iPhone XR Weight difference between colors?

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  1. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    I know this will sound weird but here is a question. Both my wife and me just got the XR. I got mine first and then a day later, she got hers. I got the red and she got the coral. Both phones have the SAME screen protector and SAME case. But my phone *feels* heavier. I have asked 2 other people to just hold both phones and they have said "why does the red one feel heavier".

    Is it possible that the color can have a difference on the overall weight? I am NOT complaining or returning this fine phone. Just curious. Thanks!
     
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  3. Starship67 Suspended

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    Could happen, albeit probably slight difference. Apple Watch sports bands in various colors have different weights.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    hmm...
    Try putting both iPhones in separate bags, so you can't see the color.
    Do both still "feel" different, when you can't see the color?
    (or simply give each iPhone to someone while their eyes are closed.)

    Most any jeweler (or your friendly local druggie... ) would have an accurate scale, which will prove that the red color is, in fact heavier (or, not :cool: )
     
  5. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone knows anything painted Red is faster/quicker than other colors. And speed = inertia. And inertia = weight.

    So Red is heavier. ;)
     
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I recall some threads in relation to perceived weight difference between different storage sizes, but can't quite say if I recall something relating to colors.
     
  7. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    The red one has more pictures and videos on it. Those add up. No wonder it's heavier. Videos are the heaviest. Also any picture that has gold color in it will be way heavier than a picture with lots of white.
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Amazing...
    But, what happens when you take a picture of white gold?
    Would the iPhone then be heavier, or something else?
     
  9. Chatter thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are great! :p:p:p
    Probably all in my head though I will weigh them both just for fun.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Keep us posted!
     
  11. EM2013 macrumors 68000

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    Just when you thought you’ve seen it all....you have now topped the spider thread.
     
  12. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    Try finding a new hobby. This obsession is no good for you friend.
     
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  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Perhaps this is all based on distorted perception, you had your XR first, so you have had the opportunity to handle it and become accustomed to _your_ XR, and then once you handled your wife’s XR, for some strange reason you’re saying that it feels heavier, which I’m thinking because you handled a new phone, it just feels different to you because it’s not your own XR. (If that makes any sense to you at all).

    By the way, if you decide to weigh both iPhones, make sure you remove the cases.
     
  15. Chatter thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No obsession but I can see why it comes across that way. I swear I feel the difference :)rolleyes:) but I think others are correct - its just in my head. :p But this phone is awesome!
    --- Post Merged, Nov 3, 2018 ---
    Trying to find a drug.. err... jeweler.
    Ok not really. I am fine with life as is!
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not saying you're crazy or anything, but it is probably just in your head.
     

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