Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Google Responds to Screen Burn-in After Only Two Weeks of Usage
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are undoubtedly the best Android powered smartphones that money can buy. These two represent Google’s vision of a perfect Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Google Responds to Screen Burn-in After Only Two Weeks of Usage Android smartphone and it’s safe to say that they live up to the expectations. However, this doesn’t mean that they don’t have their fair share of flaws. The biggest issues regarding Pixel 2 and the larger XL variant is related to its POLED display.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Display Burn-Ins
While Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL might be packed with extraordinary hardware parts, it seems like Google’s choice to go with the LG-made POLED display wasn’t a wise one. First off, the display features a weird blue shift at certain viewing angles which can get quite annoying, especially when watching videos.
However, the real problem with Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s display is that they experience burn-in on units that are not even two weeks old. This is a serious issue and it limits the uses of the smartphone, depending on where the burn-in is located.
We should mention that this issue was first spotted a couple of days ago by the folks at Android Central. After Android Central’s report came in, numerous Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners started publishing pictures of their malfunctioning smartphones. This is totally unacceptable, especially since both smartphones are quite expensive and this display burn-in makes them useless.
Google Official Response
Fortunately, this issue reached Google’s ears and the Android parent decided to issue an official response. This is what Google had to say: “The Pixel 2 screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology, including QHD+ resolution, wide color gamut, and high contrast ratio for natural and beautiful colors and renderings. We put all of our products through extensive quality testing before launch and in the manufacturing of every unit. We are actively investigating this report”. Let’s hope that Google is able to find a fix for this issue before every Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device is affected by it.