10-19-2018 10:14 AM
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  1. marcocb8's Avatar
    I just noticed on my Pixel 3XL that if you play sound or videos on low volume that the bottom speaker sounds distorted. I noticed it mostly playing YouTube video's.
    The top speaker is fine and also on higher volume the lower speaker sounds fine.
    I wonder if I just got a bad phone or not. Can someone please check and play a YouTube video on low volume and put the phone kinda close to your ear and see if it sounds clear or not.

    Thanks.
    10-17-2018 11:46 PM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    I have to do some testing to check but there is thread on Reddit discussing this. So it's not only you. I'm guessing they could fix this via software.

    My new Pixel 3 XL has a very buzzy bottom speaker - https://www.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel...ottom_speaker/
    marcocb8 likes this.
    10-17-2018 11:56 PM
  3. marcocb8's Avatar
    Thanks for the link, yes, that is exactly the issue I am having, the buzzing sound.
    I guess I will just wait a few weeks and then get an RMA, let's see if any other issues pop up.
    10-18-2018 12:14 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    how is call quality? speaker phone?
    10-18-2018 12:36 AM
  5. marcocb8's Avatar
    I can hear it also when using the speaker phone.
    So yeah it seems like a common issue on Reddit.
    Not sure if an RMA will help at this point. I guess I will see if any people on here have a phone that does not have the issue first.
    1raygin likes this.
    10-18-2018 12:57 AM
  6. sulla1965's Avatar
    Here we go, that was fast
    10-18-2018 12:59 AM
  7. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Lol the more I read on this forum the more reasons I have to hold off buying...
    10-18-2018 01:02 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll be getting mine tommorow
    10-18-2018 01:10 AM
  9. sulla1965's Avatar
    Lol the more I read on this forum the more reasons I have to hold off buying...
    Yeah what I'm reading over at Reddit is pretty scary. Seems like a lot of problems and complaints already.
    10-18-2018 01:17 AM
  10. EMGSM's Avatar
    OMG! Not the type of stuff I want to hear. Say it isn't so.
    10-18-2018 01:27 AM
  11. bhatech's Avatar
    Yeah what I'm reading over at Reddit is pretty scary. Seems like a lot of problems and complaints already.
    I have seen plenty issues on every other device forum. Stuff happens lets see how soon things get fixed.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    10-18-2018 01:30 AM
  12. marcocb8's Avatar
    I bought my 2XL beginning of this year, I had no issues with it, even the screen is great on it. Maybe it is better to wait a while until the bugs are worked out.

    I do like a few things better in this phone then the 2XL.
    I like the haptic feedback, it is so much better then any other phone I tried before.
    I had issues before with music skipping in my car while using Bluetooth, not this the 3XL, Bluetooth has been good so far.
    The screen is not as saturated as the screen on the 2XL but it is very nice to look at. No weird tint to it at all.
    The speakers are very loud compared to the 2XL, just to bad about that buzzing sound.

    These are just my thoughts after the first day. It's not all bad.
    bhatech likes this.
    10-18-2018 01:30 AM
  13. areyes163's Avatar
    I haven't heard any speaker issues. Tried listening at all volume levels and made a few test phone calls. No issues yet.
    marcocb8 likes this.
    10-18-2018 01:41 AM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Lol the more I read on this forum the more reasons I have to hold off buying...
    Yeah, but the harsh reality is that if we took that approach every time we hear about an issue we wouldn't buy most phones or even other products. Not trying to minimize it, just trying to keep a realistic perspective on things. Waiting for my 3XL and I hope I enjoy it as much as my 2XL which has been great for the past year.
    10-18-2018 08:05 AM
  15. marcocb8's Avatar
    So I just stopped by a Verizon store and I tested the speakers on both 3XL's they had, both of them have the exact same distortion as mine has.
    The best video on YouTube to test this with is this one

    The regular Pixel 3 they had did not have any issues.
    It seems like it could be a software issue since it is only noticable on low to mid volume.
    I guess I won't try to RMA for now, for the rest the phone is perfect.
    10-18-2018 05:45 PM
  16. TemporalBeef's Avatar
    So I just stopped by a Verizon store and I tested the speakers on both 3XL's they had, both of them have the exact same distortion as mine has.
    The best video on YouTube to test this with is this one

    The regular Pixel 3 they had did not have any issues.
    It seems like it could be a software issue since it is only noticable on low to mid volume.
    I guess I won't try to RMA for now, for the rest the phone is perfect.
    I have the same thing. Hopefully it's addressed soon.
    10-18-2018 05:49 PM
  17. prakash99's Avatar
    I probably have bad ears. I didn't discern any distortion. Or maybe I can't recognize a distortion. I don't think average Pixel 3 XL owners will notice it.
    10-18-2018 07:32 PM
  18. marcocb8's Avatar
    You might have a good one then, either case it is not an issue for you which is good news.
    10-18-2018 08:52 PM
  19. chuckado's Avatar
    I assume you guys also have a bit of vibration on the back glass when playing music off of the speakers? From what I have read it is because of the water proofing not allowing the air in the phone to leave so it vibrates the frame of the phone.
    10-18-2018 09:04 PM
  20. cardboard60's Avatar
    Man Please !

    I know I'm hard of hearing but I haven't noticed any distortion.
    10-18-2018 09:25 PM
  21. SteelGator's Avatar
    Funny, coming from the Pixel XL, these speakers are phenomenal. I can actually tolerate listening to a podcast on them! I probably have some of the distortion you are speaking of, but I don't hear it well enough to be bothered by it.
    10-18-2018 09:39 PM
  22. htcrazy's Avatar
    There's a lengthy discussion of the speaker issue in this review plus a reply from Google.
    https://bgr.com/2018/10/16/pixel-3-x...t-design-flaw/
    10-18-2018 09:39 PM
  23. marcocb8's Avatar
    In the mean time I found something online that helps.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/forum.x...-t3763378/amp/

    I has to turn 230hz all the way down to -15db. That hides almost all the distortion and vibration.

    Not ideal but let me try it for a bit.
    10-18-2018 10:26 PM
  24. DreamSTi's Avatar
    My speakers almost sound muffled. Like somebody has their hand over the speakers and I can feel the vibrations through the phone. Sounds weird.
    10-18-2018 10:39 PM
  25. marcocb8's Avatar
    That equalizer app helps a lot, after adjusting it sounds a lot more like my 2XL though. I am fine with that.
    10-18-2018 10:44 PM
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