Pixel 3 XL display wins ‘Best Smartphone Display Award’ from DisplayMate

Google sourced the OLED panels for last year’s Pixel 2 XL from LG, and it’s fair to say that there were some issues with the displays from early shipments exhibiting muted colors and blue hues. Google attempted to fix the issues via software updates which included a ‘Saturated‘ mode to boost color vibrancy, although that didn’t cure the blueness of the display itself. Despite last year’s issues, Google has stuck with OLED panels for the Pixel 3 XL, and it would appear that its display is what we might hope to see from a handset with a premium price tag.

According to DisplayMate, the Pixel 3 XL’s OLED panel has premium characteristics, earning an A+ rating and being given their Best Smartphone Display Award. That’s about all there is to go until DisplayMate releases its full review of the Pixel 3 XL’s display on October 15th. For reference, the iPhone X, Galaxy Note 9, and Galaxy S9 have all previously won DisplayMate’s Best Smartphone Display Award.

It hasn’t yet been confirmed who Google sourced the OLED displays from although it is thought that LG is once again the supplier. Regardless of which company supplied the OLED panels, it’s good to see that Google has learned from the issues it faced with the Pixel 2 XL.

Source: DisplayMate (Twitter)

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).


  • Brian j

    Now “THAT” makes me (REALLY!) Glad I Pre-ordered It!!! :) Got used to the Blue shift on my 2XL, But This is Great!