Google says the blue shift on Pixel 2 XL display is normal

Google is Not Happy About Screen Burn-in Complaints on Pixel 2 XL

It’s likely that you’ve already come across what Google has had to say about the Pixel 2 XL display problems, namely the color vividness and burn-in issues.

While those going through these issues on their Pixel 2 XL handsets should be quite relieved with what the company is doing, one thing was not addressed in the initial post – the blue tint that has plagued many people’s screens. Now, according to VP of engineering at Google, Seang Chau, is saying that the blue shift issue on the Pixel 2 XL’s display is normal. On the contrary, owners of the phone are not buying any of this.

Seang wrote quite a detailed post with respect to the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL display screens and he had the following to say the following on the matter:

We want to add some info regarding the blue tint that some of you have been asking about. The slight blue tint is inherent in the display hardware and only visible when you hold the screen at a sharp angle. All displays are susceptible to some level of color shift (e.g. red, yellow, blue) when viewing from off angles due to the pixel cavity design. Similar to our choice with a cooler white point, we went with what users tend to prefer and chose a design that shifts blue.

This should basically settle the matter, right? But what about the fact that the amount of blue shift varies on different Google Pixel 2 XL units? In fact, there are units that are not showing any signs of blue shift while others say the shift is evident even at very minor angles. Perhaps these inconsistencies are the reason Google doesn’t want to acknowledge the blue shift as an issue, but until it does so, it’s quite hard to tell what this is really about.


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