my G8 is the best phone ever lol. but also not getting any updates after android 11.
it was the right size. takes good pics. battery is eh, but I got chargers in the car and everywhere else, so it was never was an issue.
I was thinking of the s21 too. had a samsung before and it was just so so. didn't like their version of android (I'll use the nova launcher to get over that). they're always hella pricey, but that's probably the route I'll go.