Take a Galaxy S6 Edge and blow it up by ten percent. Or maybe take a Galaxy Note 5, round-out the edges of the screen, and shove an S Pen up in there. Whatever path you take, there are a lot of ways to get to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, a device that, maybe more than any other new edition to the manufacturer’s lineup, feels like a mash-up of other hardware. But just because it might be a little derivative doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to like about the Galaxy S6 edge+, and today at Samsung’s Unpacked event, we had the chance to go hands-on with the phablet.
While the GS6e+ lacks an S Pen and has an Edge-style wrap-around display, this phone is still 95% the Galaxy Note 5. From processor, to RAM, to storage options, if you were comparing these two on paper you’d have a heck of a time telling them apart. What is it, then, that might draw a user to go with the S6 edge+ instead of the Note 5, especially when we see the GS6e+ priced quite a bit higher than the stylus-equipped phablet? We take a look at the phone for ourselves to get to know it a little better, and maybe come up with an answer: