1. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Hey all.

    Just picked up my pixel 3 XL. Really like it, but...

    Anytime I play music or a video the back of the phone vibrates like crazy. Even at low volumes. It's not just at bass frequencies either.

    It's rather strange and wondering if anyone else is noting this. I didnt have this issue on my 2 XL or note 9. My Apple iPhones never did this either.

    I did see one article out there that mentioned it, so figured I'd see if anyone was being affected by this and thought it was a deal breaker.

    Thanks.
    10-18-2018 08:56 PM
  2. prakash99's Avatar
    Yes
    Hey all.

    Just picked up my pixel 3 XL. Really like it, but...

    Anytime I play music or a video the back of the phone vibrates like crazy. Even at low volumes. It's not just at bass frequencies either.

    It's rather strange and wondering if anyone else is noting this. I didnt have this issue on my 2 XL or note 9. My Apple iPhones never did this either.

    I did see one article out there that mentioned it, so figured I'd see if anyone was being affected by this and thought it was a deal breaker.

    Thanks.
    Yes it is a known issue. Personally it doesn't bother me. 95% of the time I have my Bluetooth headset on when I play music or videos. But it still is an issue that has already been in the news reports.
    10-18-2018 08:58 PM
  3. AMG_Roadster's Avatar
    The back of my phone vibrates but it is not an issue. It does not create distortion even when lieing on its back.
    10-18-2018 09:15 PM
  4. illiniah's Avatar
    I did read about this, and yes it does vibrate a lot.
    10-18-2018 09:52 PM
  5. Torisen1's Avatar
    I have noticed that as well, not a big deal to me, but just my opinion.
    10-18-2018 10:20 PM
  6. DMP89145's Avatar
    Same on my regular Pixel 3 ... hate it.
    10-18-2018 11:21 PM
  7. milehigherik's Avatar
    I don't have a source right now. I read it somewhere and Google replied saying due to the bass in the speakers it was causing the vibration and that it is fine.
    10-19-2018 12:46 AM
  8. milehigherik's Avatar
    I found it. At the bottom of this link you will see Google's response.
    https://bgr.com/2018/10/16/pixel-3-x...t-design-flaw/
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    10-19-2018 12:47 AM
  9. TraderGary's Avatar
    Good Vibrations.
    There's a song in there somewhere!
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    10-19-2018 12:51 AM
  10. DMP89145's Avatar
    I’m sure I’ll get more used to it. Just not one for vibrations. I always turn off any haptics as well. Just feels weird...
    10-19-2018 01:02 AM
  11. Torisen1's Avatar
    Good Vibrations.
    There's a song in there somewhere!
    There is!

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    10-19-2018 01:30 AM
  12. AllPhones's Avatar
    Yeah, mines do vibrate, but I also notice when playing a YouTube video, it sounds like it's in a hallway (slightly) or slight echo.
    10-19-2018 03:05 AM
  13. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Yeah, I’m not sure what I’m gonna do. Also have some slight speaker distortion when playing certain sounds like message alerts and stuff. I’m really bummed. I don’t want to go back to the Note 9 because I hate Samsung’s slow pace with updates and their skin overlay, but this is fairly disappointing on a $1000 phone.
    10-19-2018 11:32 AM
  14. marcocb8's Avatar
    Today I showed the issue to some of my co-workers and they didn't think the distortion was a big deal.
    I guess we are more picky then most people, I still think that for almost $1000 it should not have this issue. I am gonna try it for a few days and see if I can live with it. I like the phone and I don't really want to go back to the 2XL anymore.
    10-19-2018 01:04 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I found it. At the bottom of this link you will see Google's response.
    https://bgr.com/2018/10/16/pixel-3-x...t-design-flaw/
    Sounds fine to me
    10-19-2018 03:07 PM
  16. TraderGary's Avatar
    I found it. At the bottom of this link you will see Google's response.
    https://bgr.com/2018/10/16/pixel-3-x...t-design-flaw/
    Sounds fine on my Pixel 3 XL.
    10-19-2018 04:59 PM
  17. Coop61's Avatar
    Sounds fine on my Pixel 3 XL.
    Mine is fine no issues.
    10-19-2018 07:52 PM
  18. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Hey all.

    Just picked up my pixel 3 XL. Really like it, but...

    Anytime I play music or a video the back of the phone vibrates like crazy. Even at low volumes. It's not just at bass frequencies either.

    It's rather strange and wondering if anyone else is noting this. I didnt have this issue on my 2 XL or note 9. My Apple iPhones never did this either.

    I did see one article out there that mentioned it, so figured I'd see if anyone was being affected by this and thought it was a deal breaker.

    Thanks.
    This could be an issue if you use a case or a mount etc. All those vibrations WILL put wear on the phone believe me. Especially with that glass back...
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    10-19-2018 09:57 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    my pix 3xl is loud and clear but u do feel slight vibration on the back but nothing to be concerned only when it's Max vloume
    10-19-2018 11:14 PM
  20. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Headed back to Verizon tomorrow. Gonna look at the Note 9 again and I guess the V40.
    10-19-2018 11:55 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    Headed back to Verizon tomorrow. Gonna look at the Note 9 again and I guess the V40.
    Maybe try a replacement and then see for another phone if it don't work out?
    10-19-2018 11:57 PM
  22. Torisen1's Avatar
    I have never experienced Bohemian Rhapsody this way before. Neato!

    Edit:. This should be a marketing plus, feel the music. It totally fluctuates, just close your eyes and feel it.
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    10-20-2018 12:23 AM
  23. BassSoLow's Avatar
    I swapped mine out tonight. The new one I got is a little better. I really love the phone's software experience. So I am going to try and this work!
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    10-20-2018 10:46 PM
  24. BassSoLow's Avatar
    Spoke too soon.... vibration is better, but the bottom.speaker is awful. Crackles at higher volumes with alerts, ringtones, and notifications. Seems to be okay when playing music, but this is just kind of annyoing. Guess it's back to the Note 9.
    10-22-2018 11:29 AM

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