My wife cracked her galaxy s8, and I surprised her with an X and an apple watch. She couldn't be happier, and plans to keep both for years to come. The camera and the size of the phone are perfect to her. Thee a12 will probably be faster and the camera will be better. I can't imagine anything ground breaking next year besides an X plus, and that's right up my alley. 2018 will be the year of the big phone.