Enlarge / The Pixel 2 XL in all its slim-bezel glory. (credit: Ron Amadeo)
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the best Android phones you can buy, but boy does the 2 XL have a lot of display issues.
In addition to graininess and a weird blue shift at certain viewing angles, the 2 XL is now experiencing burn-in on units that are just a week or two old.
Android Central was the first to report the issue, showing a picture of a Pixel 2 XL with some nasty image retention around the navigation bar.
Shortly after, several other reports of burn-in started popping up, and you can add Ars’ review unit to the list of affected devices. You can see the permanent navigation bar burn-in below on our two-week old device.
Here’s the burn-in on our two-week old review unit. You can still see the navigation buttons on this solid gray image. (credit: Ron Amadeo)
In response to the complaints, Google has sent out a statement saying that it’s investigating the issue:
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