The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge showed up on Re/code’s doorstep just yesterday, and we’ll be spending the next few days getting to know Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones — our likes, dislikes, hopes for the future
After seeing countless other opinions on it from various sites across the web, it seems that many of my fellow tech bloggers find the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s display to simply be a gimmick. While I think gimmick is the wrong word to use, I find the phone to be rather attractive, so I will be dedicating the next week of my life to testing it completely.
As you may have seen last week, Samsung is celebrating the (very successful) launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with a handful of “unboxing” videos. These aren’t your typical (read: boring) unboxings and are essentially action shorts shot in first-person.
And the only correct way to start this process is to make an unboxing video.
Samsung is continuing their unboxing series with a new video uploaded to YouTube today. The video shows off the fast charging capabilities of the Galaxy S6 and all the things you can get done during that time. Samsung claims you can get 4 hours of battery life while fast charging the device for only 10 minutes, something we more or less saw in our own testing (check out our full review here). The point of the video was kind of lost on us but you can check it out the full 90-second version below if you’re interested.
My initial reaction after unboxing the phone is pure joy. The S6 Edge feels fantastic in-hand, and when compared to the Galaxy S5, it’s a complete night and day difference. Samsung really stepped up its hardware game for 2015. But what about TouchWiz? So far, the phone feels rather smooth during operation, likely thanks to Samsung’s Exynos octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. Regardless of whether Samsung had to use brute force to hammer out the jank, this is definitely a step in the positive direction for the whole Galaxy lineup.
Below, check out the unboxing video, then be on the lookout for our full review coming shortly.