10-25-2017 12:14 PM
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  1. Coug's Avatar
    Upgraded from s7edge with google now to P2 XL from Verizon.

    I see the news and threads about screen problems, burn-in, etc, but I do not notice any of these and I have looked for them. In fact, this phone is everything I expected and more. My spouse tried it and finally said she is tired of her iphone 7 and wants to come back to android. My screen looks great, and I find I am using the integrated google assistant more than I thought. Enough that we went out and bought a google home. Some positive vibes for this Tuesday!
    Flexia, dsignori, Wiley_11 and 9 others like this.
    10-24-2017 10:28 AM
  2. stevedoz's Avatar
    Upgraded from s7edge with google now to P2 XL from Verizon.

    I see the news and threads about screen problems, burn-in, etc, but I do not notice any of these and I have looked for them. In fact, this phone is everything I expected and more. My spouse tried it and finally said she is tired of her iphone 7 and wants to come back to android. My screen looks great, and I find I am using the integrated google assistant more than I thought. Enough that we went out and bought a google home. Some positive vibes for this Tuesday!
    Glad you are enjoying it. Some of the Youtube reviewers have said they havent noticed any screen issues apart from the blue tint which doesnt seem to be very relevant for many.
    Jeremiah Bonds and Chex313 like this.
    10-24-2017 10:32 AM
  3. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Honestly, I think my phone is fine. I don't have any issues with it. Maybe it's more fun for people if they have something to complain about, or maybe there are people who just want to latch onto anything they can to bring down this phone since they think theirs is better.
    10-24-2017 10:34 AM
  4. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Always good to see happy users!
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    10-24-2017 10:36 AM
  5. 08BlackWRX's Avatar
    No issues here either other than the obvious blue tint. No banding, grading or burn-in issues.
    10-24-2017 10:36 AM
  6. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I think this is just like every other major release. Always a controversy for nothing. Mine is perfect.
    10-24-2017 10:38 AM
  7. dsignori's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback. I am sure there are many happy users. As we all know, people who have issues post more on forums than those who are happy, so it is sometimes hard to tell the scale of certain "issues" at times. Glad you are enjoying your phone. Mine comes tomorrow and I will be enjoying mine very much (I hope!).
    10-24-2017 10:38 AM
  8. sixty_four's Avatar
    Dull screen, blue-tint, burn-in, clicks and whines...while some of these issues are legitimate problems, I wonder at what point does being too picky about a phone become a detriment to the whole experience.

    I'm guilty of getting caught up in wanting my things to be perfect and/or keeping my stuff looking brand new but find that this can sometimes limit fun, enjoyment and experiences. A great example is the new car I just bought. With my old car, I'd throw a couple of dirty mountain bikes on the rack and all the stinky gear in the trunk. Or load up my 3 dogs for a park day. With the new car, none of that's happened yet - using my gf's car for all that - but I'm going to have to sooner or later or miss out on significant amounts of fun. Same with my bike. When I first got it, I was fairly careful with it but now I just say f*ck-it and just bomb that thing down whatever seems fun.

    It's not that I would be satisfied with a defective product or abuse everything I buy. It's just that maybe it's better to step back and ask if these imperfections are worth the anguish and never-ending search for the perfect product (which doesn't exist, btw).
    10-24-2017 10:49 AM
  9. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    Upgraded from s7edge with google now to P2 XL from Verizon.

    I see the news and threads about screen problems, burn-in, etc, but I do not notice any of these and I have looked for them. In fact, this phone is everything I expected and more. My spouse tried it and finally said she is tired of her iphone 7 and wants to come back to android. My screen looks great, and I find I am using the integrated google assistant more than I thought. Enough that we went out and bought a google home. Some positive vibes for this Tuesday!
    I don't think you're in the minority at all. The majority of people who actually buy the phone, bought it for what it's best at ... function over form. The hardware isn't the Pixel's strongest selling point, but the software and best in class camera is where it really shines.
    10-24-2017 10:58 AM
  10. nelamvr6's Avatar
    I'm right there with you! Cheers!
    10-24-2017 11:04 AM
  11. Jonneh's Avatar
    Dull screen, blue-tint, burn-in, clicks and whines...while some of these issues are legitimate problems, I wonder at what point does being too picky about a phone become a detriment to the whole experience.

    I'm guilty of getting caught up in wanting my things to be perfect and/or keeping my stuff looking brand new but find that this can sometimes limit fun, enjoyment and experiences. A great example is the new car I just bought. With my old car, I'd throw a couple of dirty mountain bikes on the rack and all the stinky gear in the trunk. Or load up my 3 dogs for a park day. With the new car, none of that's happened yet - using my gf's car for all that - but I'm going to have to sooner or later or miss out on significant amounts of fun. Same with my bike. When I first got it, I was fairly careful with it but now I just say f*ck-it and just bomb that thing down whatever seems fun.

    It's not that I would be satisfied with a defective product or abuse everything I buy. It's just that maybe it's better to step back and ask if these imperfections are worth the anguish and never-ending search for the perfect product (which doesn't exist, btw).
    Love this. Very good point!
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    10-24-2017 11:07 AM
  12. dmark44's Avatar
    The blue tint thing doesn't bother me, from what I saw on the display model. I intend to upgrade by Christmas and will either get the 2 XL or the Moto Z2 Force (tempting with the $300 off Best Buy deal.) Both have POLED screens and it looks like that is how the technology works, at least at this stage.
    10-24-2017 11:12 AM
  13. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I think I may need to retire from forums after this release lol

    I wonder how many of these so called experts/bloggers would have commented on the issues had they not previously known about them.
    10-24-2017 11:16 AM
  14. dsignori's Avatar
    I wonder how many of these so called experts/bloggers would have commented on the issues had they not previously known about them.
    Yeah, that is the thing, right? If you didn't know you had a problem until someone told you that you did, and then you looked for it, was the problem actually a problem for you?

    It's like the ole' "If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?" thing IMO. Bottom line is if I notice it in NORMAL use, it's a problem. If I don't , it's not. For me there is nothing else to say :-)
    10-24-2017 11:26 AM
  15. torifile's Avatar
    And if Apple were the ones having the blue tint issue, you guys would be having a field day raking them over the coals and yelling that anyone who was willing to give them a pass were iSheeple. SMDH.

    It’s a real issue that a flagship phone has a demonstrable issue in as widespread a fashion as the 2XL’s screen. Whether or not that bothers *you* is secondary. Crap QC. Luckily, Android is really all about the software because its hardware, even the most expensive of the bunch, is junk.
    TornadoRed likes this.
    10-24-2017 11:29 AM
  16. dsignori's Avatar
    It’s a real issue
    Well we don't know that. Is it IR? We don't know. Is there burn in? We don't know. Does what you're seeing on the screen (or not seeing) actually bother YOU? If so, don't buy it. If not, then it's not an issue FOR YOU.

    No one is apologizing for anything. What I am also not doing it making conclusions before I have all the facts. It's a hard thing to do in the forums and with the massive tech echo chamber, but it's important to at least attempt to filter FUD from facts...


    Here is a recent reviewer who doesn't see it, though he talks intelligently and thoroughly about the screen "issues" at around 8:30 of the video

    10-24-2017 11:35 AM
  17. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    And if Apple were the ones having the blue tint issue, you guys would be having a field day raking them over the coals and yelling that anyone who was willing to give them a pass were iSheeple. SMDH.

    It’s a real issue that a flagship phone has a demonstrable issue in as widespread a fashion as the 2XL’s screen. Whether or not that bothers *you* is secondary. Crap QC. Luckily, Android is really all about the software because its hardware, even the most expensive of the bunch, is junk.
    I don't know if that's a fair comparison... Apple sells 200 million phones annually and consider themselves "pioneers" in the Mobile phone market. They've been selling phones for a decade and have had their missteps along the way as well. Google won't sell 10 million phones. It's still early for them.

    I don't think anyone in this forum is giving a Google a pass or anything like that. people spend a lot of money on these phones, so some careful thought is required with a buying decision like that.
    10-24-2017 11:38 AM
  18. Richard Servello's Avatar
    As I said in another thread. The OG XL had really bad screen burn...but nobody ever mentioned it.
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    10-24-2017 11:42 AM
  19. dsignori's Avatar
    As I said in another thread. The OG XL had really bad screen burn...but nobody ever mentioned it.

    Oy, don't confuse things. My OG Pixel in my hand is great and has zero screen burn.
    10-24-2017 11:50 AM
  20. Zod1010's Avatar
    I was thoroughly enjoying my Pixel XL 2 until yesterday. Within a few hours, my swipe down gesture stopped working and my Bluetooth connection started dropping every time I touched the phone. Taken in combination with the blue hue (which wasn't bothering me), burn-in (which I wasn't experiencing), and now the ticking sound being reported (which I also wasn't experiencing), it just seems like there's an underlying quality control issue at play here. At this point I'm returning my Pixel XL 2 and going into a holding pattern with my S7 Edge until all of this plays out.
    Dylan Gorski likes this.
    10-24-2017 12:02 PM
  21. UtahRoadie's Avatar
    Coming from the Pixel Xl to the Pixel 2 XL. I do have the blue tint on angle, and I never would have noticed except that an article pointed it out. No burn in, no black smearing, no high pitched noise. I am not as excited with the Pixel 2 XL as I was the the Pixel XL because I am now used to the amazing speed and quality of the software and camera. The Pixel 2 Xl is an incremental upgrade, and I am very satisfied with my purchase.
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    10-24-2017 12:03 PM
  22. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Coming from the Pixel Xl to the Pixel 2 XL. I do have the blue tint on angle, and I never would have noticed except that an article pointed it out. No burn in, no black smearing, no high pitched noise. I am not as excited with the Pixel 2 XL as I was the the Pixel XL because I am now used to the amazing speed and quality of the software and camera. The Pixel 2 Xl is an incremental upgrade, and I am very satisfied with my purchase.
    The 2 XL camera is a massive upgrade on the camera! Most low light pics were blurry on XL and if you used the volume rocker it almost always blurred.
    UtahRoadie likes this.
    10-24-2017 12:11 PM
  23. P Chase's Avatar
    Oy, don't confuse things. My OG Pixel in my hand is great and has zero screen burn.
    I have an OG pixel and (because of the 2 XL news) I decided to load up a 50% gray image and see. Sure enough, "burn in" on the nav bar and very faint on the notification bar. I never noticed it before, or even knew to look for it. So a quick and dirty google search showed S8's with the same issue, S5's, my VERY old GNex basically every OLED phone has some degree of burn in. If you can't see it on anything other than a neutral gray screen in a dark room with the brightness turned up then I don't care. I'll still be watching for it when my P2XL gets here though. I'm sure I'll still enjoy the phone and if it has issues I'll call Google and get it replaced. I had to RMA my N5X and it was quick and easy. It sucks that I have to consider that with a brand new $850 phone, but such is the price you pay when you pre-order the new hotness.
    dsignori likes this.
    10-24-2017 12:25 PM
  24. Userexists's Avatar
    +100000000 to most of this thread.

    My phone is great. I am a picky person when it comes to most everything. I got either really lucky with mine or as some have said this issues are way over blown. I wonder if some of these issues are from the review units and not the retail. My screen is great, phone goes through everyday tasks no problem, and no burn in. I could not be happier.
    P Chase and BattleSwine like this.
    10-24-2017 12:27 PM
  25. Guto Aaron's Avatar
    Here's my take:

    My phone history is iPhone 4 -> Samsung s5 -> iPhone 6 -> Samsung s7 Edge -> iPhone 6 (my s7e smashed after about the 20th drop in two months, slippery bugger!)

    I was seriously excited about the new Pixels, even watched the live event (which is common to lots of you I'm sure, but not me!). I was a bit disappointed to see the Pixel 2 still had the huge bezels, so decided to go for the XL2 and pre-ordered one that night. Got very very excited, went to look at one on display in the shop and loved the look, then read all the original reviews which were fantastic. Then the screen problems started being reported. After reading every article I could, and getting more and more worried I started coming on to these forums, which made me even more worried!

    Last night I ordered a Pixel 2, thinking that I could play around for it for 2 weeks and, if I liked it, cancel the XL2 as I was just too worried about the screen. But today, I went back to the shop and spent a lot of time playing with the XL2 with different brightness settings, vivid mode on/off and different colour backgrounds. And do you know what...

    The screen was absolutely fine! Seriously could not see what the issue is. Yes, there was a faint blue tint when viewing off angle, but I would never have realised it if I wasn't looking for it and there's no way it would bother me when using it. Coming from the iPhone 6, the colours didn't seem dull whatsoever, but I'm sure that will be different for those coming from a Samsung phone. I did everything I could to try and see burn in, but there was nothing, and this is a phone that's had the display on all day for over a week. Same for graininess.

    No doubt there's too many bad quality screens around, but as long as you get a fully functional one then you will be totally fine, beautiful in fact (And if you don't get a fully functional one, send it back until you do!).

    In other words, I've cancelled the order for the smaller Pixel and now I'm back to being excited for my XL 2 to arrive!!
    10-24-2017 12:57 PM
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