Do you prefer a white or black bezel?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Daniel3102, Aug 18, 2014.

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Do you prefer a white, or black bezel?

  1. Black

    64.9%
  2. White

    35.1%
  1. Daniel3102 macrumors 6502

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    Hey folks! So, do you prefer a white or black bezel around the screen? I know that black is less intrusive, but white picks up less finger prints, and looks cleaner. I prefer white myself becuase IMO it looks cleaner, and goes better with iOS 7's white screens (mail, notes, safari, music, clock, calender ect..).

    So what do you like, and why? :apple:
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    finger prints on white iphones are still there; they're just less apparent. i flip flop on my color preference every now and then. ideally, i'd like a black front with a silver back, but that doesn't exit.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    There's a reason I avoid upgrading to iOS 7 and dislike white iPhones. Oh yeah, because I don't like white.

    Black is what I prefer and it seems for now I will be staying with my black iPhone 5 as it appears to be the last truly black (with a dark gray metal back) iPhone.

    Just my preference.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    This will be my last white iPhone. It makes it look bulkier than it is.
     
  5. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    I like white bezels on my phones, but recently, I've been flip flopping. All my devices are white, so I'll just probably get another white phone.

    It depends on what metal finish the black iPhone has, if it has a nice, black, sleek looking finish, I'll consider getting it...but right now I'm leaning towards the silver with the white glass.
     
  6. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Black! It's easier to look at IMO. Don't see many monitors/TVs with white bezels, right? Maybe it's time for a change though, esp since the antenna breaks look okay to me on the gold/silver 6.
     
  7. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Agreed. I find white bezels distracting.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    You should include in your poll options for 'both' or 'no preference.'

    I've had both colors of iPhones and I like them about equally, not one more than the other.
     
  10. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree, white bezels are distracting. BUT imo, the white goes nicely with iOS 7
     
  11. Altis macrumors 68030

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    It's tough, because white goes well with web browsing, messaging, emails, etc...

    Black is better for video, photos, and games.

    I prefer the black front overall, can't really go wrong.
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I just jailbreak if I need to make my bezel white temporarily. :D
     
  13. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    White I think!

    Although I think I'm starting to like black after having to get my last two phones in black due to stock levels.

    All my Apple Devices are still white though and I like them.

    I think black is better for watching videos, but white just looks better to me.
     
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    White all the way.
    I'm just waiting for the gender issue to arise as no straight men buy white iPhones lol. Oh wait :p

    I just prefer the appearance of white and I like the way it compliments iOS 7. :)
     
  15. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I've just prepped my white 5S to give to my son (assuming he gets the right exam results! :D ) and I'm using a borrowed grey 5S.

    Now, the phone lives in a Spigen Tough Armor case, so the rear of the phone's not visible, but I still don't like the black front!

    For me, white/silver is the perfect combo and I hope is still present in the iPhone 6.
     
  16. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree! I think it complements iOS 7 the best, and looks good with alot of wallpapers :)
     
  17. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Black all the way. White bezel is too distracting when watching movies.
     
  18. ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    This. The white bezel bothers me, however my wife prefers the white.
     
  19. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    Do you prefer a white or black bezel?

    I've always had white iPhones and that's my preference. Looks very elegant and stands out more. I don't find the white border distracting at all; but then again, I don't watch movies on my iPhone, just short YouTube videos. I read in an article that the look of the white iPhone screams "Apple". I agree.
     
  20. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    I've never understood that to be honest. Both my iPhone and iPad are white and I've never been distracted by the bezel. Admittedly I don't watch movies on the iPhone because its a phone, but I also don't have my line of sight drawn to the white bezel on the iPad.

    Put is this way we don't complain when we sit 15 foot from our TV screens and say the contents of our living rooms distract us when watching movies. My black bezel Samsung television sits on a white cabinet with around 4 metres of oak floor in the foreground, yet I can watch it without worrying about looking at other objects. If I watch a movie on my iPad I hold it 300mm from my face and its probably less distracting than the TV. Perhaps I have a higher level of concentration for these tasks, I don't know... I can't see how either colour of bezel is better than the other for such things and it boils more down to personal preference than one being inferior than the other :)
     
  21. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    Personally I don't think there is a lot of difference between the slate grey and the fully black iPhone 5 that was. Apart from of course a lot less scratches on the edge of the device that made it look pretty gash after a few months. It is preference though and while I hope Apple don't return to full black and more than likely won't, you at least get your money's worth out of the device you do have, should it stay reliable. :)
     
  22. makerleone macrumors regular

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    According to me black is great, so my vote goes to black bezel.
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    No white iphone for me!

    The few I have seen look NASTY or dirty.:eek:
     
  24. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha I read that sometimes the white bezel can take on a yellow tint! It hasn't happened to me...yet :eek: Lol!
     

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