This article and the comments that follow remind me of a hillarious SNL skit "The Champ" with Jonah Hill. The iPhone xs being Jonah Hill when he exits the car with all the well wishing friends (this article and commenters) telling him he is the best, that he saved the day, the man! But then of course Jonah Hill's character goes inside where the local news is telling a feel good story about the other team throwing the match, about all the high school kids playing along to give the town loser a great day, making him feel like a winner if for only just a little while. So, this is literally the only review I've seen that gives apple the win over the pixel 3. Of course the entire rest of the internet are paid shills for Google. The iPhone and the Pixel 3 are two very different takes on smartphone experience. One being better at some things doesn't make the other a loser that is not worthy of purchase. It just means some people value different things. Not sure why so many iPhone owners are so threatened by Pixel phones. The iPhones still do some things very well, or even better than the Pixel, just not the things I care about. But that doesn't mean the iphone wasn't the right purchase for you.