Well, it's finally arrived. Google says this has been corrected in the new update.
Obviously, I'll be on the lookout for any display wonkiness.
"The differential aging should not affect the user experience of the phone, as it's not visible under normal use of your Pixel 2 XL".
Google's Pixel 2 XL is nothing short of controversial, but it's still a great phone. Does that matter? I'm not sure it does. It neither has that dual-camera setup that Apple uses for the portrait mode in the iPhone X nor the depth-sensing module that Apple's phone has.
However, one controversial feature will remain.
The feature is currently rolling out for mobile and desktop website both.
- The Google AI is better recognising the edges of a person and then applying the blur. The Apple tries to get richer colours. "What song is this?". The handset runs on Android Oreo. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices can passively listen in to music around you and identify the song on the screen. Well, the search giant did work on that option but didn't follow through with it. Since all OLED displays experience some degree of decay over time, we'll continue to make enhancements which maximize the life of your Pixel screen. I couldn't explain it then, and I can't explain it now. It's like an additional layer of protection from the B.S. that we call everyday life.
This definitely isn't the case with the Pixel 2 XL.
The first is the option to choose more saturated colours in settings. So it likely wasn't a hardware issue.
Pixel 2's performance takes an accelerated step ahead, with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor buddying up with 4GB of RAM and a choice of either 64GB or 128GB of non-expandable storage.
That wasn't the only screen complaint Google received about the Pixel 2 XL. Personally, it doesn't bother me at all. Which is fine, I guess. It also helps that Google Assistant only occupies about half the screen, so you don't feel as disconnected from whatever else you're doing if the phone is already unlocked. But if the display issues are too ... Since this was a software-based feature, eager audiophiles with older or less-abled Android phones have been looking forward to taste this feature. Once the Assistant identifies the song, you will get a card that shows the name of the song, the artist and lyrics of the track. The two handsets display colors differently, for sure.
Google has ditched the headphone jack for the device, instead relying on wireless or USB-C headphones. The whites on the Pixel 2 XL are bluer/colder than those on the original Pixel XL, where they just seem white and warmer. Is the new display duller or less vivid than the original Pixel XL? Google as of now has over 10,000 popular songs in its database that you can expect it to identify.
There's no microSD expansion but surely has 2,770 mAh battery on the inside.
Finally, I'd like to briefly address the price.