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Pixel 6 owners aren't happy with expensive Google yellowing cases

Pixel 6 owners aren’t happy with expensive Google yellowing cases

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users were not impressed with Google’s $30 first-party cases. Looking at Reddit and reviews on Amazon, there are dozens of people complaining about the clear plastic display severe yellowAnd fake itor just plain Not installing the phone from the factory. Some users have posted some similar-looking photos of their cases, saying they have deteriorated anywhere from several months to just two or three weeks. Editor here at the edge He says their case is starting to look “a bit sloppy”.

While there are plenty of positive reviews of cases, it’s hard to ignore the number of complaints. It also seems unlikely that this is just from a bad set of cases. There is a Reddit thread complaining about the problem from january And one with almost the same complaints of Just a few hours ago. Some of the reviews also mention that the cases start to change shape around the buttons or the bottom, which personally makes me concerned about their ability to protect my phone. Google did not respond immediately the edgeAsked for comment on whether these were known issues.

One of several reviews on Amazon that we found shows a less serious case of spots.
Photo: Akshay Mohol on Amazon

Anyone who has ever bought a $10 clear phone case will probably be very Familiar with this type of rapid discoloration. For the most part, it’s just a fact of life using clear plastic. Many of the negative reviews even admit that they expected the discoloration to occur at some point; They didn’t expect this to happen in weeks or months, nor did they expect it to sound so disgusting when it happened. Personally, I don’t think I’ve seen it that bad since early 2010.

My editor’s case doesn’t have the ugly spots, but it didn’t age either.
Photo: The Edge/Richard Lawler

Again, though, this is not a deal-breaker issue, no name; It is a phone that has been sold and branded by the same company that makes the phones. There’s also the added sting that this is a problem that Google has solved in the past. A few of my colleagues had fond memories of Fabric Bags The company made phones like the Pixel 4A and Pixel 5, as did some Reddit commenters (although there are quite a few complaints). These obviously didn’t have the same yellowing problem, and if they get dirty, you can clean them relatively easily.

Fortunately, there are a lot of third-party Pixel cases these days, but it’s a little disappointing that getting the official one is a gamble. At least these reports are starting to emerge before Pixel 6A released; If Google offers similar cases for its more budget-friendly phone, it might be best to walk away unless the company announces that it has fixed the problem.

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