The new Galaxy S6 was without a doubt an impressive addition to the cellular market, and for those of you who caught our review on the new S6, it’s understandable for the next question to be: “Well, what about the S6 Edge?”
Pulling from the key strengths of the Galaxy S6 the S6 Edge is designed with an alluring, curvy front and aggressive flat back side. Like the S6, the Edge is covered in clear glass for a refined look and feel, which is completed with a very light and admirably thin metal frame. This groundbreaking cell phone is able to sit in the user’s hand comfortably without having to battle with the awkward weight distribution that can sometimes cause issues when surfing the web or texting on comparable smart phones. Unfortunately, the Edge is prone to collecting fingerprint marks, and it should be noted that the Edge in Pearl White has been said to be the best color option for avoiding endless smudges reported to be an issue on the darker colored models.
While the design on the Edge is a similar yet more sophisticated layout, it is the unmatched screen technology that is the defining factor between the Edge and every other smart phone available. The Edge is noted for the DCD (Dual Curve Display) feature that offers 577 pixels-per-inch with the ability to seemingly “curve” over the edges of the screen, creating a full and well rounded picture. This sensationally high amount of pixels paired with the DCD technology make the screen of the phone appear almost magical, as a seamless cascade of dynamic images appear from corner to corner before the user. Like the S6, the Edge also used AMOLED technology to promote an even better picture without taking away from battery life. On top of the famously high resolution already implemented onto the phone, the capability of the Edge’s camera to take excellent photos in low light or in motion is phenomenal. Easy to use in automatic mode, but still easily adjusted with the many manual controls available at the camera screen, the Edge is an excellent user friendly camera for the outdoor adventurer, selfie fan, and the young aspiring photographer.
So, aside from offering amazing color that sweeps from edge to edge of the phone, what exactly is so great about the DCD technology? At this early point in the Edge’s life, the extra perks that come from having DCD technology is limited to viewing videos, a few adjustable settings, and simply having an excellent, full-bodied view of your screen. However, it should be noted that the creators of Samsung plan to release a number of functions specifically geared towards DCD technology to enhance the value of such a cool perk. One of the fun little tools the DCD screen does offer is the ability to illuminate the edges of the cover-all screen for incoming calls. Simply visit the settings menu of the phone, turn on the DCD edge lighting, and set the phone face down to see your desired portion of the phone’s perimeter light up as a notification-. Aside from being flat out awesome, this incoming call feature is excellent for those who spend plenty of time at the movie theater, in meetings, driving, or any other occasion where only a mild notification of an incoming call is needed.
Overall, the Galaxy S6 Edge is arguably the clearest, brightest, and most trendy phone on the market. With an incredibly advanced and compact pixels-per-inch capability, AMOLED technology to optimize color brightness, and the DCD extended screen, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge truly allows you to see it all.
Verizon will deliver an update to the Advanced Calling 1.0 application this week, but only to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. The update, which Verizon will push out in phases, will begin on December 8. Verizon said additional Android and iOS devices will receive WiFi calling via the Advanced Calling app early next year.
Once the new version of Verizon’s calling app is installed, S6 and S6 Edge owners need to activate the app manually in the system settings. After the app itself is turned on, users need to also turn on the WiFi calling feature. With these steps completed, customers can make calls via WiFi when they are at home or in the office. Calls should make the transition from WiFi to cellular seamlessly (for example, when you step outside), but will only transition from cellular to WiFi when the app detects known hotspots.