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Pixel 2 XL Display Shows More Trouble Than Burn-In Report, How Will Google React To This?

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL to be available exclusively on Flipkart, pre-order starts Oct 26

It's built into all the new Pixel phones, but is dormant on devices running stock 8.0. In a market of hit-or-miss phones from Asian manufacturers and a host of affordable alternatives, a true premium Android phone was a welcome addition to the fold. One is larger, more advanced, and completely redesigned-the other is smaller, more affordable, and based on previous year's designs.

The above offers are available on pre-orders of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL between October 26 and October 31, 2017 on Flipkart as well as through other offline retailers like Reliance Digital, Croma and more across the country. The devices feature a 12.2MP primary camera with EIS, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, an LED flash, and support for 4K recording. Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch P-OLED QHD display panel with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 18:9 aspect ratio and 538 PPI pixel density.

Last year's Pixel had a great camera, but it fell short in some shots because software processing made colors look too strong and clean at times.

The size of the display doesn't tell the whole story in the sizing department though. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 manage this effect via a second camera lens to sense depth. The same goes for the difference in weight, which is only 0.07 pounds.

Assuming these Google Pixel 3 rumors are true, the company would keep some of the best features for the most expensive Pixel 3 version similar to what Apple did with the iPhone X. Google's future product strategy helps explain why it launched the Pixel Buds earlier this month. The Pixel 2 64 GB variant is priced at Rs 61,000, and the 128GB variant priced at Rs 70,000.

As reports and reviews have come out, that's unfortunately been far from the truth.

Meanwhile, the iPhone X has the highest quality display of the bunch - but it's also the most expensive smartphone out of the three. Just the slightest tint casts a blue hue across the screen. For now, it looks we can view this as Google priming the machine learning engine. Similarly, a 32GB Pixel XL owner can effectively get the 64GB Pixel 2 XL for Rs 45,000.

In fact, Google is already working on this somewhat with Project Treble, a feature which should mean it's less work for manufacturers to update their devices. If you have an old smartphone lying around, this will be your chance to get some money out of it.

The last big thing to consider with these two phones is the price. Unexpected clicking sounds The problems are not just limited to Pixel 2 XL's screen but they also extend to other parts. Rumours have been doing the rounds regarding the number of phone that Google will release, as well as their rumoured codenames. However, the Pixel 2 ended up coming with the 835 chipset.

Some of the lucky few to get their hands on the £799 Pixel 2 XL claim they are suffering from this issue.

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