For a start, it’s an LCD screen. Not only is that way worse than OLED, it’s also a 720p display in 2018… It only has a single camera unit, and let’s be honest it’s not a particularly bright or attractive phone.
The only props are that it has the best battery life out of the 3 iPhones on sale currently.
Samsung phones aggressively throttle because it protects the hardware better. However the skin on android is nowhere near as fast as stock android.
I personally use a pixel 2xl (4gb ram) and a Razer Phone (8gb ram), both of which have a Snapdragon 835 and an Adreno 540 and I’ve found them to outperform most devices even on sale now.
The ROG phone looks awesome, especially as it has a 90hz display which is OLED… if you’re not too worried about switching to android, this would be a great alternative. And you can always replace the launcher to make it more stock, or if you prefer more like iOS.
This is more of a priority thing… Do you desperately need one as much as a new phone? I would prioritize getting a good, powerful phone over a smart watch. If you don’t already have one, then you won’t exactly miss having one 🤷