Where to begin? Background: I am a Samsung and Verizon user who decided to upgrade to the Note 4 from the Note 3. I LOVED my Note 3 but I kept having signal issues. Calls would go directly to voicemail at home; that has NEVER happened with my previous devices. I had one replaced under warranty, same problem. So I concluded that that it was the phone problem and not the network. The straw that broke the camel's back was when my phone dropped a call a half a dozen times in south Georgia. Usually, the call may drop once in the area, but it was ridiculous dropping calls that many times. I checked some phones out at the Verizon store: the Z3v, Droid Turbo, the LG G3. These phones, while impressive in their own right, just didn't pull me in at all. I was skittish about Sony (they have been wishy washy about their commitment to the Americas). I didn't want to give up a half inch of screen by going to the Turbo. LG's skin feels blah to me (I have a G Pad, so I don't want the same blah feeling going to a phone). The Note Edge is more expensive and I didn't care for the edge thing. It looked too busy to me. I ultimately settled on the Note 4, almost out of desperation. Got the phone on Tuesday. I have been blown away since. Pros: 1440x2560 Quad HD SUPER AMOLED screen: OMGOSH! I never knew that viewing content on this beast would be so wonderful. The Note 3 has a full HD 1080x1920 screen. It looks archaic compared to the Note 4. The Note 4 feels better than the Note 3. Yes, it has a plastic back, but I don't mind that. The edges on the phone are aluminum; makes the phone bling in a subtle way The reception is just awesome, thus far. I found out the antenna on the Note 4 is only half the width of the one on the Note 3. So Samsung must have tweaked something in their design. Better signal readings and no calls are going to voicemail at home. The software is better; less archaic in some respects. It doesn't look like something from the Gingerbread days. It is obviously something they brought over from the Galaxy S5. The front facing camera is just awesome. They definitely got that right. The Note 3's front facer was decent, but this phone blows it away. Cons: The Note 3 is the PERFECT size for me. The Note 4 keeps the same size screen, but the phone is a tenth of an inch taller. That is a pain since I am having a hard time getting to the "multitasking" button. The rear camera is meh. I am still playing around with it. It is nothing earthshattering. Maybe the camera wars on Android are over?!?!?! Touchwiz is different... less archaic for one. I am trying to get used to the changes. One is the change in the home and multitasking buttons. On the Note 3, the home button was the multitasking button. A user could have assigned Google Now to home, although I didn't do that. On the Note 4, the home button IS Google Now. What was the "menu" button on the Note 3 is now the multitasking button on the 4, although one can long-press it to get a menu. The camera software is more bare bones on the newer phone; I have to download more settings if I miss it. Random nuggets: I actually like the finger print scanner; I wish I would have scanned the fingers on my left hand as well. I haven't played with the heart monitor; I only used to to take selfies. I can tap the heart monitor while taking a selfie to take a photo. It has been hit or miss. Bloat is ridiculous. Did I really need Candy Crush, Soda Crush, and a cookie game on my phone? At least those were removable. I can launch the camera even while the phone is locked. I was unable to do that on my Note 3 because I had a PIN code as security. This is all that I could think of. I'll add stuff as I go along.