It appears there's another problem with Google's latest flagship. There's now a growing number of users who complain that after installing the February update, their Pixel 2 is running warm or its battery life is shorter.
The issue seems to be affecting both the Pixel 2 and its larger Pixel 2 XL sibling, according to 9to5Google, Reddit, and Google's own Pixel User Community. The problems occur after installing this month's security update, with the phone feeling noticeably warm in standby mode.
Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Warming Up
As 9to5Google reports, the complaints vary from person to person, yet the general consensus is that the phones are running warmer than they should be. In some cases, the phone gets a high temperature even when performing low-power tasks such as checking one's mail or using social networking apps.
What's leading many to believe that this is because of the security update released earlier this February is the fact that the issues persist even in safe mode, meaning a bad app may not be the culprit. In any case, it's a nuisance and not something a consumer should be dealing with given that they're already spending a lot of money on Google's high-end flagships. Make sure to check back with Tech Times as we learn more about this issue.
Google hasn't commented on the complaints yet, but it's likely a fix will be coming soon, perhaps around next month's security update release.
Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Problems
Ultimately, the warming problem adds to Google's rough and chaotic release cycle for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets, with the phones plagued by several issues such as a questionable display quality, software-related hiccups, camera banding, and annoying Google Surveys popping up in the Settings menu.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been received excellently, with critics praising its tremendous camera quality and stock Android experience — yet the phone having various problems at launch suggests that Google needs a lot more polishing in its smartphone department. Yes, past several Nexus models have been great, but the Pixel line is a new experiment in branding, and while it's mostly been successful, Google has several hiccups it still needs to remedy.
With HTC in its turf, that won't be much a problem moving forward, it seems.
Thoughts about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 Xl? Do you think they're still excellent phones despite their myriad of problems? As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!