Tech Clinic: Is there something wrong with a Pixel 2 XL’s screen?

Confused about that new phone to buy, or wish to know that VR headset is value buying? Tech Clinic is a i‘s new mainstay mouth-watering readers to contention their blazing record and tool questions for Technology Correspondent Rhiannon Williams to answer.

I’m unequivocally tempted by a new Google Pixel phone – we like a thought of quick charging and all a reviews contend a camera is great. However, is there a problem with a shade we should know about before we buy? – Dan, Essex

Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are indeed good phones, and a cameras are exceptional. Unfortunately, some reporters who had been contrast a incomparable Pixel 2 XL  handsets have reported shade burn-in, resounding after-images of a navigation symbol bar remaining on a display, even after a bar itself has been closed.

This isn’t good news, given that that phone starts during £799. It’s an emanate that can impact OLED screens, yet it customarily takes months or years of a TV, mechanism or phone displaying a same picture but a mangle for it to turn etched into a display. This is also a reason because PCs used to competition charcterised screensavers.

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On tip of this, a lot of other early reviewers complained a arrangement was muddier and some-more pale than they expected, yet this is mostly a matter of taste.

The good news is that Google released a program repair to minimise burn-in repairs and boost colour modes flattering fast following a reports. The burn-in appears to be singular to usually a Pixel 2 XL, definition a smaller Pixel 2 is unaffected, and a association is also formulation to recover a serve program refurbish in December. As a Pixel 2 XL usually went on sale to a ubiquitous open on 15 November, a new handsets should be fine.

If you’re unconvinced, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (from £689) and Note 8 (from £869) handsets are likewise glorious Androids with arguably improved build quality. Nokia ‘s Nokia 8 (£499) is also really good, with a crafty dual-camera set up.

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