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Samsung flagships comparison: S6 Edge

Today a delivery person came to collect my recalled Note7. I was given a temporary replacement S6 Edge for non-determined period of time, estimated about two weeks. And it sucks for two reasons: replacement is less than ideal and it's too long a wait. So, here's my short comparison of S6 Edge with everything else while I'm biding my time.

First of all, I don't like Edge's curved screen, I would've been better off with a non-edge version. Yes, I also tolerate Note7's one (I wouldn't uses as strong a word as "like" here) and it's nothing weird. Note7 feels very natural in hand with its symmetrical body, narrow bezel, and very smooth round edges (less so when using a cover but still), while Edge is way more angular and even somehow bulkier (though Note is both heavier and bigger).

Wider curves make Edge UI more useful than on Note, where it requires a very precise gesture to activate, but I'm not that big a fan of those panels and stuff anyway. I almost got used to the curves and I don't accidentally touch them while simply holding the device anymore but I still find them useless and not necessary. Flat is better for me.

I wouldn't mention all the things that got changed in 7th generation and if you are looking for advise whether to upgrade from S6 Edge to S7 Edge or something like that I'm simply not the person to ask. I never had a S7 Edge so I wouldn't know most of things and comparing it with non-edge is probably unfair. As a rule of thumb, almost everything that was true for non-edge S6, is true for Edge: short battery life, overheating, etc. Lack of newer features made my "samsung cloud" backups temporarily inaccessible, synced data (messages, in particular) cannot not be restored for unknown reasons, so I lost lots of data because I didn't have time to transfer it using smart switch, nothing critical, just annoying. I only hope cloud backups won't get destroyed or become outdated and I can restore them when I get a new Note.

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