LG V20 is pretty much everything I want, SD Card Slot, Removable battery and a DAC built in. I carry a dac with me, and good fiio dacs are only 90 bux. Worth it to drive good headphones off your cell phone. But the LG V20 is 800 bux and I can't see spending that much. My modded note 4 has a 10k zero lemon and custom rom/kernel that gets great life and almost speedy as my s7, except chrome doesn't scroll as sliky smooth just average smooth.
I'd say the oneplus is 2nd in almost everything I'd want, but lacking removable battery. They even upgraded with the 3T to a faster cpu.
Seems like phone manufacturers are just reducing features by the big boys. I don't need water proof at the expense of a battery. I don't have access to cloud everywhere, I use sd card. I want a big screen to read books and watch youtube. Would like front facing speakers that sound good. (LG V20 Again), a nice 4k camera is a nice touch also.
Chinese phones seem to be the real players besides LG, lots of cool features and not as crippled. But I'm not buying an extremely expensive phone I cant get a warranty on that I have to ship to china for that price. But many of those phones have translation issues also.
XDA has a large LG modding community, and thats also a good thing. I'm just sad most the good devs left the note 4 community for newer phones, last rom update security update didnt get used in any new roms. Kinda sad.