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After all, here was a phone that didn’t have thick edges, with a piece of glass that curved over the front and brought the main line on the edge to something thin. Granted, that was mostly a trick of the eye, and the S6 Edge was about as thick as other phones it competed against, measuring in at 7mm, just 0.1mm thicker than the iPhone 6, even if it didn’t look it.


Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge, no plus.

It wasn’t a perfect phone, though, and Samsung even managed to get rid of some of the things people loved about previous generations, improving the performance and build but ditching staples like a removable battery and upgradeable storage.

Still, though, there was something about that phone that just made you go “ooo”, because a curved screen is very special, even if it doesn’t do a whole lot.

For some, though, the size was the drawback, and that’s because unlike how Apple released both a big and regular version of the iPhone 6, Samsung only did a curved and flat version of the Galaxy S6.

Not anymore, though, because that has changed.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+, which looks a lot like the Galaxy S6 Edge. Shock horror.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+, which looks a lot like the Galaxy S6 Edge. Shock horror.

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ is exactly what it says it is, as Samsung brings in that “+” (Plus) moniker to describe that it basically is: a larger plus-size version of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

In the hands, we have to say that Samsung has more or less blown up the phone we liked back in April, increasing the design to accommodate an extra 0.6 inches, as the display jumps from 5.1 inches to 5.7 inches, and why not?

The very point of a phablet is to have a big screen, and that’s exactly what is offered here.

Some design changes have occurred here, slight as they are, because while the back stays the same flat surface and the front is curved off in the exact same way as on the regular edition, the S6 Edge+ has less pronounced curves on the corners resulting in a squarer device, while the metal edges now sport a line showing what almost looks like a fold on the metal frame.


None of this impacts how you hold the handset, and if you’re used to a big phone but wished the edges would just go away, that’s precisely what you’ll get, with a feeling that comes off less like you’re holding a meaty chunker of a phone, and more like the svelte futuristic bit of tech Samsung’s marketing budget will likely churn out in the next few months.

Switch the phone on and you’ll see one of the best parts of the handset: its screen.

This is one area where Samsung pretty much rules the roost, with some of the sharpest and brightest minds working on some of the equally sharpest and brightest displays.