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People are not happy with the Pixel 2’s display

Google addressed the matter in a statement and suggested it’s willing to fix these problems, depending on feedback.

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The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2X are now available, and consumers are finally getting their mitts all over it. But with any newly launched device, issues will arise, which in turn leads to a bunch of complaining, which is the case with the Pixel 2.

The biggest complaint is the phone’s screen, particularly with the Pixel 2 XL’s display. The issue is that users are complaining about the display’s colors when scrolling through apps or websites. For example, white colors don’t display as white but more rather a red tinted color. And this isn’t just an issue for consumers too, Ars TechnicaCNET, and The Verge all spotted this to before release.

The issue lies with the phones’ screen being defaulted to have SRGB turned on. Google said in a statement that it’s aware of the issue and is willing to correct these issues if enough feedback is submitted. Here’s what Google says on the matter:

“We designed the Pixel display to have a more natural and accurate rendition of colors this year but we know some people prefer more vivid colors so we’ve added an option to boost colors by 10% for a more saturated display. We’re always looking at people’s responses to Pixel and we will look at adding more color options through a software update if we see a lot of feedback.”

However, not everyone thinks this is a display issue. Truthfully, most people might not even notice it.



Either way, this isn’t a huge problem, and it’s nothing a software fix can’t handle if that’s the route Google plans on going with. But, if a phone’s display is something you look for in a smartphone, our best suggestion is to try it out beforehand before committing to that price tag.


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