It's not about the phone; it's about what you can do with it.
Pixels are kind of like Legos. On their own, they're not that impressive. But stick a whole bunch of them together and you've got a beautiful picture. Or a rocket ship. (That's where pixels and Legos differ.) These Google Pixel Smartphones are also a little like Legos. On their own, they aren't much to look at. But when you connect a whole bunch of them together over a wireless network, it's a whole different story. You still can't use them to make a rocket ship, though. Sorry.