The Pixel 2 XL has been under scrutiny lately for its display, but it’s not alone in hardware complaints. No product is perfect, and it looks like the HTC-made Pixel 2 has at least one notable issue of it’s own.
Many Pixel 2 owners have been complaining about clicking and high-pitched sounds coming from the phone. One thread on the Pixel User Community has over 100 confirmations of the issue. Most of the reports are from Pixel 2 owners, but Artem has noticed the same issue on his Pixel 2 XL (#artemsluck), so it’s not entirely exclusive to the smaller phone.
At least for now, Google is asking people encountering the problem to start the RMA process. Turning off NFC seems to fix the clicking, but the high-pitched whine seems to be unrelated. Google Support told one person that a fix for both is being released “this upcoming week,” but it’s always best to take answers from support staff with a grain of salt. Let us know in the comments if you’ve noticed this problem on your Pixel 2 (or 2 XL).