The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and LG G Flex 2 are two of the new phones that have been introduced at MWC 2015. Both have unique designs with the S6 Edge’s curved side display and the G Flex 2’s curved body.
In most areas, the Galaxy S6 Edge wins. The phone comes out on top spec-by-spec and early reports claim the curved display on both sides adds functionality, improves design, and enhances content viewing. At least compared to its predecessor, the G Flex 2 is a big jump and it does compete against the S6 Edge despite having lower specs.
Galaxy S6 Edge vs G Flex 2
The Galaxy S6 Edge has a 5.1-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display while the G Flex 2 only has a 5-inch 1,920 x 1080 display. That’s 557 ppi compared to 403 ppi–such a big difference will affect viewing.
In other places, the phones are similar, such as in dimensions. Though, once again, the Edge comes out on top since it weighs 132 grams compared to the G Flex 2’s 152 grams.
Geekbench’s single and multi-core tests show the Exynos processor used in Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones (including the S6 Edge) does come out ahead of the Snapdragon 810 which is found in multiple new Android phones (including the G Flex 2).
Digging further into the phone’s specs you find that the S6 Edge wins in terms of storage since it includes 64 and 128 GB options while the G Flex 2 is capped at 32 GB. Though, the latter offers microSD storage up to 128 GB.
The G Flex 2’s front and rear cameras lose to the S6 Edge in terms of pixels. On the back, the phone has a 13-megapixel camera compared to the S6 Edge’s 16-megapixel camera. Then on the front it’s 2.1-megapixels vs. 5-megapixels. Megapixel count is not everything when it comes to cameras but it is a big factor and the S6 Edge appears to come out on top.
It’s definitely not the case that the S6 Edge wins on every point. The phone’s battery is just 2,600 mAh while the G Flex 2’s is 3,000 mAh. As was previously mentioned, the inclusion of microSD support on the G Flex 2 is also important for many users since it expands storage and lets people carry around multiple storage cards if necessary.
Yet, in so many areas the G Flex 2 does not come close to the S6 Edge. The new Samsung flagship is already well received and its upgrades at least make it seem as though the S6 Edge could have been released by itself without there being any S6.
Which is better?
Price is obviously a factor and when that is taken into consideration, it is clear the G Flex 2 might be a better option for those shopping on a budget. The 32 GB version of the phone costs around $750 while the Galaxy S6 Edge starts at $950 and increases all the way to $1,150 for the 126 GB model.
Given this, if you are buying one of the phones outright, the G Flex 2 might not necessarily give you more bang for your buck, but it will give you a solid, unique device for $200 less.