This is how it looks to watch videos on the Galaxy S6 Edge’s curved display [VIDEO]


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The big feature of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is obviously the “Edge Screen.” This is nothing more than curved glass on both long sides of the display. The Edge Screen area has a few practical benefits and unique features, but what happens when you’re just using the device normally? How does it look when you watch a video or read a book?

In the videos below, which were shared on Android Forums, you can see how it looks to watch a video and read with the curved display. The curved display doesn’t impair the viewing angles as much as you might think. Upon further inspection you’ll notice that the Galaxy S6 Edge curves are not nearly as drastic as the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. That’s one of the reasons why we like the Galaxy S6 Edge so much more than the original Note Edge. It’s a much more practical use of the curved display technology.

Will you be picking the Galaxy S6 Edge over the regular Galaxy S6? Why do you prefer the Edge?

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  2. I would pick the Edge over the standard S6. Its more attractive. The complaint about it not being useful is lame. Its a design and it looks good. Its not like its in the way of doing anything.

    1. “its in the way of doing anything.” and it really adds absolutely nothing at all either. Launchers can do more than the a curved edge can do already and have been able to.

    2. It’s definitely not worth the additional cost though, in my opinion.

      1. Depending on what the cost is, you’re probably right.

      2. The cost will not sway people with deeper pockets in picking this up…

  3. “the Galaxy S6 Edge curves are not nearly as drastic as the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.” – that is because the Note uses an actual different display in the edge where as the S6 is just a single curved display.

    “This is nothing more than curved glass on both long sides of the display.” of which you can only actually use 1 side which you set in the settings. So, though it has 2 edges, only 1 can ever be used. Makes sense, huh?

  4. Damn, the Galaxy S6 Edge looks really tempting, not having an SD slot is not really a big deal but the non removable battery is (yeah, yeah, whatever). Sorry Samsung.

    1. I really don’t get the removable battery issue. What difference is it if you carry a second battery and battery charger or an external battery that can use the same charger as the phone? I haven’t pulled the battery from my G3 except to insert a new SIM.

      1. For me it’s about being able to replace it at home when it degrades (I use my phone heavily so this is pretty much guaranteed to happen within two years).

        1. Exactly, I’ve destroyed batteries in less that a year before because of my heavy use. Having easy access to the battery is a must.

          1. It’s an impressively valuable feature to have. So practical. Here’s hoping the Note series continues with this tradition.

          2. It looks like the Note series is going the same way. Every company is jumping on this “disposable phone” bandwagon.

          3. I really hope not. I’m holding my breath waiting until the summer to see what happens. If they remove this feature on the Note 5 expect a lot of emo comments from me on Phandroid… :(

      2. The degradation of the battery, its lifespan.

        1. Good reason if you keep a phone more than 2 years I guess.

          1. Yeah it’s one of those things where it’s more important to have it and not need it than need the option and not have it.

          2. Enough with the gun analogies , don’t you worry sir I’ve hired a bodyguard in my downtime from chirag , a guy from the outfit , so fughedaboud whacking me out kind sir.

          3. i’ve never had a phone’s battery last me two full years, just saying.

          4. I have a whole array of phones and never had a battery fail on any of them within 2 years. Several are used constantly all day so I’m not sure how all these batteries are dying on others. I wonder if some people are letting them bake in the sun or freeze in the car? That can shorten the life of a battery pretty quick.

      3. Its mostly an OCD thing but having peace of mind that I can easily replace my battery when it degrades is great. Plus it’s great when it comes to reselling my phone knowing the buyer will be happy because they won’t have to worry about shorter battery life.

      4. A lot of people buy spare batteries and wall chargers from eBay or Amazon. The spare batteries are always charged and ready to use. When the battery on their phone is low, they simply pop out the old battery and put in a fresh battery. They never need to plug the phone in or be tethered to an outlet. The USB port never wears out or gets damaged. It’s pretty simple.

        1. Still not great reasons in my opinion. You still use the USB port to charge a battery in the phone and with the S6, the use of the USB port could be vastly diminished with the wireless charging. The only time I use the USB port is on travel, using ADB, or having to use an external battery. I find it more convenient to plug an external battery in and rest the phone on top of it than spend time prying off a case, then a breakable back cover to put a different battery inside and then reassemble. If the removable battery is that much of a key criteria, your choices are diminishing rapidly. Moto, Samsung, HTC all are moving to non-removable on their flagships. You’re going to be going with LG, Sony, or some lower volume OEM if you’re that obsessed with the removable battery in the future.

          1. A removable battery isn’t a necessity for me either, but there’s no argument that having the option is certainly better. Taking off the back takes two seconds. You’d rather have your phone tethered to an external battery for an hour rather than spending 20 seconds or less switching it out for a new battery and instantly having your phone at 100%?

          2. I guess it’s just a personal preference, but my point is that I don’t see it as a deal breaker and I don’t think the majority of users do. The trend is shifting towards non-removable. The removable battery issue is quickly becoming the hardware keyboard issue of old. It’s only a matter of time before you don’t see it much anymore.

          3. It probably is a trend, though the hardware keyboard thing is different as phones got bigger and companies like SwiftKey have made on-screen ones a lot easier to use. Sadly, a non-removable battery doesn’t get better.

            Like I said, for me it’s not too big of a deal, but I can see why it’s such an important aspect for a lot of people. Especially outdoor enthusiasts.

          4. I used to do this back when the original HTC Evo came out…I believe this was during the Gingerbread era.

          5. Launched with Eclair fwiw, not much lol.

          6. Yeah but for people that are active outdoors it’s much easier to just pop in a new battery than have to have an external pack hooked up to the phone when you need to use it. Like if I have my phone mounted to handle bars on a bike you can’t really hook it up to a external pack to keep the charge up.

          7. Personally, I could care less. I repair electronics for a living. Replacing “non-removable” batteries is easy IMHO. However, I can see why people want removable batteries. They are a huge convenience for those that are on the go and don’t want to be bothered with an external battery packs. Some of our sales guys clutch to their old phones with removable batteries because they have lots of backup batteries and can swap them out on the go. I also understand why manufacturer’s are getting rid of them…

        2. That’s why I love QI Wireless Charging for my Nexus 5

    2. suit yourself.
      i cannot wait! :)

      1. Me either day one purchase easily.

  5. I am a fan of external batteries but since the Galaxy S5, I stopped using it because the battery life was better and the phone charges really fast. I am also a fan of SD card slot and that is really a problem. It forces you to buy a 64GB model that cost $100 more or $200 more if you take the edge.

  6. Those loading times made that video painful to watch…..

  7. It is too bad he never showed the screen in landscape with the status bar and/or the video transport controls displayed straight on toward the camera so you could judge how much the curve actually affects text at the edge.

  8. My concern with the edge is how it will respond when touching the edge of the display like if you are holding it. IE: When I take payments on my Square and people are signing, some peoples knuckles will touch the display while writing and will screw up their signature, or I have to hold the phones sides to keep it steady while they sign. I am curious if the phone will know to ignore those touches or if it will just mess things up. That is my deciding factor between the 6 or edge.

  9. Would love to buy this phone, but I know I’m going to want the Galaxy Note 5 Edge when its announced…… The wait is killing me lol

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