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Uh-oh: Pixel 2 XL owners reporting ‘burn-in’ screen issues

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Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are unarguably one of the best smartphones currently available in the market. In fact, it has one of the top-rated cameras ever tested by DxOMark.

Was yours affected?

Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are unarguably one of the best smartphones currently available in the market. In fact, it has one of the top-rated cameras ever tested by DxOMark.

But days after its launch, users are already complaining of the device’s less-than-stellar display. Initially reports included muddy color schemes and even weird grainy textures on their smartphones, particularly the Pixel 2 XL, which is a larger screen.

But there was another cause for concern: the Pixel 2 XL’s OLED screen has been reported to have ‘burn-in’ issues days after being used. Burn-in happens when an image on an OLED display ‘burns’ on the screen if it has been on display for too long. It’s common for OLED screens, but that won’t happen until after a few years of usage, not after a few days.

But Google did release a statement saying that all of their hardware goes through rigorous testing before it gets sold like every other device so you can say that this problem may just be an isolated incident.

Despite that, the Google Pixel 2 XL is still being touted as one of the best Android smartphones to be released. We may have to wait and see if more problems arise.

Victor Philip Ortiz
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