Google Pixel 3 units are overheating to a point where they are shutting down
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 are barely a month old but the list of bugs and problems with either phone appears to be endless already. Customers who have purchased the Google Pixel 3 are now beginning to claim that the phone suffers from overheating issues while charging.
Various users who have faced the problem claim that their units have heated to a point when the phone has shut down. As per a report by GSMArena, Pixel 3 owners have taken to Reddit and the Google product forums to highlight the issue. The problem is prevalent on both the standard Pixel 3 and the larger Pixel 3 XL variant.
Some users claim that the problem persists regardless of whether the phone is being charged using the regular bundled adapter or a third-party adapter.
Sometimes when I can’t sleep I play chill music from my phone when it’s on the Qi charger by my bed. Guess I can’t do that with the Pixel ? just picked it up and it was seriously hot to the touch… Also it didn’t charge very long so starting the day at 45% battery
Google is officially yet to acknowledge an overheating problem but the issue is currently restricted to certain units only. Tech2 checked for the issue on a unit of the Pixel 3 XL and there appears to be no issue of overheating of any manner with the unit.
As pointed out by Android Authority in a report, Google Pixel 2 has also had similar issues. A thread on Google’s Product forums also exists where users even until a week back have complained about an identical overheating problem.