Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal says Google took a page from Apple and created the best Android smartphone.
"Android people, please step forward. Good news! Your next phone-buying decision just got a heck of a lot easier. The Google Pixel is now the best Android smartphone you can buy. The other leading contender [Galaxy Note 7] was disqualified due to spontaneous combustion."
Then, there is the Verge, which claims Google hit a home run with its new smartphone.
"Google is making a phone for the first time. It's called the Pixel and it's a Google phone inside and out, sold directly by the company to a mass audience for the first time. With Pixel, we finally get to see behind the veil and get an unmediated experience of Google's very best shot at a phone. All the excuses that existed before for Android phones not living up to their potential won't work here," says critic Dieter Bohn, adding that both versions of the smartphone (a five-inch version and a 5.5-inch version) are actually manufactured by HTC.
Most of the commenters after the review agree that Google finally hit the (smartphone) jackpot.
"The Pixel got the same score as the iPhone 7. So, I am not upset. Life is good!!!!" exclaims Gohan19ken.
"Really surprised honestly. For a first crack at a high end phone, this is amazing for Google. It won't sell line hotcakes, but I honestly thought it'll take a while before the make a device this good. I'm VERY impressed. I'm now so much more excited for my Pixel XL to arrive!" says Novi_Homines.
The excitement for Google's new smartphone has made waves on Twitter.