Don't Wait If You Find Something You Love
Don't let Samsung's Galaxy S9 launch hold you back if you find a phone you love.
Most data plans allow you to upgrade to a new device after a year, when you trade in your phone. So if you were to buy a new device in the near future, you'd be able to pick up the Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy 10 next year.
The Galaxy S9 also has serious competition out there right now. Some of that competition is in-house and comes from the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8. We enjoy all three, and they're among the cream of the crop at the moment.
You've also got devices like Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. They're two of the best phones from 2017 and they're certainly worth a look.
There are also a ton of cheap Android phones like the Google Pixel, Sony Xperia X Compact, and Motorola's E4.
And if you aren't married to a Galaxy phone, you should also take a look at Apple's iPhone. The iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone 6s are all solid choices in 2018.
Before you commit to waiting for the Galaxy S9, make sure you dig into Galaxy S9 alternatives including some outside of Samsung.