Life on the cutting edge isn't easy now that Samsung has two curved phones. We pit the incumbent, that MacGyver of a phone the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, against the new kid on the block, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. For some of you the choice is easy because you know you want a smaller, more manageable phone or a big phablet with that impressive 5.6" of screen. But for those who could go either way, how do you decide? Yes, the GS6 Edge is 4.5 months newer tech, and in the smartphone space that actually can mean something. The Galaxy S6 family has a somewhat faster CPU, RAM and storage, but honestly the 2.7 GHz Note Edge and 2.1 GHz Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have more speed that most of us can make use of. Both have dual band WiFi 802.11ac, NFC, Bluetooth, a 16MP rear camera with 4K video recording and an AV remote control.
The Galaxy S6 Edge is the better looking phone--heck it's better looking that many phones on the market. It has a glass back rather than the plastic faux leather on the Note Edge (both have metal sides). It's sleek; it's friendlier to smaller hands and pockets. On average, it costs $100 less than the Note Edge. The Note Edge fights back with a removable battery and a microSD card slot. More interestingly, the curved display actually does stuff and you can download more side panels to add functionality. The GS6 Edge's curved sides are really there for looks; they don't do much.
There are quite a few more comparison points, so watch our Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge comparison smackdown video below.