Everything you need to know about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL!
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are finally here, and there’s a lot to unpack.
While these devices resemble the original Pixel and Pixel XL, there are many changes both internally and externally that make them worth talking about.
Let’s dive in.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review!
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are incredible phones — probably the best Android phones out there right now. Despite their different sizes, they are nearly identical where it counts, in their cameras, their performance, their build quality, and their software experience. While the Pixel 2 XL has slimmer bezels and a slightly more washed-out pOLED display, the smaller Pixel 2 contends with a more dated-looking form factor and a smaller battery. Oh, and a smaller price tag to boot.
Which one should you buy? Read the full review below!
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Pixel 2 XL OLED problems
Before we dive into the phones themselves, it’s worth pointing out that the Pixel 2 XL has a few display issues you should know about. The quality of the panel itself is fairly low compared to equivalent Samsung models, featuring discoloration when viewed off-center; graininess and muddiness, especially at low brightness; poor backlight uniformity (similar to the LG V30); and in some cases, burn-in.
That’s some pretty wild OLED burn-in on the Pixel 2 XL after maybe 7 days of full-time use pic.twitter.com/EPJTs6D0Kg
— Alex Dobie (@alexdobie) October 22, 2017
Burn-in consists of a permanent marking on the screen after an unmoving image has been there for some time. It’s a hallmark of OLED displays, and can be found on panels of both high and low quality. Generally, the higher the quality the longer burn-in takes to show.
In a post on its community forums, Google addressed the issue, saying that it found the burn-in, or “differential aging,” characteristics of the OLED panel on the Pixel 2 XL to be no worse than other flagships using screens of the same technology.
Extensive testing of the Pixel 2 XL display show that its decay characteristics are comparable to OLED panels used in other premium smartphones. The differential aging should not affect the user experience of the phone, as it’s not visible under normal use of your Pixel 2 XL.
Still, it plans to release a number of fixes to mitigate the issue, and will also be extending the manufacturer warranty to two years for all Pixel 2 owners. There’s also the issue of low color saturation in then Pixel 2 XL, which Google plans to address with a new “saturated” color mode in the settings in a future release.
More: Google to address Pixel 2 XL screen issues with several software changes
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL specs
For months, we’ve had an idea of what the Pixel – Source