Galaxy S6 Edge After ~1 and half years. Intro
The phone us much more affordable now. is it still worth it if get now?.I bought the phone during the day that samsung launches the phone in MalaysiaMy use case includes, a lot of browser use, no gaming, streaming HIFI music using tidal, listening to podcast , always on bluetooth to connect to my pebble smartwatch.
The glass back and metal sides still very premium feeling. The design is still unique in my opinion. The dual edge curved screen is still awesome to look at. The phones feel slimmer than actual dimensions because of the slim sides due to the edge screen. The phone feels slippery with it metal sides and glass back. Slim sides because of the edge does not help either. Glass back picks up finger print a lot. I use a case just to mask the fingerprint. Surprisingly durable for a glass sandwich phone. Droped it one time without case from waist height into rough road surface face first, and phone survived with only minor scratch on metal sides. Droped many many times using a
case with no damage. The metal sides does not have any small scratcher that usually get from coins and keys.The lower back glass have a nasty scratch. Not sure what caused it. The fingerprint surface of this phone is made from plastic, so does have that small micro scratches, fortunately the scratches does not affect the performance of the fingerprint. Battery Life
Battery life on this phone is very poor. Dont expect for the phone to last a full day. Its impossible to achieve ( without using the ultra power saving of course) . It even barely manages to last me a half day. Bringing along a power bank is a must if you are away from a power outlet. I use my phone with a smartwatch (pebble time) which means that my bluetooth is always on. So your battery life performance will vary slightly. software/performance
Software performance now is much more smooth and fluid if compared to when i first bought it. Launch software performance of the phone was not great Navigating the UI is frustrating with occasional slowdowns and stutters in UI animation. Launch UI have crapy ram managements. Sometimes apps icon dont load on home screen. Software performance now is much more smooth and fluid if compared to when i first bought it. The marshmallow update bring a lot of performance gain. Jangky and stuttering animations are gone. Ram management are much improved. Updates are slow but al least it still gets it. Google october security patch gets it on end of october. Every software
updates bring improvement to overall performance. For people that are saying that samsung phones are getting slower over time is not true. Still smooth even after a lot of apps installed. App load times is a little slower but you won't notice it. Benchmarks score dont differ compared to launch. For people who takes a lot of photos and video 32gb of storge is not enough. The lack of sd card expansion does not help to. Camera
Not much different even after 1+years (still great). Using auto mode just works and photos came out great. You can download additional modes for the camera from samsung app store eg. 360 photos Final words
the performance is much better now from launch software. Camera is still great and reliable. Still gets software update but dont expect fast software updates. My opinion is that the phone is not worth it just because the horrible battery life. Other aspect of the phone is great and i am very satisfied with the phone.Didnt regret buying it on launch If planning to buy it just forget.Better of getting other phones than this.
any comment on my writing is welcome, also share your experience and your thoughts if you are using the same phone.