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Some Google Pixel 2 XL displays have less significant color shift

Last year we reported on the tendency of the Google Pixel 2 XL OLED display to rapidly shift colors when the device was tilted and viewed off-axis. Although the behavior is not uncommon for OLED panels, the LG-made panel on the Pixel 2 XL exhibited it to a significant degree, where it was hard not to notice.

Not all Pixel 2 XL displays are bad. Some lack the annoying blue shift. pic.twitter.com/p8RgkEbztF

Vlad Savov (@vladsavov) January 15, 2018

We are now hearing reports of users noting that their units don’t seem to suffer from the aforementioned problem, at least not the degree that was initially reported. One of them is Vlad Savov from The Verge, who has two units, one with and without the color shift issue.

The first conclusion was that it could be that later units have had the issue resolved. However, checking the manufacturing date on some of these units revealed that the date is seemingly irrelevant, as units manufactured later have the issue and some manufactured earlier didn’t.