It was the first bona fide smartphone I have owned! I did NOT, however, get it as a phone. Mobile phones leave me cold. I got the Google Pixel 2 for the CAMERA. I am fed up of not being allowed to take my Sony a6500 into events when cell phones are permitted without question. So, I got the Pixel 2 as my compact camera.
As is my wont before buying any electronics I did a TON of research in November – December 2017 before settling on the Pixel 2. Wife wanted a new phone too but she chose the Samsung Galaxy S8 and she is happy with it. The S8 takes great pictures too and its rear display is superior to the Pixel 2.
I am happy with the Pixel 2. It is effortless to use. It is fallible — but that is to be expected. But, quite often it takes a picture that you have to admire.
So, I am happy. Overall phone works well. I have only placed about 4 calls with it total and answered 2. Nobody other than the wife has the number. That helps.