Google isn’t having a good week. The Pixel 2 XL is experiencing some screen issues including screen burn-in, poor viewing angles, and dull, inaccurate colors. While the dull, incorrect colors are software related, the screen burn-in and poor viewing angles are hardware related. The viewing angle problem has always been a problem for OLED screens, but Samsung has fixed the issues on their displays. Screen burn-in is a more substantial and more permanent problem that’s plaguing the Pixel 2 XL.
LG is making this year’s Pixel 2 XL, and LG hasn’t fixed a lot of the OLED display issues on their panels. Samsung has jumped on the opportunity to not only mock Google for their display issues but also to tout their superior display.
Google’s Pixel 2 XL will suffer from negative press
The first Pixel device suffered from the microphone breaking, and while it was a big problem, it wasn’t something that made the phone unusable. The screen issues aren’t an easy fix. The screen burn-in is permanent and would require a new display or a replacement phone.
While the dull color and viewing angles won’t go unnoticed, it’s unlikely anyone using the phone daily will notice the problems. Only when you compare the phone to another display can you notice the color problems and how often do you tilt your phone to look at a text?
What do you think about the Pixel 2 XL screen issues? Are you not going to buy one now that there’s a chance the phone will break quickly? Twitter user @OW canceled his Pixel 2 XL and instead is getting a Nintendo Switch. On the other hand, @SunnySinghio opted to get the phone just because he had to and he’s extremely happy with the upgrade.