And that folks, is why I still stand myself correct, that OLED ISN'T THE FUTURE, and IS NOT BETTER THAN IPS LCD.
Samsung made the best OLED screens on smartphones, but even those are still prone to burn ins (yes they are, people, they fvck1ng ARE). The best IPS LCD screen title still belongs to the XZ Premium with the 4K HDR quality, then the runner-up is the regular version of it, the XZ1 with 1080p HDR quality. Heck, even the LG G6's 2K HDR is proven great and could give OLED a run for their price. I don't like Apple either, but the way they manipulate IPS LCD screen is phenomenal. Sure, not a match for Sony (obviously, being a top TV manufacturer), but way better than anyone that uses IPS LCD besides LG.
What makes me not like Samsung is their use of Diamond PenTile pixel matrix. 2K on that matrix look nothing 2K; even the LG G4, V10, G5, and V20's 2K Quantum IPS displays with RGB pixel matrix look sharper.
And that's not to say that OLED is bad. Of course IPS LCD is no match against it in regards to color reproduction/accuracy, contrast, brightness, black levels, sunlight legibility, thickness (or thinness), flexibility, pixel response time, and of course the efficiency.
While those things are really intriguing to get over an IPS LCD display, its goodies are gonna be pointless when they would die earlier than IPS LCD. The main problem to it is that it costs for about 2x more, and it's barely better than the best IPS LCD screens made today on most flagships. I used to use a LG G4 before it boot looped, and man, the display is simply stunning for an IPS LCD. Blacks are amazingly deep, that I didn't even notice that it was a display when showing a black content (most especially on the navigation keys where I set it to black color). Yeah, it's not as bright as AMOLEDs, but I don't need it even if I have it. It was perfectly visible outdoors, and the screen quality is still top notch even in today's standard, with 98% coverage of the DCI-P3.
And before I end it, I thank you for going this far to my novel.
Jason Melling, 31 Oct 2017Meh. It's a phone, just like the thousands others out there. There are too many phones coming ... moreChinese phones are cheaper for a reason, the quality is half of what it is from Apple, google or samsung.
Would gladly pay extra for a non chinese phone.
Looking forward to my Pixel 2 XL getting here. Think the biggest negative with this phone is Google just can not seem to make them fast enough and that is frustrating. For me it is worth waiting 4 weeks to get the best phone but think others are not willing.
Hopefully with the Pixel 3 Google will have ramped up production to better meet demand.
s4f786, 31 Oct 2017What is it with companies charging high prices and can't even put stereo audio in video record... moreYeah. They put stereo speakers there for us to hear a mono audio recording lol.
Oh wow! A 3.5mm jack adapter. Surprise, surprise. There wasn't a need to remove the 3.5mm jack. The colourshift issue is most likely LG's fault, since the V30 also seems to suffer from the same. Google messed up this time with their Pixel line-up. For the camera, it's excellent. I like Google's post processing algorithms which retains the details despite having some noise. It's better than oversharpening for noise reduction as the details are lost. No manual mode for that excellent camera is a shame.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2017Yup! Like the latest mate that uses it's NEURAL PROCESSING UNIT to magically remove all detail... moreTaking pictures using beauty mode turned on and wondering where the details are.
What is it with companies charging high prices and can't even put stereo audio in video recordings, I mean how much of a job is that to implement!
Jason Melling, 31 Oct 2017Meh. It's a phone, just like the thousands others out there. There are too many phones coming ... moreYup! Like the latest mate that uses it's NEURAL PROCESSING UNIT to magically remove all detail from pictures.
You can make a live action pixar film with it!
Hoffmann, 31 Oct 2017See? In the end its camera is not that "class-leading".I love that it has one of the best audio experiences they've tested.
So much for the audiophiles
Camera preserves a lot of detail and colors. Seems better than any flagship, with others catching up only in daylight stills. Only U11 is worthy opponent in all tests besides lowlight stills. Wish I could find more.
How come the U11, which has better performance than most phones listed in your performance chart, is not mentioned? We want a comparison between the best phones available in 2017. The U11 tops phones such as S8, V30 , P10, XZ premium, yet its not listed in this review?
Somehow Mate 10 not included in comparison. Far more compact and better looking, better stereo speakers, none of that weird idea of using oled without punchy colors and no blue and green tint while using the device from your desk, external card slot, 3.5mm jack and all that with a price tag you can save probably 400$ as the Pixel always has a horrible price tag outside of the US.
They should have considered LG V30 body including screen. Some modifications could have been done on back like glass and metal to make it look more like last pixel. This design is pathetic and why the hell there is blue tint on screen. Doesn't anyone noticed it while developing the phone. I have seen blue tint only in sub 100$ phones. Pixel 2 will compete with Samsung and apple flagships. They should be at their best. Only camera and software won't win them any market.
AnonD-526821, 31 Oct 2017Remarkable camera....Combined with poorest display. Well done googleWow hahaha!
That camera is freaking amazing.
I can't wait for the Pixel 2 review, that one will most likely be my choice. It sucks to go back to a smaller screen but I can live with it.
ithehappy, 31 Oct 2017Definitely a pointless upgrade from Pixel 2016. And that display is simply unacceptable. That'... moreThe blue shift is LG's fault. But how can Google's calibration which gives dull colors is their fault?
Remarkable camera....Combined with poorest display. Well done google