Google introduced their much-awaited successors to its original Pixel smartphones earlier this month. The search engine giant launched the Pixel 2 XL with a “bezel-less” display made by LG, while the smaller Pixel 2, built by HTC, comes with a new design and upgraded specs. The company recently started shipping the new Pixel smartphones to customers who have pre-ordered the devices, and things aren’t looking too great.
Just last week, for example, users have reported burn-in issues with the display of the Pixel 2 XL. Unlike Apple and most other smartphone manufacturers, Google decided to go with OLED panels made by LG for the Pixel 2 XL. And as it turns out, the displays made by LG are full of colour-accuracy issues, along with the burn-in problems.
And now, the Pixel smartphones are being hit by another issue. Pixel 2 owners are reporting an issue where the device randomly makes weird noises. The device apparently makes clicking noises when it’s unlocked, and it also makes high-pitched noises while on a call. The issue doesn’t only seem to be affecting the Pixel 2, and owners of the Pixel 2 XL also reported similar problems with their device. Thankfully though, the issue seems to be software-related, which means Google will be able to address with a software update. The company promised a user that a fix for the issue will be out next week, but the temporary fix for the clicking noise seems to be disabling NFC.
Google’s original Pixel smartphones received impressive reviews and were loved by early adopters, but those handsets were also hit by minor issues at launch. The issues affecting the Pixel 2 devices are comparatively more serious, especially the Pixel 2 XL’s display woes. Combined with the availability issues of the new Pixel smartphones, buying a new Pixel 2 phone right now is arguably an ordeal. Maybe it’s probably a good idea to not ask too much of your phone.