I've been running a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 which looks like a Note 2 from 4 feet away. Had it over a year. It seems that while Samsung engineers and designers are busy on the outside, the "shell" guys are out back smoking and watching Netflix. They still keep churning out the same cheap-looking plasticy cases year after year. Why not rip off Apple's design sensibility, or make a stab at it themselves, and produces an aluminum or metal shell with some style to it? I'm having a hard time visualizing paying the almost unprecedented price of this phone...and the white or gray plastic isn't helping me. Guess I'm just ranting...no real response to that, is there?