a colleague has the new google phone and loves it so think I may be investing in one next year.
I've been an iPhone user since it came out and I've had literally every hardware version except for the second one and I can honestly say that the latest version of iOS is the most refined it has ever been. I don't personally have any of those issues, but I do always buy the largest capacity model and I manually manage my device and what is sync'd with it. Not for any reason other than that it is my preference to do it that way and I'd do it no matter who made my device.
That said, I think that the new Google phone is amazing. I don't have any hangups spending a bunch of money on a device that I use every single day for communication, entertainment, directions, etc. If I am going to rely on one thing to do so much, I want it to be the best. But were I not totally engrained in the iOS ecosystem, I'd probably buy a Pixel because it is solid all around.
It still amazes me how heated the phone/computer debate is though. As polarizing as politics.