Published on May 14th, 2019 | by William Charles9
Original Google Pixel Microphone Class Action Settlement – Up To $500
If you purchased one of the original Google Pixel or Pixel XL smart phones before January 4th, 2017 you could be eligible for a class action settlement. Claimants alleged that these pixels have a defect that leads to microphone or speaker failures, Google has denied any wrong doing but has agreed to pay $7.25 million to settle the case.
Who Is Eligible & How Much Will They Receive?
Anybody who purchased a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL before January 4, 2017 and did not receive a replacement pixel manufactured after January 3, 2017 or refurbished after June 5, 2017. The amount you will be eligible to receive is dependent on the issues you faced and will be awarded as follows:
- $20 will be set aside to each person who did not experience the alleged audio defect or who cannot provide any documentation to show they experienced it
- Second people who paid an insurance deductible to receive a replacement pixel will be refunded the amount of the deductible
- Third people who experienced the alleged audio defect on more than one pixel will be paid $500 each
- Fourth people who experienced the alleged audio defect on one Pixel will be paid $350 each unless there is not enough money left to make those payments in which case the rest of the fund will be distributed to them on a pro rata basis
File A Claim
Currently it’s not possible to file a claim as the law firm in charge of this website is currently down. In addition it doesn’t look like the official website has been set up for this particular case yet. We are also still waiting on a court to approve this settlement. The lawfirms website is as follows: https://chimicles.com/google-pixel-smartphone-microphone-defect-class-action-investigation/. We will repost this when it’s possible to make a claim
I imagine most people are only going to end up getting $20 rather than $350 or $500. I always think it’s worth participating in these settlements if you’re eligible because realistically it’s not like you’re going to seek legal action yourself. Total settlement fund of $7.25 million seems low, but I really have no idea how many people this problem affected.