Good old Google up to no good again perhaps. This time there are two major flaws with their recently released Google Pixel two XL. The first flaw is discoloration with the display.
When in lower light, you can see grainy textures and muddy colors with these brand new Androids. This issue only affects the Google Pixel two six inch XL screen, and not the smaller five inch screen that comes with the pixel two. Google Incorporated claims that they are looking into this issue.
This is NOT even the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to problems with this Google Pixel XL screen. Not only do these screens have strange discoloration at times, but now there is a burn in problem with some of these devices. Burn in problems were first noticed in older school Cathode Ray Tube style computer monitors.
This is why screen savers were first created. You would leave your computer on over night and walk back to a burn in image on your monitor. Many times this was permanent.
Fast forward to current technology and you would think this type of problem would NOT be an issue. Google claims they are investigating this problem. These dumb devices, err I mean smart devices are made with Plastic Organic Light Emitting Diode.
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 beautiful colors and renderings. We put all of our products through extensive quality testing before launch and in the manufacturing of every unit. We are actively investigating this report.
These screens can become susceptible to burn in. However, generally it takes months or even years for this to occur. There are numerous reports that these screen burn ins are occuring within a week.
Troublesome to say the least. There is another possibility that these burn in symptoms are just a ghosting problem, that usually clears up by itself. However, real burn in is permanent.
Is Google going to finally admit a mistake? Are they going to issue refunds, returns, exchanges, or a recall? We shall see how this Google Pixel XL screen problem plays out.