The Samsung Edge Is All Beauty and No Brains

The Samsung Edge Is All Beauty and No Brains

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When the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge arrived in the office, I was excited to check out two of the most anticipated mobile devices this year. nike air zoom schoenen Samsung is embarking in a new design direction by ditching the cheap and dimpled plastic look. Asics Pas Cher No longer resembling a phone that might be manufactured by Band-Aid, I was excited to see what other new features Samsung had in mind for their flagship phones. Baskets Under Armour Pas Cher The two models will go on sale April 10th at all major carriers, with the Edge model around $100 more than the Galaxy S6 at every major retailer and phone carrier. As soon as you look at both phones, a couple of points are immediately apparent. The fingerprint reader works quite well and now you can delete just about every app, including the always annoying bloatware. fjallraven kanken sale The most surprising thing of all, however, is that the gorgeous screen on the S6 Edge is entirely devoid of purpose. It is meant to be beautiful and nothing else, making it all beauty and no brains. If you are looking for functionality and looks for the display, you can forget about this sleek and sloped-screen beauty. goedkoop nike air max nederland When Samsung first announced the Galaxy Note Edge, it was a mind-blowing reveal since it offered beauty, fashion-forward thinking and functionality. In addition to the thin sloping panel, the edge of the device could act as a launcher for frequently used apps or a ticker for notifying you of important news. kyrie 2 pas cher Did it look and feel a little strange? Sure, but it was incredibly cool, ambitious and forward-thinking. Nike 2017 Pas Cher The technology needed some refinement, to be sure, and some implementations were hit and miss, but it had some serious potential in spite of some gimmicks. Andrelton Simmons Jersey The S6 Edge undoes all of this potential. For starters, it doesn’t have two screens or innovate interactivity ideas. It’s just a curved screen. Nothing more, nothing less. In terms of functionality differences between it and the regular S6, you can access favorite contacts with a swipe in from the right side while you are on the phone’s home screen, and your phone can light up notifications while lying on a table, making it an able bedside clock. While these features are not entirely worthless, asking $100 more for this is akin to highway robbery. Make no mistake about it, paying for the S6 Edge means you’re paying extra for the sleek form factor and unique aesthetics. Admittedly, the aesthetic appeal is a victory of sorts for Samsung, given its cheap-looking plastic phones of the past. Think of the Edge as Samsung’s version of the Apple Watch. It doesn’t really do anything the base model can’t, but you pay extra for the looks and the exclusive feel of the device. That’s all well and good, but it feels like a missed opportunity for the Korean technology giant. The Edge could have been at once one of the best looking flagships on the market while also promising functionality features that could get more people on board, including developers. As it stands, this will be more of a niche device for fashion-conscious mobile consumers. It seems Samsung was content in showing that it could design best-in-class designs for a phone with the Edge’s single screen that is curved twice. Maglia Shaquille O’Neal Does it look great? Absolutely, but I won’t be buying it.