It has begun: Pixel 6 users are reporting issues with the display


Pixel 6

With so many Pixel smartphones released, we can now determine that Google’s quality control of hardware is somewhat lackluster. Previous generations of Pixel smartphones were plagued by issues involving the hardware such as audio issues, display flickering, and more. Now, the Pixel 6 is reaching the first users and we can say that it is not an exception. Just a few hours after the shipments, users are already reporting problems with the 2021 flagships.

One Pixel 6 Pro issue happened when powered off – pressing the Power Button would cause the screen to flicker. Below, you can check a brief video that showcases the issue.

Display flickering when pressing start button while phone is off from Pixel6

Another issue that is appearing is an ugly green tint on the display of the Pixel 6. Those that are familiar with OLED panels will recognize this common issue. Many brands have experienced this before, and it probably has to do with bad calibration on Google’s side.

Pixel 6

In fact, the search giant experience this with the Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 5a. So the only conclusion that we can get is that none of these issues has ever reached Google’s heart.

A Pixel with dead pixels

The third issue is quite funny, apparently, Google didn’t tweak the Notch layout properly for the Pixel 6 series. The image below shows a Pixel 6 Pro with a second punch hole in the screen that overlapped with the first. The owners state that this really appears to be a hole rather than a patch of dead pixels. The story has a happy ending anyway, as the store promptly replaced the defective device.

As we mentioned before, today is the first day of shipments for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. For now, it’s hard to point out if these issues are something serious or just something that will affect a few units. However, we don’t think that this is a limited problem and it’s just a matter of time until more users start to report issues. Having a few units shipped and so many issues is a bad indicator. Moreover, Google is well known for its poor quality control with the Pixel smartphones. So we can only expect the new Pixel 6 smartphones to be as much problematic as their predecessors. In the end, it’s a very sad situation for smartphones that cost $600 and $900.

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4 Comments

  1. HNIC ______
    October 30, 2021

    I have no issues with mine 😁

  2. Nathaniel J. Capenos
    October 30, 2021

    Everytime I buy a new pixel (typing this on a 6 pro) there's 10 articles about how glitchy it is. Rarely do I have any of these problems.

    Best pixel in years. It's the most purely Google phone you can get. Design is sick. Battery needs software update to utilize tensor in a better way.

  3. DaytonaB675
    October 31, 2021

    I saw a review of one of my favorite YTubers and he said he used the phone for 9 days and in that time the phone learned his usage Profile and adapted power consumption to it and now the battery runtime is phenomenal according to him

  4. OSEI ALFRED
    November 1, 2021

    If you miss handle your phone don't blame it on Google
    Glass is glass don't sit on it, don't drop it , don't put pressure on it