There’s finally a perfect screen protector for the Pixel 2 XL

As more and more phones sport curved displays, it has become much harder to find quality screen protectors for them. I’ve had the Pixel 2 XL for a couple of months now, and initially, I was using IQ Shield’s liquid screen protector. I never got around to writing a review for it, but, in short, all I can say is that it was decent for what it was worth. Obviously, it wasn’t glass, so it didn’t really feel natural. I definitely considered getting a tempered glass protector, but there wasn’t any on Amazon with good reviews or without fake reviews—that is until Whitestone Dome Glass released their’s late last month. Here are my impressions.

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Pixel 2, iPhone X, and OLED woes

Everyone is raving about the Google Pixel 2 XL’s screen burn-in issues. People who have never even touched a Pixel smartphone, much less owned one, have been obnoxiously quick to hop on a bandwagon riot against the second-generation Mountain View device. Some of the most ardent haters are, as you may expect, Apple groupies. But is this new evidence that Google phones suck?

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Google extends the Pixel 2’s warranty to two years, saturated colors mode also coming in a future update

The new generation of Google Pixel phones, the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, have recently been subject to extreme controversy from both users and reviewers alike. This is mainly because of the biggest one of the bunch, the Pixel 2 XL (which is manufactured by LG), featuring an LG-made 6″ pOLED QHD+ panel that looks… well, rather underwhelming for the $849 starting price of the 2 XL. Said display, aside from the overall dull look, is also apparently running into several QC issues, one of them being that it’s absurdly prone to image retention and even permanent burn-in.

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The official list of supported headphones for the Pixel 2 is underwhelming

So now that it is official, if you are buying a Pixel 2, you will have to deal with the fact that there is no headphone jack present on this device. This means that you either stick to the USB-C earphones provided in the box purchase your own USB-C earbuds, use Bluetooth, or use the dongle that is provided. A Google employee recently took to the Google Forums, trying to explain the situation at hand. However, Google’s response is flimsy at best, and /r/quityourbullshit at worst.

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In-Depth: Why phone manufacturers continue to eliminate the headphone jack despite all the backlash

Ever since the iPhone 7, there has been an addition to the list of things smartphones can usually endorse as features – the inclusion of a headphone jack. Not that Apple was the first to exclude what for years has been considered a mandatory part of any personal computing device from their smartphone. But because it’s Apple and the iPhone is the most popular phone in the world. So it sets the standard.

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