At this point I've been rolling with the device for a while now. Several weeks.
Previous to this I had a Huawei Mate 9 which I liked quite a lot. Then briefly a pixel 4a. Now this one.
I can honestly say I am happy with the purchase now that I've had time to really get used to it. I ended up putting Nova on there to get rid of the stupid google search bar but that is the only real 'mod' I've done to it.
Only complaint is the fingerprint reader isn't impressive (slow, isn't wholly reliable IME) and I'd like the option for face unlock which the 4xl and also my wife's new iphone13 have.