Hey gang. So it finally happened. I bought a cell phone. I was one of the last hold outs among all my peers and even parents/grandparents. For years I stubbornly used a home phone and stayed away from the constant glare of a tiny screen since my job was filled with enough screens. But now during our move, applying to new studios, organizing visits to see apartments to rent, tracking down friends in the hectic city of Vancouver, I realized my stand had finally come to an end. So I embraced the loss of my cell virginity and decided to get the best cell I could possibly imagine owning... I went and purchased the last of the upgradeable Note series phones, the Note Edge. The Note 5 looked lame in contrast, because: DAT edge !! I could expand the memory, replace the battery on a whim, and best of all I can DRAW! with Wacom pen and a powerful system (well at least for a phone) this thing seemed like my safest bet to ensuring a pleasant transition into phone-zombie land. So heres a list of things I've noticed and questions I have to all you cellulites. (I'm not making any friends here am I ? ) -This thing is so much faster than my NotePro 12.2 and all I can think is its because of the snapdragon vs. exynos. Drawing and painting in the apps that normally lag like a mutha (read: ARTRAGE) on the big tablet are quite snappy on the little edge. Score! Makes me regret the notepro purchase a bit though. why so slow pro?? -Battery drains faster than I would have expected from a premium device with a 3000mah battery. Perhaps its a lollipop glitch? If I monitor things carefully and turn off wifi when I put it into standby and leave GPS off I can get through a day barely. If I use the screen in the morning all morning browsing chrome, youtube, playing a game and then drawing a bit it seems to get about 4 hours before it thinks its going to ned a charge. Thankfully it charges SO FAST. Like seriously 45 minutes or something like that. What should I expect battery life to be on this thing?? -I am loving texting. I know I know, welcome to society. But it's really fun. It's especially fun making my friends and family try to guess who the heck is texting them. They never saw it coming. -The Edge is pretty handy IMO. It's a little awkward to hold or use one handed, but the notifications and extra uses on it is kinda neat. I think it's proven useful so far, just not imperative by any stretch. -This thing gets really warm on the back. Hot even. The CPU regularly reports over 60 degrees when watching youtube or surfing the web. Normal? I tried running 3DMark on it when it was semi-hot and it underperformed the bench by a long shot for the device. The next morning when it was cold it performed the test perfectly, so I think its getting hot enough to be concerned about performance issues. -gaming is fun on this thing though. Beautiful screen. That's all I got. So far overall I'm quite happy with it!