It looks like things keep getting worse for the Pixel 2 XL as has there are now reports of screen burn-in occurring just after days of use.
For the past week, reviewers have been complaining about screen issues; there are reports of a strange blue tint, inaccurate color reproduction, and more. But as you can see from the image above, things have gotten worse. The picture was posted to Twitter by Alex Dobie of Android Central after just seven days of full-time use. If you look closely, there is screen burn-in towards the bottom of the device showing the on-screen navigation buttons permanently in place. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be an isolated incident, as Tim Schiesser of Hardware Unboxed and TechSpot have also experienced the same.
To be clear, this is a problem that is currently only affecting the Pixel 2 XL. While the use of AMOLED displays in handsets is nothing new, this is the first time around for many manufacturers to produce a near bezel-less device that removes the hardware navigation buttons and replaces them with persistent on-screen ones. Because of this, screens are more prone to burn in, but this shouldn't be an issue at this point in time.
Samsung figured out a solution to this problem with its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ by employing a pixel shift technique. It is uncertain whether the Pixel 2 XL is failing to use a similar method or that its panel is just bad quality. With all of this news about the Pixel 2 XL and its problems, how has this affected your purchasing decision?
Source: Alex Dobie (Twitter)