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The Pixel 3 XL's display probably won't be a trainwreck

Hopefully, this means no more extreme blue shift, burn-in, and more.

Published onOctober 9, 2018

Pixel 3 XL hands on
  • Last year’s Pixel 2 XL was plagued with countless display issues.
  • DisplayMate has lab tested the Pixel 3 XL and says that it has won the company’s “Best Smartphone Display Award.”

Even if you never owned a Pixel 2 XL, you probably heard about how bad the phone’s display was. In addition to a pretty drastic blue shift when the handset was tilted, the screen experienced burn-in, black smear, and more. Thankfully, things don’t appear to be as bad this year with the Pixel 3 XL.

DisplayMate is a company that produces advanced screen calibration and optimization software in addition to testing and rating various displays. According to the company (via 9to5Google), they have tested the Pixel 3 XL in its labs and have given the handset an A+ rating among smartphone displays.

DisplayMate has Lab Tested the Google Pixel 3 XL OLED Display which has earned our Highest A+ Rating and a DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award. Our in-depth Display Shoot-Out review article will go live here on Monday October 15.
— DisplayMate Tech (@DisplayMate) October 9, 2018

As a refresher, the Pixel 3 XL’s display specs include a 6.3-inch flexible OLED panel with a 1,440 x 2,960 resolution. If DisplayMate’s rating stands true, Google’s larger flagship should standout as one of the best on the market.

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Several other smartphones that received both awards include the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and iPhone XS Max.

We will, unfortunately, have to wait until October 15 to check out DisplayMate’s full review of the Pixel 3 XL’s display.

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