Samsung smartens up its phones

samsungSamsung’s latest Galaxy S6 (starting at $200) and Galaxy S6 Edge (starting $300), available today, represent the state of the art and unquestionably offer several improvements over previous Samsung models.

They also offer a collection of features that technically surpass models such as Apple’s iPhone 6. But do you really need more in a smartphone and is it enough to make anyone switch?

Available on all the major carriers with a variety of pricing plans, both Samsung models are svelte and sexy.

The flimsy plastic designs of the past have been traded in for aluminum alloy edges that frame front and back Gorilla Glass 4 plates.

The screens are big (5.1 inches versus the 4.7-inch iPhone 6) and sharper than anything else on the market with 2,560 by 1,440 pixels or 577 pixels per inch (ppi) — versus an iPhone 6 with just 326 ppi.  More