Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Black Sapphire 32GB (AT&T)

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  • Display: 5.10-inches
  • Camera: 16-MP
  • Processor Speed: OCTA Core 64-bit
  • OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Quad HD super AMOLED display on a 5.1 colorful screen that lets you view videos, read, and game without loosing detail. Even in sunlight this screen is still brilliant and will not dull your viewing experience. Its compact and stylish design will let you enjoy its sophisticated look in style, the perfect take with you accessory.

$ 629.99

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Black Sapphire 32GB (AT&T)

3 Responses to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Black Sapphire 32GB (AT&T)

  1. Ryan says:
    71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A dope phone that actually USES the extra display, April 10, 2015
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    Ryan

    *The S6 Edge is one of the most unique phones on the market. Instead of the Note Edge having one edged screen, the S6 version has 2. That means that the normal screen is all screen, there will be no notification drops; all of them are displayed at the side.*

    *Just a quick disclaimer: I just got this phone today at BestBuy and Ive been playing with it for a lot of time nonstop. So far the experience is great and nearly perfect. I encountered no stutters, no lag, no glitches, nothing. I downloaded a couple graphically intensive games and it ran all of them very well. And all in all navigating through the Touchwiz UI was surprisingly smooth, something that I wish I could’ve complimented in the past Samsung phones. Right now the battery is at 31 percent for me.*

    Oh god this phone is a masterpiece.

    Let me just start out by saying that I’ve had the S5 for about 6 months now. I’ve mostly liked the phone. I liked it’s dependable battery life, it’s water and dust resistance, it’s gorgeous display, etc. But I felt like some things about it were just a deal breaker. The Touchwiz UI was no better than looking in a trash can. It was slow to respond and had these peculiar bleeps and bloop sounds that were rather annoying than adding something convenient. The air gestures were dope to use first but it quickly got useless. The settings were a total mess and it left a sour taste to a myriad of users including me. I’m most defenitely not the person who will hate any phone because it is made out of plastic and love the other because it has metal, but I did like a well built phone. It’s not like I would hate a plastic phone but the S5 did have a better design than the S4, but it still wasn’t good. It was an improvement but not one that I loved holding instantly when I picked it up unlike HTC phones. All in all, the S5 wasn’t for everyone.

    Then I saw this phone at MWC 2015. I didn’t go the the event but I did watch some videos of this phone at the event. I saw that the S6 had better design, it was made out of glass, it had no expandable storage or battery replacement option, the Touchwiz UI was less “Touchweezy” and much cleaner and faster, it had much better specs inside, and there was an S6 edge version. I knew that the S6 was a phone that I’ve wanted from Samsung long time but I had to experience it firsthand to believe it. So I brought this phone Day 1 from Best Buy, and I have to say, this phone is almost everything that I’ve wished for.

    Pros:

    -Very premium to hold. There is actual metal around the edges, not just shiny plastic and the back is made out of glass, just like the Nexus 4.

    -The display is the best out of any phone in the market at the moment (4/10/15). Samsung upgraded the display from 1080p to 1440p. This makes it sharper and clearer, but you won’t notice the difference that much side by side unless you look close. Also, in traditional Samsung fashion, the phone has great colors, excellent contrast ratio, etc.

    -Touchwiz UI is cleaner and better than ever. The whole UI seems fast and fluid, especially since it’s running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Some of the features like Air Gesture are no longer there in the settings. It looks flatter.

    -Great performance. Samsung ditched Qualcomm for their processors in their phone now and they decided to put their well known Exynos processor inside this phone. They also put 3 GB of DDR4 Ram now. The result is a beastly phone that does almost anything you throw at it. Graphically intensive games run very well even at high settings and everyday tasking is smooth. Runs like a beast.

    -Very fast to charge. I had the battery at 21% and charged it for 30 minutes and it instantly went up to 93%.

    -Camera has less noise on low light pictures and there is OIS now.

    Cons:

    -Not IP67, meaning its not dust proof or water resistant. It would’ve been nice if they still kept that extra protection from the S5 to this phone, but I haven’t dropped a phone in the water for nearly a decade, so this isn’t a huge problem for me.

    -Battery is not replacable. Its quite a sad thing for Samsung to cut down, since most of their old phones had this feature. If your battery is dead, then too bad, you have to either go to an Electronics support store and get it fixed or buy a new phone. Luckily, a phone’s battery life R.I.P’s after 2 or 3 years, so its a long lifespan.

    -No SD Card Storage. This is what bugs me and this is why Im quite confused why Sammy left this feature out. The HTC One M9 has an SD Card storage. Is it made out of plastic? No. The glass back on the S6 is perfectly capable of adding a storage slot to expand memory. Thankfully the base line of the S6 has 32GB, which is adequate for most people.

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  2. D. Matheny says:
    46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Smartphone I’ve Ever Owned, April 10, 2015
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    D. Matheny (Austin, TX) –
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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Black Sapphire 32GB (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    I originally picked up this Galaxy S6 Edge because of the unique look; but, the more I use it, the more I like it!

    I’ve been using Samsung Galaxy phones for several years now; but, I was seriously considering moving on to a competitor until I saw the new S6 Edge. Let me say that this phone not only looks great – it backs up the looks with a fantastic phone!

    [*** Curved Edge ***]

    The S6 is an awesome phone, but is the curved edge worth the extra cost?

    Personally, I see 4 advantages to the curved edge:

    1) It looks cool! If you’re looking for a unique phone, then this is one of the most unique designs on the market.

    2) The alarm clock feature is awesome! I’ve been using my phone as an alarm clock (like most people), but I’ve also missed being able to glance over to see the time. (I mean, who doesn’t want to confirm that they still have 5 more hours of sleep?)

    If you consider that a docking alarm clock can easily cost $100 – then this phone starts to seem like a better deal.

    3) Without a case, this phone is a little awkward to pick up off a table; but, with a case it’s actually easier to hold and handle. This is definitely something I wasn’t expecting.

    4) The phone feels extremely thin with the curved edge! As a result, it fits great in my pocket and is easy to hold.

    There are some other features that the curved edge offers (like the colored contact notifications) – but I haven’t found them to be overly useful. On top of that, it does tend to be more reflective outside since there are 3 angles catching the sun.

    I’m glad I went with the Edge, but I can see how that could be a pro or a con depending on who is looking at it.

    >>> [*** Update 4/19/2015 ***] <<<

    Finding a screen protector for the Edge turned out to be a bit harder than I expected – and I finally got sick of the one that I initially got with the phone and tried some others.

    Anyway, if you are looking for a good screen protector, I would highly recommend trying the IQ Shield LiQuidSkin protector. It does a great job of protecting the screen without interfering with the curved edge.

    [*** Wireless Charging ***]

    Even with my S5, I used a Qi Receiver Card – and I have to admit that wireless charging is extremely convenient.

    Fortunately, the S6 has wireless charging built in – and I definitely recommend giving it a try if you get this phone!

    The main things to keep in mind with wireless charging are:

    1) Thick cases do negatively impact wireless charging – so I’d recommend a case that isn’t overly bulky. (There are lots of protective cases for the S6 edge that aren’t bulky: like the Spigen Neo Hybrid case.)

    2) Even though wireless charging is extremely convenient, it’s definitely slower than wired charging – so it’s not great for a quick charge if you’re nearing empty.

    Personally, I keep a wireless charging pad on my desk at work and by my nightstand. I can just drop the S6 on the charger whenever it looks like the phone is going to start running low.

    The wireless charging on this phone is more sensitive, and works far better, than using a Qi adapter with the S5 phone.

    [*** Wired Charging ***]

    Although I prefer wireless charging, the wired charging performance of the S6 Edge is amazing!

    When you use wired charging devices, be sure to verify that they’re compatible with the Quick Charge 2.0 standard. With my Quick Charge Car Charger, I can get from empty to half full in a matter of minutes!

    [*** Non-Removable Battery ***]

    This phone does NOT have a removable battery, so battery life is more important than ever.

    So far, the S6 Edge seems to have pretty comparable battery life to my previous Galaxy S5 – although I have’t done any scientific testing. When combined with the convenience of wireless charging, the battery life isn’t an issue at all for me.

    Having said that, the bigger issue is that I can’t easily replace the battery if it dies. Last year, both my phone and my wife’s required a battery replacement; and, although it’s possible with the S6 Edge, it’s definitely not as easy – and I suspect it would be…

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  3. Justin D Blackburn says:
    34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very nice version of a galaxy that really stands out!!, April 10, 2015
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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Black Sapphire 32GB (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)
    The choice to go with Glass and Aluminum makes this phone’s appearance and quality appear to be much better than previous models. The button layout is still the same as older Galaxy models but the button presses now have a reassuring click. The frame is still similar to the other styles as it remains curved. The back gorilla glass is not removable and no longer allows for additional storage or easy battery replacements. The camera sticks out quiet a bit and creates a noticeable bulge on the back of the phone. The glass crystal that should protect the camera is not as strong as the sapphire module found on the iPhone line. The S6 is so lightweight and has a slight slippery feel to it. These are some of my first impressions, but I will break it down more in the rest of the review.

    Display:
    The 5.1 inch display is a good size for those who don’t want a huge phone, but want a nice size screen. It’s a quad-HD 2560X1440 resolution which works out to be 577 pixels per square inch. It has a wonderful display with deep blacks and highly vivid colors. You can always change the saturation to tune the color to your preference. It’s incredible to watch with it’s 2K resolution. The game play on this is awesome as the screen comes to life. It’s bright enough to view in outside sunlight, although you get some glare on the screen. The screen is very sensitive to touch, but that’s not always a bad thing.

    Hardware:
    The processor Exynos 7420 2.1ghz of performance with 3gb ram minimizes lag with lighting fast reactions from one task to the next. Mali graphics processor really enhances game play. The S6 is missing any expansion slots for external micro sd cards. The base storage for this phone is 32gb, with 64gb and 128gb available as a separate model. It’s not upgradeable and you’ve got to decide what storage needs you have before purchase. It does have the best speakers Samsung has ever put out in the past. They are bottom facing speakers and don’t give you as much sound as a rear or forward facing speaker would, but it does have a clear loud sound. The S6 has a much better heart rate monitor than other galaxy’s, because of the placement of it. The finger print sensor is now a press type not a swipe type. It works much better than previous models. You can wake the phone while pressing and it unlocks the phone quickly when done as one motion.

    Battery:
    The battery is smaller than before at 2600mAh. It should be good for all day for most users. However some users may find it needing to be charged during the day. The s6 does support wireless charging. You can set power saving modes at different battery levels to help you get all day on a single charge. Power saving mode will reduce screen brightness, limit CPU performance, reduced frame rate, turn off touch key light, disable vibration and reduce time before the time is turned off after notifications. I really wish they would have improved the battery and given it a bigger battery capacity. This is potentially the biggest disappointment with the phone for me as I am a heavy user.

    Camera:
    The 16 megapixel camera on the back is an improvement as well as the 5 megapixel front facing camera. The camera has a Pro mode which adds extra features and effects. The ability to adjust the focus of a shot is great, you can even change it after the fact. It has good low light photo taking ability with both cameras. Video is available is slow mode as well as 4K, but you cannot benefit from HDR as you would in 1080p. HDR auto appears to be to light when you view your photographs. It does create stunning photos in regular lighting conditions. It features motion tracking and auto focus and keeps the image steady with out tapping the screen to refocus. This is the best camera on a Samsung model to date.

    Software:
    Touch wiz works flawlessly and the OS seems smooth thanks to the new hardware. Wiz no longer has those annoying sounds, just simple clicks. The setting screen is now decluttered and simpler to use. The lollipop layout allows for your multi task bar to be accessed easier. You can create multi layer screens with floating icons. The S6 now features themes that can be easily applied to your home screen to customize the look. It is clearly the smoothest running Touch Wiz version produced to date.

    Samsung is finally producing what we all desire and will be highly sought after by die hard Samsung buyers. A few things really turned me off like subpar battery performance and the lack of expandable storage via a micro-sd card, but in the end you gotta take the bad with the good, and there is clearly plenty of good here. I guess i’ll always be hoping for a little more but am thankful for what is offered.

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