Among the seemingly countless issues that have arisen since the Pixel 2 launched last month, one involved the phone's microphone failing to activate some of the time and working other times.
If the Pixel User Community forums are any indication, it would seem that this is not an isolated incident, as many are chiming in with the same problem.
In December will the next update for flagships from Google. The screen flashing issue appears to be only affecting a very small number of Pixel 2 XL users and shouldn't be considered as a widespread issue, according to Android Police. Additionally, some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users are reporting problems with their handsets' microphone. Problems with the Google Pixel 2 Mic have been acknowledged, though no official solution has been suggested by Google. It will be interesting to see how Google is going to respond to the new issue.
Two days ago with solid evidence, reviewers and users alike had reported that they are having an audio issue while recording videos. This is an issue beyond just phone calls, though, as things such as voice recognition use the same microphones. One of the major problems is that the Pixel 2 has a potential bendgate situation as Google has fitted an antenna band at the weakest part of the phone. I was able to replicate the issue by blowing into the bottom speaker. Yes. Multiple other users also confirmed the solution works. Doing this made my microphone work again and it continues to work when it goes out.
Google Pixel 2 XL owners are now reporting screen flashing issues. But then again, the heavy trust placed on LG has resulted in some major controversies happening with the Pixel 2 and it is with the burn-in screen. "Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail", Zeird wrote.