Overview of the flagship version - Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE (SM-G925F)

Samsung has never sought to create expensive versions of its flagships, the first experiment can be considered Note EDGE, which was released in tandem with the regular Note 4. It was a reconnaissance in combat, in which they tried to determine how much demand an exact copy of the flagship with a curved edge would be, which does not provide, by and large, any real advantages, scenarios for working with such a screen have not yet been invented. What is worth at least the ruler that was placed on this bend - a flight of fancy, but not a real necessity.

Unexpectedly, the Note EDGE became popular and was often preferred over the Note 4. The buyers of this device did not choose it at all for its unique technical feature, but rather for the price, which was the highest for such devices. That is, the image component of the price played a role here, but the bend of the screen, as it were, confirmed it. I must say that none of the manufacturers made such devices, so there was a certain novelty in this. For Samsung, this cost-effectively increased profits, and at the same time the loyalty of an audience that wanted to stand out. A sort of phone for show-off.

In the mass flagship S6, they decided to do exactly the same and released the EDGE version, rounding the screen on both sides, but not so clearly. However, this was enough for the model to be perceived in a completely different way. If S6 is often called a copy of the iPhone 6, then no one talks about EDGE, moreover, it is called original. Let me remind you that the difference is only in the bending of the screen on both sides. Willingly or unwittingly, but the device turned out to be unusual, there are no analogues on the market, which means it will attract attention. It will be chosen by those who are not limited in funds, looking for a convenient model in order to work, and at the same time get a fashion effect.

Inside Samsung, until the last moment, they could not decide on the price positioning of EDGE: to make the gap the same as in the case of Note models, or smaller? The pragmatic approach, apparently, wins, the difference will be 5 thousand rubles. As you understand, the cost of EDGE is higher. In my opinion, EDGE may well claim the title of a unique device, which is rare by today's standards. And for those who do not want to be like others, this is a truly curious model. It will not suit everyone, moreover, it cannot be considered mass, however, it is not positioned. But for its consumer, this device will become extremely pleasant, it will give something that other models cannot.

Design, dimensions, controls

The phone turned out to be compact for such a screen diagonal, its dimensions are 142.1x70.1x7 mm, weight is 132 grams (for comparison, S6 is 143.4x70.5x6.8 mm, 138 grams). Fits well in the hand, does not slip.

The side frame and the back wall are made of metal, special attention was paid to strength characteristics, it cannot be bent even with great effort. This was especially emphasized at the presentation. Since Samsung decided that the model should indulge the consumer with variety, they presented it in many colors. To achieve this, the back wall is painted over and covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Exactly the same piece of glass covers the front surface. In order not to create confusion, Samsung calls the glass the fourth generation, but in fact, it is different from what other manufacturers get (less scratches, more resistance to falls, which is important with such a screen). You can call this glass Gorilla Glass 4+, although such a name would be very conditional.

Each color looks like a metallic due to the glass, they play well in the sun. Just like on Sony devices, handprints remain on the glass, it is easily soiled, but not excessively. In bright light, the marks are almost invisible, but in the room they become noticeable.

Unlike the S6, the cut of the case is felt in the hand, it is sharp. Someone may not like it, but someone will not pay any attention to it. For aesthetes, it will also be annoying that the camera on the back surface protrudes by a millimeter or more, https://cars45.com/listing /toyota/tacoma/2013 it was not made flush with the glass.

В сравнении с Galaxy S6

В сравнении с Galaxy S5

В сравнении с Sony Xperia Z3

Лоток для SIM-карты разместили на верхнем торце, тут же – ИК-порт для управления бытовой техникой и микрофон, еще один микрофон находится на нижнем торце. Там же – microUSB-разъем (USB 2.0), 3.5 мм для гарнитуры или наушников, выход динамика. Кнопка включения – на правой боковой стороне, клавиши регулировки громкости – на левой.

На задней поверхности, помимо вспышки, есть датчик сердцебиения, он также выполняет и ряд других функций, об этом подробнее в разделе про S Health. На передней панели – физическая кнопка, в нее вписан датчик отпечатка пальца (можно разблокировать аппарат, приложив палец, проводить по нему не нужно). Также тут есть две сенсорных клавиши, все привычно по другим аппаратам от Samsung. Над экраном находится датчик приближения, а также фронтальная камера на 5 мегапикселей.

One of the branded accessories is a plastic case, which is made in a metallic style. In my green device, it looks pretty good.

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The case is quite easily soiled, despite the fact that an oleophobic coating has been added to it. It will have to be wiped often, and it will not suit someone. Of the pluses, I note that in the hand the phone in the case lies better, the edges do not crash. Of the minuses - the fact that you lose the original appearance of the device, it becomes difficult to distinguish S6 from S6 EDGE, and the side edges are covered, becoming non-functional or limited applicable.

The case recognizes your touches (more precisely, the screen), so you can answer calls, view messages, control music and so on from it. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to open the lid, you see all the messages in front of you.

The assembly quality of the device is excellent, there can be no complaints. The phone is much stronger than similar devices from Sony, outperforming the iPhone 6, which often cracks on the glass after a small drop (it has ordinary tempered glass). Here, strength is brought to the fore, the device is wearable.

Display

Screen with a diagonal of 5.1 inches, SuperAMOLED, 577 ppi, 2560x1440 pixels, automatic brightness control. This is one of the best screens from Samsung, it traditionally has a customization of colors - from bright and sometimes acidic to muted. Here everyone will choose their own option, but the main thing is that, according to the reviews of professionals testing screens in various devices, AMOLED matrices in previous models have already become very accurate in color reproduction and behavior in the sun. In this device, the screen quality has grown even more, the brightness of the backlight has been improved (everything is readable with a bang in the sun).

The high dpi density makes the picture smooth, but you can't really tell the difference from previous models by eye. Other characteristics come to the fore (contrast, brightness, and so on).

The screen curvature in EDGE is not very large, it is noticeably smaller than in the same Note EDGE. And, as a result, it is more comfortable, all the main menus are presented on the entire surface of the screen, it does not go to waste.

In life, the bend is beautiful, but not at all practical. So, on the street, the sun always refracts the left side and the picture glares, it is not entirely visible.

When working in the browser, the beginning of the address line falls exactly on the left break, it is difficult to click and get to the right place. There are quite a lot of such "little things", the interface has not been redesigned for the screen in any way, it is standard, and this has its price - a decrease in ergonomics.

Communications

If you can imagine that the device has all the possible technologies, then this is the case of S6/S6 EDGE. I'll just list them all: Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth®: v4. 1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, IR port for home appliances control.

Memory, RAM, performance

The phone is a complete copy of the S6, so I will repeat what was said in the review of that device.

The device has 3 GB of RAM (LDPPR4), which has a maximum bandwidth of 3.2 GB / s (64 bits). Built-in memory may vary - 32, 64 and 128 GB. The memory type is UFS 2.0, which also provides maximum write and read speeds, this is actually an SSD array. In terms of speed, the memory subsystem is such that no device has comparable characteristics yet.

The Exynos 7420 chipset belongs to the latest generation, made at 14 nm. Technically, this is an 8-core solution, 4 Cortex-A53 cores, 4 - Cortex A57. The graphics core is Mali T-760, but its version has been updated compared to Note 4 (more frequency, etc.). It is also the fastest processor in existence, which together with the memory makes this machine very fast. In life, it just flies, there are no brakes at all (Android 5 also contributes to this). During my communication with the phone, there were no slowdowns or crashes of applications.

And here's what the results look like in synthetic tests. These are the best values ​​possible for devices of this kind. With performance in synthetic tests, everything is more or less clear, see the values ​​​​below.

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It's more interesting how the device behaves in 3D tests, that is, how predisposed it is to graphics, because the MALI GPU has always been inferior to similar solutions from Qualcomm, and even more so from NVidia. Increased frequency, eight cores - all this, in theory, should contribute to performance, but on the other hand there is an increased screen resolution.

В 3DMark результаты теста отличны.

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Есть и другие тесты, приведем тут их значения.

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But it was interesting to see how, for example, Epic Citadel is going. In the initial test on an almost clean device, the result was about 60 frames per second.

But then, when I tried to repeat it, it turned out that the program produces at best 50 frames, after heating it is 30 frames at all. This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the Galaxy S6 in terms of performance - 3D graphics and how repeatable you get.

Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)

Having looked at the 3D toys, I can say that the spread of results in Dead Trigger 2, NOVA3, Asphalt 8, Real Racing 3 is from 30 to 60 frames per second. In some games, the level is kept at 60 almost constantly, in some it is closer to 30. But this is with the maximum settings for textures, resolution, and so on. Even taking this into account, you as a user will not see any problems in the game, since stuttering at 30 frames per second simply does not exist. And this is the lowest value.

For those who want to approach performance in a straightforward and stupid way, I recommend that you definitely compare the gaming component in GTA, since this game is not optimized for MALI graphics, loads not the best textures and is guaranteed to have graphics display problems. In my opinion, this is a flaw in the game and lack of optimization for a specific platform, but as an example of "flaws" it will do. Today, the question in 3D games is simple - for which platform they are optimized and how well. The same solutions from NVidia tear everyone in terms of 3D performance and graphics rendering quality, but they are not popular. Apparently, not everyone needs it.

Battery

The built-in battery has a capacity of 2600 mAh (2550 mAh in the S6), with an operating time of approximately a full day under load. This is about 2 and a half hours of screen operation, data transfer in 4G. The video machine spins for 11 hours.

A question that worries many - a dead battery or not? So far, I don’t have an obvious answer to it, I have to work with the apparatus and see what happens. The phone has fast charging, you can fully charge it in an hour, which is not bad. It also supports several wireless charging formats, everything is built into the case, you don’t need to buy anything else. But I do not think that this option will be in demand by many buyers.

From pleasant trifles, I note that fast battery charging is supported - it takes one hour. If you use a conventional 2A charger, the battery charge time will be 2 hours. The phone has built-in wireless charging that supports several formats, that is, you can buy both a branded device and any other. I had a charger from Lumia (DT-601, Qi standard) at hand, it charges the device perfectly.

Expecting this model to last as long as the Note 4 was not worth it. But the result turned out to be slightly higher than that of the iPhone 6 with the same load (number of calls, transferred data). The difference is almost imperceptible, we can say that these devices live the same time. Again, for most people this will be a full time job.

Camera

A separate detailed and extensive material is devoted to the description of the camera and all its capabilities.

Working with the side face

Unlike Note EDGE, the side edge ideology has changed a bit. First, you can choose where exactly the information will be displayed, on the left side of the screen or on the right. And I note that you can not turn the picture 180 degrees. The opportunity to put your wallpaper on this strip has disappeared, it is very narrow. By and large, there is only a night mode, which displays the time and temperature from the weather forecast, you can set the interval up to 12 hours when this information is shown.

You can display the information flow, these are news headlines that will crawl from the side. Not a very useful option. The main settings are related to five contacts that you can add to the sidebar. Each contact has its own color. In case of missed events, the device can highlight the edge with this color, that is, you see what happened and know who called or wrote to you. The chip is not too tricky, but quite working in practice. Does it make this device very different from the same S6? Definitely not, they are approximately the same and are perceived on the same level.

Software features - Android 5.x and TouchWiz

In order not to repeat myself, I refer you to a detailed review of the Galaxy S6, where all aspects of the menu and functions of the device are discussed in detail.

Additional accessories for Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

For several years, Samsung has been creating the widest range of accessories for its flagships. Starting from the 6th, the set comes with headphones of a new design, which are built by analogy with the Level In, provide good sound and are noticeably better than the previous model.

In terms of cooperation with well-known brands, I would like to note cases from Burton, protective cases with crystals from Swarovski, leather covers from Montblanc, women's handbags from Rebecca Minkoff, cases painted by Britto. These accessories are almost impossible to find on a wide sale, their cost is very high.

Now let's look at the standard set of accessories, they are completely the same for the two models, only the article and color schemes differ. Wireless charging is available in two colors - white and dark gray. I recommend taking a dark color, since the rubber insert at the top gets dirty very quickly on white, which prevents the phone from slipping. A dark color is more practical.

Supports QI 1.1 standard (backward compatible with 1.0), charging speed is about 4-5 hours, which is typical for such devices. The cost of the charger in Russia will be 3,490 rubles. The fast charger included in the kit costs 2,000 rubles if you buy it separately, so you should not lose it. The same price for a car charger that supports Quick Charge technology.

An ordinary transparent bumper covering the back of the phone will cost 2,590 rubles.

But the opaque cover can be of almost any color, it is of good quality, but it also needs to be matched to the color of the phone so that they match. Its price is 2,290 rubles.

Чехол-книжка выпускается также в разных цветах, цена – 2 990 рублей, такого рода чехлы сильно толстят устройство.

Чехол S View Cover с окошком стал очень популярен. Разная ткань или кожа, огромное число цветов – все вместе создает альтернативу. Можно активировать камеру, включать набор избранных номеров, слушать музыку, открывать панель быстрых ярлыков – последнее раньше было недоступно. В видео я показываю, как работает этот чехол, стоит посмотреть. Но цена кусается – 4 490 рублей.

Overview of the flagship version - Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE (SM-G925F)

Samsung has never sought to create expensive versions of its flagships, the first experiment can be considered Note EDGE, which was released in tandem with the regular Note 4. It was a reconnaissance in combat, in which they tried to determine how much demand an exact copy of the flagship with a curved edge would be, which, by and large, does not give any real advantages, scenarios for working with such a screen have not yet been invented. What is worth at least the ruler that was placed on this bend - a flight of fancy, but not a real necessity.

Unexpectedly, the Note EDGE became popular and was often preferred over the Note 4. The buyers of this device did not choose it at all for its unique technical feature, but rather for the price, which was the highest for such devices. That is, the image component of the price played a role here, but the bend of the screen, as it were, confirmed it. I must say that none of the manufacturers made such devices, so there was a certain novelty in this. For Samsung, this cost-effectively increased profits, and at the same time the loyalty of an audience that wanted to stand out. A sort of phone for show-off.

In the mass flagship S6, they decided to do exactly the same and released the EDGE version, rounding the screen on both sides, but not so clearly. However, this was enough for the model to be perceived in a completely different way. If S6 is often called a copy of the iPhone 6, then no one talks about EDGE, moreover, it is called original. Let me remind you that the difference is only in the bending of the screen on both sides. Willingly or unwittingly, but the device turned out to be unusual, there are no analogues on the market, which means it will attract attention. It will be chosen by those who are not limited in funds, looking for a convenient model in order to work, and at the same time get a fashion effect.

Inside Samsung, until the last moment, they could not decide on the price positioning of EDGE: to make the gap the same as in the case of Note models, or smaller? The pragmatic approach, apparently, wins, the difference will be 5 thousand rubles. As you understand, the cost of EDGE is higher. In my opinion, EDGE may well claim the title of a unique device, which is rare by today's standards. And for those who do not want to be like others, this is a truly curious model. It will not suit everyone, moreover, it cannot be considered mass, however, it is not positioned. But for its consumer, this device will become extremely pleasant, it will give something that other models cannot.

Design, dimensions, controls

The phone turned out to be compact for such a screen diagonal, its dimensions are 142.1x70.1x7 mm, weight is 132 grams (for comparison, S6 is 143.4x70.5x6.8 mm, 138 grams). Fits well in the hand, does not slip.

The side frame and the back wall are made of metal, special attention was paid to strength characteristics, it cannot be bent even with great effort. This was especially emphasized at the presentation. Since Samsung decided that the model should indulge the consumer with variety, they presented it in many colors. To achieve this, the back wall is painted over and covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Exactly the same piece of glass covers the front surface. In order not to create confusion, Samsung calls the glass the fourth generation, but in fact, it is different from what other manufacturers get (less scratches, more resistance to falls, which is important with such a screen). You can call this glass Gorilla Glass 4+, although such a name would be very conditional.

Each color looks like a metallic due to the glass, they play well in the sun. Just like on Sony devices, handprints remain on the glass, it is easily soiled, but not excessively. In bright light, the marks are almost invisible, but in the room they become noticeable.

Unlike the S6, the cut of the case is felt in the hand, it is sharp. Someone may not like it, but someone will not pay any attention to it. For aesthetes, it will also be annoying that the camera on the back surface protrudes by a millimeter or more, https://cars45.com/listing /toyota/tacoma/2013 it was not made flush with the glass.

В сравнении с Galaxy S6

В сравнении с Galaxy S5

В сравнении с Sony Xperia Z3

Лоток для SIM-карты разместили на верхнем торце, тут же – ИК-порт для управления бытовой техникой и микрофон, еще один микрофон находится на нижнем торце. Там же – microUSB-разъем (USB 2.0), 3.5 мм для гарнитуры или наушников, выход динамика. Кнопка включения – на правой боковой стороне, клавиши регулировки громкости – на левой.

На задней поверхности, помимо вспышки, есть датчик сердцебиения, он также выполняет и ряд других функций, об этом подробнее в разделе про S Health. На передней панели – физическая кнопка, в нее вписан датчик отпечатка пальца (можно разблокировать аппарат, приложив палец, проводить по нему не нужно). Также тут есть две сенсорных клавиши, все привычно по другим аппаратам от Samsung. Над экраном находится датчик приближения, а также фронтальная камера на 5 мегапикселей.

One of the branded accessories is a plastic case, which is made in a metallic style. In my green device, it looks pretty good.

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The case is quite easily soiled, despite the fact that an oleophobic coating has been added to it. It will have to be wiped often, and it will not suit someone. Of the pluses, I note that in the hand the phone in the case lies better, the edges do not crash. Of the minuses - the fact that you lose the original appearance of the device, it becomes difficult to distinguish S6 from S6 EDGE, and the side edges are covered, becoming non-functional or limited applicable.

The case recognizes your touches (more precisely, the screen), so you can answer calls, view messages, control music and so on from it. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to open the lid, you see all the messages in front of you.

The build quality of the device is excellent, there can be no complaints. The phone is much stronger than similar devices from Sony, outperforming the iPhone 6, which often cracks on the glass after a small drop (it has ordinary tempered glass). Here, strength is brought to the fore, the device is wearable.

Display

Screen with a diagonal of 5.1 inches, SuperAMOLED, 577 ppi, 2560x1440 pixels, automatic brightness control. This is one of the best screens from Samsung, it traditionally has a customization of colors - from bright and sometimes acidic to muted. Here everyone will choose their own option, but the main thing is that, according to the reviews of professionals testing screens in various devices, AMOLED matrices in previous models have already become very accurate in color reproduction and behavior in the sun. In this device, the screen quality has grown even more, the brightness of the backlight has been improved (everything is readable with a bang in the sun).

The high dpi density makes the picture smooth, but you can't really tell the difference from previous models by eye. Other characteristics come to the fore (contrast, brightness, and so on).

The screen curvature in EDGE is not very large, it is noticeably smaller than in the same Note EDGE. And, as a result, it is more comfortable, all the main menus are presented on the entire surface of the screen, it does not go to waste.

In life, the bend is beautiful, but not at all practical. So, on the street, the sun always refracts the left side and the picture glares, it is not entirely visible.

When working in the browser, the beginning of the address line falls exactly on the left break, it is difficult to click and get to the right place. There are quite a lot of such "little things", the interface has not been redesigned for the screen in any way, it is standard, and this has its price - a decrease in ergonomics.

Communications

If you can imagine that the device has all the possible technologies, then this is the case of S6/S6 EDGE. I'll just list them all: Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth®: v4. 1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, IR port for home appliances control.

Memory, RAM, performance

The phone is a complete copy of the S6, so I will repeat what was said in the review of that device.

The device has 3 GB of RAM (LDPPR4), which has a maximum bandwidth of 3.2 GB / s (64 bits). Built-in memory may vary - 32, 64 and 128 GB. The memory type is UFS 2.0, which also provides maximum write and read speeds, this is actually an SSD array. In terms of speed, the memory subsystem is such that no device has comparable characteristics yet.

The Exynos 7420 chipset belongs to the latest generation, made at 14 nm. Technically, this is an 8-core solution, 4 Cortex-A53 cores, 4 - Cortex A57. The graphics core is Mali T-760, but its version has been updated compared to Note 4 (more frequency, etc.). It is also the fastest processor in existence, which together with the memory makes this machine very fast. In life, it just flies, there are no brakes at all (Android 5 also contributes to this). During my communication with the phone, there were no slowdowns or crashes of applications.

And here's what the results look like in synthetic tests. These are the best values ​​possible for devices of this kind. With performance in synthetic tests, everything is more or less clear, see the values ​​​​below.

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It's more interesting how the device behaves in 3D tests, that is, how predisposed it is to graphics, because the MALI GPU has always been inferior to similar solutions from Qualcomm, and even more so from NVidia. Increased frequency, eight cores - all this, in theory, should contribute to performance, but on the other hand there is an increased screen resolution.

В 3DMark результаты теста отличны.

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Есть и другие тесты, приведем тут их значения.

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But it was interesting to see how, for example, Epic Citadel is going. In the initial test on an almost clean device, the result was about 60 frames per second.

But then, when I tried to repeat it, it turned out that the program produces at best 50 frames, after heating it is 30 frames at all. This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the Galaxy S6 in terms of performance - 3D graphics and how repeatable you get.

Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)

Having looked at the 3D toys, I can say that the spread of results in Dead Trigger 2, NOVA3, Asphalt 8, Real Racing 3 is from 30 to 60 frames per second. In some games, the level is kept at 60 almost constantly, in some it is closer to 30. But this is with the maximum settings for textures, resolution, and so on. Even taking this into account, you as a user will not see any problems in the game, since stuttering at 30 frames per second simply does not exist. And this is the lowest value.

For those who want to approach performance in a straightforward and stupid way, I recommend that you definitely compare the gaming component in GTA, since this game is not optimized for MALI graphics, loads not the best textures and is guaranteed to have graphics display problems. In my opinion, this is a flaw in the game and lack of optimization for a specific platform, but as an example of "flaws" it will do. Today, the question in 3D games is simple - for which platform they are optimized and how well. The same solutions from NVidia tear everyone in terms of 3D performance and graphics rendering quality, but they are not popular. Apparently, not everyone needs it.

Battery

The built-in battery has a capacity of 2600 mAh (2550 mAh in the S6), with an operating time of approximately a full day under load. This is about 2 and a half hours of screen operation, data transfer in 4G. The video machine spins for 11 hours.

A question that worries many - a dead battery or not? So far, I don’t have an obvious answer to it, I have to work with the apparatus and see what happens. The phone has fast charging, you can fully charge it in an hour, which is not bad. It also supports several wireless charging formats, everything is built into the case, you don’t need to buy anything else. But I do not think that this option will be in demand by many buyers.

From pleasant trifles, I note that fast battery charging is supported - it takes one hour. If you use a conventional 2A charger, the battery charge time will be 2 hours. The phone has built-in wireless charging that supports several formats, that is, you can buy both a branded device and any other. I had a charger from Lumia (DT-601, Qi standard) at hand, it charges the device perfectly.

Expecting this model to last as long as the Note 4 was not worth it. But the result turned out to be slightly higher than that of the iPhone 6 with the same load (number of calls, transferred data). The difference is almost imperceptible, we can say that these devices live the same time. Again, for most people this will be a full time job.

Camera

A separate detailed and extensive material is devoted to the description of the camera and all its capabilities.

Working with the side face

Unlike Note EDGE, the side edge ideology has changed a bit. First, you can choose where exactly the information will be displayed, on the left side of the screen or on the right. And I note that you can not turn the picture 180 degrees. The opportunity to put your wallpaper on this strip has disappeared, it is very narrow. By and large, there is only a night mode, which displays the time and temperature from the weather forecast, you can set the interval up to 12 hours when this information is shown.

You can display the information flow, these are news headlines that will crawl from the side. Not a very useful option. The main settings are related to five contacts that you can add to the sidebar. Each contact has its own color. In case of missed events, the device can highlight the edge with this color, that is, you see what happened and know who called or wrote to you. The chip is not too tricky, but quite working in practice. Does it make this device very different from the same S6? Definitely not, they are approximately the same and are perceived on the same level.

Software features - Android 5.x and TouchWiz

In order not to repeat myself, I refer you to a detailed review of the Galaxy S6, where all aspects of the menu and functions of the device are discussed in detail.

Additional accessories for Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

For several years, Samsung has been creating the widest range of accessories for its flagships. Starting from the 6th, the set comes with headphones of a new design, which are built by analogy with the Level In, provide good sound and are noticeably better than the previous model.

In terms of cooperation with well-known brands, I would like to note cases from Burton, protective cases with crystals from Swarovski, leather covers from Montblanc, women's handbags from Rebecca Minkoff, cases painted by Britto. These accessories are almost impossible to find on a wide sale, their cost is very high.

Now let's look at the standard set of accessories, they are completely the same for the two models, only the article and color schemes differ. Wireless charging is available in two colors - white and dark gray. I recommend taking a dark color, since the rubber insert at the top gets dirty very quickly on white, which prevents the phone from slipping. A dark color is more practical.

Supports QI 1.1 standard (backward compatible with 1.0), charging speed is about 4-5 hours, which is typical for such devices. The cost of the charger in Russia will be 3,490 rubles. The fast charger included in the kit costs 2,000 rubles if you buy it separately, so you should not lose it. The same price for a car charger that supports Quick Charge technology.

An ordinary transparent bumper covering the back of the phone will cost 2,590 rubles.

But the opaque cover can be of almost any color, it is of good quality, but it also needs to be matched to the color of the phone so that they match. Its price is 2,290 rubles.

Чехол-книжка выпускается также в разных цветах, цена – 2 990 рублей, такого рода чехлы сильно толстят устройство.

Чехол S View Cover с окошком стал очень популярен. Разная ткань или кожа, огромное число цветов – все вместе создает альтернативу. Можно активировать камеру, включать набор избранных номеров, слушать музыку, открывать панель быстрых ярлыков – последнее раньше было недоступно. В видео я показываю, как работает этот чехол, стоит посмотреть. Но цена кусается – 4 490 рублей.

Overview of the flagship version - Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE (SM-G925F)

Samsung has never sought to create expensive versions of its flagships, the first experiment can be considered Note EDGE, which was released in tandem with the regular Note 4. It was a reconnaissance in combat, in which they tried to determine how much demand an exact copy of the flagship with a curved edge would be, which does not provide, by and large, any real advantages, scenarios for working with such a screen have not yet been invented. What is worth at least the ruler that was placed on this bend - a flight of fancy, but not a real necessity.

Unexpectedly, the Note EDGE became popular and was often preferred over the Note 4. The buyers of this device did not choose it at all for its unique technical feature, but rather for the price, which was the highest for such devices. That is, the image component of the price played a role here, but the bend of the screen, as it were, confirmed it. I must say that none of the manufacturers made such devices, so there was a certain novelty in this. For Samsung, this cost-effectively increased profits, and at the same time the loyalty of an audience that wanted to stand out. A sort of phone for show-off.

In the mass flagship S6, they decided to do exactly the same and released the EDGE version, rounding the screen on both sides, but not so clearly. However, this was enough for the model to be perceived in a completely different way. If S6 is often called a copy of the iPhone 6, then no one talks about EDGE, moreover, it is called original. Let me remind you that the difference is only in the bending of the screen on both sides. Willingly or unwittingly, but the device turned out to be unusual, there are no analogues on the market, which means it will attract attention. It will be chosen by those who are not limited in funds, looking for a convenient model in order to work, and at the same time get a fashion effect.

Inside Samsung, until the last moment, they could not decide on the price positioning of EDGE: to make the gap the same as in the case of Note models, or smaller? The pragmatic approach, apparently, wins, the difference will be 5 thousand rubles. As you understand, the cost of EDGE is higher. In my opinion, EDGE may well claim the title of a unique device, which is rare by today's standards. And for those who do not want to be like others, this is a truly curious model. It will not suit everyone, moreover, it cannot be considered mass, however, it is not positioned. But for its consumer, this device will become extremely pleasant, it will give something that other models cannot.

Design, dimensions, controls

The phone turned out to be compact for such a screen diagonal, its dimensions are 142.1x70.1x7 mm, weight is 132 grams (for comparison, S6 is 143.4x70.5x6.8 mm, 138 grams). Fits well in the hand, does not slip.

The side frame and the back wall are made of metal, special attention was paid to strength characteristics, it cannot be bent even with great effort. This was especially emphasized at the presentation. Since Samsung decided that the model should indulge the consumer with variety, they presented it in many colors. To achieve this, the back wall is painted over and covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Exactly the same piece of glass covers the front surface. In order not to create confusion, Samsung calls the glass the fourth generation, but in fact, it is different from what other manufacturers get (less scratches, more resistance to falls, which is important with such a screen). You can call this glass Gorilla Glass 4+, although such a name would be very conditional.

Each color looks like a metallic due to the glass, they play well in the sun. Just like on Sony devices, handprints remain on the glass, it is easily soiled, but not excessively. In bright light, the marks are almost invisible, but in the room they become noticeable.

Unlike the S6, the cut of the case is felt in the hand, it is sharp. Someone may not like it, but someone will not pay any attention to it. For aesthetes, it will also be annoying that the camera on the back surface protrudes by a millimeter or more, https://cars45.com/listing /toyota/tacoma/2013 it was not made flush with the glass.

В сравнении с Galaxy S6

В сравнении с Galaxy S5

В сравнении с Sony Xperia Z3

Лоток для SIM-карты разместили на верхнем торце, тут же – ИК-порт для управления бытовой техникой и микрофон, еще один микрофон находится на нижнем торце. Там же – microUSB-разъем (USB 2.0), 3.5 мм для гарнитуры или наушников, выход динамика. Кнопка включения – на правой боковой стороне, клавиши регулировки громкости – на левой.

На задней поверхности, помимо вспышки, есть датчик сердцебиения, он также выполняет и ряд других функций, об этом подробнее в разделе про S Health. На передней панели – физическая кнопка, в нее вписан датчик отпечатка пальца (можно разблокировать аппарат, приложив палец, проводить по нему не нужно). Также тут есть две сенсорных клавиши, все привычно по другим аппаратам от Samsung. Над экраном находится датчик приближения, а также фронтальная камера на 5 мегапикселей.

One of the branded accessories is a plastic case, which is made in a metallic style. In my green device, it looks pretty good.

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The case is quite easily soiled, despite the fact that an oleophobic coating has been added to it. It will have to be wiped often, and it will not suit someone. Of the pluses, I note that in the hand the phone in the case lies better, the edges do not crash. Of the minuses - the fact that you lose the original appearance of the device, it becomes difficult to distinguish S6 from S6 EDGE, and the side edges are covered, becoming non-functional or limited applicable.

The case recognizes your touches (more precisely, the screen), so you can answer calls, view messages, control music and so on from it. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to open the lid, you see all the messages in front of you.

The build quality of the device is excellent, there can be no complaints. The phone is much stronger than similar devices from Sony, outperforming the iPhone 6, which often cracks on the glass after a small drop (it has ordinary tempered glass). Here, strength is brought to the fore, the device is wearable.

Display

Screen with a diagonal of 5.1 inches, SuperAMOLED, 577 ppi, 2560x1440 pixels, automatic brightness control. This is one of the best screens from Samsung, it traditionally has a customization of colors - from bright and sometimes acidic to muted. Here everyone will choose their own option, but the main thing is that, according to the reviews of professionals testing screens in various devices, AMOLED matrices in previous models have already become very accurate in color reproduction and behavior in the sun. In this device, the screen quality has grown even more, the brightness of the backlight has been improved (everything is readable with a bang in the sun).

The high dpi density makes the picture smooth, but you can't really tell the difference from previous models by eye. Other characteristics come to the fore (contrast, brightness, and so on).

The screen curvature in EDGE is not very large, it is noticeably smaller than in the same Note EDGE. And, as a result, it is more comfortable, all the main menus are presented on the entire surface of the screen, it does not go to waste.

In life, the bend is beautiful, but not at all practical. So, on the street, the sun always refracts the left side and the picture glares, it is not entirely visible.

When working in the browser, the beginning of the address line falls exactly on the left break, it is difficult to click and get to the right place. There are quite a lot of such "little things", the interface has not been redesigned for the screen in any way, it is standard, and this has its price - a decrease in ergonomics.

Communications

If you can imagine that the device has all the possible technologies, then this is the case of S6/S6 EDGE. I'll just list them all: Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth®: v4. 1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, IR port for home appliances control.

Memory, RAM, performance

The phone is a complete copy of the S6, so I will repeat what was said in the review of that device.

The device has 3 GB of RAM (LDPPR4), which has a maximum bandwidth of 3.2 GB / s (64 bits). Built-in memory may vary - 32, 64 and 128 GB. The memory type is UFS 2.0, which also provides maximum write and read speeds, this is actually an SSD array. In terms of speed, the memory subsystem is such that no device has comparable characteristics yet.

The Exynos 7420 chipset belongs to the latest generation, made at 14 nm. Technically, this is an 8-core solution, 4 Cortex-A53 cores, 4 - Cortex A57. The graphics core is Mali T-760, but its version has been updated compared to Note 4 (more frequency, etc.). It is also the fastest processor in existence, which together with the memory makes this machine very fast. In life, it just flies, there are no brakes at all (Android 5 also contributes to this). During my communication with the phone, there were no slowdowns or crashes of applications.

And here's what the results look like in synthetic tests. These are the best values ​​possible for devices of this kind. With performance in synthetic tests, everything is more or less clear, see the values ​​​​below.

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It's more interesting how the device behaves in 3D tests, that is, how predisposed it is to graphics, because the MALI GPU has always been inferior to similar solutions from Qualcomm, and even more so from NVidia. Increased frequency, eight cores - all this, in theory, should contribute to performance, but on the other hand there is an increased screen resolution.

В 3DMark результаты теста отличны.

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Есть и другие тесты, приведем тут их значения.

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But it was interesting to see how, for example, Epic Citadel is going. In the initial test on an almost clean device, the result was about 60 frames per second.

But then, when I tried to repeat it, it turned out that the program produces at best 50 frames, after heating it is 30 frames at all. This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the Galaxy S6 in terms of performance - 3D graphics and how repeatable you get.

Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)

Having looked at the 3D toys, I can say that the spread of results in Dead Trigger 2, NOVA3, Asphalt 8, Real Racing 3 is from 30 to 60 frames per second. In some games, the level is kept at 60 almost constantly, in some it is closer to 30. But this is with the maximum settings for textures, resolution, and so on. Even taking this into account, you as a user will not see any problems in the game, since stuttering at 30 frames per second simply does not exist. And this is the lowest value.

For those who want to approach performance in a straightforward and stupid way, I recommend that you definitely compare the gaming component in GTA, since this game is not optimized for MALI graphics, loads not the best textures and is guaranteed to have graphics display problems. In my opinion, this is a flaw in the game and lack of optimization for a specific platform, but as an example of "flaws" it will do. Today, the question in 3D games is simple - for which platform they are optimized and how well. The same solutions from NVidia tear everyone in terms of 3D performance and graphics rendering quality, but they are not popular. Apparently, not everyone needs it.

Battery

The built-in battery has a capacity of 2600 mAh (2550 mAh in the S6), with an operating time of approximately a full day under load. This is about 2 and a half hours of screen operation, data transfer in 4G. The video machine spins for 11 hours.

A question that worries many - a dead battery or not? So far, I don’t have an obvious answer to it, I have to work with the apparatus and see what happens. The phone has fast charging, you can fully charge it in an hour, which is not bad. It also supports several wireless charging formats, everything is built into the case, you don’t need to buy anything else. But I do not think that this option will be in demand by many buyers.

From pleasant trifles, I note that fast battery charging is supported - it takes one hour. If you use a conventional 2A charger, the battery charge time will be 2 hours. The phone has built-in wireless charging that supports several formats, that is, you can buy both a branded device and any other. I had a charger from Lumia (DT-601, Qi standard) at hand, it charges the device perfectly.

Expecting this model to last as long as the Note 4 was not worth it. But the result turned out to be slightly higher than that of the iPhone 6 with the same load (number of calls, transferred data). The difference is almost imperceptible, we can say that these devices live the same time. Again, for most people this will be a full time job.

Camera

A separate detailed and extensive material is devoted to the description of the camera and all its capabilities.

Working with the side face

Unlike Note EDGE, the side edge ideology has changed a bit. First, you can choose where exactly the information will be displayed, on the left side of the screen or on the right. And I note that you can not turn the picture 180 degrees. The opportunity to put your wallpaper on this strip has disappeared, it is very narrow. By and large, there is only a night mode, which displays the time and temperature from the weather forecast, you can set the interval up to 12 hours when this information is shown.

You can display the information flow, these are news headlines that will crawl from the side. Not a very useful option. The main settings are related to five contacts that you can add to the sidebar. Each contact has its own color. In case of missed events, the device can highlight the edge with this color, that is, you see what happened and know who called or wrote to you. The chip is not too tricky, but quite working in practice. Does it make this device very different from the same S6? Definitely not, they are approximately the same and are perceived on the same level.

Software features - Android 5.x and TouchWiz

In order not to repeat myself, I refer you to a detailed review of the Galaxy S6, where all aspects of the menu and functions of the device are discussed in detail.

Additional accessories for Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

For several years, Samsung has been creating the widest range of accessories for its flagships. Starting from the 6th, the set comes with headphones of a new design, which are built by analogy with the Level In, provide good sound and are noticeably better than the previous model.

In terms of cooperation with well-known brands, I would like to note cases from Burton, protective cases with crystals from Swarovski, leather covers from Montblanc, women's handbags from Rebecca Minkoff, cases painted by Britto. These accessories are almost impossible to find on a wide sale, their cost is very high.

Now let's look at the standard set of accessories, they are completely the same for the two models, only the article and color schemes differ. Wireless charging is available in two colors - white and dark gray. I recommend taking a dark color, since the rubber insert at the top gets dirty very quickly on white, which prevents the phone from slipping. A dark color is more practical.

Supports QI 1.1 standard (backward compatible with 1.0), charging speed is about 4-5 hours, which is typical for such devices. The cost of the charger in Russia will be 3,490 rubles. The fast charger included in the kit costs 2,000 rubles if you buy it separately, so you should not lose it. The same price for a car charger that supports Quick Charge technology.

An ordinary transparent bumper covering the back of the phone will cost 2,590 rubles.

But the opaque cover can be of almost any color, it is of good quality, but it also needs to be matched to the color of the phone so that they match. Its price is 2,290 rubles.

Чехол-книжка выпускается также в разных цветах, цена – 2 990 рублей, такого рода чехлы сильно толстят устройство.

Чехол S View Cover с окошком стал очень популярен. Разная ткань или кожа, огромное число цветов – все вместе создает альтернативу. Можно активировать камеру, включать набор избранных номеров, слушать музыку, открывать панель быстрых ярлыков – последнее раньше было недоступно. В видео я показываю, как работает этот чехол, стоит посмотреть. Но цена кусается – 4 490 рублей.

Overview of the flagship version - Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE (SM-G925F)

Samsung has never sought to create expensive versions of its flagships, the first experiment can be considered Note EDGE, which was released in tandem with the regular Note 4. It was a reconnaissance in combat, in which they tried to determine how much demand an exact copy of the flagship with a curved edge would be, which, by and large, does not give any real advantages, scenarios for working with such a screen have not yet been invented. What is worth at least the ruler that was placed on this bend - a flight of fancy, but not a real necessity.

Unexpectedly, the Note EDGE became popular and was often preferred over the Note 4. The buyers of this device did not choose it at all for its unique technical feature, but rather for the price, which was the highest for such devices. That is, the image component of the price played a role here, but the bend of the screen, as it were, confirmed it. I must say that none of the manufacturers made such devices, so there was a certain novelty in this. For Samsung, this cost-effectively increased profits, and at the same time the loyalty of an audience that wanted to stand out. A sort of phone for show-off.

In the mass flagship S6, they decided to do exactly the same and released the EDGE version, rounding the screen on both sides, but not so clearly. However, this was enough for the model to be perceived in a completely different way. If S6 is often called a copy of the iPhone 6, then no one talks about EDGE, moreover, it is called original. Let me remind you that the difference is only in the bending of the screen on both sides. Willingly or unwittingly, but the device turned out to be unusual, there are no analogues on the market, which means it will attract attention. It will be chosen by those who are not limited in funds, looking for a convenient model in order to work, and at the same time get a fashion effect.

Inside Samsung, until the last moment, they could not decide on the price positioning of EDGE: to make the gap the same as in the case of Note models, or smaller? The pragmatic approach, apparently, wins, the difference will be 5 thousand rubles. As you understand, the cost of EDGE is higher. In my opinion, EDGE may well claim the title of a unique device, which is rare by today's standards. And for those who do not want to be like others, this is a truly curious model. It will not suit everyone, moreover, it cannot be considered mass, however, it is not positioned. But for its consumer, this device will become extremely pleasant, it will give something that other models cannot.

Design, dimensions, controls

The phone turned out to be compact for such a screen diagonal, its dimensions are 142.1x70.1x7 mm, weight is 132 grams (for comparison, S6 is 143.4x70.5x6.8 mm, 138 grams). Fits well in the hand, does not slip.

The side frame and the back wall are made of metal, special attention was paid to strength characteristics, it cannot be bent even with great effort. This was especially emphasized at the presentation. Since Samsung decided that the model should indulge the consumer with variety, they presented it in many colors. To achieve this, the back wall is painted over and covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Exactly the same piece of glass covers the front surface. In order not to create confusion, Samsung calls the glass the fourth generation, but in fact, it is different from what other manufacturers get (less scratches, more resistance to falls, which is important with such a screen). You can call this glass Gorilla Glass 4+, although such a name would be very conditional.

Each color looks like a metallic due to the glass, they play well in the sun. Just like on Sony devices, handprints remain on the glass, it is easily soiled, but not excessively. In bright light, the marks are almost invisible, but in the room they become noticeable.

Unlike the S6, the cut of the case is felt in the hand, it is sharp. Someone may not like it, but someone will not pay any attention to it. For aesthetes, an annoying moment will also be that the camera on the back surface protrudes by a millimeter or more, https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/tacoma/2013 it was not made flush with the glass.

Unlike the S6, you can feel the cut of the case in your hand, it is sharp. Someone may not like it, but someone will not pay any attention to it. For aesthetes, it will also be annoying that the camera on the back surface protrudes by a millimeter with a little, https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/tacoma/2013 https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/tacoma/2013 it was not made flush with the glass.

Compared to Galaxy S6

Compared to Galaxy S5

Compared to Sony Xperia Z3

The SIM card tray was placed on the top end, right there - an infrared port for controlling household appliances and a microphone, another microphone is located on the bottom end. There is also a microUSB connector (USB 2.0), 3.5 mm for a headset or headphones, a speaker output. The power button is on the right side, the volume keys are on the left.

On the back, in addition to the flash, there is a heart rate sensor, it also performs a number of other functions, more about this in the section on S Health. There is a physical button on the front panel, it has a fingerprint sensor (you can unlock the device by placing your finger, you don't need to swipe it). There are also two touch keys, everything is familiar to other devices from Samsung. Above the screen is a proximity sensor, as well as a 5 megapixel front camera.

One of the branded accessories is a plastic case, which is made in a metallic style. In my green device, it looks pretty good.

The case is quite easily soiled, despite the fact that an oleophobic coating has been added to it. It will have to be wiped often, and it will not suit someone. Of the pluses, I note that in the hand the phone in the case lies better, the edges do not crash. Of the minuses - the fact that you lose the original appearance of the device, it becomes difficult to distinguish S6 from S6 EDGE, and the side edges are covered, becoming non-functional or limited applicable.

The case recognizes your touches (more precisely, the screen), so you can answer calls, view messages, control music and so on from it. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to open the lid, you see all the messages in front of you.

The assembly quality of the device is excellent, there can be no complaints. The phone is much stronger than similar devices from Sony, outperforming the iPhone 6, which often cracks on the glass after a small drop (it has ordinary tempered glass). Here, strength is brought to the fore, the device is wearable.

Display

Screen with a diagonal of 5.1 inches, SuperAMOLED, 577 ppi, 2560x1440 pixels, automatic brightness control. This is one of the best screens from Samsung, it traditionally has a customization of colors - from bright and sometimes acidic to muted. Here everyone will choose their own option, but the main thing is that, according to the reviews of professionals testing screens in various devices, AMOLED matrices in previous models have already become very accurate in color reproduction and behavior in the sun. In this device, the screen quality has grown even more, the brightness of the backlight has been improved (everything is readable with a bang in the sun).

The high dpi density makes the picture smooth, but you can't really tell the difference from previous models by eye. Other characteristics come to the fore (contrast, brightness, and so on).

The screen curvature in EDGE is not very large, it is noticeably smaller than in the same Note EDGE. And, as a result, it is more comfortable, all the main menus are presented on the entire surface of the screen, it does not go to waste.

In life, the bend is beautiful, but not at all practical. So, on the street, the sun always refracts the left side and the picture glares, it is not entirely visible.

When working in the browser, the beginning of the address line falls exactly on the left break, it is difficult to click and get to the right place. There are quite a lot of such "little things", the interface has not been redesigned for the screen in any way, it is standard, and this has its price - a decrease in ergonomics.

Communications

If you can imagine that the device has all the possible technologies, then this is the case of S6/S6 EDGE. I'll just list them all: Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth®: v4. 1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, IR port for home appliances control.

Memory, RAM, performance

The phone is a complete copy of the S6, so I will repeat what was said in the review of that device.

The device has 3 GB of RAM (LDPPR4), which has a maximum bandwidth of 3.2 GB / s (64 bits). Built-in memory may vary - 32, 64 and 128 GB. The memory type is UFS 2.0, which also provides maximum write and read speeds, this is actually an SSD array. In terms of speed, the memory subsystem is such that no device has comparable characteristics yet.

The Exynos 7420 chipset belongs to the latest generation, made at 14 nm. Technically, this is an 8-core solution, 4 Cortex-A53 cores, 4 - Cortex A57. The graphics core is Mali T-760, but its version has been updated compared to Note 4 (more frequency, etc.). It is also the fastest processor in existence, which together with the memory makes this machine very fast. In life, it just flies, there are no brakes at all (Android 5 also contributes to this). During my communication with the phone, there were no slowdowns or crashes of applications.

And here's what the results look like in synthetic tests. These are the best values ​​possible for devices of this kind. With performance in synthetic tests, everything is more or less clear, see the values ​​​​below.

It's more interesting how the device behaves in 3D tests, that is, how predisposed it is to graphics, because the MALI GPU has always been inferior to similar solutions from Qualcomm, and even more so from NVidia. Increased frequency, eight cores - all this, in theory, should contribute to performance, but on the other hand there is an increased screen resolution.

In 3DMark, the test results are excellent.

There are other tests, we will give their values ​​here.

But it was interesting to see how, for example, Epic Citadel is going. In the initial test on an almost clean device, the result was about 60 frames per second.

But then, when I tried to repeat it, it turned out that the program produces at best 50 frames, after heating it is 30 frames at all. This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the Galaxy S6 in terms of performance - 3D graphics and how repeatable you get.

Having looked at the 3D toys, I can say that the spread of results in Dead Trigger 2, NOVA3, Asphalt 8, Real Racing 3 is from 30 to 60 frames per second. In some games, the level is kept at 60 almost constantly, in some it is closer to 30. But this is with the maximum settings for textures, resolution, and so on. Even taking this into account, you as a user will not see any problems in the game, since stuttering at 30 frames per second simply does not exist. And this is the lowest value.

For those who want to approach performance in a straightforward and stupid way, I recommend that you definitely compare the gaming component in GTA, since this game is not optimized for MALI graphics, loads not the best textures and is guaranteed to have graphics display problems. In my opinion, this is a flaw in the game and the lack of optimization for a specific platform, but as an example of "flaws" it will do. Today, the question in 3D games is simple - for which platform they are optimized and how well. The same solutions from NVidia tear everyone in terms of 3D performance and graphics rendering quality, but they are not popular. Apparently, not everyone needs it.

Battery

The built-in battery has a capacity of 2600 mAh (2550 mAh in the S6), with an operating time of approximately a full day under load. This is about 2 and a half hours of screen operation, data transfer in 4G. The video machine spins for 11 hours.

A question that worries many - a dead battery or not? So far, I don’t have an obvious answer to it, I have to work with the apparatus and see what happens. The phone has fast charging, you can fully charge it in an hour, which is not bad. It also supports several wireless charging formats, everything is built into the case, you don’t need to buy anything else. But I do not think that this option will be in demand by many buyers.

From pleasant trifles, I note that fast battery charging is supported - it takes one hour. If you use a conventional 2A charger, the battery charge time will be 2 hours. The phone has built-in wireless charging that supports several formats, that is, you can buy both a branded device and any other. I had a charger from Lumia (DT-601, Qi standard) at hand, it charges the device perfectly.

Expecting this model to last as long as the Note 4 was not worth it. But the result turned out to be slightly higher than that of the iPhone 6 with the same load (number of calls, transferred data). The difference is almost imperceptible, we can say that these devices live the same time. Again, for most people this will be a full time job.

Camera

A separate detailed and extensive material is devoted to the description of the camera and all its capabilities.

Working with the side face

Unlike Note EDGE, the side edge ideology has changed a bit. First, you can choose where exactly the information will be displayed, on the left side of the screen or on the right. And I note that you can not turn the picture 180 degrees. The opportunity to put your wallpaper on this strip has disappeared, it is very narrow. By and large, there is only a night mode, which displays the time and temperature from the weather forecast, you can set the interval up to 12 hours when this information is shown.

You can display the information flow, these are news headlines that will crawl from the side. Not a very useful option. The main settings are related to five contacts that you can add to the sidebar. Each contact has its own color. In case of missed events, the device can highlight the edge with this color, that is, you see what happened and know who called or wrote to you. The chip is not too tricky, but quite working in practice. Does it make this device very different from the same S6? Definitely not, they are approximately the same and are perceived on the same level.

Software features - Android 5.x and TouchWiz

In order not to repeat myself, I refer you to a detailed review of the Galaxy S6, where all aspects of the menu and functions of the device are discussed in detail.

Additional accessories for Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

For several years, Samsung has been creating the widest range of accessories for its flagships. Starting from the 6th, the set comes with headphones of a new design, which are built by analogy with the Level In, provide good sound and are noticeably better than the previous model.

In terms of cooperation with well-known brands, I would like to note cases from Burton, protective cases with crystals from Swarovski, leather covers from Montblanc, women's handbags from Rebecca Minkoff, cases painted by Britto. These accessories are almost impossible to find on a wide sale, their cost is very high.

Now let's look at the standard set of accessories, they are completely the same for the two models, only the article and color schemes differ. Wireless charging is available in two colors - white and dark gray. I recommend taking a dark color, since the rubber insert at the top gets dirty very quickly on white, which prevents the phone from slipping. A dark color is more practical.

Supports QI 1.1 standard (backward compatible with 1.0), charging speed is about 4-5 hours, which is typical for such devices. The cost of the charger in Russia will be 3,490 rubles. The fast charger included in the kit costs 2,000 rubles if you buy it separately, so you should not lose it. The same price for a car charger that supports Quick Charge technology.

An ordinary transparent bumper covering the back of the phone will cost 2,590 rubles.

But the opaque cover can be of almost any color, it is of good quality, but it also needs to be matched to the color of the phone so that they match. Its price is 2,290 rubles.

The case-book is also available in different colors, the price is 2,990 rubles, such cases make the device very thick.

The S View Cover with a window has become very popular. Different fabric or leather, a huge number of colors - all together create an alternative. You can activate the camera, turn on favorite dialing, listen to music, open the quick shortcuts panel - the latter was not available before. In the video I show how this case works, it's worth a look. But the price bites - 4,490 rubles.