Re: the improved camera is one of the best in class
Vlad at the Verge was actually a bit more nuanced in his comparison, but fair play to you for providing a link.
At the moment Vlad is busy gushing - with some justification - over Google's new 'Night Sight' algorithms for the Pixel 3. Good folks over at XDA Forums are currently porting and testing Night Sight on some non-Pixel phones. It's worth keeping an eye on if you own a recent Android flagship.