The phone lives up to the hype. I chose the 64GB Edge version on Verizon. The edges create a very cool infinite pool kind of effect which I really enjoy. I know edge features are lacking, but I see this as just a well executed design element. No need for fancy, likely useless features to muck it up.The new class leading SoC, combined with UFS 2 storage and DDR4 make this an incredibly zippy experience. Since visual appeareance and performance are both top notch with this, the only complaints could come from the software - including the battery issues. It seems as though most of the battery drain problems being reported can be fixed with software updates. Right now I can go 8am to 8pm and still have about 15% left with my average use.O, and the camera. I was lucky enough to have an iPhone 6 Plus before this. I by no means needed to upgrade, but had the opportunity to try something new. As a photographer rocking a 60D with a small collection of glass, I can say that the Samsung camera is top notch in the cell phone arena. The iPhone was great, but lacked control. The "auto" settings aren't as good on the Samsung, but the camera can perform noticeably better using manual controls.If you want an Android phone, get it. It's by far the best option out there.