Gold vs Space Grey (only those who have seen in person)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hbksabhi, Sep 29, 2013.


Which one Looks Amazing ?

  1. Gold

    132 vote(s)
  2. Space Grey

    180 vote(s)
  1. hbksabhi macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2013
    Please poll and see which one people like more
  2. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    I have come to the conclusion that a black face in general i will never go back to. The reason being is that you can see all fingerprints, marks and anything else on the the black face that is not the screen. It just makes it look ugly. On a white or light colored face of the phone you don't see any of this, only on the screen itself. Once the screen is on then you never notice this stuff.
  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    You forgot to add an option in the poll for neither as neither look amazing or even all that good. The white/silver is the best one of the three and yes I have seen all three in person.
  4. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    I've already voted with my wallet: Space Grey!
  5. The Mrs. macrumors member

    The Mrs.

    Sep 21, 2013
    This is the sole reason I chose the white iPhone and iPad.
  6. kenknotts macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2013
    I had a space gray, bought a gold off CL and returned the gray.
  7. mso4 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    I first noticed this with the iphone 5. I walked into a verizon store and there was a lady standing there cleaning the new iphone of fingerprints and smudges. I asked her if she liked the white one or the black one. She made an observation that the black one seems to get dirtier than the white one. Since she's always cleaning the black one.

    So yes I agree with you. The black one does show smudges more than the white one. I'm still trying to decide between the gold one vs the grey. I saw the grey one in the store yesterday and I loved it. Originally I thought gold was a no brainier but now I'm torn since I hate dirty screen but that grey back is so awesome.
  8. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    There's just a certain level of professionalism that black conveys compared to the other options.

    I couldn't imagine trying to get a job in, say, law enforcement, going to the interview, and busting out a white/silver or white/gold iPhone. That just screams "Look at me! Look at me!" IMO.
  9. aziatiklover, Sep 29, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2013

    aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    I have the gold, but went to take a look at the space grey earlier! I did not like it much compare to my 5 black from last year.
  10. Gypsy36 macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Fingerprints? They both have a black screen so are we talking about the 1/2 inch of space at the top and bottom?

    Black is it for me. I like the uniformity of it, I like the way it looks when it is off, I like that it doesn't fight with the screen and that it blends in with most cases.

    Also, I hate anything too girly and, being a girl, the gold / white combo comes off as a bit precious in my hand (yes, I know you brawny guys can rock it but I cannot).
  11. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    Yeah. I tried the Space Gray. I love the way it looks. Until I touch it.

    Traded for a White/Silver.

    The gold looks better than I expected, but not something I'd waste time trying to find.
  12. chumawumba macrumors 6502


    Aug 9, 2012
    Ask the NSA
  13. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2011
    Personally I got the Grey one because that was the only Stock available for now ... but the fingerprint thing is true and I keep wiping it the whole day .. however, its better than the full black of IP5 in that the sides and the back DO NOT attract same amount of prints ...

    White and Gold definitely will show even less prints, however here is my biggest problems with white faced iPhones :

    The screen is NEVER .. I mean NEVER aligned in the center ... all 4 sides (the black area) between screen and bezel will be of different width and this gets on my nerves ... my eyes just lose focus from screen and start looking at this discrepancy.

    On the other hand, almost ALL the white iPhones I have seen have WHITER whites (cooler screen) as compared to Black/Grey models ... dont believe me ? try comparing them side by side whenever u get a chance :)
  14. terzinator macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011

    I got the gray, my wife got the gold one. They both look great. I prefer the black face, so I didn't have much of a choice. My wife likes the white one, and the silver is kinda cold looking.
  15. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    I went to the Apple Store this weekend and finally got to see the colors in person. The first thing that struck me about the Gold is how 'light' the color was. From far away, I thought it was the silver model. I'm glad it's not gold as it seems from most of the photographs. The space gray, looked okay - a bit 'plain' - they should've stayed with the Black/Slate combo. I've had black iPhones since the original and chose the Gold to just get something different. If I end up hating it, at least I'll only have it for a year.
  16. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    One has bigger problems if they associate color with how professional someone is.
  17. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Is "Both" an option? My sister has the gold and I have the silver. I was tempted by the space gray when I bought my phone last Saturday, though. It looks nice and reminiscent of the original iPhone.

    I prefer silver and black as a general rule so if given a choice of only those toe is probably go with space gray. Gold is the novel color, though, so I would be happy with either.


    It isn't just phones. Black cars look great just out of the car wash. But they look dirtier a lot more quickly since dirt and smudge tend to be lighter colors that contrast with black. White surfaces reflect more light which washes out a lot of the dirt and smudge.
  18. DenisAuermann, Sep 29, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
  19. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Not saying they don't have problems but you can't tell me the stigma isn't there in certain industries.

    To me it's the same as if you wore a white suit + gold tie to a job interview vs a good old fashioned black suit + grey tie.

    Professionally you're just asking for trouble with something the corporate world deems non-professional.

  20. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2010
    my verizon had both when i walked in, looked at them side by side and i walked out with space grey. the black border seemed to give a little more contrast to the screen, which i liked.
  21. Dabearfan101 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Coming from a slate iphone 5...

    I was severely disappointed by the space grey 5s. Just bored me to be honest. Outside of the scuffgate I like my slate better. That said, the gold 5s is really nice. Its a subtle gold not a in your face and just has a classy look. It's a little hard to distinguish between that and the silver from a distance/different light angles.
  22. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    My girlfriend has a gold, I have a space grey. I came from a slate iPhone 5, so the space grey is alright. I miss the sleekness of the slate. You can definitely see the bezel now that it is lighter, while looking directly at the front of the phone. I think the gold looks really good though. Its not flashy, but it is enough to be visibly different.
  23. alia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    You shouldn't be dredging out your phone at an interview regardless of what it looks like. That is the part that's not professional. If you are in a meeting with established colleagues, no one is going to care. If you are in a meeting with someone you are trying to impress, be it a job interview or clients, you should not be flashing your phone at them anyway.

    If I am in a meeting with clients (potential or otherwise), they never, NEVER see my phone. It's poor form because they take that to mean that there is something more interesting to me than their problems or expectations. It doesn't ring and I don't check e-mail or texts on it while I am in a professional setting.
  24. MsRandall macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2011
    Bay Area, Ca
    The gold took me to another level so gold for me however both are nice

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