According to the Reddit posts on this issue, users have been affected in different ways. Although some people have reported on both these issues affecting, some have claimed that only one of them has experience. A user posted: "It gets fairly warm almost instantly after starting to use it, within about a minute or so of anything really. Did anyone get any advice? Battery life seems unaffected." Many users agreed to have faced the same problems with their handsets. Another user said, "My battery should not be at 40 percent from less than an hour of screen time with no new apps at all."
Users have also reported, in Google's Pixel User Community, that their Pixel 2 devices are facing problems ever since they installed the Google's February security patch. Interestingly, some users have claimed that the devices have the same issues in safe mode, which essentially means that there are fewer chances of any third-party apps being the reason.
Some Google Pixel 2 XL users have emerged the newest problem in a month after the notification of a volume defect, which reduces the sound level of audio clips sent through messaging apps such as Google Allo, Instagram, and Telegram. Before that, some pixel 2 and pixel users complained about connectivity flaw with mesh routers.
While it’s unclear exactly what is causing the recent heating issue, Google has not officially offered any statement on the matter. Hopefully, the issue is something that the Google will fix in the March security patch.