GOOGLE Pixel 2 may have a problem following reports the flagship has experienced a number of issues relating to its performance.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were released by Google in October last year and touted a Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM.
Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone frustrates owner with lag
When we reviewed both devices we insisted they felt snappy and powerful.
Express.co.uk said: “The Snapdragon 835 offers a smooth experience and we genuinely haven’t found anything it won’t handle.
“Things are made even more slick via Google’s Android Oreo operating system which offers a clean and bloatware-free experience.”
But it appears many have begun to experience problems with the Pixel 2 XL’s performance recently.
Artem Russakovskii, the founder of Android Police, posted a video on Twitter earlier this month of the Pixel 2 XL struggling to open its signature camera software.
Back in July Russakovskii declared his Pixel 2 XL was “devastatingly and embarrassingly laggy”.
He added this was in instances running both Android Oreo and the Android P beta that has later been updated to be Android 9 Pie.
The publication founder wrote: “My Pixel 2 XL is devastatingly and embarrassingly laggy, both on Oreo and P developer preview.
“It’s been like that for months, and I hate using it.
“The only reason I’m sticking with it is the camera.”
After voicing his concerns Russakovskii informed his followers a “Google engineer” had visited his home to take a look at his Pixel 2 XL.
The Android Police founder went on: “The Google engineer and PR person just left after spending about 2 hours analyzing the laggy Pixel 2 XL.
“Unlike a car that stops making noise when you take it to a mechanic, the phone was extremely laggy to the point that both of them were visibly surprised.”
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Prominent YouTuber Marques Brownlee also recently posted a video detailing his Pixel 2 XL that “felt like it’s slowed down”.
Brownlee emphasised he had switched phones to the OnePlus 6 that was providing a much snappier experience.
The YouTuber explained: “The tilt that keeps sending me over from Pixel 2 back to OnePlus 6 is performance. That’s been the difference.
“My Pixel 2 has felt like it’s slowed down much more than other phones have in the same amount of time I’ve owned it, my phone is not devastatingly and embarrassingly laggy and slow but it is noticeable for me.
“I look at animations a lot, a lot of transitions, a lot of swiping, a lot of movement.
“And this is not holding animations at the 60 frames-per-second anymore like I kind of assumed it could and would for a while. It’s less than a year old so it’s just weird.
“I actually thought it was because I was trying the Android P developer preview on this phone.
“So I actually got another phone specifically to never put a beta on this phone, I just use it as a daily driver, and now both of these phones are slow. Strange that that has not made a difference.”
Stephen Hall, the managing editor at 9to5Google, recently declared he had received a tip from an anonymous source who insisted the tech giant had identified “three possible causes” to the Pixel 2 XL’s slowdown.
He added one of them would “require hardware replacements”.
It is worth noting while some have expressed problems with their Pixel devices, the issue is not considered to be extremely prominent.
Some reports have emerged surrounding the issue on the smaller Pixel 2, but most seem to discuss Pixel 2 XL only.
Google have not officially commented on the matter or whether a solution will be arriving soon.