the bezels and PRICEEEEE was the tipping point for me. when you compare it with my main phone now which is Xiaomi Mi Mix - its half the price and 256gb storage, 6gb ram and 6.4inches screen with only a bottom bezel and no massive CHIN on the phone! value was insane.
but in terms of phone minutia:
statistically, the pixel is winning but as a user experience it didn't feel like a an upgrade from any previous gen Android. all it was was fast and smooth and touting that camera but all of those combined is diminishing return. Any modern smart phone produces good enough camera quality for what you need and i never use the google assistant or those speeds and opimization is pretty much on par with the Mi Mix - the pixel also have a wedge design,which is more ergonomic in some cases the half glass thing on the back wasnt for me and that chin was end of it all LOL
price was massive savings when i traded it in for something bigger and more amazing surfing expereince for half the price