The Google Pixel XL was released in October last year, alongside its Pixel sibling. Many were attracted to Google’s latest product as many reviews raved on the device’s excellent specs and capabilities.

The Pixel XL features a stunning camera, excellent battery life along with the smartest Personal Assistant currently available in a device, the Google Assistant.

The 5.5-inch device runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor while being powered by a 3,450mAh battery unit that is reported to last up to 78 hours. The Pixel XL sports a 12.3MP rear-facing camera as well as an 8MP selfie snapper.

According to Trusted Reviews, the Pixel XL is an absolutely fast device. The report states that when it comes to launching apps, browsing the web, playing games or working with media, the Pixel offers the smoothest Android experience.

However, a survey through the numerous Android forums reveal a different story. It appears that many Pixel XL owners have been experiencing extreme lag or even several crashes in a day on their device.

Some said that the device randomly crashes when they’re using Google Maps, Gmail, Google Chrome or any other apps. The screen freezes and the users will need to hold the power button for about 10 seconds to force the device into a reboot.

That’s not all – some reported that they have started seeing random ads popping up on their device screen after they make or receive a call.

Most seem to believe that this could be a hardware issue but from the sound of it, it seems to be more of a bad app situation. These owners could have installed a corrupted app so the only way to rectify this is to delete one by one app until the problematic app is found.

Well, if you have been experiencing a similar issue with your Google Pixel XL, be sure to scan through your installed apps and see if that helps!

Staff Reporter

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