I personally use both side by side as well. I have 2 pixel XL's and a 128gb OP3T.. after 3 weeks, in my humble opinion the pixel is much better and much smoother and faster than the OP3T..
I just can not emphasize enough what Google has done wit...
Yes!! I would def buy it again!! I love it!! Fantastic battery life, great camera, awesome finger print reader and phenomenal development support!! Even my 6 month old daughter likes it:)3635648 :)
Nova :) and my 2 year old daughter:)
I personally am sold on the camera!! Took it on a Sunday afternoon hike this wknd and tried it out... https://goo.gl/photos/XF32nTcwKbDXW37H9 Really happy with it! Note that it was VERY VERY bright and sunny.
Current 6p and HTC 10 user here and I can't even begin to say how impressed I am with this OP3. Grant it I've only had it half a day, so far I'm completely blown away!! Almost 3 hours sot right now and battery at 50% 😃I love everything about it...