Anyone disliking their Space Grey 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RonHC, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. RonHC, Oct 5, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013

    RonHC macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2010
    I, like others, were only given the option to select Space Grey in most stores. I've had the white iPhone 4S and it became my favorite color for my iDevices. So I was devistated that they only had Space Grey. Its already past the 14 days that i could return the phone (tried to 1 day after the 14 days, the fault was on me)

    Anyone else not a fan of their Space Grey.
  2. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Love mine. It's so sleek.

    I had a white iPhone 5 for a year and fancied a change.
  3. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    I personally like mine. If I wanted a white one like the 5 I had I would've waited. It was a beautiful looking phone as well.
  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    It's too gorgeous and distracting. One would probably do more work with plain white.
  5. Ramio macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2011
    Houston, TeXas
    Nope. Liking mine. Had a black 3G, 3GS, 4, 4s, 5 and now 5s. Just so classy and sleek.
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Nope, really like mine. Of course, I've only ever had black iPhones so grey was my only real choice.

  7. junglesnake macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
  8. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    I started buying white when it came out for the 4. I've had every model since the original.

    I prefer it. Tried Space Gray this time because it's a gorgeous phone. Had it 3 days and realized that I had NOT missed the smudges over the past few years. Found a white/silver and swapped it.

    I understand your disappointment, OP.
  9. AppleFan91 macrumors 68000


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    Did the same thing. I had the Space Gray for exactly 14 days and I swapped it out for a Silver one. I hated the fingerprints and scuffs that show on the black one. Plus I think the silver ring looks awesome on the white
  10. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
    Nope I like it. Also if you didn't like it why did you even get it? Makes no sense.
  11. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    Love my space gray.

    I had a white 3G that I loved but I prefer the black front to avoid a distracting, sort of "halo effect" when watching video.
  12. iSocialista macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013
    You shouldn't have purchased...I know how tempting it must be considering that Space Grey is everywhere in abundance and the white phones are scarce with absurd ship times.

    I planned to get Space Grey initially but when the final photos were released and I saw the gold in action I fell in love. Space Grey was no longer an option for me. And now I have a ship date of 11/11 for my 5s lol

    But its what I want and I won't settle. Settling almost always ends badly.
  13. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Had my choice, prefer the space grey no question.
  14. celly macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2012
    Space grey was my only choice from the moment they unveiled them on the 10th.
  15. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2012
    I like it a lot.

    The gray accent wrapping around the black bezel is just mesmerizing to look at. I have a dark tinted transparent case and the sandwich effect is just pure awesomeness.
  16. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Tried a white one once and returned to black. I don't think the black iPhone 5 is nearly as attractive as the gray 5s.
  17. fortheus macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    after 1-2 years, the black still awesome, the white phones will be dull. Happens with my white ipad as well
  18. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    I've personally liked the black iPhone in the past. 3GS white back with black front was meh. 4/4s still had back bands around the sides and something about the super thick white glass just didn't seem right. 5, white is okay but slate just looked so mean.

    Now with the 5s I hate space gray. the gray color itself is ugly and i hate the contrast on the back between gray and black. On the flip-side the front is over saturated with black. Black faceplate, black home button, black bezel... just no.

    I returned my space gray phone and picked up a silver. Especially with the silver bezel i just think it looks soo much more refined.
  19. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    Grey 5s is a really nice phone. I don't think it's going to scuff or mark, given the lighter grey color.
  20. Zeeshee macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2013
    I got space grey last week but returned it today and bought white gold.
    I always used black iPhone but this gold beast is amazing and looks much better in hand.
  21. Jason1978 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2013
    I have a white and I get fingerprints and smudges also. There is not a huge difference.
  22. mso4 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    I got the SG too because white wasn't available. My iPhone 5 was a white one.

    Well after less than a day I knew I didn't want the SG. I can't stand seeing dust around be black bezel of the phone. With the white phone you can't see all that dirt. Needless to say I returned it the next day.
  23. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    "Devastated"? Really now?

    I'm fond of the space grey, personally, but would urge you to volunteer some time in the children's cancer ward or something. A little life perspective would do you good.

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