Samsung Galaxy Edge Series: Are these Still Worth Buying?

The latest Samsung Edge was released over 9 years ago and since then Samsung has paved the way in smartphone technology, with huge releases such as the S23 Ultra and the Flip series, so is the Samsung Galaxy Edge even worth buying anymore?

The Samsung Galaxy Edge is a flagship series which began way back in 2014. The signature look of the Samsung Edge models is that the screens curve around the edges of the device but each model still looks slightly different. 

Unfortunately, if you were looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy Edge, Samsung has since discontinued the line but you can still buy refurbished models. 

Keep reading to find out if the Samsung Galaxy Edge is still worth it and everything you need to know about all Samsung Edge phones!

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge model

Wondering is Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge a good phone? For its age, the S7 Edge shares some of the same features as the newest Samsung releases. It has Always-on display, so you can glance at notifications and alerts without having to unlock your phone. The S7 Edge even supports wireless charging and fast charging which is rare for a phone that's seven years old. 

This model has a decent screen size, measuring 5.5 inches and the Edge panel is even easier to access compared to the other Samsung Galaxy Edge models

The Super AMOLED display makes watching videos a breeze and it runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Octa-core processor so you won't have to worry about speed. 

If you're into photography, the Samsung 7 Edge phone has a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. You'll also be able to record videos in 4K and the Selie Flash mode is great for creating better-lit photos. 

The Samsung S7 Edge is worth buying for someone's first phone or if you're on a  budget. However, this model is no longer supported for Android updates as of 2020 so this is definitely something to consider. 

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge models

Released in 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus were dropped from being supported by Samsung back in 2018, so if you looking to make the switch, you won't have access to any important updates.

Nevertheless, let's dive into the features! The Samsung Edge S6+ has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a larger 3000mAh battery. Whereas the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a smaller 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display and a 2600mAh battery.

You would think the Samsung S6 Edge Plus would have a bigger camera considering the size difference but it has the exact same 16MP rear camera and 5MP front camera as the S6 Edge. 

The Edge panel is limited on both models as it will only allow you to choose your top five contacts and colour-coded notifications. 

Due to the non-existent updates and very few features that stand out, the Samsung Galaxy Edge S6 and S6+ probably aren't the best models to upgrade to.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

If you've been scratching your head wondering what was the first Samsung Edge phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was the first in the series and is considered more of a phablet than a phone itself. 

A bit different to the other models, it only has one curved edge, unlike the rest. However, for a phone released in 2014, the Galaxy Note Edge had an impressive 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display and a 16MP rear camera.

The screen also has a few different functions, including notifications, shortcuts and widgets. You can also select app shortcuts and create folders.

As the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is the first in the range, there aren't any wow features as you would expect. There are a lot of newer models that are still supported by Samsung, have advanced features and have a tablet-style, so we wouldn't recommend buying this Samsung Edge model anymore.

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