I've been using Google phones since the first nexus (except for one time I got an LG 4G).
Right now my Pixel 2 is at the end of his life and I am looking for a replacement.
I was pleased with the Pixel 2 but nothing amazing compared to the high price and the Pixel 3 doesn't bring anything interesting for me to the table.
I am looking primarily for these criteria :
- Great battery life (don't want to have to charge it at work everyday if it it was at 100% before leaving for work)
- Great screen quality
- As close as the default UI as possible (I can always put a custom ROM I would like to not have to do it)
- Loud speakers (not for music but mostly video, movies, TV shows)
- Good hardware (I don't play games on mobile at all but I would like everything to be fluid and fast)
- Fingerprint reader is a nice plus
- under 800$ but around 600$ would be best, since I live in Switzerland and the price are always higher
These are things I don't care about :
- Camera (rear and front)
- Mini-jack input (I have a Fiio X5 for my music)
- Wireless charging
I don't mind waiting a bit for a release if it is soon.
The Oneplus 7, Xiaomi mi 9T, latest Huawei or Samsung all seem nice but it's hard to find an actual battery test for each of those phones.
I only briefly tested a Samsung but I know I don't like their third party UI. On the other hand I never tested a Xiaomi or a Huawei.