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Big and curvy

Waterfall sides

Metal-ific

Gorgeous dispay

Side swipe

Apps menu

Apps menu

Generations

Left side, too

Metal frame

Cool colors

Here, there, not everywhere

Pick a side

Place your tab

Protruding picture taker

Smudge alley

Lights out

Looking sharp

Southern view

Specs galore

Can't get enough of curved phones? Neither can Samsung. With its 5.7-inch screen, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ supersizes the 5.1-inch S6 Edge.

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Wraparound sides are what make this phone distinctive.

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Bye-bye, plastic! The Edge+ features a metal-and-glass build.

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This ultra-high-resolution screen wraps around both sides, giving the phone a premium look and feel.

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One of the Edge+'s main features is the side menu you swipe open when you want to use it. You'll be able to get an apps shortcut, and a sort of speed dial for five of your favorite contacts.

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There are two side screens. One is a sort of speed dial for five of your favorite contacts.

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The other displays shortcuts to your top apps.

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The Edge+, left, is larger and squarer than the smaller Edge.

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Southpaws can also shift the edge display to the left.

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The metal frame wraps around the sides and edges.

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The Edge+ will sell in white, black, gold and silver.

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However, you won't be able to get every color in every country.

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Pop the menu bar on the left or right in the edge-display settings.

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Pop the menu bar on the left or right in the edge-display settings.

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The camera slightly pokes out from the back.

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The glass backing looks terrific, until it accumulates with oily fingerprints.

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One of the phone's most underrated features is this night clock, which glows softly enough to keep you slumbering.

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The phone looks unique from all angles.

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A standard Micro-USB charging port and headset jack live on the phone's bottom edge.

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High-end hardware helps make the Edge+ a compelling large-screen phone. Read all about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and its straight-edged, stylus-gifted sibling, theSamsung Galaxy Note 5.

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