The Google Pixel 2 XL display is turning out to be a real problem, as more issues with the smartphone's screen have surfaced.
The new Pixel 2 XL problems involve fingerprint smudges and flashing screens, adding to the already long list of complaints that users have reported against the LG-made smartphone.
Google Pixel 2 XL Smudging Display
The first new Pixel 2 XL display problem involves the screen's oleophobic coating, which resists skin oil that would otherwise leave behind too much fingerprint smudging on the display.
A small number of users, however, have reported cases of faulty olephobic coating on the Pixel 2 XL's screen. The coating is said to be wearing off, which not only makes the display prone to fingerprint smudges, but also to small and deep scratches.
Just to be clear, the oleophobic coating is expected to last years before showing the kind of problems that the affected Pixel 2 XL owners have experienced.
Google Pixel 2 XL Flashing Screen
The second new Pixel 2 XL display problem involves flashing screens, when the smartphone is being unlocked or when the Always-On Display feature activates.
The screens are flashing in bright white in some cases and green in others. The problem does not happen every time, but it could not be solved by the usual advice of restarting the smartphone or doing a factory reset. A possible workaround that has been suggested is to deactivate the ambient display, which appears to have worked for some users.
Other Google Pixel 2 XL Problems
In both new cases of Pixel 2 XL display issues, customers can try to contact Google to have their smartphones replaced. With the many problems being reported for the device, it can be assumed that a lot of customers have done the same recently.
The Pixel 2 XL problems, however, are unfortunately not limited to its screen. Customers have also complained of poor audio quality when recording videos, random crashes while using Android Auto, units of the smartphone arriving with no operating system installed, and slow charging times for a supposed fast-charging device.
It was recently reported that Google rejected a smartphone code-named Muskie and instead went with one code-named Taimen for the Pixel 2 XL. Muskie went on to become the HTC U11 Plus, and you can't help but wonder if Google is now regretting its decision to instead go with the LG-made Taimen after all these problems.