The Google Pixel 2 launch was not all smooth sailing. In fact, several people complained of screen burn-in after receiving review units. After a couple of rough days, the company took time to respond to all of the concerns #mobilemagic
The weekend revealed a big issue (although pretty common) with the review units of Pixel 2 XL. Upon looking at the screen attentively, users could see faint traces of the phone’s navigation buttons. The problem is that this type of occurrence usually comes after months or years of use not just days.
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
Then again, it could be something else at work here. Google, on its part, didn’t ignore the issue. The company admitted something was wrong and stated they were looking into it: “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”.
We’ll have to wait and see if the problem disappears in time… otherwise, it could prove to be quite the deal-breaker.