With some scale and closely monitored hardware launch, hardware failures and other problems will come to light as more people receive devices. For example, some Pixel 3a owners reported random shutdowns over the weekend, while others now encounter crooked cutouts for USB-C and speaker grills.
Tonight Erica Griffin shared a picture on Twitter of a hardware defect with her Pixel 3a. The cut-out for the USB-C port has not been adjusted with the actual connector. Similarly, the bottom speakers and microphone holes are also skewed.
In relation to each other, all three cuts appear to be properly aligned. But compared to polycarbonate unibody (namely the edge that meets the screen), it is clear that the cuts are oblique to the top right.
This appears to be a new clear white pixel 3a out of the box . Considering this error adjustment. It is not clear whether a USB-C cable can be properly connected to charge the phone. A handful of Griffen supporters also report some bias on their Made by Google phones, including the larger Pixel 3a XL.
After closer inspection, my ever so little gone. Almost unnoticeable on my 3a XL. I had to pull a straight edge out to be safe.
– JEFF 🎥 #TeamUnFiltered (@ELJefeReviews) May 21, 2019
But if owners only feel this problem now, it probably hasn't affected charging. For Google, this Pixel 3a skewed port problem is a tedious development for manufacturing and quality assurance (QA).
It is unclear whether Google accepts a certain cut-off tolerance, but any failure where a USB-C cable cannot be connected – especially on a device without wireless charging – is completely harmful to everyday use. Google will probably replace a critical USB C error, but other situations may vary.
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– Jackson Hayes (@jacksonhvisuals) May 21, 2019
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