I had a note 9 for a couple of months which i parted with a few weeks ago. I actually found that phone perfect, the only problem being that it was exynos, since i live in Europe-Romania (the battery drain was eh when on standby).
I am looking for a new -complete- flagship. I am considering buying another note 9 (still exynos, unfortunately) or oneplus 7 pro/7t pro
I am looking for:
main issue: headphone jack (i use this to plug to my amp and other stuff; also need good plugged quality for my headphones). this is probably the one thing that really keeps me back from going oneplus. i'd have to carry a dongle 24/7 with me so that i don't wake up the neighborhood screaming when i need to plug something and i don't have that
perfect big clean screen/display (no notch, no teardrop, etc.) with good colors
big ass battery, as big as it can get (nothing under 4k mAh)
i didn't use the spen that much, but in the rare occasions that i did, i found it useful. i can live without it
dual sim if possible
micro sd slot compatible would be a nice perk
i don't game on it, but i want it as snappy as possible. mostly browsing/media streaming
water resistance and all that IP stuff
My budget is at MOST 750 euro.
What i don't like about oneplus is the lack of jack, but everything else seems above the note 9 in terms of specs, especially the snapdragon compared to the exynos.
I looked at the huawei lineup as well, but everything is too small for my taste, plus the lack of jack again on p30 pro and the teardrop. also the emui isn't that attractive
asus rog phone 2 had everything except water resistance and good camera (+ the horrible looks), so that's out of the question as well
I keep coming back to the note 9, but that damn exynos...
Which one should i go for?