Written byShubham Sharma
Now, in a weird development, both these devices are showing traits that are nowhere near those expected from a flagship phone.
Case in point: Swollen batteries.
Here's all you need to know about it.
The reports have accumulated on a scale of dozens, with a number of people sharing images of bloated Pixel phones.
The issue is so serious that in many cases the back panel of the device appears to be popping off.
Going by the complaints, many users found the ballooned Pixel 3 battery when the phone stopped charging wirelessly due to the popped up back or when they removed its back cover.
Many users have also asserted that the problem, which typically occurs on very old phones, might be accelerating due to the use of wireless chargers, which might be overheating the battery.
Given that the Pixel 3 series is just two years old, users are unhappy over the bloated battery issue.
Not to mention, when the phone's battery is swollen and the back cover is pushing out, its waterproofing is also compromised.
This means an unsuspecting user with a swollen Pixel 3 could step out in the rain and end up damaging their phone completely.
Worryingly though, Google has not commented on the matter so far and it remains unclear how many Pixel 3 units have been affected around the world.
But, the good news is, some users have reported that the company did offer them replacements for the swollen units, even when they were out of warranty or were purchased through an auction site (one case).
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