Did we take it at face value? No, We took it for a ride across mountains, waterfalls, valleys and rugged roads as Samsung chose to let us explore the camera on a trip to Peiling in Sikkim.

Here is what we figured how and what exactly drives the camera engine:

The Camera Unit: The technology behind the camera is cutting edge. The combo of a premium wide-angle 16MP shooter and a front wide-angle 5MP camera makes it a must-have device if the user is a photography or selfie lover. The rear camera comes with a BSI CMOS sensor, a 1.9 aperture and an image stabilisation system that makes it way better than the S5 camera. Interestingly, the camera is constantly in stand-by mode, which means it can be launched under a second by double-clicking the home button.

The South Korean handset-maker has also upped the tech behind its front 5MP shooter. The camera has 43 percent larger pixels than the S5 along with real-time HDR and multi-frame low light modes.

The video camera supports 4K video and the user interface seems to have been simplified with fewer menus and pre-installed apps. The Pro mode also offers a range of manual controls including ISO, exposure compensation and white balance in a simple yet hassle-free manner. Control over shutter speed is available through third party apps.

Camera Modes:
There are a plethora of modes including the auto and the manual mode. The user has the option of choosing between the Panorama, Selective Focus and Virtual Shot, Fast & Slow motion. HDR mode is accessible via an icon on the main screen. Again, the firm has given the users a choice to download more modes from the Galaxy Store including Animated Photo, Sports Shot and Sound & Shot.

Gallery and Editing: The gallery app is a breath of fresh air. Images can be viewed by albums or date and you can filter to show people images or documents only. There is also a good range of editing options including rotation, cropping and a range of colour and tonal modifications. Also, a wide range of filter effects options are available.

Effects: The Edge offers a range of filter effects that can be accessed straight from the main screen and are applied to the full-size image. There's also the option to download more. Some of the effects are crucial as it results for a very quick edit that can't do any harm.

Image Quality: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge's image quality is best among smartphones. Be it any light condition the F1.9-lens produces sharp images in good detail in bright light. Photo chromatic aberrations are maintained and effects, filters add on to give a finished photo right on the device. Samsung's camera seems to also maintain a very good balance between noise reduction and detail retention across the ISO range.

Other specs: Galaxy Note Edge has a separate screen on the edge of phone equivalent to breadth of a pencil and runs parallel along with screen. This screen can display SMS or email text, alarm, time, etc as customised by user.

Powered by the Android 4.4 KitKat mobile operating system, the Galaxy Note Edge has a quad-core 2.7GHz Qualcomm QCOM +0.1% Snapdragon processor and sports 5.6-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen (2560 x 1440 resolution).

It also feature a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera (8x digital zoom) and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing shooter. The device supports 4K video recording, GPS, NFC, IR Blaster, LTE/HSPA+, S Health 3.5, Bluetooth, WiFi, microUSB.