Google said Monday it is "actively investigating" reports of its Pixel 2 smartphone experiencing problems with its touchscreen. The Pixel 2 XL appears to be suffering from burn-in, although this isn't 100% known for certain since it's still early days. However, for the fact that, the device still has a single camera incorporation and the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack has caused a lot of chaos in the fan base.
Having an OLED display on a smartphone gives it several benefits but at the cost of the persistent display burn-in issues that we have all been hearing about and seeing it too.
The Pixel 2 XL, while a brilliant Android phone, had a weak point in our reviews: Its underwhelming screen performance. Google hasn't included notes just yet, so we aren't actually sure. However, when the similar Questions was forwarded to the Google spokesperson, here are the official statements from the same.
Meanwhile, Google has defended itself from the claims, suggesting that "the Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology, including QHD+ resolution, wide color gamut, and high contrast ratio for natural and handsome colors and renderings".
So, what do you think about this issue?
That's at least according to several Pixel 2 XL reviews that have come out recently, many of which count its "weird" display as a startlingly terrible blemish on an otherwise all-around excellent 2017 flagship. The Independent has been able to replicate the problem on another Pixel 2 XL review handset, which has also been in use for approximately one week. If you may remember, the premium flagship Galaxy S8 was updated a bit to avoid screen burn-in.More news: Justin Timberlake to Perform at 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show
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After just a couple of weeks of use, press reviewers are now discovering some burn-in issues on their screens, particularly from the navigation bar on the bottom, the one with the "back", "home", and "menu" icons.
Google has announced that it is looking into these problems for owners of the smartphone.
So what's up with the Pixel 2 XL's screen? Google did not immediately comment on the issues.
In fairness, Google isn't directly manufacturing the Pixel 2, instead handing off the responsibility to HTC.