Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SIM Free / UK)
If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description. This information refers to both the UK and EU sourced models of the Galaxy S6 Edge*
Just like the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Edge differs with an angled edge on both sides of the display to offer a unique design but also offers enhanced functionality options such as quick access to contacts and space for a clock at night.
Samsung Galaxy Edge S6 Unlocked & SIM Free stock
When you order a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK or EU specification SIM Free handset.
All of our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.
The phones have support for global GSM & 3G networks; for 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications.
Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger (Europlug 2-pin).
Where a product states "EU Convert", it will have been sourced from a UK supplier that has imported EU stock and converted it for UK sale. These phones will be resealed with official Samsung branding and should contain a standard UK charger (3-pin). Please note this may not be the official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger.
If you order an EU Model or Convert then you may find that Samsung Pay is unavailable, even if it is supported in your country.
This is because Samsung restricts the use of Samsung Pay so that it only works with banks registered in the same country as the phone's origin. The origin country is recorded in the phone's firmware and cannot be adjusted by end users. At this time we are unable to advertise the exact origin country of EU Models prior to sale.
If you require the use of Samsung Pay in the UK, we would recommend avoiding an EU Model or Convert, although if Google Pay is available and acceptable to you, this will be available to download and unaffected.
Reasons to buy the Galaxy S6 Edge Unlocked
- Android 5.0 Lollipop - updated with new features for 2015
- Samsung Exynos octa-core processor - incredible power and performance
- 32/64/128 GB storage - plenty of storage space for all your documents, media and applications
- Quad HD display - a more immersive experience with more detail and clarity, along with an improved outdoors viewing experience
- Dual edge - see more information and customise your view with the edges of the screen
- Metal and glass body - a new premium and solid design that makes the S6 look more of a premium product.
Colour and memory variants
The Galaxy S6 Edge is available with 32, 64 or 128GB of storage. It can also be purchased in various colour options including Black Saphire, White Pearl, Green and Gold Platinum.
Official Samsung accessories are available to complement the Edge and come in a wide array of colours and styles that complement the handset and allow it to be protected.
- SIM Free / unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge handset
- Samsung mains charger
- Samsung USB data cable
The 2015 model of the successful Samsung Galaxy smartphone series, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge incorporates the very latest mobile technology and boasts a unique dual edge display that can be customised to enhance your use and productivity of the handset.
Virtually re-designed from the ground up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge no longer uses plastic found on previous Galaxy models, instead we have a blend of aluminium and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, offering a solid and premium in hand feel.
Such material change means that, no longer, is there a removable back cover; instead the battery is fixed internally, as is the memory.
However, what may be considered a negative is made up for by the immersive display that offers a massive 577 Pixels Per Inch (PPI) thanks to a 5.1” Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution.
The Edge takes the display to a whole new level with both the right and left side offering shortcuts and customisation. Quickly access regular contacts by a swipe or display a clock at night when sat on your bedside table.
Lay the screen face down and the edges will illuminate a colour that matches a favourite contact so that you can know who is calling before picking the handset up thanks to a subtle, but ingenious, solution.
A complaint with screens has always been visibility outside in sunlight and the, brighter, images on screen ensures you have less issue when using the screen under such conditions.
Whilst the edge display is unique to look at and watch media on, it does not affect the image or the viewing angles. More detail, more clarity and an on screen experience that is even more impressive than devices of past.
Power & Connectivity
Opting for the Edge will likely mean you are a power hungry user and like to be doing many things on your smartphone. Thanks to an octa core processor and 3GB of RAM which accompanies the 32, 64 or 128GB of internal storage you should experience no slow down and be able to remain at the peak of productivity when in the office, home, or on the go.
The provided Microsoft One Drive access offers 115GB of online storage for 2 years for no extra cost and other services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and more, are all available and easily integrated with the S6 Edge.
Whether you wish to browse the internet for the latest news, fashion trends, or to book your holiday, the super fast 4G connectivity, or WiFi, will allow you to do so.
Use Bluetooth to pair to accessories such as car kits or audio systems and stream audio and files to them.
Wherever you are in the world you should be able to remain connected and in touch with the world around you. Use it for work to send files and documents, or for personal access to websites and social media outlets.
Charged via a microUSB cable, this same port allows you to connect it to a computer, take advantage of USB hosting and, with the appropriate MHL adapter or cable, you can output the screen of your S6 Edge to a larger HD display. Ideal for sharing content with friends, family and colleagues.
To find out more about MHL 3.0 and what cable is required, click here.
Installed on the internal memory of the S6 Edge is the latest version of the Android 5.0 operating system. From the moment you power on the device you have full access to the Google suite of apps and, of course, Google Play store which is home to hundreds of thousands of free and paid for apps.
Android 5.0 also offers:
- Material design - a bolder, more colourful interface for Android
- A new power saving mode that can extend battery life by up to 90 minutes
- Better power management tools
- Improved notifications: respond from your lockscreen, or turn on priority mode to reduce them to the bare minimum. If you're watching a movie, notifications are automatically turned off and you're given the choice of whether or not to answer incoming calls.
- Multiple user accounts: have more than one sign-in for your phone or tablet. Previously this feature had been reserved for tablets only, but is now available for phones on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
- Improved security against malware
- SmartLock: pair your Android with another trusted device and it will only unlock when the two are paired.
Capture stunning images from the rear 16 megapixel camera, which is capable of UDH or 4K video recording.
An upgraded front facing 5 megapixel camera which will give even more clarity for those video calls, selfies or dual camera shots.
Enhanced camera functionality ensures lower light shots return better results from the F1.9 aperture and the dual tone LED flash.
We have all had moments when we wish to capture that image but the opportunity passes us by because we cannot load the camera quickly enough. Well, with the S6 Edge, the Quick Launch option will give quick access to the camera with a double tap of the home button. Launch and be ready to capture in just 0.7 seconds.
Have you ever considered how much data is on your phone and what it is really worth to you?
Whilst Android offers password and PIN code security options, more robust security options like fingerprints ensure the data does not get into the wrong hands. On board the S6 is a reworked fingerprint scanner that offers improved security and reliability.
Where corporate data is stored on the phone and is perhaps more sensitive than personal content, Samsung KNOX offers an end-to-end solution for a secure mobile platform. Defence grade features to offer protection from threats.
Find My Mobile is a feature that secures lost devices and protects information through a number of services. Alll of this offers you peace of mind if the worst should happen.
All of these features if used to their fullest will, of course, drain the internal battery and although the Edge has a 50mAh advantage over the standard S6, the ability to charge the device quickly will be of paramount importance.
Now included in the Galaxy range is Qi wireless charging, but not as an optional extra, this is included out of the box. All you need is a Qi enabled wireless charging pad.
Also available on the S6 Edge is fast wired charging that, in just 10 minutes, will provide enough power for up to 4 hours of real world usage.
All of this built into a device that is just 6.8mm thin and weighs 138g.
Available in an array of colours to suit your style and personality, be it White, Black, or Gold you can, in turn, personalise the device and protect it with accessories for the S6 Edge that include S-View covers and wallets.
*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Speed||2.1 GHz & 1.5 GHz (2x quad-core)|
|Make/Model||Exynos 7420 (Cortex A57 & A53)|
|Other||Mali T760 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)|
|Capacity||32 / 64 / 128 GB|
|Resolution||QHD 1440 x 2560 (577 ppi)|
|Other||Dual Edge, Corning Gorilla Glass 4,|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Frequencies||B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B26(800)|
|Speed||Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Functions||A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Data||micro USB (2.0), USB Host, USB OTG|
|Power||micro USB (2.0)|
|Video Out||HDMI via MHL 3|
|Hardware Buttons||Power, Volume, Home|
|Other||PayPal certified fingerprint scanner|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS / Beidou|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual tone LED flash|
|Other||Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Recording||MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC , eAAC , WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm|
|Software||Samsung Apps, Google Play, Google Services - Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google , Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube|
|Other||Qi wireless charging, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 4.0, Samsung Pay, Smart Manager, Microsoft Apps (OneDrive 15GB for 2 years, OneNote), Sound Alive , Themes, Quick Connect, Private Mode, S Finder, S Voice, 50GB Dropbox, WiFi Direct, Mobile Hotspot|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a NANO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes - compatible with international LTE Bands: 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850)
Does this phone have a removable battery?
Is this phone IP rated?