The wog is a bit superior IMHO, and this class of knife is basically my favorite. Flipping them is sooooooo buttery smooth, and they are this special class of spyderco that harks back to prehistoric predators mixed with formula cars. This age of BBL was an excellent time to be an AFI. The Wog ended up reigning supreme in my pocket in the end, as the clip and ergos were just a bit more sleek, but the Phoenix is a solid model. I only say this because Wogs can be found a bit easier, although neither is usually found cheap.
If Spyderco did magnets anymore, they would have gotten my new introvert design which is basically a shout out to the Phoenix and the Wog. Maybe once credit cards all go chip, the magnets wont be a problem, and Sal and Eric (and Peter) will reconsider the option.
If you do get a Phoenix, you may want to investigate breaking some of the corners a bit past factory. It can change a lot about that one.