iPhone X Silver or Space Grey

Silver or Space Grey?

  • Silver

    Votes: 60 61.9%
  • Space Grey

    Votes: 37 38.1%

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joejoejoe

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Having a real hard time deciding.

This is the first time you can get a white/silver back with a black front... so I might switch to silver/white for the first time in 10 years of iPhone usage (well, the first one was only one color...).

Anyways... people have strong feelings either way?

It'll be in a case anyway, so what does it really matter? :D
 

Arnezie

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I’m going with space grey but I hope I don’t regret it like I have with my scratch and fingerprint magnet ip7 jet black
 

Nilhum

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I wish the iPhone X was in the Apple Store on 5th ave before I could preorder. Almost all the videos show the silver and not the space gray. I might go for silver as it looks more classic.
 

danny842003

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I’m not getting an X but the space grey on my 8+ is really nice I would love to not use a case but I’m just too clumsy.
 

gabo864

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I’m still trying to decide. I’m leaning towards the silver, but I’m not 100% sure yet. I haven’t seen videos of the iPhone X in black, does anybody have good hands on videos of the iPhone X in space gray??? I wish I could find one comparing the space gray and silver models :/
 

DevinNj

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With the black front on the X, if I were to get it I’d do silver for a change. Never cared for phones with a white front.
 

Bako-MacAddict

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I’m still trying to decide. I’m leaning towards the silver, but I’m not 100% sure yet. I haven’t seen videos of the iPhone X in black, does anybody have good hands on videos of the iPhone X in space gray??? I wish I could find one comparing the space gray and silver models :/

 

tifa_mo

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Having dealt with my iPhone 7 Plus Matte Black for a year now, I’m super annoyed by the fingerprint magnet back of the phone. I’m a bit oily so I have to use a case all the time. Otherwise the back just looks plain gross. Another remedy was for me to change my diet and eat healthier, but I don’t know how long that will take..
 
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Ntombi

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I wish the iPhone X was in the Apple Store on 5th ave before I could preorder. Almost all the videos show the silver and not the space gray. I might go for silver as it looks more classic.
I went into the Apple Store yesterday to get a hands on look. They both look amazing, and I still couldn’t make up my mind.


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Here’s a pic with silver, space grey, and my jet black 7 next to them. The space grey looks almost black, and the silver looks almost white.
 
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tifa_mo

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I went into the Apple Store yesterday to get a hands on look. They both look amazing, and I still couldn’t make up my mind.


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Here’s a pic with silver, space grey, Andy jet black 7 next to them. The space grey looks almost black, and the silver looks almost white.
Still don’t see how the silver one is silver. It just looks white to me.
 
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mjb59463

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Going with the SG.

Silver is intriguing. But I eventually got tired of the white/silver models I owned in the past. So just relying on that past feeling to guide this decision.
 

gabo864

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Wow thank you so much, that’s exactly what I was looking for! Do you think the iPhone 8 space gray is very similar to what the iPhone X space gray will look like n the back? I have a couple more days to decide which one I wanna get
 

joejoejoe

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I went into the Apple Store yesterday to get a hands on look. They both look amazing, and I still couldn’t make up my mind.


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Here’s a pic with silver, space grey, Andy jet black 7 next to them. The space grey looks almost black, and the silver looks almost white.
that helped me decide, thank you.

if the grey were black i'd do it, but the gunmetal look doesn't really do it for me.

silver it is.
 
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KingslayerG5

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My decision has been silver since they first announced it. Classic black iPhone front with classic white iPod front for the back. Seen the space gray 8 and lacks that bling-bling. Looks too much like the jet black 7.

The X's main purpose of creation was to celebrate the first iPhone. The 2G also was two-tone and had the silver chrome bezels around it. Imagine it's a tribute when it's technically the 14th iPhone model?

Nobody from afar can recognize you holding the X w/ the camera hump if it's too dark...
 

djdownhill

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Silver 64gb.

Just wish it has the white front (personal preference)

Realistically if your not running a clear case your the only one that knows the color of your iPhone.
 
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Bako-MacAddict

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Wow thank you so much, that’s exactly what I was looking for! Do you think the iPhone 8 space gray is very similar to what the iPhone X space gray will look like n the back? I have a couple more days to decide which one I wanna get
I was wondering the same thing. That I’m not sure ....
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My decision has been silver since they first announced it. Classic black iPhone front with classic white iPod front for the back. Seen the space gray 8 and lacks that bling-bling. Looks too much like the jet black 7.

The X's main purpose of creation was to celebrate the first iPhone. The 2G also was two-tone and had the silver chrome bezels around it. Imagine it's a tribute when it's technically the 14th iPhone model?

Nobody from afar can recognize you holding the X w/ the camera hump if it's too dark...
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My decision has been silver since they first announced it. Classic black iPhone front with classic white iPod front for the back. Seen the space gray 8 and lacks that bling-bling. Looks too much like the jet black 7.

The X's main purpose of creation was to celebrate the first iPhone. The 2G also was two-tone and had the silver chrome bezels around it. Imagine it's a tribute when it's technically the 14th iPhone model?

Nobody from afar can recognize you holding the X w/ the camera hump if it's too dark...

You sir, have valid points there. Thanks for making my decision easier. I’ve been going back and forth with my decision:rolleyes:
 
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My decision has been silver since they first announced it. Classic black iPhone front with classic white iPod front for the back. Seen the space gray 8 and lacks that bling-bling. Looks too much like the jet black 7.

The X's main purpose of creation was to celebrate the first iPhone. The 2G also was two-tone and had the silver chrome bezels around it. Imagine it's a tribute when it's technically the 14th iPhone model?

Nobody from afar can recognize you holding the X w/ the camera hump if it's too dark...
The back is far from “classic white iPod”. Go look at any silver 8/8+, it’s almost white, but very much a light grey. Put it next to something that is a pure white or classic iPod white and you’ll see a big difference.

The main purpose for the X wasn’t necessarily to be the anniversary iphone. Jony Ive talked about it in an interview.

“Asked whether there was pressure to realize the new design by the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, he agreed that there was, but claimed that ultimately it was a ‘wonderful coincidence.’

Well (laugh) just for the design team and engineer team! If you try to do a good job, there is always pressure. I understand that what is expected is a change, but what we are trying to keep in mind is always to do the best job, as much as possible.

[Given the years taken to develop the iPhone X] it was a truly wonderful coincidence.”

The short of it is, it took many years to develop the X, and was just a coincidence to fall on the 10 year mark.
 

KingslayerG5

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I find getting the same black color over and over a little depressing. I remember checking out the HTC One M8 and the gun metal grey just looks depressing compared to the gold or red variants. Then get the same black color only to cover it up with a black colored case.

My fashion was also very limited 15 years ago because black is my favorite color followed by red and white. Now I wear shirts in orange with black markings and different shades of blue. Diversify.

Silver X is the first iPhone with a black front/white back iPhone since the 3Gs. The first as a glass sandwich and with a metal band around which harks back to 2007-2009. Chrome bezel didn't exist on the 4/4s.

Anybody seen the Pixel 2 XL ad for Verizon? Panda color looks sweet. Two-tone rules. My favorite phone design of all-time, HTC One M7 (glacial silver) was two-tone. Looked cleaner than the matte black M7.

Silver vs black M7

Silver or white always hides fingerprints 10x better than darker colors. Black M7 didn't have that bling-bling chamfered edges either.
 

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