For 2-3 evenings I was working on "perfecting" the look of the menu on the small display, until I realised that the flipper zero has four menu styles (that I know of) https://chaos.social/@davedarko/110255372561304158 . I got to a point where I was very pleased, having a "128x64" pixel area in orange, centered in a slightly brighter orange 160x80 area, which is the display size.
The other day I saw the LilyGO T-embed price reduced to 28€ with shipping, I had my eye on it for a while and decided to buy it as a second candidate. Keep in mind that it usually goes for 42€ instead. The external dimensions are almost the same and I can use the 320 x 170 as a 160 x 85 display by just doubling up the pixels.