Google Pixel 2 smartphones facing yet another problem with OLED display

Angelica Greene
November 11, 2017

In another issue reported by Pixel 2 users (and some Pixel 2 XL users), some users are experiencing microphone malfunctions on call - when making calls, the mic doesn't pick anything up. This is not in fact a new problem. According to one user, blowing air in the speaker brings back the microphone. Interestingly, a few Nexus 6P users are also reporting the problem after upgrading to Oreo. A community manager for the Pixel User Community forum has responded to the many complaints regarding this, but we're still waiting on an official statement from Google. Blowing into the speaker like you would an old NES cartridge.

That said, even older and lower-end smartphones could net you at least a 25% discount, perhaps even 35%. However, it seems quite freaky that a problem in a premium flagship such as the Pixel 2 needs to be resolved by actions such as blowing in the microphone.

Interestingly, users have added that blowing into the front speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail again.

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In the US, you can buy a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from a few different retailers, but a new deal may make buying from Verizon the most enticing way to go. "I did reboot in Safe Mode and happened but once I rebooted normally it has not happened again", wrote the user. Users have posted videos showing a bright white or greenish flash that seems to confirm the issue. First, notice through live periscope streams past about 2 minutes. Using the charging case like a power bank, you can run the Pixel Buds for as long as 24 hours at a time.

And for the latest issue, some of you may have probably experienced it: screen flashing when locking or unlocking the phone. As of now, it is still unclear whether this is a hardware related issue and whether a majority of Pixel 2 XL owners have been facing the issue.

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