Edited by: Sharya Sharma
Last updated: January 14, 2023, 2:47 PM IST
Google’s latest generation of Pixel phones, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, were released in October 2022. While the phones have responded great, a new bug has surfaced, leading many users to complain of reduced image quality during video calls on various apps , including Google Meet.
Pixel 7 users have taken to platforms like Reddit – which explains the alleged problem, which is reportedly affecting video calling apps – including Google’s own Meet, WhatsApp and other apps – shows a blurry video feed as users use the phone’s cameras use during video calls. Several users have highlighted similar issues, from as long as three months ago: the Pixel 7 smartphone launch windows. Thankfully, the problem isn’t widespread and only seems to affect a small percentage of users, and older Pixel models in particular aren’t affected by this potential ‘software bug’.
According to a user on Reddit the camera shows blurry output and “in low light (I don’t mean completely dark) the camera is really bad.” Another user reported that it seems like I wear a lot of makeup to smooth out my skin. Is there a way to turn this off?”
An user said, “I understand your feelings here. My experience is similar to moving from the 3XL to the 6 Pro. The rear cameras are great and definitely an upgrade, but the front cameras are not so much. However, he shared a tip that can solve this supposed problem. “ The best way to get a sharp shot with the 6/7 selfie camera is to a) hold it at arm’s length b) have good external light sources near your subjects and c) always use night vision when you’re in lower light situations.”
Google has yet to acknowledge the aforementioned issue highlighted by several Pixel 7 users on Reddit and other platforms.
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