Here's an interesting stat - among Google Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T buyers in Q4 of 2018 in the US, the most were former Samsung owners. Less than 20% were iPhone users.
Now let's clarify a bit. According to Counterpoint Research data, some 51% of Pixel 3 buyers in the States were owners of a Galaxy smartphone, however 31% of them owned a three year old Galaxy S7. While 37% of OnePlus 6T buyers came from a Samsung phone, many of them used either a Samsung J2 Prime or the aforementioned Galaxy S7.
Also worth noting is that 80% of the Pixel 3's sales came from owners of Android devices and that might be seen as a disappointment for a phone aimed at converting iOS users.
While not exactly leaders in the US market, it's important to note that the Google Pixel 3 accounted for 7.3% of all Verizon sales during the final quarter of 2018 while the OnePlus 6T captured 2.4% of T-Mobile's total sales.
However discounts on Samsung and Apple smartphones have lead to a slow Q1 of 2019 for the OnePlus 6T.
Well that's great. In general, the US needs more phones that are cheaper. I'm tired of most phones being in the 1000 Dollar range
Well i can understand why they picked one plus because of price compared to specs. But google pixel??? What interesting it have apart from a very high price compared to a mediocre specs???