Disclaimer: As a member of a VERY special group called #VZWBuzz. I was provided this phone to review and keep. I have loved Samsung since my husband has had it! All opinions are my own.
I feel bad but iPhone is not the love of my device life anymore, that title goes to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and it’s really not even close, this is the best phone I’ve ever owned. Not only is it significantly bigger and clearer there are other things I’ve noticed since I’ve started carrying it that makes me wonder why Android phones intimidated me so much in the past!
Reason 1: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Screen Resolution
I start with the clarity of the screen because once you get beyond the curved glass, which is beautiful and really functional, it’s the first thing you notice. 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution makes the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ the most clear and crisp phone I’ve ever seen. Pictures and videos jump off the screen and vibrant colors hit every spectrum.
Reason 2: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Edge Screen
The edge screen gives both the Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge+ a very beautiful and unique look but once you learn the functionality of this edge you learn the possibilities this phone gives you that others can’t. From the locked screen position a swipe of your finger and you can access your weather, notifications and news. And after assigning your five favorite contacts a spot you’re given unique notifications when they call or text both when you’re on your phone and when you’ve set your phone down. It also gives you access to your favorite apps.
I was skeptical of the edge screen but just like the swype keyboard I’ve found that once I got used to it I struggled to use phones that didn’t have these features. It really changes the functionality of the phone and your ability to multi task easily.
Reason 3: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Camera
The Samsung Galaxy S6 camera, in all three models are incredible! So if you currently have an S6 or S6 Edge this won’t offer an upgrade as it’s the same camera, but it you have a different phone it’s likely you will see not just an upgrade but a huge upgrade when moving to this camera. In fact I’ve found myself ditching my DSLR and just taking my phone. It takes vibrant photos that you can print out at nearly any size because it will take large pictures just like your DSLR.
Reason 4: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Fingerprint Lock
I’m not a super secretive person and I don’t mind letting people use my phone, WHEN THEY ASK! But with little hands running around and more importantly with my emails, Twitter and website all being tied directly to my phone, the chances for problems seem to be higher than usual. (Don’t get me started on my High School kiddos and they’re shenanigans!). The phone easily recognizes my fingerprint and unlocks at multiple angles on multiple fingers. This might not be a huge deal for everyone, and I know it’s not unique to the Galaxy phones, but it’s certainly a very cool feature!
Reason 5: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Screen Size
I used to carry my phone (or phones), laptop and tablet around with me everywhere. The tablet simply to turn on a movie or a show for the kiddos on longer trips or during boring meetings they’re forced to tag along with. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is large enough to prop up between them and keep them entertained, and it gives me one less item to carry.
In fact the only drawback is that I can’t text one handed, because of my relatively small hands. This might not be a problem for most and it’s really kind of the definition of a first world problem, so I hate even bringing it up, but in reviewing my likes and dislikes this was as negative of a thing as I could come up with, I sincerely like it that much!