It's hard to overstate how good Google's Pixel smartphone line is. For my money, they are the best smartphones available.
They have a clean, elegant and fast operating system. They have excellent cameras to capture clear and vibrant photos and videos. They cost much less than the competition, literally hundreds of dollars less than the nearest Apple iPhone. The Pixel line looks great, but it still prioritizes the function over unnecessary visual updates.
I've been using Pixel 2 for a few weeks, making the transition from Pixel 1 directly, and I'm convinced it's the best smartphone available, with a warning.