• Pretty much as the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks an awful lot like the original S6 Edge. It’s just bigger.

  • Pretty much as the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks an awful lot like the original S6 Edge. It’s just bigger.

  • The combination of glass body and high price gives you a small heart attack every time the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ slips from yo

  • By stretching out the Edge+’s design a bit, it’s actually a bit less accessible than the S6 Edge, size-wise

  • The S6 Edge+ is only 6.9mm thick

  • Samsung has naturally packed just about everything from the S6 Edge/S6 into the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel Super AMOLED display

  • Screen quality is just terrific. Contrast is incredible, sharpness is almost perfect at 518ppii

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ copes with bright daylight better than just about any phone on the market right now

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+’s edge notifications are at least a tiny bit more convincing

  • The default Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ software is great to use

  • S Health now has a great, fairly simple UI with modules you can add and remove for things like heart rate and blood oxygen

  • One of the real triumphs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+’s Exynos 7420 CPU is not its power, but its efficiency

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a 3000mAh battery, which is almost 10 per cent smaller the Galaxy Note 4’s 3220mAh unit.

  • I watched just about 45 minutes of Netflix in the gym and it only ate away 10 per cent of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+’s juice.

  • The Edge+ camera is just fantastic. It’s among the best phone cameras ever.

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a 16-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilisation, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera

  • Just about every element of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ camera experience is top-drawer.

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is even more post-processing happy than most, though, with the option to shoot in RAW format.

  • Samsung has clearly put some effort into improving sound quality a bit, as there’s more mid-range oomph.

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a brilliant phone. In money-no-object terms, it’s a corker.

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the ultimate Android phone, and it comes with an ultra-premium price tag.

Oil barons with billions to burn, forget those bonkers gold mobiles from Vertu. This is the status symbol you’re looking for. As for the rest of us, it’s the phablet interest-free overdrafts were made for.

The Edge+’s concept is nothing too bold. It’s a larger version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that wowed us earlier this year, with a screen that curves around at the edges. The sort of thing that would only have been a far-off concept design a couple of years ago. However, an extra chunk of screen gives the Edge+’s display that extra-impressive edge while it’s also technologically superior to almost everything out there.

There’s just one issue with Samsung’s sort of Note 4 successor though. At around £749 for the 'entry-level' 32GB version and up to £829 for the 64GB one, it’s expensive enough to make your debit card run for the hills.

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Curved to perfection

As its name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks an awful lot like the original S6 Edge. It’s just bigger.

That means the front of the phone is all-glass and curves around at the edges, in a way that seemed to defy the limits of what was possible when it first arrived. It’s a stunning phone, but it’s not the curve itself that impresses most.

What really draws the eye is the way the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+’s curvy bits catch the light, distorting reflections like the mobile phone equivalent of camera lens flare in old movies. It just looks cool, even if it does amount to the fetishisation of a bit of glass.

Like other Samsung phones of 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is also about 46 times more impressive in the hand than the company’s pre-S6 phones. Glass on the front, glass on the back and aluminium on the sides add up to a phone that feels hard and expensive.

£829 expensive? I’m not even sure a phone can feel £829 expensive without being plastered with cringe-worthy gold and jewels. Especially when you’ve got handsets like the OnePlus 2 floating about.

Tech Specs 
Screen
5.7-inch Super AMOLED with 2560x1440 (518ppi)
Processor
Octa-core Exynos 7420 @ 2.1GHz
RAM
4GB LPDDR4
Cameras
16MP with single-LED flash rear, 5MP front
Stuff says... 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ review

More than a blown-up S6 Edge, this big-screen beauty is also a worthy follow-up to the Note 4

Pretty much as the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks an awful lot like the original S6 Edge. It’s just bigger.

£749
Good Stuff 
Superb screen
Sublime camera
High quality build and design
Bad Stuff 
High price
No IR transmitter
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