OP seems to have regressed a bit on their software support at least in terms of how quickly updates and security patches are rolled out with previous gen phones not getting anything for months at a time. They also really need to improve their camera software processing considerably to better compete with the iPhones, Galaxies, and Pixels. So I'm left with only Pixels and Samsung S/Note series phones to consider.
I just got a good deal mint Pixel 5 from FS/FT to hold me over for a while now that my 2 XL is no longer supported, which still annoys me because the hardware still runs great and battery life is still adequate for me. I'm sure it will be good enough for the for the next couple years though should Google invariably disappoint again with the next Pixel if not from a hardware perspective, than they will in pricing at least like they did with the Pixel 5 and all non-a variants before it.
I've been in a similar boat. I've had my oneplus 6 within a month or two of its release. I'm looking forward to the reviews of the 9 and 9pro. I'm hoping the deal with hasselblad is more than just paying a fee to stick their name on the backI get why they updated their status quo so much but I love my 5T with earphone jack and rear fingerprint sensor. I'm surprised how well it still works and has no issues. Wouldnt mind an upgrade but until this kicks the bucket I have no reason to yet. Definitely gotten my 550 dollars worth.
The 9 does look like a good phone so far.
Hmmmm... the 8T can be had for $599 with 12GB/256GB. That's looking mighty tempting!HARD PASS. No offense, but you have to be a special kind of stupid to blow $1200 on this Chinese phone. OnePlus has officially jumped the shark. I think their OnePlus 8 Pro was their best flagship they made, and at the $799 price it was selling for last year, was a very good deal, for a very good phone. But $1200 for the 9 Pro, and now it's just an ok phone, uh nope.
I'm no Samsung fan, but if your going to spend $1,100+ on an Android phone today, it's gonna be the Galaxy Note 21, Never an LG crap, or even my fav Google Pixel, and certainly not OnePlus. Not sure what OnePlus is thinking here, going the $1,200 smartphone price, that's insane, and even more so by them.
I can't believe I am still using this iPhone 12 Pro Max, I actually like it and I'm pretty satisfied with it, 3 months in, and my 12 Pro Max was $999, which is cheaper than the 9 Pro, but at least this iPhone holds it's value and gets great support.
Battery life reviews say it's just ok, not bad, but not amazing.
A phone this super spec'd and OnePlus's mantra of "Never settle" this phone should at least have a 5,000mAh battery.
And then the camera, yeah it's better then previous OnePlus phones, but that's not saying much. It's still not as good as the current competition.
But now the price of the phone is up there, high with the big names, but it's just clearly not as good as the S21 Ultra or 12 Pro Max.
I hope the 13 has Touch ID. There are reports that say it will and it won't. Sticking with my 3XL until we know.The prices being insane these days, I decided to switch back to iPhone 12 Pro Max, and I will actually keep a phone more than a year and just keep using it as iPhones can go 6 years without an issue and updates. I am done paying these insane prices for little to no change.
I had a 5T and it started boot looping. E-wasted it and got an 8. I wished the cameras were a bit better but I won't pay the extra for a Samsung. Not to mention I can't stand the Samsung UI skin.I'll keep my 5T, more than half the cost of the 9 Pro... insane. At least strip out the crap we dont want and sell us something at a livable price.