Google and LGD Fix Pixel 2 XL Display
May 28, 2018
The Google Pixel 2 XL has been improving with time and newer builds. The principal thing holding the Pixel back was the display. Google and LG, the OLED display supplier, apparently have ironed out the display issues that existed on the early builds. The latest build, dated late January 2018, has a better display: colors* are no longer muted, they're deeper, more vibrant than the build November build. In short, it now feels like the high-quality OLED display that Google should have had at the beginning.
And the blue tint (as seen from an angle) isn't an issue now. Other improvements include:
Apple also has an amazing phone but starting at $999 with 64GB, it is about $100 too much. On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL with 64GB and a considerably larger 6-inch OLED display (both taller and wider than the 5.8-inch on the X) starts at $849.
Other upsides: the Pixel is the best pure Android experience, the XL is incredibly fast (zero lag), has a gorgeous display (on the later builds), a camera that's the iPhone X's equal, and feels great for a big phone in the hand.
*The display itself is better, irrespective of software tweaks such as the "saturated" switch in the advanced settings.