Before Apple made the notch "popular" the Essential Phone PH-1 did it. This company is from the co-founder of Android itself, Andy Rubin.
The Essential Phone is basically a Galaxy S8 in a smaller package made from Titanium and ceramic. This phone runs Android 9 Pie already, and got the update the day Google sent it to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. You're getting a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display with nearly no bezels. It runs on a powerful Snapdragon 835 (same as S8, Note 8, Pixel 2 XL) with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This phone has dual 13MP cameras on the back and is built like a tank.
With the Essential Phone you're getting an amazingly impressive $700 phone that didn't sell very well, for whatever reason, and now has received so many discounts than it's only $309. Yes, that's $9 over our limit, but skip a Starbucks for a day or two and get this over ANY phone in our list.