12-16-2017 06:25 AM
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  1. mach1man's Avatar
    Ok so I'm looking at ordering a new Pixel 2 XL but I'm a little worried about getting one with a blue tint. Is this something that more than likely is already fixed by google or is it luck of the draw?
    12-09-2017 06:44 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    So far as I am concerned, it is totally unnoticeable in normal use.
    mach1man and dc52ltr like this.
    12-09-2017 07:22 AM
  3. bsannes's Avatar
    So all units will have blue tint because it's AMOLED,some do have it worse than others. I have had my 2xl for a month and I have to remember to look for it or you never see it.
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    12-09-2017 07:35 AM
  4. mach1man's Avatar
    AH ok. well maybe I'll order and try it out.
    12-09-2017 07:47 AM
  5. psychoD33x's Avatar
    You don't notice it even unless you look at your phone at an off angle. Even then it's not bad. Unless you have your phone propped on a table or something watching videos how often are you not looking directly at your phone? I've only had it about a week, but it's not a deal breaker. At least for me. Great phone, I just have some personal preference issues with the design
    12-09-2017 07:48 AM
  6. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    If you're concerned about the screen, go to a Verizon store or a Best Buy and look at the screen. It's always important to do a hands-on with a device before ordering online without looking at it.
    12-09-2017 12:12 PM
  7. lionofthesouth's Avatar
    I had the same concerns. Preordered the XL during the live event. Then reviews came out slamming the screen and the blue tint. Saw it for myself when local store got one in. Was enough to make me cancel my preorder.
    Couple of weeks passed, and I was still thinking about the xl, so I thought I would get one and send back if necessary. Well, my 14 data to return ended today, and whilst I have thought about returning it, it was nothing to do with the screen or any other problem. More to do with price.
    But I am keeping it
    12-09-2017 12:35 PM
  8. SupraLB's Avatar
    You shouldn't take much from cell phone reviewers and blogs. The average cell phone blogger is near the bottom of the barrel when it comes to experience or actual knowledge. Many were exposed thinking the colors were due to the LG panel, and not the graphics chip settings.
    firebirder likes this.
    12-09-2017 12:51 PM
  9. vamp07's Avatar
    I have an xl and the blue tint thing is silly. WAY blown out of proportion.
    12-09-2017 01:14 PM
  10. Forest Dane's Avatar
    I have an xl and the blue tint thing is silly. WAY blown out of proportion.
    Yep, this!

    Had I not read about it I probably wouldn't have even thought about it. The display is light years ahead of my old 6p when I put them side by side.
    njgill05 likes this.
    12-09-2017 02:23 PM
  11. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Totally swayed some purchases away from Google but overall, the Pixel 2 family is happy.
    12-09-2017 02:40 PM
  12. gibsonb2's Avatar
    I have an xl and the blue tint thing is silly. WAY blown out of proportion.
    Absolutely this. I am really happy with mine.
    12-09-2017 02:42 PM
  13. pseudoware's Avatar
    Blue tint?

    12-09-2017 02:43 PM
  14. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Noticed the blue tint on 1st boot up of phone on white boot screen, never seen it since, for me and my phone it's totally blown out of proportion, I highly recommend this beautiful machine
    Oh yes and the battery is ace, great sound and the camera is the best
    Look at this shot taken when I took my dog for a walk!
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    12-09-2017 02:47 PM
  15. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I was worried about the blue tint but after getting my phone and turning it on, I tilted it, saw the slight blue tint, shrugged my shoulders and thought, "what's the big deal?"

    Only time I notice the blue tint is when I lay my 2 XL on the table while eating and look at it at an oblique angle. I've taken to laying down the salt shaker on its side and propping up my phone so I view it more straight on. No blue tint.

    Really is an overblown topic.
    12-09-2017 03:25 PM
  16. preeble's Avatar
    I must be in the minority as the blue tint was a factor in me returning my panda xl. It wasn’t the only thing, but certainly contributed. Use case : phone is on my desk to my side - all I saw was blue. In all, the XL2 had too many issues for a $1k phone.

    For reference, the 2XL was an upgrade from the OG XL blue, which is a fantastic phone (except for random BT issues). I also have the iPhone X as my second phone and absolutely love it. Plus screen in the smaller form factor.
    12-09-2017 07:42 PM
  17. NickA's Avatar
    I have an xl and the blue tint thing is silly. WAY blown out of proportion.
    Right on dude. Honestly, if I didn't watch any reviews of the Pixel 2 XL I would have never noticed the blue tint. I find it ridiculous that "blue tint" will now be the standard for the quality of a display. You know the first thing some tech reviewer will do when they get their hands on the Pixel 3 XL will be to look at it off angle.
    12-10-2017 12:46 AM
  18. firebirder's Avatar
    Blue tint is a non issue for me and blown way out of proportion.

    I've made further comments in others threads about this so if you're really interested you can search.
    12-10-2017 01:37 AM
  19. johnnnnnymtl's Avatar
    I was worried too. Get the phone.
    kenorian likes this.
    12-10-2017 02:29 AM
  20. doorwindowtim's Avatar
    Like others, I think the blue screen is *mostly* a non issue. I use an 8 plus for work, so maybe I notice it more as I'm seeing different screens, but I really notice the blue tint while browsing and any activities where the background is white, seems like poor QC for a 1K phone IMO.

    I think the camera, performance and so many other aspects of the device are solid enough that I'd buy again. I'm finding myself use the squeeze aspect for GA where I probably didn't touch it for a week..

    Go in to a local store that has them, pick it up.. tilt it, you'll see it I'm sure, but I don't think it's a dealkiller.
    12-10-2017 09:12 PM
  21. dsignori's Avatar
    You'll probably notice it some in the beginning - because you'll be looking for it. Then, after a relatively short of of actually using the phone, you probably will forget it's there, unless someone reminds you. that's how it is for me anyway ..
    kenorian likes this.
    12-11-2017 10:26 AM
  22. bnice's Avatar
    Try it for yourself, then you'll know if it's for you or not. As for me, love this phone.
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    12-11-2017 11:23 AM
  23. ReggieTee's Avatar
    Got mine a few days ago. The blue tint is there. I really hadn't noticed a major issue with it until today using it at work for the first time. Pixel on desk and I'm reading from an angle, it's very noticeable.
    12-11-2017 03:04 PM
  24. VivaTerlingua's Avatar
    The blue tint is noticeable when you're looking for it, otherwise I pretty much forget about it. That being said, I don't think the screen is a good as the one on my iPhone 6s plus.

    I went and looked at an iPhone X and was blown away by the screen but I didn't like the size. I had read the negative reviews about the screen on the 2 XL and figured if it was just somewhere between the screen on my 6s plus and the X I would be happy. However it doesn't seem as sharp as the 6s plus and the whites are more of a gray to me compared to the 6s plus.

    However, unless you're looking at them side by side, you'll never notice. To me, the screen is far from a deal breaker, but it's certainly not a reason to purchase the phone either.
    12-11-2017 04:06 PM
  25. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Cross-post from another thread:

    I spent a long time with the demo unit Pixel 2 XL at Best Buy tonight and seriously, there's no issues with the screen. The demo unit didn't even have any burn in, which was surprising. I put my S8 Active's screen next to the screen on the Pixel 2 XL, and even though the colors on the S8 Active were punchier, I preferred the color on the Pixel 2 XL. My S8 Active had the same amount of off-axis blue shifting as the Pixel 2 XL. I'll be getting my Stormtrooper Pixel 2 XL tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it! My S8 Active is going back to T-Mobile.

    I'm eating crow right now.

    Edit: And I want to add that the iPhone X I owned before the S8 Active also had blue shifting when tilting the phone off-axis.
    12-14-2017 09:46 PM
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