Honestly tho. I don't mean to make this post sound like an advertisement or something but I am so incredibly happy with the way Samsung is going right now. The galaxy S6 was pretty rough, quite literally. Then the S7 was quite good, and the Note 7, while obviously that didn't go over it was still an incredible phone back then. But then the S8 came out and man, ever since Samsung has done nothing but improve and perfect. - They have had THE best hardware for every year since the S8, at least in my opinion - They seem to listen to their consumers, having kept the headphone jack and sd-card to this day, among other things... - ...like having greatly improved their software. One UI is better than stock in a lot of ways and lag is rarely an issue anymore - They are still one of thge leaders in terms of innovation with tons of crazy features and now folding phones soon! How many things has Samsung had 'first' so far?? - They have a lot of options, with the Note series and their budget phones all having improved a lot too! Honestly tho. I have a Note 9 now and am incredibly happy with it. I'm really glad Samsung seems to continue pushing their competitors forward. Even if you don't like Samsung you have to appreciate what they have pushed others to do. Sure their phones can be a bit expensive but for me that's really not a big deal because of the very generous price drops after a few months. I really don't want to sound like a shill but thank you Samsung! I hope you keep doing what you're doing.