Google responds to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL display complaints

American search giant says it was going for a more “natural and accurate rendition of colours”

Comments

  • Ben

    The color tone I can get used to but the blue shift at slightest angle better not be as intense as reviewers claim it to be as that will annoy me soooooo much. Had that on Nexus 6P (yellow/pink when tilting) and 9 months in, was still annoying

    • John Lofwire

      no clue for XL but the pixel 2 do not have a big colors shift its pretty similar to the S8 to be truthful.

      So i guess we continue to see biased review.

      Samsung do give more goodies so i guess that a good way to artificially get better review.

  • Marc Paulin

    So it’s a matter of software adjustment rather than a hardware defect. I don’t find that a big knock on the phone then. Google just needs to find the proper balance.

    • thereasoner

      Just give users settings/options similar to what is on my Galaxy S6 and let them decide between natural and vivid etc.

    • Smanny

      That is what should be done for all OLED displays. For that matter you may as well add it for all displays including LCDs as well.

  • Mo Dabbas

    I have a pixel XL (first gen) and even that one has yellowish tone compared to my Huawei mate 9, Samsung S7, LG V20 and LG G5. I hope they give those color options to the xl as well.
    Also, LG OLED is not as good as Samsung’s according to many reviews.
    I was also reading that the pixel 2 and 2 XL both have the same color calibration. So that’s hopefully that software update Google mentioned would add more screen customization so that each would put it to the liking.

  • Mo Dabbas

    I have a pixel XL (first gen) and even that one has yellowish tone compared to my Huawei mate 9, Samsung S7, LG V20 and LG G5. I hope they give those color options to the xl as well.
    Also, LG OLED is not as good as Samsung’s according to many reviews.
    I was also reading that the pixel 2 and 2 XL both have the same color calibration. So that’s hopefully that software update Google mentioned would add more screen customization so that each would put it to the liking.

    • Garrett Cooper

      Really? Different strokes I suppose. I love the screen on my XL and how vibrant it is. When I got it, I didn’t realize they were AMOLED so I was pleasantly surprised after using an S8 for a week and really missing the screen when going back to me G5.

    • Lion5

      I don’t see yellowish on my Pixel XL. I must say the screen is excellent, but doesn’t compare to my Note 5 and now Note 8. It’s still good though.

  • Stephen B Morris

    Yes Google, fix it! The colours still look dull even with the vivid toggle on. Give people a slider or something. Just fix it!

    • thereasoner

      This dull look is considered a feature on iPhones, they just call it colour accuracy.

    • Stephen B Morris

      Which is why I think this should have been an adjustable setting. I would like to see brighter and more punchy colours. If I want my reds to look brighter than what their interpretation of what red should look like, let me be able to adjust it in the settings without having to resort to some sort of XDA hackery. If Google wants to create a phone that goes toe to toe with Apple in all metrics including price, then that’s all fine and good. But Android used to be all about options, not making decisions on what they think the consumer wants. I peer into the Pixel 2’s screen and see that Android’s soul is gone. #betogethernotthesame

      Edit: Ok I am being melodramatic, but I just want to be able to adjust the colours. And film 4K videos at 60fps. Is that too much to ask?

  • Brad Fortin

    Good thing the Pixel isn’t a popular phone or else this might lead to some level of uproar and mainstream news coverage.

  • Frank King

    Wow that shows how unreliable the MobileSyrup review was. They just didn’t have the balls to tell the truth and had to rely on convoluted wording to say something was wrong.

  • Ernie

    The truth is. It’s because it uses LG’s OLED screens. Which are not on par with Samsung OLED screens.

  • sheldance

    first world problems