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Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report

Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report

Getting rid of a functional, like-new iPhone 6, 6 Plus, HTC 10, LG G5, V20, Moto Z Droid, Z2 Play, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or Note 5 will net you a cool 35 percent off the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL at Verizon, while an iPhone SE, HTC One M9, LG G4, V10, Moto Z Play, Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge or S5 trade-in entitles you to a decent 25 percent discount.

Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launch has been far from a smooth sailing and after complaints of boring colours and screen-burn-in in its OLED screen, more new issues have cropped up. Then Google Assistant won't work. Another Pixel 2 XL user vented his frustration in a Google+ post where he claimed to notice the issue within hours of purchasing it.

According to the complaints, the microphone on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL doesn't work when the user is on a call or when the Google Assistant is running. Some users have complained of an unresponsive mic on the Pixel 2 while buyers who bought the bigger-screen Pixel 2 XL have complained that their devices are suffering from random screen-flashes while locking and unlocking the device. However, it seems quite freakish that a problem in a premium flagship such as the Pixel 2 needs to be resolved by actions such as blowing in the microphone. Users of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL experienced more problems and issues than one can count.




Google is having a hard time with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL flagship devices. Basically, the screen starts flashing when being unlocked or locked, and no one seems to be able to figure out a permanent fix.

"Yes. Blowing into the speaker like you would an old NES cartridge". In the meantime, we just got our hands on a review pair today, so expect our Pixel Buds review soon. Apparently, there is a fix that might bring the microphone back to work. Google said late last month that it was investigating the issue. Some users have also reported that screen flashes sometimes when it wakes up to show notifications. The software update specifically addressed various screen issues such as a more saturated colour option and a protection against screen burn-in.

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