1. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    So I had the same desire as the OP, to try something new. I usually try out Android at least twice a year and almost always go right back before my 14 days. This time, the wife came with me to the S6 Edge Plus. It was awesome when we got it in the mail. The screen is gorgeous, the OS is incredibly smooth, at least as much as my 6 Plus was. Speaker was loud and call quality was decent. But I am returning it for a few reasons. I had a weird rattling in my speaker and my wife does as well (the earpiece) and it makes calls sound metallic somehow. The battery life is pretty unspectacular. I get about 3.5 hours of screen on time, compared to close to 9 with my iPhone, and have to charge every night, usually before I am ready. My 6 Plus would go 2 days during the work week and some times close to 3 on weekends and into Monday if I kind of left it alone. I don't use my phone much, but the battery on the Samsung drains quickly, about 5% per hour not in use. That is terrible since I could leave my iPhone for 3-4 hours after taking it off the charger and still be around 100% or even sometimes at 100%. Finally, iMessage and FaceTime are kind of hard to replace and try as we may, interacting with my in-laws who have a huge part in my 10 month old daughter's life was tough. With the iPhone we can easily call them or message them and she can FaceTime with them and see them without being in the same state. We travel a good bit, 3-4 times per year, and always would FaceTime them during the day to show them what we were up to. Now with the Live Pictures we can share even more and upgrading to the 128gb will be the same price as our Samsung's so it is a no brainer. Now I just need the weekend to be here so we can order them and I can have some peace of mind.
    09-10-2015 01:13 PM
  2. StayFly's Avatar
    i have a iphone 6 plus but i also have, a lg g4, note 4, note 4edge, s6 edge and now a note 5 and couldn't be happier. the s pen is the best thing out! It's the best phone I've ever owned and I've owned a ton of phones.
    09-10-2015 07:57 PM
  3. swarlos's Avatar
    i have a iphone 6 plus but i also have, a lg g4, note 4, note 4edge, s6 edge and now a note 5 and couldn't be happier. the s pen is the best thing out! It's the best phone I've ever owned and I've owned a ton of phones.
    Dang give me some of that money hot dang!!


    The Lannisters send their regards.
    09-10-2015 08:07 PM
  4. StayFly's Avatar
    I'm just a working man with a phone addiction.
    09-10-2015 08:13 PM
  5. chrisforpm's Avatar
    Jake I am glad to hear that you are liking your Note 5. I currently have a 6+ but have been eyeing the N5 for the past few weeks. I wanted to wait to hear what Apple announced for the 6s+ before I decided to do anything. Although I think the upgrade is cool, I just can't seem to get excited about it. I have been toying with the idea of getting myself an N5 and keeping my 6+ as a backup (for those days that I miss Apple and want to come back).


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    09-10-2015 08:42 PM
  6. tyler_barnhardt's Avatar
    I think I'm going to switch to the 6s+. Currently I have the iPhone 6 but the only thing I am left wanting is a larger screen and the best camera. I'm excited for the 6s+. Bring it on!
    09-10-2015 10:07 PM
  7. diggity's Avatar
    I was planning to upgrade to the 6s+, but instead put an order on Amazon today for the Moto X Pure Edition. Nothing against the new 6s phones, since they look very nice indeed. Just wanting to try something different for awhile.
    09-10-2015 10:32 PM
  8. swarlos's Avatar
    I think I'm going to switch to the 6s+. Currently I have the iPhone 6 but the only thing I am left wanting is a larger screen and the best camera. I'm excited for the 6s+. Bring it on!
    Yeah you won't regret it. I bought the 6+ originally then returned it 5 days later for the 6. I thought it was too big at the time but now I switched carriers and got a 6+ and love it!! Now I wish I would have kept the + this whole time. Definitely getting the 6S+!


    The Lannisters send their regards.
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    09-10-2015 11:43 PM
  9. cgr1971's Avatar
    I've had two 5's, a 5c, and the 6 Plus. Also had the Droid DNA, 1st gen Moto X, Note 4, and now the Note 5. The Note 5 is the first android phone that is as smooth and fluid as the iPhone. My Note 5 is the best phone I have ever had, all the pauses, stutters, and hesitations of the previous android phones are gone. Battery lasts all day without a problem. The camera is every bit as good as my 6 Plus was. I'm running the material design theme so no more weird touchwiz colors. Still prefer the iPad Mini for a tablet though over any android option.
    09-12-2015 08:15 AM
  10. Lestat1886's Avatar
    I feel that this update is one of the biggest S update ever.
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    09-12-2015 10:54 AM
  11. Lestat1886's Avatar
    The thing is that i think the ipad pro is too big to be a fun device and incomplete to be a laptop replacement. Could be good for some pros thought...
    09-12-2015 10:56 AM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I feel that this update is one of the biggest S update ever.
    I agree, but the 5 to the 5s was a nice "s" update as well. Gold iPhone, Touch ID, ectera.
    09-12-2015 10:58 AM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    i have a iphone 6 plus but i also have, a lg g4, note 4, note 4edge, s6 edge and now a note 5 and couldn't be happier. the s pen is the best thing out! It's the best phone I've ever owned and I've owned a ton of phones.
    I've had tons of phones as well, and the s pen was great along with customization on a Android device, but their updates are far and few inbetween and with all the different "gimmicks" the battery wasn't that good not to mention freezing all the time causing me to constantly reboot or do a "battery pull". Customer service for Android was horrible as well. Maybe Android has gotten better in the past year, but I will stick with Apple for now for MANY different reasons, mainly because "IT JUST WORKS"
    09-12-2015 11:08 AM
  14. Zafla's Avatar
    I have a 6 Plus and I ordered a 6s Plus. I don't see myself switching. Don't get me wrong, I think the Note is a great phone but Apple has me.
    09-12-2015 07:26 PM
  15. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I've been with Android primarily since a few months after the iPhone 5 came out. I left because I was very uninspired by the 5 - thought it was a poor stab at a bigger phone. Which it was. And it was basically the same as my 4S. I wanted something bigger and better so I left for the S4. I've been with Android mostly since then, dabbling here and there in iOS but always going back to Android.

    I've basically been habitually swapping phones for the past two years, on a never ending quest for the perfect Android phone. I've come to the conclusion that there isn't one and won't be one for the foreseeable future.

    I pre-ordered a 6s Plus Saturday morning and I'm so excited to be going back to Apple. These are my reasons for ditching Android:

    1) Updates! I'm so tired of the update process in Android. If you don't go stock, who knows when you'll get it. And who knows how it'll work on a phone that it wasn't originally designed for. I've heard so many horror stories of Note 4 users who say their phones are laggy messes since it got Lollipop. It's just so inconsistent, I'm tired of rolling the dice.

    2) Inconsistencies in the same phone. I don't know why, but QC seems so far behind in Android. You can get a handful of people with the same phone and each will have vastly different user experiences.

    3) TOO MANY PHONES! Every manufacturer comes out with so many dang phones, you can't keep track of what is good, what has what, etc. They just saturate the market for the sake of saturation.

    4) No phone has it all. It's either missing battery life, or has a bad camera, or has slow updates, or doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, or doesn't have this or doesn't have that.

    5) You just know what you're getting with Apple, and it's so comforting. The Android game has just worn me out. I'm over it. I need a phone with support, good battery life and camera. I'm sure the 6s Plus is it!

    Good luck in your foray to Android!
    09-13-2015 10:26 PM
  16. swarlos's Avatar
    I've been with Android primarily since a few months after the iPhone 5 came out. I left because I was very uninspired by the 5 - thought it was a poor stab at a bigger phone. Which it was. And it was basically the same as my 4S. I wanted something bigger and better so I left for the S4. I've been with Android mostly since then, dabbling here and there in iOS but always going back to Android.

    I've basically been habitually swapping phones for the past two years, on a never ending quest for the perfect Android phone. I've come to the conclusion that there isn't one and won't be one for the foreseeable future.

    I pre-ordered a 6s Plus Saturday morning and I'm so excited to be going back to Apple. These are my reasons for ditching Android:

    1) Updates! I'm so tired of the update process in Android. If you don't go stock, who knows when you'll get it. And who knows how it'll work on a phone that it wasn't originally designed for. I've heard so many horror stories of Note 4 users who say their phones are laggy messes since it got Lollipop. It's just so inconsistent, I'm tired of rolling the dice.

    2) Inconsistencies in the same phone. I don't know why, but QC seems so far behind in Android. You can get a handful of people with the same phone and each will have vastly different user experiences.

    3) TOO MANY PHONES! Every manufacturer comes out with so many dang phones, you can't keep track of what is good, what has what, etc. They just saturate the market for the sake of saturation.

    4) No phone has it all. It's either missing battery life, or has a bad camera, or has slow updates, or doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, or doesn't have this or doesn't have that.

    5) You just know what you're getting with Apple, and it's so comforting. The Android game has just worn me out. I'm over it. I need a phone with support, good battery life and camera. I'm sure the 6s Plus is it!

    Good luck in your foray to Android!
    All of these reasons is why I switched back as well and both times that I've tried the nexus 5 and 6 I just couldn't do it. I also noticed that the quality of the apps is terrible compared to the iOS counterparts. For instance tapatalk it terrible on Android and one of the main reasons is when you PM someone on the Android version you have to know their sn whereas with iOS you start typing and it brings up a list of names to choose from. Plus like you said there's too many things you have to compromise on when going with any Android phone.


    The Lannisters send their regards.
    09-14-2015 12:56 AM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    All of these reasons is why I switched back as well and both times that I've tried the nexus 5 and 6 I just couldn't do it. I also noticed that the quality of the apps is terrible compared to the iOS counterparts. For instance tapatalk it terrible on Android and one of the main reasons is when you PM someone on the Android version you have to know their sn whereas with iOS you start typing and it brings up a list of names to choose from. Plus like you said there's too many things you have to compromise on when going with any Android phone.


    The Lannisters send their regards.
    Just don't switch lol have has every iPhone since iPhone 4 came out on Verizon .. Before that had a 3GS as a iPod lol .. I actually had a first gen iPad before owning a activated phone lol


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    09-14-2015 02:11 AM
  18. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Bought a note 5 and I love it. The screen is gorgeous, TouchWiz is now usable and the spen is fantastic. The camera is phenomenal. I get more storage on the base model. The audio on this sucker is also top notch as well. I was going to dual wield this with my 6plus but as time went on the 6plus stayed on top of my desk unused. I ended up selling it for a nice sum of money. I still love Apple but Samsung made a mighty nice phone


    Not sure 3d touch is sold on me as enough of an upgrade. I barely use it on my mac. That said, iPhones are fantastic and knowing me ill probably pick one up soon.

    Also, t-mobile is also pretty awesome about updates compared to Verizon and Att.

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    09-14-2015 02:22 AM
  19. swarlos's Avatar
    Just don't switch lol have has every iPhone since iPhone 4 came out on Verizon .. Before that had a 3GS as a iPod lol .. I actually had a first gen iPad before owning a activated phone lol


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    LOL I know but I get tempted by the new shiny toys and then I come back to my senses.


    The Lannisters send their regards.
    09-14-2015 02:33 AM
  20. OBF's Avatar
    I've thought about selling my 6 Plus and getting a tablet...prob a Windows Surface Pro or something.
    09-14-2015 10:29 AM
  21. Wildo6882's Avatar
    All of these reasons is why I switched back as well and both times that I've tried the nexus 5 and 6 I just couldn't do it. I also noticed that the quality of the apps is terrible compared to the iOS counterparts. For instance tapatalk it terrible on Android and one of the main reasons is when you PM someone on the Android version you have to know their sn whereas with iOS you start typing and it brings up a list of names to choose from. Plus like you said there's too many things you have to compromise on when going with any Android phone.


    The Lannisters send their regards.
    Yeah, Android is great for customization, but when I find that I don't do any of that stuff anymore, it really doesn't make sense to stick with it. It really is just so much of a cluster in the Android world. Just wasn't worth it to stick around and I'm ecstatic about my decision. First time in a long time that I am. I just don't trust Android anymore at this point. And I can't keep forking out dollar after dollar in the never ending hunt for a great Android phone that has what I want.

    Bought a note 5 and I love it. The screen is gorgeous, TouchWiz is now usable and the spen is fantastic. The camera is phenomenal. I get more storage on the base model. The audio on this sucker is also top notch as well. I was going to dual wield this with my 6plus but as time went on the 6plus stayed on top of my desk unused. I ended up selling it for a nice sum of money. I still love Apple but Samsung made a mighty nice phone


    Not sure 3d touch is sold on me as enough of an upgrade. I barely use it on my mac. That said, iPhones are fantastic and knowing me ill probably pick one up soon.

    Also, t-mobile is also pretty awesome about updates compared to Verizon and Att.

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    The Note 5 looks like a beautiful phone. I REALLY wanted to get one but ultimately decided against it. For one, I don't trust Sammy to update it quickly, nor do I trust them to update it properly. Too many horror stories about the Note 4 and the Lollipop debacle. I also hate waiting on AT&T to approve of an upgrade. Other than that, it looks like a beast. It was next on my list until I saw the 6s Plus and knew I had to move now.
    09-14-2015 11:32 AM
  22. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Yeah, Android is great for customization, but when I find that I don't do any of that stuff anymore, it really doesn't make sense to stick with it. It really is just so much of a cluster in the Android world. Just wasn't worth it to stick around and I'm ecstatic about my decision. First time in a long time that I am. I just don't trust Android anymore at this point. And I can't keep forking out dollar after dollar in the never ending hunt for a great Android phone that has what I want.



    The Note 5 looks like a beautiful phone. I REALLY wanted to get one but ultimately decided against it. For one, I don't trust Sammy to update it quickly, nor do I trust them to update it properly. Too many horror stories about the Note 4 and the Lollipop debacle. I also hate waiting on AT&T to approve of an upgrade. Other than that, it looks like a beast. It was next on my list until I saw the 6s Plus and knew I had to move now.

    Yeah, the updates are a killer but that's a carrier issue. What I reaaaally don't like is that Verizon and ATT locked down the bootloader so if you even try to switch to a different ROM, the phone will not work anymore. Ever. I finally switched to T-Mobile recently and have gotten 4 updates since the Note 5 release. Got Samsung Pay and I am able to pay for stuff not only using NFC but regular magnetic strip readers.
    09-14-2015 02:22 PM
  23. iEd's Avatar
    Ironically iOS is often lauded for being the OS with instant updates but it's the OS where timely updates actually matter the least because they don't really bring much anyway. Siri is still meh, and over the last 3 years their biggest keynotes were flat icons, a few notification panel widgets, and a couple more keyboards. I guess you could add Apple pay and touch ID but that's getting into hardware territory. I don't know about you but none of this screams "gotta have it now!" to me. iOS's immediate updates can also be a 2 edged sword. "hey check it out, split screen multitasking is cool! It's not on YOUR iPad model though, sorry."

    commence flaming
    With iOS you don't need to light candles, pray to Joe Boo, sacrifice a goat, promise your first born to a witch, to get a OS update.


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    09-14-2015 09:46 PM
  24. iEd's Avatar
    You shouldn't have to when there's nothing of substance in it. Even Microsoft (ick) puts out more substantial updates, which is pretty sad really
    That's all you got? Microsoft updates? You don't even believe that.


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    09-14-2015 09:56 PM
  25. OTACORB's Avatar
    Actually I've done the Note 3 and then Note 4. I've been dissatisfied with both of them, they are great when you first get them, but they get slower with use. You'll eventually have to start clearing the partition cache and/or app cache on a regular basis to keep them running even halfway smooth without lagging. The Camera on the Note 4 is good in terms of taking pictures, slow to focus at times and very slow to actually launch and it was twice as fast as the Note 3. Also God forbid you want to look at a photo you just took while in the camera app it can take up to 30 seconds for it to show up and while that is going on your phone is frozen in time. If you stream music to like your car's head unit, be prepared for skipping and stuttering bluetooth audio, unless you want to keep your display on all the time, then it won't skip as much. I could go on and on.... By the way I am not alone in any of this all one has to do is look at Google's support web site and you'll find thread after thread after thread of users like myself with these issues.

    So, YEAH I am swapping Phablets... I am going from a Note 4 to an iPhone 6S Plus!
    09-14-2015 10:05 PM
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