The Pixel 2 XL has a serious screen burn-in problem

The Pixel 2 XL has a serious screen burn-in problem

Google said on Sunday it is investigating whether graphics are burning into the display of the Pixel 2, following a report on the AndroidCentral blog detailing the issue after a week of use.

Both phones offer up a strong day's worth of battery life, although the Pixel 2 XL has the advantage when it comes to pure size: its 3,520mAh battery pack offers a nice premium over the 2,675mAh cell in the iPhone.

While there are some real advantages to OLED displays over traditional LCDs - they're thinner, more power efficient, brighter, and display more vibrant colors and deeper blacks - they're also prone to defects like screen burn-in. Normally this is something that happens over an extended period of time, but there are reports of burn-in happening on Pixel 2 XL smartphones only days after purchase. However, when the similar Questions was forwarded to the Google spokesperson, here are the official statements from the same.

Google stated it is looking into the problem: "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 attractive colors and renderings".

So, what do you think about this issue?

Review units were given to media outlets this month, and some analysts said it was unusual for screen burn-out to appear so soon.

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Multiple tech reviewers from sites including The Verge and Android Central have reported seeing what they believe is screen burn-in, a phenomenon where portions of the screen are permanently discolored. It's a fairly common problem on OLED devices, but it usually occurs much later in a device's lifespan.

In simpler terms, when an image is on the screen for far too long, it causes that screen to appear even after the display is changed. However, typically, it takes years before your smartphone, laptop, TV or PC display will suffer a burn-in.

The smartphone is available in two forms: a standard model with 5-inch screen, and the larger XL with 6-inch screen.

If you're planning to pick up a Pixel 2, we'd hold off until Google clarifies this situation.

Google, meanwhile, has said that it was investing into the matter.

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