The Google Pixel 2 XL “display-gate” is no longer a secret at this point in time. In fact, the phone has been subject to criticism from nearly all corners of the smartphone realm thanks to the many unhappy fans who have already gotten their hands on the flagship.
We are still waiting for an official word from Google regarding all the issues related to the Pixel 2 XL. However, we already know the company is looking into the display screen issues of the phone, but for how long this will go on remains unknown.
While it’s possible to live with the blue tint or even the sRGB colors, however, not everyone will be happy to tolerate the burn-in issue on a piece of hardware that costs close to $1000. The Google Pixel 2 XL is supposed to be the device that is showing the rest of the Android fraternity how it’s done, but instead, it’s the exact opposite. Why the company would mess up the most important aspect of a smartphone in such a manner is absurd, but considering the company’s age in the hardware business, it’s forgivable, at least for now.
The Google Pixel 2 XL, as you all know, is only the company’s second attempt at the smartphone hardware business. The Nexus program was all about software but with the Pixels, Google believes it’s time to venture into the hardware market. Just like the initial days with Android OS, don’t expect the company to give you something perfect at this point in time. Maybe this would have been different if the price of the Pixel 2 XL was a bit lower and akin to the Nexuses.
The many people who moved on from the Nexus phones to the original Pixels did so because of their love for how Google handles software. The story hasn’t changed with respect to the Google Pixel 2 XL. In fact, the phone is way better with Android Oreo running the show alongside powerful internals that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM. Like the original Pixels, the second-generation models are the best in terms of photography and with Google’s continued investment into AI, you’ll definitely enjoy the advanced extras the phone has to offer.
We’ve seen lots of big phones already and in fact, many are of the view that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the ultimate device this 2017. The LG V30 is also a great device, but like the Google Pixel 2 XL, the phone has its own share of display screen issues thanks to the fact that both phones use the same 6-inch pOLED panel made by LG.
It’s possible Google won’t be switching from LG to, say, Samsung for the supply of OLED panels, so it’s understandable if you are out there looking for a Google Pixel 2 XL alternative. However, if you truly want the best experience using an Android phone, there’s no better offering on the market right now than the Pixel 2 XL.
Rather than believe what most reviewers have to say about the phone, you’d be better off trying one for yourself and if things go south, you can be sure that Google will be ready to replace or refund it at any given time. What do you think? Let us know in your comments below.