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Since their launch, Google’s Pixel smartphones have been able to win over many critics as well as consumers with their camera performance, clean user interface, and Google Assistant. However, they haven’t been without their share of problems. Now, some users are reporting a flaw on the smartphones that might not sit well with the search giant. Users are reportedly experiencing audio distortion issues with the Pixel phones when listening to media files at high volumes.

A Pixel user with user name ‘badmark’ complained on a Reddit thread that his fourth Pixel XL replacement as well as his wife’s standard Pixel phone have presented static distortion at three highest levels of volumes, as reported by 9to5Google. Further, other users have posted their similar problem and reported examples in company’s thread.

Some users have complained on the Google Product forum as well, and said that the audio issue is not dependent on the output source of the sound and presents itself even when the phone is connected to speakers. “At first I thought it was my headphones, so I put on my noise cancellation headphones and the same issue. Then I thought, ok maybe it’s a bad headphone jack so I paired my Jabra Sport headphones, same issue. Then I just played the music out of the speaker itself and it still happened,” a user posted on the forum.

In a response to the posts, Pixel community manager Orrin responded, “Thanks for continuing to report examples here. The team is aware and continuing to investigate. I’ll post an update as soon as there is some meaningful info for you all.”

As it seems like an issue that can be solved with a software update, it will be interesting to see how quickly the search giant responds to the issue and comes out with its solution.


Flipkart is in its second day of the Big Shopping Days Sale, and the e-commerce site has listed several discounts and offers. The Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale will end on Wednesday, anticipated to wrap up the discount offers for this year.

First up, all SBI Debit and Credit card users can avail 10 percent instant discount during the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale on a minimum purchase of Rs. 5,999, and maximum discount of Rs. 1,500. Ensure that you are pre-registered on Flipkart with your card and address details filled in, before you begin shopping, to make the most out of the sale.

The Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale includes offers on mobiles, tablets, electronics, fashion, appliances, home and even furniture. Smartphones on offer include the Google Pixel, iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, Lenovo K5 Note, LeEco Le1s Eco, Moto E3 Power, Samsung Galaxy On8 and many more. The OnePlus 3 smartphone that was made available at just Rs. 18,999 on the e-commerce site, amidst much hullabaloo, is now out of stock. The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are available with an exchange offer where a user can get up to Rs. 25,000 off. Apart from up to an 8 percent price slash on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, Flipkart has also enabled an exchange offer deal where a user can get an additional discount of up to Rs. 20,000. The Moto Z and Moto Z Play also have the exchange offer deal, with the discount cap at Rs. 22,000. There’s a flat Rs. 14,000 off on the LG G5, and the Sony Xperia X and Asus Zenfone 3 both have a price cut of Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 1,000 respectively. Other premium smartphones available with exchange offers include iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, Moto X Style, and Huawei P9. There is a maximum of 22 percent off on Apple iPads as well on Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale, and you can see the special prices here. If you’re looking for budget tablets that start for as low as Rs. 1,999, head here. Other phablets tablets with price cuts include the Lenovo Phab series as well as the Lenovo Yoga series, and you can see all the mobile and tablet deals listed here.

Laptops are also available with price cuts and exchange offers as part of the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale, and all the premium ones can be found here. Alternatively, all the laptop deals can be seen here. Offers on pen drives, power banks, TV sets, smartwatches, fitness bands, DSLRs, and Computer peripherals are also listed, and you can view them all here.