Google’s very first self-branded smartphone, the Google Pixel, has gotten rave reviews and high marks but it’s not without its issues. As with just about any smartphone these days, there are bound to be things that go wrong. In the case of the Google Pixel, it seems there are some audio problems with the device. The audio problems seem to exhibit themselves when playing sounds at higher volumes. One user took to YouTube to demonstrate the audio problems he was seeing with his Google Pixel XL.
This YouTuber is not the only one experiencing these audio problems as users have taken to Google forums to find out if others have had the issue.
Both my Pixel XL(Purchased from Google) and my Wife’s Pixel(Purchased from Carrier) are showing the same issue. The audio is popping or clicking on talk radio or music played in Chrome, Facebook, TuneIn Radio, YouTube, etc.
At first I thought it was my headphones, so I put on my noise cancellation headphones and the same issue. Then I thought, ok maybe it’s a bad headphone jack so I paired my Jabra Sport headphones, same issue. Then I just played the music out of the speaker itself and it still happened.
This morning coincidentally my Wife came to me asking to listen to what her phone is doing when listening to the radio on TuneIn radio. It was the same popping/clicking noise.
It’s important to note that this issue may only affect a number of devices and not be widespread, but like with any issue of this sort, it’s good to report on it and allow others to comment on their experiences. This doesn’t mean that the Pixel is a bad phone, just like when an iPhone has problems it doesn’t make it a bad phone, it just means Google has something to fix and hopefully articles like this will prompt them to address the issue.
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