Among non-Chinese brands, the Sony XZ1 costs about £600 in this country. The XZ Premium is £650.
The Essential Phone seems already to be a flop but is going for $499.
The Pixels simply cost too much. The word "Google" is associated with free stuff (please don't waste everyone's time by telling me it is not really free), and once that association is made very few people will pay you more than they absolutely have to.