Pixel 2 XL users are complaining about a rattling sound coming from the speakers

Pixel 2 XL users are complaining about a rattling sound coming from the speakers
Those with the Google Pixel sequels have had to deal with a series of problems that have negatively affected how much they enjoy using their handsets. Already concerned about burn-in and other discoloration happening to their phones' displays, some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL units were also flagged because of strange noises that were coming out of the units' speakers. And today, that particular problem has resurfaced. Some Pixel 2 XL owners are once again complaining (that seems to be the default position of Pixel 2 XL owners) about rattling sounds coming out of the speaker.

This happens to be a widespread issue. Between reddit and the Google Product Forum, there are over 100 threads from upset Pixel 2 XL users including one gentleman who is on his third unit. His comment? "I am on my third Pixel 2 XL. All of them have the same issue where the speaker distortion and rattling affect the conversation quality of the phone call.
It's ridiculous that Google launched such a poor quality product and after most of us paid full price they are now offering major discounts to capture new users."

The issue with the speakers seems to occur at all volume levels, so this has nothing to do the typical distortion that some might hear with the sound output cranked up to the maximum setting. Hopefully, this will be fixed by an upcoming software update. Still, it is another issue that will be added to the Class Action lawsuit reportedly being prepped against LG, HTC and Google.

source: reddit, GoogleProductForum AndroidPolice

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh



4. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Panda evolved into Rattlesnake. Pokemon go effect.

6. gamehead unregistered

This phone needs to be recalled ffs

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Google, contact Apple and they will tell you how a software update can solve it!!!!!

19. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Everything Apple makes is restricted, outdated, halfbaked and is way overpriced for a mediocre product..

12. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I haven't had not one issue with my Pix2XL.. I hope those who do, get it taking care of.

67. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

A friend doesn’t have any issues with his xl either. I’m guessing it’s not every phone.

15. ezfidel

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Where the hell r these people at getting these issues with the 2 XL? Mine hasn't had any of these little stupid issues phonearena keeps mentioning.

16. slashas

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

We are in so fast product lifecycle that seems manufacturers started to fail dramatically and it is affecting all of them from apple till samsung. Earlier we had slow product lifecycle and stuff was much, much reliable. That’s how consumption culture works... All manufacturers cares only about money, not for the great product, as great product doesn’t break.

17. So-min

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 07, 2017

Who to blame? You play with fire now you got it. Just stay in your low place Google you're in no position to compete toes to toes in hardware with King Samsung. Leave your ugly greedy mind already and you'll reborn again.

42. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Samsung Android Ftw......

65. Donforreal

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I feel like this site is rooting for Pixel phones to have problems.. i am really picky about my tech if i spend good money it better be quality. So far i have had no problems with my Pixel 2 like the pages of complaints PA dredge up from the depths of the net. "Some Pixel 2 XL owners are once again complaining (that seems to be the default position of Pixel 2 XL owners)" What a joke.

66. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I'm using pixel 2 xl for about a month now and not a single issue. 99% of those who are complaining about pixel 2 or pixel 2 xl don't have this phone... they don't know how good is this phone.

68. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No issues with my Pixel 2 XL. Hope this is just being blown out of proportion and the people that really are affected get it fixed.

70. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Are you kidding me google??? omg.....lol Pixel 2 is a hot hot mess.

72. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

This is the best android phone available for 2017; but then so many quality-check issues ..

74. Gadgetex

Posts: 199; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

This is one of the only smartphones that costs around $1000 which forces the user to save all contacts to Gmail. Once you log into any Google app you can no longer save any contacts to device. All contacts then are saved on to Google's Cloud via Gmail. For those that care about privacy this is a big negative. So much for options from Google.

75. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I am a Pixel 2 XL user and never heard such a noise. I am scared that PA made up this story, because they truly know that Google has started to bring Apple down. People always start acting like this when they feel the beginning of the end is getting closer. Go Google.

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