First - a HUGE THANKS to the GOS team. The support has been great but even moreso - GOS is a God send.
I have been using a dumb phone (LP2) for 1.5 years. I went the dumb phone route for privacy moreso than minimization. My 'ah ha' moment was when I realized that Privacy and Minimization are tightly connected. You really can't do one without the other (or better said - if you are very minimal in your online usage - there is a benefit of privacy that comes with that).
However - I found that being that minimal (my LP2)... _(note - nothing against the LP2 at all - it is a great device - maybe the best minimal device out there)... I just got tired of fighting that fight
So I have been 'testing GOS on my old Pixel 3 for the past couple months - with the idea of moving to a P7 Pro when it was released. I wanted to see if I could stay minimal while using a smart device with GOS.
For me the answer is - absolutely yes...
I ended up getting the P6P as Google FI offered it at $550 (with my P3 as a trade in). I figured that the P7P won't be worth probably close to 2x that cost. My only regret with the P6P is the size - geez - what a brick! (really, google needs to make a much smaller device - the 4 or 4a size - or back to the size of my P3 - THAT was a perfect size... ) My suspicious and cynical nature has be believing the size of these phones are to make sure we always know they are on us - so we just want to look at them all the time... :(
Very very pleased with the P6P on GOS - I have all the controls I need - both for privacy/security but also to stay minimal...