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Pixel 2 XL slammed by Samsung for display-related issues

by Justin Herrick | October 26, 2017October 26, 2017 7:00 am PDT

Google provides Android to its partners, but its partners are still competing with Google in hardware. That’s why Samsung is throwing shade at the company for all of the issues involving the display on the Pixel 2 XL. If you slip-up in the mobile industry, you’re bound to hear from your competitors in addition to consumers and the media.

This week Samsung started promoting a “Screen Reviews” video in which a bunch of YouTube personalities are sharing glowing reviews of the Super AMOLED panel on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. Those two phones have, according to many, the best displays in the world. It would explain why Apple enlisted Samsung to create the custom OLED panel for the upcoming iPhone X. Google didn’t get as lucky, though.

The Pixel 2 XL has an OLED panel made by LG, who does have a dedicated display-making division within the company. The problem, however, is that LG is more familiar with LCD technology for mobile devices. LG’s V30 was the company’s first phone to have an OLED-based display and the Pixel 2 XL is second. A number of issues have come up possibly due to inexperience.

Owners of Google’s latest flagship are reporting screen burn-in, graininess, smearing, and other noticeable problems. They’re being investigated by Google, but the company hasn’t exactly been transparent in its findings so far.

If you are looking for a phone with a best-in-class display, it’s true that you can’t go wrong with the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8. No other phone has proven to challenge the deep, vibrant colors from Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology.

Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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