised by the tech industry. Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ just a bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge? Read on, and I’ll tell you what I think.
A bigger dual curved edge screen
I was particularly impressed with the 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED display on this phone. When I go out for lunch with friends, we often talk about the latest funny videos we’ve come across on YouTube. This phone is great for sharing the laughs. Images and videos are clear and vivid, and the colours are rich. Plus having a larger screen makes it easy for friends sitting at the other side of the table to see what’s so funny.
And when the food comes, the app edge makes it possible to get to Instagram quickly. I can’t eat any meal until I post a picture first, but food gets cold fast! #FoodieProblems. All it takes is a quick swipe at the top right corner of the screen to get instant access to my favourite apps and voila.
Quick and wireless charging
Another great feature of this phone is how quickly it charges up. If I’m running late for lunch, just 10 minutes of charging with the Adaptive Fast Charger (included with the phone) gives me 4 hours of battery life. Plus if you have a wireless charging pad, you can charge this phone quickly without having to fiddle with a charging cable. I always lose mine.
I love how smoothly this phone works. It features a 64-bit octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM that makes running multiple apps while playing videos a smooth and seamless experience. There’s no lag in picture or sound when I watch movies on this phone during my commute in to the office. Plus when heading out for dinner, it’s easy to look up restaurant menus and read reviews at the same time with the phone’s Multi-Window capability.
I mentioned earlier that I take a lot of food pictures – I’m a little obsessed. The 16MP camera with f1.9 lens takes some of the best quality food pictures I’ve ever taken. It’s such a pain when I go to a restaurant with dim mood lighting because it makes it difficult to get a clear shot, but with this phone I don’t have to worry about that steak looking blurry and washed out. The phone features a low light feature that combines multiple shots to output a great looking image.
Other cool features I liked
When I’m at the dinner table, I try to be polite and ignore my phone by turning it screen side down so that I can give my full attention to the people I’m with. But let’s be honest, we all sneak a peek at our phones when no one’s looking. With this phone I don’t have to do that. I can assign a colour to a few friends that I correspond with most frequently in the people edge, and when one of these friends calls me, I can see their colour from the edge screen – even with the phone turned over. Sneaky and I love it!
Plus the design of this phone is just classy. It features Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back with a sleek looking metal frame. And it’s thin at just 6.9mm. The bigger size and change in materials makes this phone a bit heavy, but it’s not a deal breaker for me.
The bottom line
So… Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ just a bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge? Yes and no – and that’s not a bad thing. A lot of the features on this newer model are the same, or moderately better, but the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is just sleeker. It’s a great follow-up to a great phone.
What are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+? Let me know in the comments section below.
Glenn Calderon is Bell Mobility’s Marketing Communications Specialist.