Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been receiving some good reviews when it comes to performance and software aspect. But if we specifically talk about the elder sibling, it has also received some negative feedback related to its display. And now, there are new reports confirming that the Pixel 2 XL is also suffering from the display burn-in issue.
The Pixel 2 XL display burn-in was first reported by Android Central‘s Alex Dobie when he tweeted an image showing the unfortunate issue in action. For those wondering what exactly is display burn-in, it is the situation when a ghost image of some content like navigation keys remains on the display even after the visible content on it has been changed. This issue is quite common among OLED display panels but it usually after a good number of months or years but here in the case of the Pixel 2 XL, it is found to be happening within 1-2 weeks of usage. This is the reason it is a serious issue for Google as well as anyone who is using or is thinking of buying the flagship.
You can check out Dobie’s tweet below and see the burn-in for yourself:
That’s some pretty wild OLED burn-in on the Pixel 2 XL after maybe 7 days of full-time use pic.twitter.com/EPJTs6D0Kg
— Alex Dobie (@alexdobie) October 22, 2017
In response, Google has offered following statement to The Verge:
“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 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.”
As you can see that this pretty much a standard reply which you would expect from any smartphone brand. But it is good to know that Google has actually started to look into the matter to find out what exactly is causing the issue. We will keep you updated as Google will share any further official statements on the matter.