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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: Top-ranking Smartphone has the Edge

By Paul Carroll - Monday April 27 2015

Mobile Review
Overview | DxOMark Mobile Photo sub-scores | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Imaging results: A top class all-rounder | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge video sub-scores | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs S5 and iPhone 6: Photo comparison | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs S5 and iPhone 6: Video comparison | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge measurement
DxOMark Mobile
86

Overview

Achieving outstanding scores in DxOMark Mobile industry standard tests, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge becomes the new top-ranked device in our database. In fact, Samsung now occupies the top two spots for Mobile image quality with the Galaxy Note 4 also posting impressive results. We are publishing both the S6 Edge and Note 4 results simultaneously, so let’s start by analyzing the photographic strengths of Samsung’s flagship Smartphone.

Photo

DxOMark Mobile Photo
88
Exposure and contrast
90
Color
85
Autofocus
94
Texture
90
Noise
84
Artifacts
79
Flash
87

Pros

- Very fine detail and low noise levels when shooting in bright light

- Good exposure

- Fast autofocus

- Nice White Balance and color in all outdoor conditions

- Good level of detail preserved in low-light shots

- Excellent flash-only results: good detail with minimal noise, accurate White Balance and good color

Cons

- Noise noticeable in low-light shots

- Slight color fringing noticeable

- Mixing flash and tungsten light results in slightly yellow/green White Balance

Video

DxOMark Mobile Video
84
Exposure and contrast
89
Color
84
Autofocus
90
Texture
89
Noise
96
Artifacts
89
Stabilization
59

Pros

- Fine detail with low noise when shooting in both bright and low light

- Good exposure

- Good White Balance and color

Cons

- Strong “jello” effect

- Slight flare is noticeable shooting in bright lighting conditions

- Slight color shading noticeable shooting in low-light conditions