Google is investigating reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn

Google's Big-Screened Pixel 2 XL May Have Big Screen Problems

Google's Big-Screened Pixel 2 XL May Have Big Screen Problems

However, the Pixel 2 - and in particular the Pixel 2 XL - is the company's flagship product. However, the iPhone's smaller, lower-resolution screen surely saves some energy consumption, so whatever difference there might be isn't hugely significant.

Funnily, only Google Pixel XL 2s seem to be affected by this horrific disease.

Some of these malfunctions might be due to the fact that, the Google hasn't correctly calibrated the display on the Google Pixel 2 XL, in fact, the standard Pixel 2 uses a 5.0-inch IPS LCD screen and there are no reported issues with respect to the display at all. That means the display may be permanently damaged in areas where a recurring image (like the Android navigation buttons) discolors the screen.

Google said Monday it is "actively investigating" reports of its Pixel 2 smartphone experiencing problems with its touchscreen.

Screen-burn has always been an issue in the display world, affecting TVs and monitors as well as the odd smartphone display. Burn-ins have been plaguing many types of displays, from yesteryears CRTs, modern OLEDs to plasma screens.

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To prevent burn-in from the screen's virtual home button, Samsung's programmed it to move by a few pixels every few seconds.

"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 handsome colors and renderings", Google said in response to the report.

Put simply, burn-in occurs when a screen displays the same imagery for an extended period of time - causing a ghost outline of the image to "hang around" even after the screen is changed to display something else.

The only solution now is that the Pixel 2 XL doesn't always use the black navigation bar. That should help mitigate the problems a little bit. We're expecting similar complaints will be shared but we're hoping Google releases a quick, if not permanent fix soon. Google, for its part, said that it is looking into the issue. His Pixel 2 XL unit was just 7 days old at that point. Some of the correspondents went to Google to get valid reasons for this type of screen burn issue. The same will likely happen with the Pixel 2 XL.

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