Pros/Cons of Black/White iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andrewtm, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. andrewtm macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2012
    I'm still having trouble deciding whether I should get black/white. The only part that matters to me is the front panel, since I will be using a case. I've owned 2 black iPhone's and no white ones, so I was thinking I might go white this time around but I'm just not sure.

    Please offer your advice!
  2. Jacksonc macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2013
    Jony's house
    The black bezel blends in with the edge, which is cool. I have a white device right now, so my next one will probably be black. I think you would like a white one.
  3. studIOS5 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Oregon, OH
    I have a white 6 plus and my brother got a black one. I have to say the screen blends in to the sides nicely on the black front but I like the silver Touch ID on the silver/white. I'm still happy with my choice but those are my experiences.
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
  5. Hal~9000 macrumors 68010


    Sep 13, 2014
    With the white bezel you won't be able to see fingerprints (but you will still see them on the screen when it's turned off).

    With the black bezel it isn't distracting as the white version is while you are watching a show on your phone.
  6. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    Pros of white:
    - Matches iOS 7/8's white look
    - There is an easy to see metal circle around the home button
    - Easier to find when you "lose" it around your house

    Pros of black:
    - Bezels can't be seen when it's dark
    - You can't see the sensors and camera on the top bezel as well, so it looks cleaner
    - It looks sleeker (my opinion :D)
  7. shaunmed macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    they dont make a black one so that should make it easier to decide.
  8. squidkitten macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2012
    Pros to white:

    Touch ID ring looks better
    Better suits iOS color scheme
    Fingerprints don't show up as easily
    Just really pretty

    Pros to black:

    Display blends seamlessly
    Very sleek
    Also really pretty

    I've had black iPhones since the 4 and I loved them but I decided to switch it up and get white this time. Love it. Absolutely beautiful.
  9. FuzzMunky macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    I had black phones before. I chose white this time and don't regret it. Nice refreshing change.
  10. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    The black is a nightmare if you're anal about smudges and fingerprints on your screen b
  11. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2013
    I can't stand a white bezel. Messes with my eyes whenever I'm watching videos or doing anything really. A black bezel in the front is the only way for me, the back I don't care what color as much as the front bezel. Front bezel in my opinion should always be black.

    Then again I haven't had any white devices for a lengthy amount of time, but that's just how I've felt for the tiny bit I've used them.
  12. Nate. macrumors regular


    Oct 7, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    I have the gold and though I like it a lot the black blends into the bezel like other posters have said and it looks really sleek. Also, naturally the black will make the entire phone look a bit slimmer in the hand. I do like my gold though, I've had every iPhone since the 3G and every single one has been black so I decided that I needed a change and I'm glad I made it. The one perk of the white/gold is that it doesn't really show fingerprints at all.
  13. Sty1es macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2010
    Honestly can't go wrong with either. Both are nice in person, but I had a white phone for the last 2 years and decided to switch it up with no regrets.
  14. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    Black with brown leather case looks sexy and professional at the same time :D


  15. Fluttershy macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2012
    Which screen protection are you using?
  16. dsh3 macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2012

    On a more serious note, I'm not really fond of the new space grey back, it looks so light. :( The only reason why I would choose the black front over the others, is because the bezel is less visible compared to the white/gold versions.
  17. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Beyond personal preference, practical reasons for choosing WHITE over BLACK are:
    • Fingerprints, scratches, and dirt are far less noticeable on white.
    • When using apps with white background under normal lighting, white is easier on the eyes.

    And practical reasons for choosing BLACK over WHITE are:
    • Gives the appearance of a smaller size.
    • When running apps with black background or when turned off, black bezels just disappear. White has a small black gap between its bezels and display area.
    • Speaker, front camera, Touch ID are almost invisible.
  18. bob24 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    I've decided to go naked, but if I change my mind will definitly consider this combo .... Looks good indeed!
  19. Generik777 macrumors regular


    Aug 21, 2010
    You're really gonna pretend like you don't know what he meant? It only makes you look foolish, not him.
  20. accountforit macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2014
    Dirt that gets trapped in the cracks of the phone is visible on the white. Especially around the home button. Maybe the ring around the button hides it better now?
  21. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    Black looks better

    White hides scratches and fingerprints

    Also have to say the white specs of dust/dirt that get caught in the joins on the black version drive me nuts. If dark dirt is your issue when using the white you need to wash your hands more!
  22. kinster macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2006
  23. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    I had black for my 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S and 5. When the gold was introduced for the 5S, I had to get it. At first, the white face was a bit distracting but I got used to it. I feel that the white face is more Apple-y, and makes it look a bit more unique than the rest of the phones out there.
  24. Fliesen macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2010
    funnily, the macbook line is far more similar in colours to the space grey iPhone, a grey aluminium unibody housing a display surrounded by a black bezel.
  25. pakupakuman macrumors member


    Aug 30, 2013
    White bezel

    This. I use the phone browsing more than actually talking. To me, it goes easy on the eyes when mulling through most websites.


    I must say, this looks good. Reminds me of black-dialed pilot watches with a brown leather strap.

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