I have been burned by the poor quality of Google’s Pixel handsets so many times that even considering a Pixel 4 should seem crazy. But I’m thinking about it. And the tune hasn’t changed at all from past years: Google offers one of the very best camera experiences in smartphones, and its phones are among the only that work fully with Google Fi, the search giant’s wireless service. These two factors, together---photography prowess and Google Fi---heavily bias any decision I make about a smartphone.
And it’s been quite the year for smartphones.