How to Get Settlement Money if You Bought an Original Google Pixel

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Cameron Summerson

If you have an original Pixel or Pixel XL that was manufactured before January 4th, 2017, then you may be entitled to up to $500 from a $7.25m class-action lawsuit against Google for knowingly selling devices with faulty microphones.

There are, of course, a few stipulations. First of all, you need to have purchased your Pixel before January 4th, 2017 and not gotten a replacement that was manufactured after January 3, 2017, or a refurb unit after June 5, 2017. There are various payouts for Pixel owners depending on how many different devices they had issues on, but it looks a little something like this (in order of payout):

  • All Pixel owners: If you bought a Pixel, you’re entitled to $20—even if you didn’t have any issues. That’s free lunch for just owning a phone, my dude.
  • If you paid a deductible to get a replacement phone: You’re entitled to get your deductible back. You’ll have to offer proof, of course.
  • If you had audio issues on more than one Pixel: If you can prove you had microphone or speaker issues on more than one phone, you can get $500. Boom.
  • If you had the issue on one Pixel: If you had the issue, can prove it, and didn’t pay a deductible to get a new phone, then you’re entitled to up to $350. If there isn’t enough money to cover all those payments, each will be paid out proportionally.

The odds are you’re at least owed $20 (because literally everyone who owns a Pixel is owed $20), but if you have supporting documentation that verifies you had the issue on at least one phone, then you could score a bunch more funds. It’s the least Google can do for the hassle, right?

For more information and to file your claim, head to

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