I just experienced, an almost, catastrophe with my phone bricking.
I sent a pic while on a call and my phone froze, from there it would not respond to even trying to shut it down. Once it became responsive again, the phone app and Google messages would not load/populate. Did a restart and went into bootloader to clear cache and "fix apps".
Once my phone booted back up, it took a while to become stable again.
Before I officially rebooted it, I did send logs.