Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Officially Launch Today - Who's Buying?

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  1. dgstorm

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    So far it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a pretty controversial product according to folks in our forums. Some don't mind that it doesn't have the removable battery or microSD slot, while many others are quite upset about it.

    While the Galaxy Note 5 seems to be burning up the forums with various discussions, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is like "crickets on a warm summer night." This has us curious. Please sound off and let us know if you plan to buy either of these devices.

    Don't be shy either. Just because someone in the forums doesn't like one or both of these devices, doesn't mean your perspective on it isn't important. We want to hear from you guys on Sammy's latest phablet-style phones!

    Here's our dedicated sections for both devices:

     
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    Here's a cool video ad for the two products that shows on Hulu:

     
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    I'm going to pic up my edge plus today. I've had the note 3 and note 4. It's an awesome phone, but I want something that feels a bit different and the stylus isn't a big deal to me. I will miss my SD card and battery a LOT though. I did get the Micro USB flash drive and an Aukey Quick charge Battery 10,000 MAH battery pack, so when I fly I won't run out of juice.

    If they would have called the phone, the note 5 edge, and/or made less of a price gap, more people would be talking about the edge. For me, it took going in to best buy to preorder the 64gb note and then I played with the edge.... It just looks SO much better!

    In my opinion the edge+ is also more likely to be rooted because it follows so closely to the s6's and may not have the added security that sammy puts on the notes (STILL no permroot for the vzw Note 4)
     
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    I think I'm done with samsung and I'll go back to LG... not 100% sure yet,
     
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    i just got the G4, the battery was disappointing, but i could deal with it... what got me was the sd card. I like that Samsung is trying to be different, but many of us want an sd card!
     
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    I spent a very crazy day at Verizon today getting the S6 edge+ for my son and the Note 5 for myself (I'm attached to my s-pen). The edge+ is definitely an awesome looking phone with a spectacular display. Quite interesting that you can only get the 64gb edge in black (not nearly as nice looking). If you want the gold or silver, you have to go with the 32gb edge+. Not sure why Sammy decided to do that.

    I really wanted to get the note edge (and still do) but they no longer exist via Verizon stores. The only reason for getting the N5 now is because going on Verizon's device payment program reduces my device charge from $40 to $15. I'll give this a whirl for a little while and might buy a used Note edge in the near future.

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    Sammy has always waited and released the colored versions months after the initial release date. Not sure why they do it this way.....could be them wanting to see how the device does out of the gate before releasing additional colored versions. IDK
    Congrats on your new toy though! I look forward to a detailed review soon.
     
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    I think the note 5 has more buzz because there are many note 3 owners that really love the note series that have had their device for close to 2 years now and are looking at making an upgrade, versus the s6 edge users. I think sammy's release schedule in kind of flawed this go around. I think at first they should have had the S6, and S6 Active (and made it a non-exclusive AT&T phone.. way to go samsung). Then done a S6 Edge and S6 Edge + release, then a Note 5 and Note 5 Active release together. This makes more sense to me while still slightly flawed, then what they have done, but only time will tell.
     
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    Out of the 8 phones my kiosk sold yesterday, 3 were Note 5's and 1 was Edge+. That's more than we sold on launch day of the S6. Of course, the free wireless charger and $150 rebate for upgrading helped!

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    Can't really read to much into a sample size that small....
     
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    I am getting the S6+ Edge next Wednesday...I can't wait!

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    I can't believe you are leaving the Note 4! I don't see me getting rid of it until the Note 6 possibly. I've even been shopping for a good deal to buy another as a backup. I love my Note 4. Had it for 6 months. I haven't kept a phone that long in I think ever lol

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