I have owned the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 5, 6, 6P and straight off the bat it is the best phone they have made so far. They have finally nailed the camera (amongst other things) and the unlimited storage is an added bonus.
Why is the best? The software is slick, the phone is very fast across the board and it does everything in a familiar way for any previous Nexus owners. Short on 'fluff', high on functionality.
I have owned other phones as well, but this is definitely the best incarnation of Google's version of Android.
Couple of downsides (well three) - price is high, design is okay but not Galaxy Note 7 good and the lack of waterproofing (even at the most basic - no I don't want to go swimming with it, but not even rated for splash/rain damage, in the UK that is brave) are the downsides for me.
If you are okay to spend that type of money on a mobile phone, then give this a try. As I said, this is the best phone to experience what Google sees in Android.
Google Pixel User Review
Best Google Phone YetReview of Google Pixel mobile phone by davidm, Oct 25, 2016.This item was purchased for £699 from Google in 2016. The reviewer still owns this product.
Design and usability9
Call and Signal Quality10
Email, Browsing, Calandar, Contacts10
App support and functionality9
Value for Money9