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3 Solid Reasons Why to Pick the Galaxy S6 Over the S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 Edge: Crazy Good Looking but Hard to Handle?
Galaxy S6 Edge: Crazy Good Looking but Hard to Handle?

Galaxy S6 OVER the Galaxy S6 Edge? Why?

We’ve had the chance to use both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and after a lot of time with both units we’ve come to the conclusion that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the more practical, functional, and solid smartphone between the two. Don’t get us wrong though — the Galaxy S6 Edge is one piece of gorgeous tech wizardry but ultimately the Galaxy S6 is just more ergonomic and better for everyday use. We drew up the top 3 reasons why we think so and you can check them out below.

>>>See Also: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Full Review<<<

Reason 1: It’s just so much easier to hold

The curved edges of the Galaxy S6 Edge are really just for show. There’s no solid functionality you get out of it that can change the way you use your smartphone on a daily basis. That said, the trade-off for this is steep. The edges of the S6 Edge are sharper and thinner making it harder and harsher to hold in your hand. It’s a far cry from the super comfortable rounded edges of the Galaxy S6.

We have to admit that when the edge of the S6 Edge lit up when it was face down and someone was calling we were pretty impressed. The novelty wore off after a few days though, hehe.

Reason 2: There are more cases for it

Making a case for the Galaxy S6 Edge is a nightmare. The thin edges are hard to protect and this is evident with the official cases that Samsung revealed during their launch. The only clearly protected parts are the corners of the top and the bottom. The sides, which have the curved screen edges, are exposed. It’s also hard to imagine a curved tempered glass screen protector that will come cheap just for the S6 Edge, hehe.

If ever you decide to get the Galaxy S6 Edge, be VERY CAREFUL with it. Use it with EXTREME CARE.

Reason 3: Dual SIM baby

Now this one came as a surprise for us. Apparently the Samsung Galaxy S6 units being offered by Smart are all dual-sim variants. Granted you can’t use Globe, you can have both Smart and Sun in ’em. We’re not sure if Globe is also offering the DUOS version.

The Samsung Galaxy S6
The Samsung Galaxy S6

The fourth reason is a bit too obvious so we didn’t list it down but we’ll say it anyway — the Samsung Galaxy S6 is more affordable. You really are paying a premium for the Galaxy S6 Edge.

If you’re the practical sort, go for the Galaxy S6. It just makes more sense.

>>>See Also: 5 Features that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 should Get from the Galaxy S6<<<

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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7 Comments

  1. Seriously, anyone who’s looking to “upgrade” their Galaxy S5 with S6/S6 Edge should think first. For me, both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are a step backwards compared to the Galaxy S5? Why? Here are the reasons:
    – No water and dust resistance
    – Relatively small built-in battery
    – Battery life can’t even come close to Galaxy S5’s battery life
    – ..and the worst offender: Lack of expandable storage!

    Too much essential features sacrifice for the sake of being stylish – both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are nothing but a ridiculous downgrade if you’re coming from the Galaxy S5.

  2. Stopping the page scroll on the first picture makes the device posted look like the Galaxy S3, when it was launched 2012.. Now this comes along and tells me it’s a “glorified S3 all over again,” design-wise and 2 and a half years after..

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