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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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]:
Pixel 2 XL Warranty Update [Google]:
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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.
Pixel 2 XL Screen Burn-In [Android Central]:
Google Pixel 2 Review / Pixel 2 XL Review [Android Central]:
Francois Simond on Pixel 2 XL Display Issues [Google+]:
Danny Winget on Pixel 2 XL Display Issues [Twitter]:
People want to see an example of the Pixel 2 XL screen blue shift. Just watch the top portion of the display. pic.twitter.com/h2XS4XcwXO
— Danny Winget (@superscientific) October 21, 2017
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