So I am in the market for a new phone after borrowing an iPhone 7+ from someone. I am not in a rush, but I am having a tough time deciding between a value purchase vs going all in with the iPhone 8/OLED/Edition/X. With a value purchase, I am thinking about the LG G6, LG V30 (on sale), HTC U11, Google Pixel XL 2 (on sale). With the LG G6, I see it as an alternative to Samsung. The type of phone I want is something that offers a high caliber screen, good processor, plenty of RAM, longevity for about 2 years, a top caliber camera, a cell phone payment system, strong battery life, facial/iris detection. You would think I would've been set with the S8+, but nah that didn't happen. I am looking at the LG G6 at possibly a $300-$350 range before I would buy one. It's on the cusp of that considering it dropped to $390 and $400 last month. Whereas the iPhone is what I desire the most. Spending $850-$1000 is mind numbing. Yes, I sold my S7 for $315 and could sell my SE for $250-$300, but that's still a dent in the wallet. I could wait for T-Mobile to offer a trade in deal where I could see if I can get $300-$400 in a trade in value offer through a bill credit plus getting 8 for $600 or so, thus making the price much more tolerable. I want the iPhone 8, but my discretionary income would take a huge hit. I will get the latest processor, a "Galaxy caliber" phone with Apple Pay, dual camera system, sufficient RAM, a high caliber 18:9 OLED screen, minimal bezels, longevity with app updates/OS updates, strong battery life, FaceID, and it is something I can use for 2 years comfortably. Idk if I can use the LG G6 for that long. Head says LG G6 when it's more affordable, heart says iPhone. Thoughts?