Pixel 2 XL: “Burn In” problem witnessed in the new Google Phone

Seems like the new google Pixel 2 XL is not all faultless.


Google’s new phone, the Pixel 2 XL is suffering from a very serious problem. The Pixel 2 XL was expected to compete with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X. But with the discovery that the smartphone might be suffering from burn-in, Google is in danger of losing its market. The Pixel 2 XL has already faced widespread criticism, some people considered it to be a ‘lifeless’ display, now has a new screen issue.

Google, however, hasn’t confirmed that its a burn-in or something less serious. They are investigating the report and if it comes positive, this might be a big reason not to buy this smartphone. A less serious problem might be the image retention. In this case, the “ghost” image will fade away after a while.

What is burn-in?

Burn-in a  problem which causes a part of the screen displays the same static image for an extended period of time. THe navigation icons might show up permanently even where it should not be visible. The burn-in problem tends to affect OLED displays.

The screen issue was first spotted on a review unit that Android Central says has been using for about a week. This problem arose just days after some users complained that the Pixel 2 XL’s screen isn’t as vibrant as it should be. Others, however, liked this and said the display was much more true to life and realistic.

Google in their response said, “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.”

The good news for Google is that the Pixel 2 XL isn’t released yet. So there is time for them to rectify their defects. THe smartphone will release on November 15 at a price of £799.

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