I know I’m late to the game on this one, but my wife and I just picked up Google Pixel 2’s from Verizon.
Initial thoughts: Love the form factor; fits perfectly in the hand. Speed is pretty good — noticed very little lag in any apps so far. Wish I could completely override the prohibition on downloading large apps over 4G (I restored from a cloud backup from my previous phone, not via the cable) since I shelled out for unlimited data anyways. Would have made the setup process go a lot faster since the Wi-Fi network I was on was slower than 4G. The screen backlighting/blue hue is a little odd, but frankly I’m not sure what everyone has been complaining about — it’s not that noticeable and the screen looks incredible otherwise.
Later this week I’ll post a full review.