Google pixel 2 (XL): problems and solutions known

Google's top smartphones pixel 2 and pixel 2 XL among the most expensive on the market. Accordingly, high expectations have to meet the Made-by-Google devices. Even small problems are then discussed large and not tolerated. How to treat the teething problems with the pale displays, the flickering or apparently broken microphone, this collection is to clarify to troubleshooting for pixel 2 / XL.

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Even faster than last year, Google's product forums filled with reports of defects in the new pixel smartphones. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL prepare a number of users problems that can be solved or only sporadically in some cases. For a better overview we want to keep you here long term about the solutions to the problems known to date.

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  • Burn-in effect on the display
  • discolored display
  • flickering display
  • Microphone is based in a telephone conversation

Burn-in effect on the display

Known set pixel 2 and pixel 2 XL on AMOLED displays. These tend to so-called burn-in effect. the display remains on long and displays the same content, a kind of negative impression can remain permanently adhere the display panel.

This is exactly what has happened in some of the first pixel 2s before Google has adapted the user interface according to a software update. The new software eliminates static controls that favor the burn-in.

That's some pretty wild OLED burn-in on the pixels 2 XL after maybe seven days of full-time use pic.twitter.com/EPJTs6D0Kg

- Alex Dobie (@alexdobie)October 22, 2017

However, with a little luck is in your device not to the permanent burn-in but only to the so-called retention. These can be burned out by a mehrsekündige representation of a particular image at maximum Brightness:

@hallstephenj Read your article about pixels 2 XL "burn-in", Mine had same issue, HOWEVER, this is not burn-in. It's retention. I was able to fix this by displaying this image full screen on maximum brightness for about 20 minutes. Screen looks uniform again and image is gone. pic.twitter.com/Q2VZRmxZjK

- Adam Waters (@ awaters77)November 9, 2017

discolored display

The relatively pale colors are a further criticism of some buyers who see the display next to competitors iwe the Galaxy phones.

AndroidPIT pixel 2 xl display 1450The pixel-2 display (left) is relatively pale therefore. / © AndroidPIT

Although Google highly screwed the colorfulness when playing HDR content to the maximum, some customers are upset about the pallor in normal operation. A software update is sufficient display options Reinforced". "Naturally" and "Saturated" gradually gives customers so control of the saturation.

flickering display

With a recent update of Android Oreo Both pixel devices and thunderstorms Nexus 6P devices have a flicker problem. the display brightens sporadically when you press the power button. The troubleshooting that this takes place in Product Forum is not yet complete and the solutions to the display problem of pixel smartphones are not uniform. Probably a future software update will fix it. Some users find your devices but back because of that.

Microphone is based in a telephone conversation

Located in the call of the pixels 2 and pixel 2 XL falls off the microphone when several users. While the cause of this critical problem in the product forum has not yet been clarified, some report that bubbles can help on the microphone or the USB port. So apparently there is a hardware error which can only be remedied by replacement of the device.

Trouble with the Nobel Phone: Are we too fussy?

Google's pixel units are taken from their owners harder through the wringer as many other smartphones. Here, their mistakes are sometimes remediable and, above all bearable. Colleague Luca comes as less squeamish approach and advises meticulous customer even from the purchase of the pixels from. And The Verge holds the device for a disgrace to the name Google.

As long as Google continues therefore offers its customers seamless support, the exchange proceeds more briskly and software updates are delivered on time, Google makes more than many other manufacturers, despite all the quirks.

Where to buy the Google pixel 2 XL

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