Pretty soon my OnePlus 7T is nearing the 2 year mark and its starting to show a little bit of age. The only positives I have from it, OS and software is very smooth and fast & display is pretty sweet, 90Hz and AMOLED. Charging speed of 30W is a blessing but has taken a toll on battery life. Heavy usage and I'm charging the phone twice a day. This is exact same experience I had with my 5T, battery life started to get bad towards the 2 years of use. Lastly, software updates have been pretty slow, still no Android 11 update.
Also my opinion of OP has really changed since they became a name in the "flagship" sector, prices creeping close to the big dogs and at that price, you'd think they would have features to at least match the big names, but still OP fall short in some categories (like cameras). And if I'm paying top dollar in AUS but gonna miss out accessories, spare parts and overall repair support, its a hard choice to make.
I'm due for an upgrade this year, budget is not an issue for me(mainly cause I want to spend now and stay with it for 3 years min). But my priorities are mainly display and battery life, I like big phones, cause I consume a lot of content on my phone when I'm travelling locally (train/bus) or even generally, so display is huge priority. And second is battery life, I want a phone that'll last me a day of heavy use.
Lastly, good cameras will a bonus too, cause I do a lot of smartphone photography when I travel.
My contenders at the moment are: the next iPhone Pro Max, dunno if there's gonna be a Note(prefer this over S series for the boxier shape).
Would really love to hear the opinions of the lovely people in this forum.