Mobile Phones: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review
Feb 29, 2016
Samsung also won awards during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 with a "Best Connected Consumer Electronic Device" award for the Samsung Gear S2 and the "Best Smartphone 2015" award for their Samsung Galaxy S6 edge from GSMA at the Global Mobile Awards. The Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge weren't mentioned at this point, but these devices also won awards from various tech industry awards such as techradar and others. Here is what Samsung had to say about it:
“We are honored to be recognized for our industry-leading technology,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. “At Samsung we remain committed to providing mobile devices that are inspired by consumers and always underpinned by a focus on progress and innovation.”
May 29, 2015
It seems that the strikingly blue and green coloured Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge colours are now available for Malaysians who don't want to sign up for either Celcom or Maxis to get either colour. Do note that the Blue Topaz colour remains the exclusive colour for the Galaxy S6 while the Green Emerald is only available for the Galaxy S6 edge. Tech specs and pricing are likely to remain the same as before though, with the Galaxy S6 costing RM2599 while the Galaxy S6 edge retails from RM3099, both for the 32GB storage version. Both should be available for purchase at all authorized Samsung resellers and Samsung Experience stores, and if it isn't yet just wait a while longer for stocks to arrive.
May 19, 2015
After it's initial Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge trade-in program got widely negative criticism for rather low trade-in value, Samsung Malaysia have apparently increased the discount and added a few more trade-in options. While the highest value discount remains the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at RM1200, now you can trade in any other smartphone not listed in the table below for RM200. The dates to do the trade-in remain the same from 9 May 2015 to 31 May 2015 at Samsung Authorised Stores though. Samsung Malaysia have made the terms and conditions clearer as well in that the trade-in device must have a functional and uncracked screen, it shouldn't be damaged or have missing buttons, it can be unlocked and still works. For more details and a list of participating stores check out the Samsung Site.
May 11, 2015
Samsung Malaysia have just opened up a trade-in programme for their latest Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones with 19 smartphone models to trade-in that give discounts off the existing retail price from RM95 to RM1000. Considering that the standard Galaxy S6 is priced at RM2599 while the Galaxy S6 edge retails for RM3099, this is a pretty good offer on the surface, especially as you now have the option to get the Galaxy S6 edge with 64GB storage at RM3599 and the previously unavailable Blue Topaz for the Galaxy S6 and Green Emerald for the Galaxy S6 edge. The offer is valid until 31 May 2015. Take a closer look at the trade-in table in this article.
Apr 30, 2015
In response to the overwhelming demand for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Malaysia have announced that the 64GB storage version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is now available in Malaysia. While the 32GB storage version comes in at RM3099, the 64GB storage version goes for RM3599 (inclusive of 6% GST) and will be available in the middle of May at all Samsung Experience Stores and Samsung authorized dealers. This new version will still be available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and White Pearl with the Jade green version still likely available at just Maxis for now. Here's what Samsung had to say about it:
“With the 64GB storage option now available and our stellar performance in image quality rated by DxOMark, we are fulfilling many of the main requirements in terms of customers’ preference. Learning from both our achievements and missteps, we continuously push forward new technologies and innovations. Today we are proud to say, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge fulfill these qualities to offer users the ultimate experience in smartphone options.” Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge also recently scored 86 on the overall DxOMark Mobile benchmark for smartphone image quality with a score of 86. A Photo sub-score of 88 and Video sub-score of 84 indicates that both smartphones do very well as cameraphones.
Apr 10, 2015
There are many unboxing and tear-down videos but almost no assembling videos for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, until now of course. Samsung have seen fit to release their own "Inboxing" video for the Galaxy S6 edge highlighting key features of the smartphone including it's curved dual-edge display, built-in wireless charging and solid metal frame set to a sound track. We found it to be rather refreshing after all the drop tests recently so do check out the video for yourself below. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge currently retails for RM3099 but you can check out it's various other telco deals using our phone plan comparison tool.
Apr 06, 2015
On one hand you have the Apple iPhone 6, the smartphone that started the whole bendgate issue and on the other, you have the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, currently the only smartphone in the world with a curved dual-edge screen. Now the Galaxy S6 edge also has a metal frame and is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and back. Therefore, how would both smartphones fare in a drop test? Check out the drop test of both the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs the Apple iPhone 6 for yourself below as the results are quite surprising.
Apr 03, 2015
Right after the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge yesterday, the pre-order period for both devices starts today on 3 April 2015 until 12 April 2015. The pricing remains the same at RM2599 for the 32GB storage Galaxy S6 while the Galaxy S6 edge with 32GB storage will go for RM3099. As mentioned earlier, there is an early-bird prize in the form of a FREE Samsung Wireless Charger when you deposit RM300. The Samsung Wireless Charger retails separately for RM232 but do remember that stocks of this freebie are limited, so it is first come first serve. The pre-order is direct from Samsung with no additional contract but they will not deliver to your location. Instead, you will be given a choice of collection points so you can decide where to go on your own. Check out the preorder site if you're interested.
Apr 02, 2015
Samsung Malaysia have just launched the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge today at RM2599 and RM3099 respectively with said pricing inclusive of the 6% GST but just for the 32GB storage version. Samsung has started from scratch for the two devices, offering a thin and solid yet rounded metal frame for the Galaxy S6 and curved dual-edge side screen for the Galaxy S6 edge. Tech specs and features for the Galaxy S6 include a 64-bit 2.1GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage, 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution (577 ppi), a 16MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and smart OIS, 5MP front camera and 2550 mAh battery. The Galaxy S6 edge on the other hand offers a 64-bit 1.8GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB storage, a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, a 16MP f/1.9 aperture rear camera and 5MP front camera. Both will be available on pre-order in Malaysia from 3 April 2015 to 12 April 2015 at www.Samsung.com/my and retail on 17 April 2015. Early-bird buyers may get a free wireless charger but stocks are limited. In addition to the above, the two smartphones also have a personalized pick-up service with free servicing during the warranty period, so if something goes wrong, Samsung will come and pick it up. Check out the hands-on photos in the article.
Mar 31, 2015
Featuring a new and much improved design the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge look to make a splash on 2 April 2015 here in Malaysia but before that, more than 60 lucky winners may get the opportunity to get one for free. From 23rd of March onwards, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hunters can hunt down Mr.S6, a fugitive on the run with 30 Samsung Galaxy S6 and 30 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones to give away. Done in collaboration with www.hitz.fm and www.era.fm, I want #myGalaxyS6 hunters must hunt down Mr.S6. Clues can be obtained from Samsung Mobile Malaysia’s Facebook page daily from Monday to Friday and 23 March 2015 till 10 April 2015. Identify the location of Mr.S6 and find him. If you think you’ve found the correct Mr.S6, say the password “I want #myGalaxyS6”, answer the question and you will be the lucky winner of either the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Of the 60 lucky winners, 19 have already been found so check it out soon. Here's what Samsung Malaysia had to say about it.
“People are the starting and end point of Samsung’s design philosophy and we are always looking for ways to create new experiences for our consumers. With that in mind, we organised the “I want #myGalaxyS6” hunt for you to join us as we gear up for the official arrival of two latest smartphones with capabilities no other phone can match; the ground-breaking Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge,” Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn. Bhd.