If you own a Google Pixel, you may receive up to $500

Alonzo Simpson
May 18, 2019

Google has agreed to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by owners of its original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

The affected phones were manufactured prior to January 4, 2017, with the owners suing Google in February 2018 after claiming they were intentionally sold faulty phones.

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The highest level, which will see claimants receive up to $500, is for those who returned a defective Pixel phone only to receive a handset with the same issues.

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The search-engine giant first admitted that there was an issue with some of the phones back in March 2017.

Owners with the original defective device would get up to $350, whereas users who fixed the problem through insurance can get their amount repaid. While at that time, the company said that it would reinforce the connection, less than a year later it was hit by a lawsuit where the owners were angry that Google continued selling defected phones despite knowing the issues.

A final decision will be made by the courts on 5 June, and if the deal is approved Google will start splashing the cash.

Google was previously involved in a similar lawsuit wherein the company agreed to pay $9.75 million to Nexus 6P owners due to a bug that caused shutdowns and boot loops. "Based on temperature changes or the way you hold the phone, the connection may be temporarily restored and the problems may go away".

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