The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL started selling last week and as you would expect, there is a lot of anticipation and expectations from the search engine giant following some great performances with respect to the first generation Pixel phones.
Just like any other product, there are some worrying reports about the larger Google Pixel 2 XL, the premium offering of the two phones. Last week, we talked about the comments that had appeared regarding the quality of the display screen used on the Pixel 2 XL. Many who had gotten their hands on preview units had reported that the display screen looked under-saturated and it suffered some kind of distortion when the brightness is at 0%.
While it’s true that this is an issue that has appeared before on OLED display screens, it appears to be too prevalent on the Google Pixel 2 XL. In fact, our view of the whole thing was that this problem could be a deal breaker for an otherwise great phone. Now, in the same line of argument, reports have just emerged about another major issue on the same display screen, this time related to burn-in.
Apparently, when you look at the display screen with a gray background, faint outlines of the Pixel 2 XL’s navigation buttons appear on the bottom. This is not strange, but what’s strange is that the burn-in appears less than a week following the phone’s official release.
The good side of the story is that Google says it’s actively looking into the issue and hopefully, a solution will be out soon. If this is an actual screen burn-in, Google may be looking at an early recall program for the Pixel 2 XL, but of course, it’s too early to jump to such a conclusion.
Should Google consider recalling the first batch of the Pixel 2 XL phones due to the display issues? Let us know in your comments below.