No true comparisons will be out until this weekend, I know. Samsung finally got it right however, and switched from the cheap plastic phone casings to glass and aluminum. Actually I quite miss the all glass designs of the iPhone 4. It's also strange Samsung didn't get the same criticism Apple did when they made all glass phones (shattering due to user error and the subsequent complaints to Apple). Anyway, the Samsung studio here allows you to try a Samsung phone for five days and I grabbed the Note 5 and took it home. The screen is amazing in comparison to the iPhone 6+. Simply beautiful. The new design is great. I also played around with the edge version and while great to look at, it just didn't seem that functional. Plus I'd be afraid to drop it. Overall the OS was clunky and unfamiliar, it took me quite a while to grasp simple things like find the "@" symbol on they keyboard. I'm curious as to how the new S version will stack up to the Note 5. Productivity wise I really enjoyed the Note over my 6+. I just don't think I'd ever be able to leave the Apple ecosystem and I bet that's why a good number of people stay tied to upgrading with Apple. I think one of the reasons I considered the Note so heavily is because I loved the design and Apple has felt stagnant in that department lately. I feel like Apple hasn't radically changed the phone design since the iPhone 4. It seems more like iterational updates. iPhone 5 removed the glass back, iPhone 6 removed the square edges and returned to the curves of the 3 series. Maybe the design of the 7 will change my mind. Anyone else played with the Note? Thoughts on both phones design?