We can not say that Samsung has not given the means to draw attention to its new smartphones , the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. New design, new materials, better equipment, better performance. Up close, the two models are actually the effect. Especially the Edge, which combines the innovations of the previous model, including the screen with curved edges, a finesse never seen this type of product: only 7 mm thick. And an extra-lightweight 132 grams difficult to imagine when we look at the camera body. Especially since it has a metal frame. A brushed aluminum frame superbly realized, both elegant and flawless finish. This time, it seems, Samsung has definitely turned its back on plastic … What catches the eye, it is also the perfect connection between the screen and the rest of the skin: it seems that it is the same part. The back is of glass which protects the device and no longer plastic. It will still ensure its strength. The set offers a nice impression of harmony.

Samsung had accustomed us to high quality screens. Again, the result is impeccable. With a quad HD resolution, the Edge offers an unprecedented precision (577 dpi) and a remarkable contrast and brightness. These features are noticeable especially with photos and videos, but also in reading the news on the home page. Some quick manipulations confirm that the device is particularly reactive, probably thanks to the new 64-bit processor that the team and its ultra-fast memory.

But we also discover the innovations of the interface. Actually innovations, it is rather welcome simplifications Finis … finally the abounding menus of options and sub-options: the brand has decided to simplify and indeed clearer we see it! No more than five or six entries in a menu, and entitled shorter and more informative. And that’s not all. Because the Samsung designers have also replaced the eloquent little icons that appear in the applications by the name of the corresponding function. A real argument that will make life easier for newcomers to the Samsung Universe, and that will enable accustomed to avoiding misuse.

This concern for simplification can also be found in several interface elements such as icons inspired the “flat design” of iOS, or the association between apps and the colors (green solids app for phone orange for contacts, etc.). And since we are in the colors, he welcomed the good idea of Samsung’s engineers on the Edge: the ability to associate one of his contacts with a color, up to five, which will flash when the phone is returned to indicate the origin of the call. Clever and convenient … Like the new fingerprint sensor which, this time, seems to work well and which, incidentally, is very reminiscent of that of the iPhone.