Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge hands on at the Wearable Technology Show
Okay, I know that Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphones aren't exactly "wearables," but with plenty of interest around the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge since the unveiling at Mobile World Congress, we had to try these out.
The first thing you notice? It's not plastic anymore, and the device looks great for the change to a construction of Gorilla Glass and metal. It's one of the first times in recent memory that a Samsung smartphone feels as premium as a flagship phone should.
With a 2560x1440 resolution QHD super Amoled screen on both (the S6 being flat and the S6 Edge being curved on both sides), text and imagery has great clarity with colours that really pop.
In terms of other internals, we're looking at a 2550 mAh battery (down from 2800 in the S5), which means either the processor and OS are more power efficient this time, or the room for a battery has been reduced. Samsung have also created their own 8-core Exynos processor, paired with 3GB of ram for 64-bit computing power.
When we put it through the Antutu benchmark test, it received a score of 67,818. While the phone had no wifi on the show floor, compared to this list we found, it seems to blow the competition out of the water.
On top of this as well, the phone has a 16mp rear camera and 5mp shooter on the front, making it ideal for the selfie addicts out there. All of this running on the most recent version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, overlaid with Samsung's skin.
So which one did we prefer? They both have identical specs, so this comes down to the feel of the phone. I'd recommend trying each one out first before making a call on which to buy, if you're looking for a new Samsung come April. But out of the two, the standard S6 felt more comfortable primarily because it's a form factor we're used to. However, we would probably go for the S6 Edge.