Google is actively investigating a Pixel 2 XL display issue

Google is actively investigating a Pixel 2 XL display issue

Google is actively investigating a Pixel 2 XL display issue

From a dead-on vantage point, the screen has a warm color temperature. The nearly bezel-less and larger Pixel 2 XL, meanwhile, has LG's P-OLED panel.

Note that the iPhone 8 Plus is the only one of these with wireless charging, though: the Pixel 2 XL doesn't offer that. The Android buttons at the bottom of the screen are burning into the display so that you see traces of the button when there shouldn't be any buttons showing. If a static image is displayed over time in the same position, you can still see a faded version of the image permanently "burned" in to the screen. This can be a problem with OLED displays. The Nexus 6 screen was reported to be too yellow, as was the Nexus 5X's.

This incorporates software navigation buttons that stay in place when users move from screen to screen. It's not a ideal solution, but it does the trick. OLEDs are also generally more prone to burn-in than an equivalent LCD, but we're still talking about a problem that manifests over a period of years, not weeks or days.

The all new $1,542 Google Pixel 2 XL has a major OLED screen burn problem which appear after a few days of use.


It's possible that the screen itself is the root of the problem.

First, the buyers of Google Pixel 2 XL complained about weird color-shift effect made the Google Pixel 2 XL's screen look excessively blue when viewed off-axis.

"We put all of our products through extensive quality testing before launch and in the manufacturing of every unit", Google said in a statement. "We are actively investigating this report", a Google spokesperson said. Google did not immediately comment on the issues. LG's OLED screens just don't cut it. However, reports like the one above, from Android Central executive editor Alex Dobie, seem like classic case of burn in. Indeed, LG has used it before, in its G Flex 2 phones.

"You can't eyeball mobile and TV display performance anymore; they are now significantly more complex with lots of internal modes and variables that need to be properly tested, measured, and evaluated", Dr. Soneira told me in an email.

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