With the seasons about to change, tech consumers are naturally beginning to want a change of their current smart phones, tablets and devices. Tech innovator Samsung has a slew of leading gadgets in the market. But with all the hustle and bustle, sometimes you just need to know the basics and crucial selling points to make a decision. Samsung’s front-line runners include the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge (and soon-to-be released S6 Edge+), and Galaxy Note5. Here’s the rundown of what you need to know for each Galaxy.

Galaxy S6

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Dubbed “the first great smartphone of 2015,” by go-to online tech pub CNET, you can probably conclude that this one is a pioneer in the latest innovation. It was groundbreaking devices for Samsung because it rejuvenated the old-age utilitarian plastic build of Samsung’s previous smart devices. Key design features boast a slim fit with a built-in battery, a new move for the tech giant that helps to put it alongside the other skinny phone competitors. This one is a beast in power as well, housing a 2.1 GHz 8-core processing unit.

It’s QUAD HD Super AMOLED screen along with 16-pixel camera lends itself to being extremely useful for taking pictures or watching videos and playing immersive mobile games. Additionally, if paired with T-Mobile as a service carrier, the advanced viewing benefit will bode well with the exclusive back-to-school deal with free Netflix for a year the provider is offering with purchase. Because Samsung started fresh with the design and functionalities of this phone, it’s a solid choice for those in the market for a modernized Android device.

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Galaxy S6 Edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge says it all in the name—it’s got an edge on the simpler version (the S6). While a bit more expensive than the S6, it draws a flashier sort of consumer due to the sleeker design and bonus features. The S6 Edge executes with similar functionality as the S6, offering the same cameras and processor but it’s signature curves are what differentiates the phone. The screen curves on two sides to meet the phone’s back to form symmetrical ridges making the display pop, thus giving it lifelike icons and images. Aside from the design, the battery life is slightly longer than the S6, coincidentally a factor that may help you stare at those eye-popping visuals a bit longer.

Samsung also just recently announced the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (available for purchase starting tomorrow: Aug. 21, 2015) which is similar to its predecessor (the S6 Edge) but has a few key upgrades. The most noticeable upgrade is the screen size on the Edge+ comes in at a massive 5.7-inches. Other upgrades include the amount of RAM which has been bumped to to 4GB, up from 3GB as well as the phone’s battery has been bumped to 3,000mAh — a 400mAh increase. Samsung also claims that the Edge+ wirelessly recharges a tad faster — empty to full in 2 hours.

Galaxy Note 5

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Though not released to the public yet, the Galaxy Note 5 will follow to theme of Samsung’s success in upgrading former devices, landing itself in the premium category. Like the S6 line, the Note 5 carries the revolutionized slimmer and more competitive design with it. For those looking for a larger display, this one projects off a ginormous 5.7-inch and similar to the S6 Edge+ is built with curved edges to give it the same ergonomic vibe.

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The Note 5 has a reputation of being the Swiss Army knife of smartphones because of its plethora of functionalities including rapid charging through its microUSB 2.0 port, built-in wireless charging, heart rate sensor and fingerprint sensor (also offered with the S6 devices). What sets this apart from the smartphone lineup is the accompanying S-Pen, giving the phablet the token name based on the ability to take notes on it. For consumers craving even more power, the Galaxy Note 5 runs on an 8-core 2.1 GHz processor, so multitasking between games, videos, social and work shouldn’t be a problem, whatsoever.

Choices aren’t easy when there’s too many out there, and they still aren’t easy when you’ve got the 411 of these top-three smartphones by Samsung. Weigh your options and take a chance by choosing one for the upcoming tech season, chances are you won’t be disappointed with any one of them.


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