Flagship issues: A list of what's troubling Pixel 3, iPhone XS and other new high-end phones

Written by Hansa Verma
| New Delhi |

Updated: November 10, 2018 12:28:21 pm


Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 audio issues, Pixel 3 audio issues, Apple iPhone XR, iPhone XR Beautygate, iPhone XS charging issue, Apple iOS 12.1, Samsung Galaxy S9 display, Samsung S9 + leaking display issue, display Issues on Pixel 3 Google Pixel 3 overheating, charging issues, Apple iPhone XR Beautygate and more: Here is a full list of the issues reported on the latest flagships.

Google Pixel 3 users are complaining of serious overheating issues during charging and this is not the first time early adopters of flagship phones have reported problems. Since launch in October this year, several software and hardware issues have been pointed out by Pixel 3 series users. Of course, Google Pixel is not an isolated case as we have noticed problems with other flagships so being pointed out.

For instance, a bug taken on iPhone XR and iPhone XS front camera look smoother, an issue that was fixed in iOS 12.1. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 users claim issues with display on the devices. So, what are the issues and have they been fixed? Here is a full list of the issues reported on the latest flagships:

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL issues

Overheating, unexpected shutdown: Pixel 3 Pixel 3 Pixel users have taken to discussion forums as well. Red pixel to serious overheating issues. WhatsApp video call and using camera for about 10 minutes. The problem with overheating does not remain limited to charging. Google is yet to issue a statement or a fix.

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Memory management issue: Last week, Pixel 3 early adopters complained of memory management issue that appears to be killing apps running in the background. For instance, opening the phone's camera in between running apps as it apps apps. Google seems to be aware of the issue and said in a statement to 9to5Google that a fix is ​​coming soon, though it did not give a timeline. Some believe the fix will be rolled out with December security patch.

So read: Google Pixel 3 XL review: All about premium software

Audio, microphone and video recording issue: Google Pixel 3 users claim the front speaker on the phone "rattles and crackles" when playing audio at a higher volume. As per a Pixel 3 XL user, who took to Reddit, "the speakers sounded like they were running through a bitcrusher". Issues with Pixel 3's microphone have been reported as well. Apparently, the audio recorded on the phone produce 'displeasing metallic sound'. According to a BGR report, Google has acknowledged the issue and has rolled out a software update to fix the problem.

Read more: Google Pixel 3 review: The best camera smartphone of 2018

Image capture issue: The image capture issue reported occurs while HDR mode in Pixel 3's camera. Pixel 3 completes the processing of an HDR image.

Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max issues

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Skin-smoothing or Beautygate: Apple iPhone XR, iPhone XS were launched in September, soon after which they hit the screen. The issue, popularly known as "Beautygate" smoother-looking photos. Lewis Hilsenteger of YouTube program Unboxing TherapyWhat is one of the first to highlight the issue on iPhone XS.

Apple explained in a statement to The Verge why this happened and even rolled out a fix in iOS 12.1 which was released for iPhone, iPad and iPod recently. The problem was pointed out by several users on Reddit and other forums with speculation suggesting. Read our full review of Apple iPhone XS.

So read: Apple iPhone XR review: More affordable yes, but is there a compromise here?

Charging issues: After Apple iPhone XS Max went on sale on September 21, some users complained they were facing charging issues with the device. This was first highlighted by Hilsenteger. Specifically, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS would not report it was charging when users would plug their device for charging. This was fixed with iOS 12.0.1 update.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 issues

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Display leaking issue: Some Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users took to Android CentralThe display panel is light is leaking. According to some users, this is not an issue of illusion due to light reflections via the curved display. Other users on the subject of the problem.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: All eyes are on the S Pen here

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 + issues

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Dead spots on display: Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 + took to the company's community forum as well as red address to complain of issues leading to unresponsiveness at certain areas or dead spots on display panels. The touchscreen or display failed to register inputs in certain areas. Samsung in a statement to Engadget said it was "Looking into a limited number of reports of Galaxy S9 / S9 + touchscreen responsiveness issues." Read our full review of Samsung Galaxy S9 +.

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