Some users are reporting that the Pixel 2 series has a microphone problem, while some others are seeing screen flashes on the Pixel 2 XL. Turning off the ambient sensor is the temporary fix for the flashing screen issue on Pixel 2 XL.
In what might be one of the strangest twists of Google's disastrous Pixel 2 launch saga, some users are finding that they are able to bring their faulty microphones back to life by blowing on them. Most of the Pixel 2 devices users have reported random Android Auto crashes. It is important for us to highlight the fact that Google's Pixel 2 victory over Apple's iPhone X came with their single 12 MP Shooter itself who was quite underrated and underestimated ever since we got drenched in the portrait season. The user further added this does not happen all the time, but he has noticed this issue after the purchasing the device.
There was also the issue of some of the Android handsets going out without Android.
Pixel 2 XL users have reported the issue on Pixel User Community. One of the major problems is that the Pixel 2 has a potential bendgate situation as Google has fitted an antenna band at the weakest part of the phone. Earlier on several Pixel 2 XL devices were reported to be suffering from screen burn-in issues and now it looks like another issue has cropped up regarding the microphone of the Pixel 2 XL device. "I believe this is a hardware issue unfortunately - or at least in my case".
Many users have claimed that by simply blowing on the microphone, you can fix the problem to some degree.
The cause for this is unknown, but on some devices, users are reporting that the microphone just stops working, seemingly due to some hardware issue.
Some users even have reported a unusual screen flashing which happens when you lock or unlock the phone.