Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users are complaining about a new issue that is occuring during making a call. As per multiple users, the audio quality goes for a toss when they make a call.
Users raised this issue on Reddit and Google Forums. They say that whenever they make a call, the receiver hears echoes, tiny sound and choppy audio. However, the audio quality remains decent at caller’s end. This simply means that the issue could be related to the microphone.
“When calling people, the sound quality on my end is fine but the quality on the receivers end is terrible. Sufficiently bad that I can’t actually talk to people at times. Symptoms include choppy audio, words being cut off, extreme echo and tinniness, periods of complete silence, words being ‘stacked’ and more. This issue is now present on 100 percent of calls, including calls to landlines, mobile services, and VoIP services,” said one user.
Google is yet to acknowledge this issue and rollout a fix for the same. At the time of writing, there is no fix to this issue, meaning that users have to suffer from this problem until a fix is rolled out through an update.
Earlier, multiple users complained about disappearing text messages and screen flickering on the Pixel 3 series. Several users took to Reddit to report that their Pixel 3 devices started randomly flickering, indicating there’s a bug that is forcing the ambient light sensor to behave erratically. Users revealed that the display brightness on their Pixel 3 units are not consistent, meaning the screen is too bright on some regions and too dim on the rest.