It's been a week now since I got my Pixel (not XL) and I have to say it is a stunning little number. It's about the same size as my Galaxy 7 Edge (traded in now) but thinner. The screen is beautiful and colours are what you would expect from an AMOLED display; sharp, clear without over exaggeration of the colour gamut. It's also super responsive needing just a light touch. The new android OS is Nougat 7.1 and it is slick - super smooth and fast. No stuttering, no drag or lag and everything just jumps right into place when you tap. There is definitely no bloatware at all. It's about as stock as you can get, the only exception being the Pixel Launcher, but that is sweet with no need for any real extras. Only two buttons on the shell - on/off and volume and they are sturdy, not flimsy like some phones and they don't rattle or move from side to side. Speaker is more than adequate for what you need from the phone - earphone jack is situated on the top edge of the phone if you want to use earphones. I know a few have said the speaker is not so good, but I don't see it. Google assistant is clever and will get better the more you use it - it's nice to just say 'remind me I need to go into town tomorrow' and it's done. Nice to say 'play my music' and it plays. Still toying with this so it's still early days, but it works great. The fingerprint scanner is the best I've ever used - have added two prints, one from each hand, and they work instantly every time. It's on the back of the phone so it makes it very easy to access when using the phone one-handed. Battery life is amazing - it's only a 2700mAh but it LASTS! I only need to charge every other day and I use it for calls, texts, internet access and using it as a mobile hotspot for my tablet. I would get even more out of it if I activated battery saver in the settings, but hell I only got a day out of S7 so this is excellent. Signal and call quality are top notch. Where I live is a difficult place to get a decent signal and the only phone that worked in the house was the S7, but this little beauty sucks in the signal even more and I get really good reception and call quality. I've not tried the camera yet, so can't say if it's any better than the S7; I'll find out this week when I can get out to take some images (been too busy this week). Storage is 32GB which is more than enough for me, and with unlimited cloud storage, I don't have to worry about running out of space. I've set the phone to sync only when Wifi is available so no need to worry about data usage being eaten up. I would have to say this is the best phone I've owned so far. It just tops the S7 so for me its price point is justified. HTC and Google have worked well together to bring this phone to market and I can see it going from strength to strength. If you have any questions fire away and I'll do my best to answer them.