Pixel 2 XL Review: Burn-In Down The House



When Google announced its new Pixel smartphones, I knew right away that the bigger one was the phone for me. A more modern design; a larger screen and battery; and an exclusive paint job. What could go wrong?

Well, we soon found out. Whether it’s blue-shifting, low saturation or the dreaded early burn-in/image persistence problem, the Pixel 2 XL has had some issues. Which is a shame because, underneath that display, it’s still the Pixel I prefer. I’m MrMobile and this is the story of a very good smartphone tainted by a second-rate screen. Let’s see if it’s still worth your time in the Pixel 2 XL review, brought to you by Tech21!

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[UPDATE]

Google has released a statement addressing the display issues, and revised all warranties on Pixel 2 XL devices to include two years of coverage. The relevant links follow:

Diving Deeper on the Pixel 2 XL Display [Google]:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/phone-by-google/y1FWSMFcDgA;context-place=forum/phone-by-google

Pixel 2 XL Warranty Update [Google]:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/phone-by-google/FRyoLZZjXvo

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[ABOUT THE PIXEL 2 XL REVIEW]

MrMobile’s Pixel 2 XL Review was produced following seven days with a Pixel 2 XL review device provided by Google. The device received no software updates during the review period and was not paired to a wearable. It was tested on Project Fi in Greater Boston and NYC.

[EXTERNAL REFERENCES]

Pixel 2 XL Screen Burn-In [Android Central]:
https://www.androidcentral.com/google-pixel-2-xl-screen-burn

Google Pixel 2 Review / Pixel 2 XL Review [Android Central]:
https://www.androidcentral.com/google-pixel-2-review

Francois Simond on Pixel 2 XL Display Issues [Google+]:
https://plus.google.com/+supercurioFrancoisSimond/posts/8feW5GMgGgt

Danny Winget on Pixel 2 XL Display Issues [Twitter]:

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