02-06-2016 07:46 AM
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  1. NickA's Avatar
    It's tricky. I go back and forth between those two devices. I can't seem to make up my mind seeing as though I currently own both devices. I went to the iPhone 6S Plus back in December and have been just fine. Decided to break out the Note 5 for a bit a couple of nights ago and have been playing with it consistently since doing so. There is just something about this device that is intriguing.
    So how does the note 5 compare to the 6 plus in your eyes I own the 6 plus with t-mobile and I'm currently using the note 5 with Samsung's test drive promotion and not all the way sure what I'm gonna do after this month trial
    I go back and forth between the two as well. The iPhone 6S Plus and the Note 5 are the two phones I regularly switch between. They are the two best phones out right now IMO. There are a few things that keep drawing me back to the iPhone, and one of them is iMessage. Another thing is just easy and quickness of use. It's so quick and easy to snap a pic and send if off in iMessage, everything just seems seamless.

    On the other hand, the Note 5 feels great in the hand, has an awesome display, is pretty quick in it's own right, but not as fluid as the iPhone. The build quality of the Note 5 is right there with the iPhone, even the buttons. I can't believe I finally have a Samsung phone that doesn't rattle, or have mushy buttons.

    It drives me nuts to keep switching phones, but I just can't decide. I thought about selling one, but who am I kidding; which one would I keep? And to make matters worse, I'm thinking about picking up the Nexus 6p and giving that a go. But I'm not a "pure Android" kind of guy; I like all the extras thrown in.
    01-31-2016 02:55 PM
  2. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I plan on going back and forth between both devices as well. I get bored of phones easily so it's nice to go back to something different.
    01-31-2016 05:45 PM
  3. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I plan on going back and forth between both devices as well. I get bored of phones easily so it's nice to go back to something different.
    I'm getting bored of the back and forth. I need to stick to something.
    01-31-2016 10:03 PM
  4. jnew619's Avatar
    Think I might stick with this note 5 if I was able to buy both phones I probably would kind of glad that option is not available for me lol I only have the 6 plus not the s line ahhh decisions decisions... Not sure if this month trial will be enough for me to make a decision...
    02-01-2016 12:02 AM
  5. Eddster's Avatar
    I go back and forth between the two as well. The iPhone 6S Plus and the Note 5 are the two phones I regularly switch between. They are the two best phones out right now IMO. There are a few things that keep drawing me back to the iPhone, and one of them is iMessage. Another thing is just easy and quickness of use. It's so quick and easy to snap a pic and send if off in iMessage, everything just seems seamless.

    On the other hand, the Note 5 feels great in the hand, has an awesome display, is pretty quick in it's own right, but not as fluid as the iPhone. The build quality of the Note 5 is right there with the iPhone, even the buttons. I can't believe I finally have a Samsung phone that doesn't rattle, or have mushy buttons.

    It drives me nuts to keep switching phones, but I just can't decide. I thought about selling one, but who am I kidding; which one would I keep? And to make matters worse, I'm thinking about picking up the Nexus 6p and giving that a go. But I'm not a "pure Android" kind of guy; I like all the extras thrown in.
    Yep, I have both (iPhone 6s Plus and Note 5) as well. Also have a Nexus 6 chilling out on my computer desk. I use the iPhone 6s Plus more mainly because of iMessage. I almost hate Apple for making it so damn good. LOL

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    02-02-2016 10:59 PM
  6. donkiluminate's Avatar
    Yep, I have both (iPhone 6s Plus and Note 5) as well. Also have a Nexus 6 chilling out on my computer desk. I use the iPhone 6s Plus more mainly because of iMessage. I almost hate Apple for making it so damn good. LOL

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    Can I just ask what's so great about iMessage?

    Having bounced back and forth from an iphone, Note 5, and a Lumia the only thing I can see that is great about it is if my wife sends me a video of our kids the video quality is better.
    02-03-2016 03:00 PM
  7. Eddster's Avatar
    Can I just ask what's so great about iMessage?

    Having bounced back and forth from an iphone, Note 5, and a Lumia the only thing I can see that is great about it is if my wife sends me a video of our kids the video quality is better.
    I think you really only see the benefits if the majority of your regular contacts use iPhones. 99% of my friends and family are on iMessage so I'm used to not having to deal with all the limitations of carrier based SMS/MMS texting.

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    02-03-2016 06:17 PM
  8. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I think you really only see the benefits if the majority of your regular contacts use iPhones. 99% of my friends and family are on iMessage so I'm used to not having to deal with all the limitations of carrier based SMS/MMS texting.

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    Agreed. There is just something about imessage that works. It helps that like you, 99% of family and friends have an iPhone. Group messaging is just easier and works.
    02-03-2016 08:21 PM
  9. Mike_786's Avatar
    On the Note 5 you can use Simple Share that sends pictures or videos at normal quality. It takes a while to send depending on file size but I like this feature a lot better
    02-03-2016 08:51 PM
  10. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    BREAKING NEWS: I returned my iPhone 6s Plus, earlier today and now back to a Note 5. I thought I could do without customizations and file management. Clearly I can't...
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    02-03-2016 09:17 PM
  11. Hectorius's Avatar
    In a week you'll buy another iPhone... I switch at least once a week between my iPhone and Note 5..gave up on trying to stick to only one... Lol

    Posted via Apple 6s+ or Note 5...
    02-04-2016 01:32 AM
  12. Trees's Avatar
    On the Note 5 you can use Simple Share that sends pictures or videos at normal quality. It takes a while to send depending on file size but I like this feature a lot better
    Is that the same thing as the Settings\Wireless and networks\More\Media share\Nearby devices? Don't see a Simple Share option in Settings. Could be that Verizon removed that feature, though.
    02-04-2016 06:06 AM
  13. burwil's Avatar
    Problem with using iMessage is that once you message other people with an iPhone and then switch over to Android, you'll run into problems. Mostly for me it was people not seeing my messages though I could see theirs. AT&T helped with that and within a few days things got back to normal. I really couldn't distinguish between iMessage and the Note 5 app. Looks and works in a very similar manner. BTW, I had no trouble selling my 6 Plus after owning it for just 7 months. Great resale value and don't miss it at all.
    02-04-2016 08:35 AM
  14. salscott's Avatar
    Problem with using iMessage is that once you message other people with an iPhone and then switch over to Android, you'll run into problems. Mostly for me it was people not seeing my messages though I could see theirs. AT&T helped with that and within a few days things got back to normal. I really couldn't distinguish between iMessage and the Note 5 app. Looks and works in a very similar manner. BTW, I had no trouble selling my 6 Plus after owning it for just 7 months. Great resale value and don't miss it at all.
    this is actually an Apple thing, I will confess to conspiracy theories that this is done to make users who switch to Android want to switch back. It shouldn't be that difficult switching from Apple to Android and not have texting issues.
    02-04-2016 08:53 AM
  15. ring o fire's Avatar
    I am thinking about moving from an iPhone to the Note 5. At this point in the game should I do it or should I wait?
    02-04-2016 09:01 AM
  16. donkiluminate's Avatar
    I think you really only see the benefits if the majority of your regular contacts use iPhones. 99% of my friends and family are on iMessage so I'm used to not having to deal with all the limitations of carrier based SMS/MMS texting.

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    Thanks
    02-04-2016 09:34 AM
  17. Carbon Apps's Avatar
    Welcome to the side of the fence where the grass is truly greener
    02-04-2016 10:05 AM
  18. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I say do it. At least with most carriers you have a 14 day trial period. To me, I'd take advantage of that.
    With anything, there is a learning curve with, Android .

    I am thinking about moving from an iPhone to the Note 5. At this point in the game should I do it or should I wait?
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    02-04-2016 11:27 AM
  19. dougdraws's Avatar
    Just signed up with T-Mobile last night. Getting the Note 5 Gold for their "test drive" (20 days). Phone will arrive next Tuesday. I played around with the Note 5 at our local AT&T store and fell in love with it immediately. At my age I'm usually squinting to see things so I love the huge screen where I can actually see what I'm doing. Also the S-pen is awesome. I can utilize that for a LOT of things, especially texting where I can use it to hit the keys and write legible messages, lol.
    02-04-2016 12:06 PM
  20. jnew619's Avatar
    I am thinking about moving from an iPhone to the Note 5. At this point in the game should I do it or should I wait?
    I'm wondering the same as well especially since there might be a note 6 soon only thing is I'm using the Samsung ultimate test drive so not sure what to do when the trial period is over I love my iPhone but I'm liking this note 5 as well
    02-04-2016 12:11 PM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    I say do it. At least with most carriers you have a 14 day trial period. To me, I'd take advantage of that.
    With anything, there is a learning curve with, Android .
    Heck, it takes me that long to set up my phone as I like it! I miss the old 30 day return policy. It takes me at least that long to really know if I like a phone and to discover all the bugs.
    02-04-2016 12:36 PM
  22. recDNA's Avatar
    Just signed up with T-Mobile last night. Getting the Note 5 Gold for their "test drive" (20 days). Phone will arrive next Tuesday. I played around with the Note 5 at our local AT&T store and fell in love with it immediately. At my age I'm usually squinting to see things so I love the huge screen where I can actually see what I'm doing. Also the S-pen is awesome. I can utilize that for a LOT of things, especially texting where I can use it to hit the keys and write legible messages, lol.
    I thought they canceled the test drive program?
    02-04-2016 12:37 PM
  23. ring o fire's Avatar
    I say do it. At least with most carriers you have a 14 day trial period. To me, I'd take advantage of that.
    With anything, there is a learning curve with, Android .
    Thanks. I had the s4 for a while and dug it but I think I am ready for another switch. Thanks for the info
    02-04-2016 12:37 PM
  24. rookiegenius's Avatar
    I think the Note 4 is the most well-rounded Samsung phones. It has IR, removeable battery, and SD card which the Note 5 lacks. bad move Samsung. My advice? Skip the Note 5. The Note 6 probably comes out in Summer which is only 6 months away
    02-05-2016 10:06 PM
  25. rookiegenius's Avatar
    yeah... happened to me when I texted my mentor. But easy to solve, tho.
    02-05-2016 10:08 PM
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