Still pretty good, I ordered and canceled the 5t, reason, I bought an Essential Phone. $428 with sales tax, the phone came, the camera was on back order, canceled the camera, the EP-1 came to $292 with sales tax. I know it's a touch and go with Essential and no idea of the future. I'd be happy if I get to Oreo, which will happen.
I basically flipped a coin for the 5T vs the Essential phone. My Nexus 6p lost its ability to hold a charge and after 2 years I decided to buy something new vice doing a battery swap. A good buddy has the PH-1 and loves it, recommended it, etc but I also saw plenty of strong reviews for the 5T and I wanted to give OP a shot. In the end it boiled down to the OS. PH-1 is almost pure Android, which is good and what I liked so much about the Nexus line, but I often found myself wishing for more control or adding an app thinking "why aren't these options stock?" so the slight tweaks that OxygenOS adds tipped the odds in favor of the 5T. Having used Nexus phones since the Nexus One in 2010, I could jump right into OxygenOS and everything looke... (continues)