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Pixel 5 - Gap between screen and body
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Was wondering if someone could take a look at this.

There seems to be quite a lot of units popping up where there's a gap between the display and the frame/body. 

https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-5/help/assembly-problem-gap-screen-case-t4177669

 
I'm not the owner of the above thread but I do have the issue. 

Can someone from Google clarify the issue.

Is this normal?
Does this cause issues with waterproofing?
How/why has this happened on a £600 device?
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He/Him, RN, BBQ Guy , Dad, Husband, Brother, Runner, Cyclist and Google PE
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Mine seems to look the same and there are no issues resulting from it. 
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I have the same problem. What happened with quality of Google phones? I feel like Google don't care about pixels anymore. I'll have to back to oneplus.
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Understand that, but

Does this effect the waterproofing at all?
What are the chances it gets worse as time goes on?
Why do some devices not suffer from this?
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He/Him, RN, BBQ Guy , Dad, Husband, Brother, Runner, Cyclist and Google PE
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I'll escalate this and see what we can find out
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Thanks Scott
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I've got the same problem (i added some pictures), would be nice to know if this is something to worry about and a reason to replace the phone or if it's fine. To be honest it doesn't bother me too much as long as it is not an indicator for problems with the water resistance or other future problems.

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Mine has the exact same issue, and the gap - as you can see in the pics - is observable in the top left corner. Really sick and tired of this shitty QC on Pixel product. I'll contact support to request refund.
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Same problem with mine. Could this result from a swollen battery? Thinking about returning it..
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Same problem here.

Swapping over for another one in a couple hours so hoping that one will be okay. If not, and this is deemed "normal", l'm not sure I can tolerate a phone with poor build quality so will have to give this model a miss.

Fingers crossed as the device is really nice otherwise.

EDIT: New one has arrived and exactly the same issue. Original one received via courier from EE on 15th had gap issue, phoned EE yesterday to report and they agreed to send out a brand new replacement via courier the next day (today). This one is exactly the same with a gap in between screen and casing on left corner, not massive but noticeable if you look closely.

Really need a response from Google as contemplating returning it and giving it a miss, conflicted though as love the phone just not the gap...does it have an impact on the IP rating?
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Same problem here
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You can find man cases about this, see android-hilfe.de or XDA dev.
So i think these are not single cases.

By the way,  i changed my Pixel 5 cause the cam glass wasn't installed correctly.

So i think google shoud improve their QC
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Lots of buyers in Taiwan are talking about this same issue.
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Same thing on the upper left corner of my brand new Pixel 5. :-(


If Google can clearly state that it will not affect the IP68 rating, I could manage the comestic issue.
Otherwise it will be a refund for me...
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Same problem too
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Same problem here - when I spoke to Google support they said it must have been damaged on arrival.

Seems more like a defect?
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same problem here, not huge. But the space is bigger in the left corner than in the right corner
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Sounds very bad, hopefully the quality will be increased soon.
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Also have the same issue... Think I will return it.
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Issue only applies to the top left for me - top right looks totally fine.
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Had the same issue, I have sent mine back for a refund to amazon. A real shame as I was enjoying the phone :(
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I had a similar issue too on top left corner. We need to have informations from google on this ! 

The phone is still IP68 with that little gap ? I don't mind the tiny gap (I initially didn't noticed it until I saw this on a forum) but I need to be sure that the phone is still IP68.
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Another couple angles
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Yeah, same here, I can clearly see that on the right side of the screen it fits, but on the left side there is a gap between the screen and the body, already collecting dust. So this doesn’t seem like a one-time issue but a manufacturing fault? Someone from Google care to chime in?
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Same problem here too
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Same problem here too.
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Same problem here, just hope the phone remains water resistant and no further issues come from it.
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我的也是有細縫問題。

希望Google可以盡快出面說明解決方法
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I just pre-ordered this phone & a case. The release date is October 29th. Now I am worried and wonder if I should cancel. My pixel 2xl was spared from the screen issue back-in-the-day, but I'm getting tired of rolling the dice when it comes to these phones. I like the pixel phones, but it seems like every gen there is an issue :(
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Im not from Google, i do have a Pixel 5 (not unboxed it yet) but if its any conselation I had an iPhone 7 and 8 that had similar problem. It comes down to the rubber gasket used to keep the water out, meaning it cant be completely flush all round.
I used my iPhone in a pool and the ocean and had no problems.
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Ive got the same issue. Hard to tell on photo, but its also along the left side and top left corner. Worried Water resistance is affected, and also concerned that it could get worse as time goes on
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Better photo of the corner. Not as bad as some of yours on here, but still an issue.
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Same issue here, it's minimal but I've noticed since day 1 that dust specks seem to get in between the chassis and the display. Only happens on the top left side for me (at the selfie camera corner), all other sides are fine. 

I can even press the screen down at that corner so that it becomes flush, but once I release pressure the gap opens up again.

Hopefully it won't hurt the water resistance rating, but still very annoying that dust piles up there.

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So their answer is: we know the design is flawed, we know is our fault, but is part of the design, deal with it.
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