Major phones in the market for 2017 (for posterity):
- Apple iPhone X @$1,149; iPhone 8/8 Plus @$699/$799; SE @$350
- Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL @$650/$850
- Samsung Galaxy S8 @$725
- Oppo R11s (knock off iPhone X w/ a headphone jack)
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 USB Type C and ceramic body
I'd probably get the Google Pixel 2 if not the Apple iPhone SE for $350 if I were shopping for a new phone.
It's nice to see that phones are getting really good and fast and phones like the iPhone 6, Pixel, earlier Nexus and Galaxy phones are starting to last longer like 4 years or so maintaining a nice level of speed and responsiveness for everyday tasks. Before, it made sense to upgrade every year or two because there was a significant speed and performance bump, but now not so much. Good place to be.