Update 1: 2018/10/19 1:16pm PDT
A spokesperson from Google responded to our inquiry for comment with the following statement:
We made several advances in the audio recording capabilities of Pixel 3, including enabling stereo recording in
Google’s Pixels are known for their software quality, but they’re also known for launching with random issues, like last year’s Pixel 2 audio quality problems when recording video. The theme continues with this year’s Pixel 3 phones, and the first problem reviewers have noticed with Google’s latest flagships is — you guessed it — another microphone/audio issue. Read More[Update: Statement from Google] Déjà vu: Pixel 3 and 3 XL video recordings have poor audio was written by the awesome team at Android Police.