iPhone X iPhone X: which color/storage are you buying? [MERGED]

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iPhone X: which color/storage combo?

  1. X Silver 64GB

    469 vote(s)
  2. X Silver 256GB

    733 vote(s)
  3. X Space Gray 64GB

    438 vote(s)
  4. X Space Gray 256GB

    751 vote(s)
  1. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I got the 256 SG. Its more subtle and not as flashy as the Silver.
  2. aevan, Dec 8, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017

    aevan macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2015
    When I look at my friends SG X I think “damn, that’s the prettier one”. Then I look at my Silver and I think “No, Silver is prettier”. Reason? They both look really good. Different, but equally beautiful.

    Pick either one and don’t think about it. Or flip a coin.

    With that said, here are a few observations that may help:

    - When the screen is off, watched from a slight distance, the Silver looks like a SG iPhone 6/6S and the SG looks like a black 7/8. If you owned one of those previously, and want a change - keep that in mind. My only gripe with the Silver is that in certain environments, when it’s sleeping - it looks like my SG 6S. Never had the 7 black so that look feels newer.
    - However, and this is why I really like the Silver, it comes alive in different environments more than the SG X. If there are colorful things around it, that frame will be more beautiful with all the reflections. And at night, the street lights and neon signs will make it look just stunning.
    - The back of the SG is not black like on most photos, it’s gray. Not sure how I feel about it, but for me, it’s all about the frame color, since I rarely see the back of the phone. The Silver one does give the impression of thinner bezels. The SG, on the other hand, hides antenna lines better.
    - Most people in my office chose the SG. I think many of them just choose the most black option by default. They do admit the Silver looks great, when they see it in person. I’ve noticed that a lot of my male friends go with “black” without thinking about it, and most of my female friends go with “white”. There are exceptions, of course. As someone who owned both variants of iPhones, I never understood this, and I hope this is not a deciding factor for anyone. Just an observation.
    - When you get yours, after a while, you’ll get used to its look and the other color may start to look more attractive, when you see it. Happened to me several times with previous iPhones, both SG and Silver/White. This doesn’t mean you chose wrong and I suggest you don’t think about it :)

    In the end, the best color is the one you got. As I mentioned, after thinking about it and going back and forth, I chose the Silver one and it looks really great. So does the Space Gray. In my opinion, alongside iPhone 4, these are the best looking iPhones ever made. Enjoy!
  3. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    Above comment is very well written, fair, excellent and wise comment I have ever read in this thread. Thank you for sharing your wonderful thought to us here.
  4. Playmbl macrumors newbie


    Jan 2, 2017
    In the same way, thank you for sharing your good thoughts about other people's opinions. It's nice to read comments bringing attention to the positive aspects, instead of the other way round.
  5. victoriani macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2013
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Went into the Apple Regent Street store in London yesterday and purchased 64GB SG. I’m coming from an iPhone 7 32GB Matte Black.

    I love it. It’s so beautiful and an accumulation of all of the iPhone designs over the years. Have put it in a Cosmo Blue Apple leather case.
  6. PowerGala macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2016
    I have the Silver 64GB version in a clear case. I like it.
  7. Keniutek macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2011
    Same... but ordered the Midnight Blue case. That color is better :p
  8. victoriani macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2013
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Each to their own. I have had midnight blue before with the iPhone 6 and wanted a change. I have been using the black leather case for the 7. The Cosmo blue case caught my eye compared to the midnight blue. ;)
  9. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    I picked Cosmos Blue because I want it to be blue, not black - after time.
  10. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Quoting this just because it's such a nice read, whatever phone you are buying (or not buy-in). Thumbs up on this one.
  11. Keniutek macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2011
    It realy gets that much darker? Always rocked the black ones (and a red for few months).
  12. Raist3001 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2012
    Right behind you
  13. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    I started with the SG, but I returned it and got the Silver. Both look great, but I find that I prefer how the silver shows itself. I put the phone face down a fair amount now because I love how the silver back looks. For some reason, the coated stainless band on the SG feels better in my hand than the stainless, but overall, the look of the silver won out.
  14. Scott G. macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2016
    Amsterdam, NY
    So, just wanted to say that I ended up going back to the SG. Couldn't get over how easily the SS scratched on the Silver X.
  15. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    Today I bought a Silver 256 GB that's going under the Christmas tree. Already have a ThanoTech K11 bumper for it.
  16. codeablemag macrumors newbie


    Feb 10, 2017
    I'm looking forward to buy 64gb as 256 is not useful for me.
  17. JediZenMaster Suspended


    Mar 28, 2010
    So happy I picked up the Space grey 64GB from AT&T today. This thing is savage in a good way!

    Now I’m trying to figure out how to send an Animoji it’s a brave new world
  18. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    It’s the business.
  19. Shanghaichica macrumors 604


    Apr 8, 2013
  20. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    X Silver 256

    I like the bright stainless steel border on this one, go figure lol
  21. Banich2 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    San Francisco, California
    I can agree to that. It gets so dark, you can only really tell that it's a shade of blue overall in certain light. Fresh scratches and dents and dings look more blue
  22. mirz2000 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2013
    Just picked up the Silver 256 GB yesterday! Color wasn’t that important to me since I always use a case, so if no silver ones were available I would have been fine with Space Gray. :)
  23. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I got the 64GB SG. I had been using a 128GB phone, and even with 20GB of music on it (more than I ever needed, let's be real) I never even went over 50GB of usage. So I figured why spend the extra $200 on storage I won't use?
  24. Booch21 macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2010
    I just walked out with a 256GB Silver X last evening. My daughter replaced her 6 with an 8. Also got the InvisibleShield Glass+ and an OtterBox Defender case. So far so good! Took a few minutes to learn the new gestures. Everything seems to be running fine, love the sharp colors and great response to Face ID with and without my glasses. I'm absolutely pleased as punch in the "less than 24 hour" period.
  25. Damoh macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Bought the black one with 256GB - I'm planning to use the X for a longer period because I'm getting married next year so more space is always nice.

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