So I had my heart set on a Note 8 as I use to have a note when I was a PM and they can do some sensational producitivity things. But I feel they need to cut ties with Galaxy as the Note function is getting caught up in the phone side. They need to go back to calling it the Samsung Note 9 like they use to. And concentrate its software on its end users use case.
I compared side by side the galaxies, 8 and 9, aside from fingerprint reader (which still isnt ideal), not much change.
But overall I liked them and I like that they are amoled hdr for my movie binging.
Next was the Lg30, wow its nice too, more focus on sound I found. Unfortunately the g6 wasnt there, but the g7 is imminent?
Oneplus 5t doing its thing, not bad
Honestly all the OLED phones are good. I am tempted to wait to see Sirocco in the flesh as I prefer 16:9 and its HDR compliant.
One phone that shocked me was the Moto x4, I thought it was OLED but its LCD, main its crisp and looks very snazzy. The g5s plus was a bit of a let down, it was ok, you get what you pay for.
If I get a laptop/tablet that is either Amoled or is HDR compliant then my phone needs change, as In I dont need an awesome screen. But the options are few, AW13 OLED EDR/HDR, Samsung Tab S3, Lenovo Yoga x1, Lenovo Carbon x1 (they both rock an amazing LCD that has blacks near OLED like, and whilst technically below the 1000 nits, they still 600 nits, so the brighter the whites/colours the darker the blacks look etc.
I also tried the Ipad Pro, I wasnt blown away, its ok, but I thought the 9.7 2017 iPad is a lot of bang for buck. Playing a cartoon movie side by side they looked identical. Of course the Pro has the option of HDR, but I saw the 9.7 recently for $390. That might be my choice along with a galaxy note 8.