The S6 Edge+ is a larger and more powerful version of the original S6 Edge which was launched earlier this year. Samsung have announced that at present they have no plans to release the Galaxy Note 5 in the UK as they expect the new S6 Edge+ to fulfil the needs of Galaxy Note fans in the UK.
So we thought we’d compare the S6 Edge+ with the Note 4 (predecessor to the Note 5) and so Note users can see if it’s worth upgrading.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is similar in size to the Galaxy Note 4. Both boast a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen although the S6 Edge+ offers a slightly better screen resolution at 518 pixels per inch compared to 515 ppi for the Note 4.
The design of the Edge+ is obviously more curvy in shape thanks to the screen which cleverly wraps over both sides of the handset. The Edge+ is also slimmer at just 6.9mm in depth and lighter weighing in at 153 grams as opposed to a thickness of 8.5mm and a weight of 176 grams for the Note 4.
The unique ‘edge’ screens on the S6 Edge+ also offer an advantage over the Note 4 with quick access to contacts to make calls or send emails and messages on one side and frequently used apps on the other.
On the camera front, the S6 Edge+ comes with a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash and optical image stabiliser. The rear camera on the Note 4 also has a 16-megapixel lens and boasts pretty similar features. The front-facing camera on the Edge+ pips the Note 4 at 5-megapixels compared to a 3.7-megapixel camera on the Note 4.
On the inside, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ offers an octacore Exynos 7420 processor and an impressive 4GB of RAM whereas the Note 4 also has an octacore processor and 3GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the Note 4 comes with 32GB of expandable storage which can be upped to 128GB with a microSD slot, the S6 Edge+ has the option of 32 or 64GBs of non-expandable storage. Both smartphones come with wireless charging with the Edge+ benefiting from the Qi wireless charging technology, the Note 4 has a slightly bigger battery at 3220mAh compared to 3000mAh for the Edge+.
Overall, the specs for both Samsung smartphones are pretty similar with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ boasting a fantastic wrap over screen and some new features including additional video editing settings, improved audio sound, SideSync which enables documents to be synched between other devices and a new broadcast live on YouTube mode.
So what do you think? Will you be upgrading?