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Google Pixel 3 XL: Some users reporting buzzing, distorted audio problems

If you think that this issue is something new then you would be wrong as a similar issue plagued the Google Pixel 2 XL last year.

  • Published: October 23, 2018 9:34 AM IST
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Google Pixel device launch seems to be incomplete without its fair share of hardware and software issues. According to new reports on the internet, some Google Pixel 3 XL users are complaining about distorted or buzzing sound from the speaker. What is worse about this issue is that some users are also claiming that this problem persists even at low volume. According to initial reports, the problem seems to be limited to Pixel 3 XL but regardless of that, it is a serious issue. To dig deeper into the complaints, users state that this problem is limited to “certain notifications sounds, songs, and videos”.

According to a report by Android Police, the complaints added that the buzzing sound was triggered by “low-to-mid-range frequencies” that range from 20 to 50Hz. One user reported that the issue about buzzing sound “went away” on its own while other users believe that the issue lies in the hardware and have raised a request for Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). If you think that this issue is something new then you would be wrong as a similar issue plagued the Google Pixel 2 XL last year where Google ended up replacing the affected devices. According to the report, the company has not issued a response to this issue.

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This problem joins a whole host of existing issues that have been troubling the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners. Some of the most reported issued include poor audio while recording video, poor memory management, the camera fails to save images, and Wi-Fi connectivity issues. We have created a comprehensive list of issues that are affecting the latest Google Pixel 3 lineup. You can read about the details in the link given below.

Google has already issued a response to the claims of poor audio while recording videos stating that the software was designed to do it in that way. The company noted that it can improve the software tuning to improve the quality of the audio recorded according to the user feedback.

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  • Published Date: October 23, 2018 9:34 AM IST