Google’s first self-branded smartphone was received very well in the market. The Pixel phones were positioned right beside the Apple iPhones to give them a tough competition. But, soon after their wide availability, certain users started to report about some serious issues with the Pixel phones. If you are planning to get one for yourself then you must know about all the issues that are popping up in the Pixel phones all over the world.
Both Google Pixel and Pixel XL produce a crackling sound when sounds are being played at high volumes. The annoying distorting sound isn’t audible every time sounds are played at high volumes, however, the issue has been reported both in loudspeaker and when the headphones are plugged in.
Many users are reporting the issue with their Google Pixel devices but the company doesn’t seem to have an effective solution yet. If it is a software issue, then Google can fix it really soon by pushing an update.
Lens Flaring and Camera Freezing
Lens flaring is a very common thing with modern cameras cannot be avoided completely. But the issue in Google Pixel devices is quite serious as white, pink or purple rings appear near the edge of the frame. This happens even when the light source isn’t directly towards the camera lens. Google has released an update to solve the issue, but it hasn’t completely gone yet.
The preloaded camera app on the Pixel devices reportedly freezes quite often. After which, pink and purple lines show up on the screen. Few users have also reported the same issue with third-party apps as well. there is a temporary fix by switching the phone to airplane mode, but that won’t last long.
Microphone and Connectivity Issues
Some users have reported that at times refuses to work during calls. A workaround has been figured out that requires the user to constantly switch speakerphone on and off to make the microphone work.
Certain users had said that their Pixel and Pixel XL phones have issues connecting to LTE Band 4. Google has already patched the issue and the users are now able to connect to the said band without any issues.
‘OK, Google’ Doesn’t Work
There are times when the Google Assistant refuses to turn on when the user says the voice command “OK, Google” while the screen is off. This is a minor software issue which can be patched with a software update.
A small set of users has reported some sort of bubbles appearing from under the screen. The bubbles are appearing without the phone being dropped or damaged. The issue is definitely a serious manufacturing defect but is limited to very less number of users.