What is common and different in BlackBerry Priv and Galaxy S6 Edge

If you were to be asked as which phone you would choose from BlackBerry Priv or Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge then what will be your choice? Yes most of you will say Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge but some of you will also say BlackBerry Priv. It is not that any phone is bad or good, it is a personal choice of people and also a lot depends on the features and quality of the phone. Let us compare and find what is common in these two devices and what makes them different and unique.

BlackBerry Priv and Samsung S6 Edge Design and Build Quality

BlackBerry over the years has built its reputation on smartphones with QWERTY keyboards. In the BlackBerry Priv its keyboard is hidden below a slide-out curved screen enabling you to have a keyboard when you need it and slide back when you don’t. The Priv is 9.4 mm thick and weighs 192 g, where as the S6 Edge is 7 mm thick and weighs 132 g.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has also a curved screen, the glass and metal combination that looks both slim and sophisticated and gives a feel of a premium device.

BlackBerry Priv and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Screen display

The BlackBerry Priv has a curved 5.43-inch display delivering 2,560 x 1,440 at 540 ppi. It’s an AMOLED with high brightness mode for outdoor viewing, and it’s protected by fourth-generation Gorilla Glass. The curved bits display charging progress and app icons; tapping on them opens little windows that enable you to check notifications or updates without launching the full apps.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a curved screen too, and was the first mobile to offer such curvy displays. It’s a Super AMOLED with QHD resolution just like the BlackBerry, but because it’s a little smaller, it has higher pixel density: 576 ppi compared with the BlackBerry’s 540 ppi. Also the Samsung screen is useful in display as you can look at your contacts with color change mode and other features that you can use on screen.

BlackBerry Priv and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge the processor and storage

The BlackBerry has a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 backed with Adreno 418 graphics and teamed up with 3 GB of RAM. Storage is 32 GB, and it supports microSD to take the storage up to 200 GB.

The Samsung doesn’t have removable storage, but it does come with a choice of 32 GB, 64 Gb or 128 GB of on-board storage. The processor is an octa-core Exynos 7420 clocked at 2.1 GHz, and it’s backed with 3 GB of RAM.

BlackBerry Priv and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge the smartphone camera

The BlackBerry’s main camera is an 18 MP model with optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. For an Android device the camera quality is good.

The Edge doesn’t have as many megapixels as the main camera is 16 MP. The optical image stabilization makes a huge difference in low light, and its night time performance is really impressive.

BlackBerry Priv and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge the software

The software in the Black Berry Priv is Lollipop. It’s customized slightly and includes some additional apps, including security monitor DTEK, BlackBerry’s own secure communications software and a whole bunch of BlackBerry apps, all of which are now available in the Play Store.

Samsung has the TouchWiz front so its version of Lollipop isn’t plagued with bloatware and unnecessary ‘improvements’ like Samungs of old. A Marshmallow update is imminent. Samsung’s own UI a little laggy sometimes, but swapping for a third party launcher solves that issue.

BlackBerry Priv and Samsung S6 Edge the Battery

The BlackBerry’s battery is 3,410 mAh, and can run upto 22.5 hours according to BlackBerry.

The Samsung Galaxy Edge has 2,600 mAh battery with a quick charge mode that gives you a full charge in just one hour, and it has wireless charging too. It also has not one but two power saving modes that can double or even triple battery life.

Now you have to decide which suits you the best. Though BlackBerry has always been favourite for keyboards, and now for the great mega pixel camera in Priv device Samsung Galaxy has its own name and fame in its display and quick battery charging. It all depends on your need and budget when choosing a device therefore compare the two and decide wisely.