Yes, another thread about these. I know. 1. I'm not someone who switches phones frequently. I've had all of two smart phones in total, both Android: an HTC Incredible, and (currently) a Samsung Galaxy S3. Honestly there's nothing wrong with the S3 even now (it's still pretty fast, and I'm getting enough battery life to get me through the work day), but I've been eligible for an upgrade (Verizon) for some time, and I'm researching. Whatever it is will need to last me awhile--likely two to three years. 2. I don't have an iPad, nor do I make many iTunes purchases, but I do have a MacBook Pro, and like the idea of being able to sync music and documents-in-progress easily. This leads me to wonder what it would be like to have an iPhone. I'm also attracted to how clean and simple iOS is--though, granted, I have no first hand experience. 3. However, I tend to use G-mail and Google Drive for jotting down notes to carry on elsewhere, especially since I use a PC at work, and it's familiar. I also use Google for managing my calendar. And though I don't use a ton of widgets, I like them. Also the back button and notification LED. But those aren't deal breakers. 4. My primary phone uses are pretty light: I use it for web browsing on the go, social media, texting (much more than actual calling), watching YouTube videos, basic camera use, some simple games (Candy Crush level things), listening to music (that, above all), and calendar/to-dos. In other words, there should be more than enough apps in either eco-system to get me by, and I'm not going to miss anything major either way. I also use my phone for reading and light document editing, when I can't get to something better. 5. I like big screens and I cannot lie. I poked around at the Verizon store, and (especially since I don't own a tablet), I'm intrigued by the phablet class devices. I do carry my phone in my back pocket some of the time, but not when sitting, and most of the time I have a bag or jacket. I think I could work with the size, and they just seem more functional for most of what I do. 6. One final note: I live in an area with rather poor cell reception. Although I don't talk on the phone a *huge* amount, radio signal is still important to me. I've pretty much narrowed my options down to the Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. At that point, I get stuck. On the one hand, I crave simplicity and stability, and I think the iPhone might win there--also sounds like its camera works better.. On the other, the S-Pen is cool (I'm someone who does a lot of jotting handwritten notes), I'm already sort of invested in Google, and the Note 4 is less expensive. Any thoughts? I know, I know, I need to make up my own mind, but hoping those of you with more extensive experience might have more insight.