Rubbing it in: Amidst Pixel 2 XL screen troubles, Samsung outs commercial about its "amazing" screens


It's not a good time to be the display guy over at the Google Pixel team: the company just launched its most expensive and highest profile phone ever, the Google Pixel 2 XL, but it suffers from some bad viewing angles and ghosting problems that might just ruin a lot of its appeal.

How is Samsung doing, you ask? Well, it just released a commercial that rubs it in: basically, it's a compilation of various reviewers waxing poetical about the amazing screen on the Galaxy Note 8, S8 and S8+.

Samsung is in fact the leader when it comes to OLED screen production with its Super AMOLED displays. It has the most advanced technology and makes the most accurate OLED displays. Even Apple - known for making some truly great-looking screens - opted to use a Samsung OLED screen for its new and most advanced phone to date, the iPhone X, saying that only now OLED screens have become good enough for an iPhone.

But this is just not playing nice, Samsung. The timing of this new ad is surely no coincidence, and this is a clear jab at Google, a company that is just starting to get serious about making its own hardware. On the other hand, in love and in war, everything is fair, the saying goes. For Samsung and Google, it seems that it's both love and war.

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38 Comments

1. Clars123

Posts: 1073; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

LMAO. considering they make the Pixel 2 displays, this is just plain rude

6. JoshuaDK1984

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 01, 2017

Nope, LG makes the POLED displays for the Pixel 2s

7. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I think regular pixel 2 - samsung and xl - lg

24. Clars123

Posts: 1073; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Yeah...no. I was talking about the regular Pixel 2 which is a Samsung panel

12. AxelFoley

Posts: 536; Member since: May 30, 2017

And you seemed so confident in yourself when you wrote that.

20. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

He is 100% right. Samsung makes the Pixel 2 displays. He didn't say Pixel 2 XL. ROFL ... idiot. https://www.androidcentral.com/google-pixel-2

27. ebilcake

Posts: 1213; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The issues are with the display on the Pixel 2 XL which is supplied only by LG so your comment still doesn't make any sense. The Pixel 2 display is fine, because it's from Samsung.

16. ph00ny

Posts: 1983; Member since: May 26, 2011

Why wouldn't they? They don't make the whole device

2. Whitedot

Posts: 692; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

To be honest I am very glad P2 screen issue gets so much publicity. They can't just charge so much for the phone and have so much trouble with display. I am owner of Pixel but no way I would by P2 Xl.

3. grk007

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Booring design + Quality issues + weak build + High price - Great camera = Pixel 2

4. haruken

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Sammy letting the lessors know who's the king

32. illregal

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

more like sammy fooling idiots like you into thinking they make something worthwhile. All samsung products are trash.

5. afrohoxha

Posts: 204; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

"saying that only now OLED screens have become good enough for an iPhone"... And this is considered playing nice?

9. Papa_Ji

Posts: 769; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

One more Toy it's coming with generation OLED displays(~ poor quality) Just wait and see....https://www.sammobile.com/2017/09/13/iphone-xs-oled-display-arent-bright-galaxy-s8s-super-amoled-display/

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

iPhone X only reach 625 nits? no worries, it's still higher than note 8 brightness in iPhonearena's datasheet, note 8 only reach 518 nits here

18. mootu

Posts: 1358; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Note 8 reaches over 1000 nits outdoors in sunlight, thats when it's needed. The X will only reach around 625 in direct sunlight, thats not too good.

21. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 653; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

What makes you so sure that iPhone X will reach maximum 625nits? What makes you so sure that Note 8 does 1000nits?

36. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oh yeah. Did PA ever made a correction article about the Note 8 brightness?

8. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

LG-P-OLED, they can't use the name AMOLED. Basically both the same.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

As it's got to do with trademark issues.

13. DBounce

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Yes, just like a Porsche 911 is basically the same as a VW Beetle. Yes "basically" the same.

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Both are 2-doors coupe, basically the same

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

LOL! This is awesome.

17. redmd

Posts: 1890; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This is marketing. But credit is where its due. Good job Samsung.

19. dmsrfl

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yea Sammy works so hard to make amazing displays...only to be ruined by that horrible interface they call Touchwiz. Plus they shouldn't forget, if it wasn't for Google's Android, they would be nothing!

26. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Touchwiz is what makes a Galaxy, take that away and many people lose their reason for buying it. My opinion it's the best skin, and far better than stock.

30. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"Yea Sammy works so hard to make amazing displays...only to be ruined by that horrible interface they call Touchwiz." Ruined in whay way? Definitely not in terms of features:https://youtu.be/kAaA9w_VY_8 Nor everyday usage performance:https://youtu.be/9qfkP36fCFI?t=10m10s Nor the unrealistic and useless back-to-back app opening/closing performance:https://youtu.be/8kpD3XCp49o Nor camera performance:https://youtu.be/bwnSCjyhKuU Nor battery life performance:https://sck.pm/FHhttps://youtu.be/e-691mHL1tohttps://youtu.be/OfAknufAUjg So, what exactly is ruined by touchwiz on my Exynos Note 8 that I'm not noticing? Do share. "Plus they shouldn't forget, if it wasn't for Google's Android, they would be nothing!" You weren't just born around 2010, were you? 'Cause that'll be the best excuse for you being so ignorant of the loads of other electronics, including mobile phones, Samsung has long been making before android was even a thing. They'd probably have their own OS if android never existed.

22. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I don't get why they say Apple makes some of the best displays? Apple doesn't make displays, they buy them. Maybe they have an in house calibrator but that's about it. Even if they did purchase that Micro OLED company

23. lmao2016

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

Still wouldn't buy a Galaxy phone ever again.... I'm waiting on my pre-order (P2XL B/w) and if the display is just to much for me to take I will get the iPhone X there is just no other Android if it's not the pixel that I would buy. Hopefully the display is not that bad though..

25. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

When did Apple become a display manufacturer? Article states they make great displays.

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