1. EMGSM's Avatar
    I went to Best Buy to see for myself how bad/good the screens are. I almost bought the pixel 2 XL but while playing around with it, I saw a burned-in G in the center of the screen. My guess is that the reason is it's a display model. Does anyone who purchased recently have burn-in issues or can you tell me if it's been resolved. If it's fixed, I 'll be joining the community. Thanks in advance.
    12-19-2017 12:52 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    No issues .. at least on my unit.

    Display models are bad. Go look around at other phones and you will see burn in on Samsung ones as well.. They are on for hours and hours a day displaying the same thing.
    12-19-2017 01:04 AM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    12-19-2017 01:11 AM
  4. EMGSM's Avatar
    Thanks for the reassurance guys. Just worried cause all the talk about the screen
    12-19-2017 01:17 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Thanks for the reassurance guys. Just worried cause all the talk about the screen
    The main issue it has a blue tint if off-axis. No doubt on that. Burn in though... Some say they have it but I know a few people w/ Pixel 2 XL phones and no issues so far.

    I just don't trust a demo unit for any phone. Not just the Pixel. They run screen on all day displaying the same stuff. That isn't normal use.
    12-19-2017 01:19 AM
  6. EMGSM's Avatar
    Yeah i definitely saw the blue tint. I think I could live with that
    12-19-2017 01:23 AM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    No issues .. at least on my unit.

    Display models are bad. Go look around at other phones and you will see burn in on Samsung ones as well.. They are on for hours and hours a day displaying the same thing.
    At full brightness as well.
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    12-19-2017 01:45 AM
  8. johnnnnnymtl's Avatar
    No burn in issues here either.
    12-19-2017 07:08 AM
  9. chriskwarren's Avatar
    No burn in here on my 2XL yet. I saw wicked burn in on a Note 8 at the store, but that's expected for a display model.
    12-19-2017 07:11 AM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'd also venture forth to say that it is indeed due to the fact that it was a display model. Google is offering a two-year warranty on their phones in the States; so if you indeed buy a 2 XL and something comes up, you're covered!
    12-19-2017 09:51 AM
  11. jmg1975's Avatar
    kinda weird but every time I look at someone using a phone... any phone....I see a bluish tint to their screen.... old phones... new phones.... Android phones... iPhones
    12-19-2017 11:21 AM
  12. Nauga's Avatar
    I'd also venture forth to say that it is indeed due to the fact that it was a display model. Google is offering a two-year warranty on their phones in the States; so if you indeed buy a 2 XL and something comes up, you're covered!
    Well, to play safe, let's say you should be covered. If the trade-in program has taught me anything, it's that Google's offers are no longer as reliable as the pixels that display them.
    12-19-2017 11:33 AM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Well, to play safe, let's say you should be covered. If the trade-in program has taught me anything, it's that Google's offers are no longer as reliable as the pixels that display them.
    I wouldn't put trade in offers in the same category as a warranty.
    12-19-2017 11:37 AM
  14. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Demo units always have burn in because they're on for hours each day. I had the same concerns as you have but I jumped and grabbed a Pixel 2 XL last Friday and I love it.
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    12-19-2017 11:58 AM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    The main issue it has a blue tint if off-axis. No doubt on that. Burn in though... Some say they have it but I know a few people w/ Pixel 2 XL phones and no issues so far.

    I just don't trust a demo unit for any phone. Not just the Pixel. They run screen on all day displaying the same stuff. That isn't normal use.
    It's not just that. They run on absolute maximum brightness as well.

    Maxed out brightness on OLED is awful for longevity since it significantly accelerates the decaying of the organic compounds.
    EMGSM likes this.
    12-19-2017 01:59 PM
  16. Aquila's Avatar
    And ANOTHER Pixel 2 XL display thread. Yay!
    osubeavs728 and bnice like this.
    12-20-2017 08:06 PM

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