New complaints over Google's Pixel 2 XL smartphone

Google Pixel 2 XL Faces Problem with Slow Charging on a Fast Charging Device

A user has reported that whenever the phone is unlocked a flashing screen appears before the display turns up. According to new user reports on the Google Product Forums (via Android Police), the latest problem seems to have to do with the microphone on the Pixel 2 which suddenly becoming muted. Some have found that disabling this feature prevents the issue, others say that even just toggling it off and then on is a temporary solution.

You can certainly try the blowing technique if you're noticing this issue on your handset, but we'd suggest going the more proper route by starting an RMA process with either Google or Samsung depending on which phone you have.

Ever since Google started selling the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in the market, things have gone bad to worst.

Just before this Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones were reported with the OLED burn-in problem which caused a substantial harm to the brand's reputation.

Some users have pointed that the screen flashing on the Pixel 2 XL doesn't happen every time but does occur frequently.

Do you think that Pixel 2 XL's OLED panel by LG is of dismal quality? While the smaller version of Google Pixel 2 XL, i.e. the Google Pixel 2 isn't facing any similar problems, the former has quite a few complaints of a longer charging period than is stated by Google. The affected users claim that they began experiencing random screen flashes since updating to Android 8.0 Oreo.

However, in a recent post, a user shared that they were able to resolve the problem by blowing into the bottom speaker.

Some users have also reported that screen flashes sometimes when it wakes up to show notifications. "Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail", Zeird wrote. Shut my screen off one time and from there on kept happening.

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