I had an unfortunate incident last weekend while kayaking and I lost my Galaxy S21 Ultra at the bottom of a lake. The next day I went to Best Buy and decided on an unlocked OnePlus 9. I have to say that compared to Samsung, the OnePlus skin is a lot less bloated and feels a lot smoother to navigate. I did notice that the security patch is one month behind though. While everyone makes a big deal over how great Samsung displays are, the OnePlus display seems just as good in my eyes. I need to spend a little more time with the cameras before making a judgement on that as I have a feeling that will be the biggest dropoff between the two phones (especially not having the zoom lense). Overall, it seems like OnePlus is a really good value for $500 less.