Sorry I ended my post early.
Aside from having some of the best hardware, Samsung phones also have some of the best software I have seen. Better than factory Pixels. But the main problem here is, not only is google collecting absolutely EVERY personal detail from you (through Play Services), now so is Samsung (all your txts, all your contact phone numbers, your location, everything you type, every call you make, etc.), non-stop, you can't stop either one of them. Samsung is US gov's b*tch, so is google.
Also don't forget, having a non-google-free phone means not only spying on yourself, but spying on everyone else around you as well.
But if you want to know some phones other than google to look at for privacy, as mentioned you should checkout the device support of some of the other privacy projects. OnePlus phones are apparently ROM friendly and quite good.