The resolution stays the same, with Quad HD’s 2560×1440 used here on a Super AMOLED display, detailing a good 518 pixels per inch (ppi).

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Ports on the phone are identical, though, with the only ports found at the bottom via a 3.5mm headset jack and a microUSB port. The nanoSIM slot can be found at the very top of the handset, ejectable by pin.

Buttons are the same, too, with individual volume buttons on the left edge, a power button on the right, and home and soft buttons found underneath the display, set to multitasking, home with the fingerprint scanner underneath, and then a back button.

The battery in the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is set to 3000mAh and is not removable, though the phone does support a new fast charging wireless charging system if you bring an optional fast wireless charging accessory to the table.

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Performance

What a difference a plus makes.

Back when Apple unveiled the iPhone 6, no one was surprised to see that Samsung’s biggest competitor had finally caved and joined the category defined by the Korean smartphone giant with its very own phablet.

In that product, Apple had come up with the “Plus”, a variant of the iPhone 6 that was a little bigger and a little better, but mostly the same, with identical guts, a better screen, a bigger battery, and a different camera.

It was made for a different type of user, and one that wanted a tablet-sized phone made by Apple, now that the company had no problem acknowledging the success of this category.

Samsung, however, had been working with phablets longer than anyone else. After all, it was Samsung that took a chance on the concept and created it all by its lonesome, pushing out the Galaxy Note back in 2011 (which we reviewed in 2012), and improving on the concept every since.

Four years on, here we are with something that isn’t quite a Note, and is rather a big development on a design Samsung has been receiving a lot of praise for, with its curved “Edge” display.

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The S6 Edge. The regular S6 Edge.

If you don’t quite know what we’re talking about, look back to April earlier this year when Samsung released the S6 Edge, a variant on its Galaxy S6 smartphone that didn’t just offer another touchscreen design with a flat panel of glass, but instead tried something a little different by curving the edges on each side of the phone.

These edges didn’t do a whole lot, we need to acknowledge that, serving only as a bedside clock at night, while letting you swipe from either side to pull in your favourite contacts and call them without thinking, but it was the look that attracted people.