White Nexus 5 or Black Nexus 5?

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White vs Black Nexus 5

  1. White

    8 vote(s)
    21.6%
  2. Black

    29 vote(s)
    78.4%
  1. waloshin, Nov 3, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013

    waloshin macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Personally for me I chose the Black Nexus 5 because it looks classy and business like.

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    Just so everyone knows the Nexus 5 White has a white ear phone piece at the top.
     
  2. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    There is no such thing as a white Nexus phone.

    There's only a black Nexus phone with a white backplate.

    :p
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    True and I assume you'll be able to swap the back plates eventually.
     
  4. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    Actually, early reports say the backplate is quite secure. Some even go as far as saying "it [The backplate and sides] feels like a single piece"

    However, if it turns out to be possible, I will make myself some custom back plates.

    I went with white because it was a little bit different. The Nexus logo also stands out a bit more to me
     
  5. Schicksal macrumors member

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    I went black. The white one was too panda-rific for me.
     
  6. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I went with white but then again it doesn't matter because I usually buy different color dbrands to switch it up every few months.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I'd go black for the texture of the back. Same reason I chose black note 3 over the white even though I normally prefer white devices.
     
  8. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the black one. If the "white" was front and back I'd have considered that one, but just not a fan of the half and half look.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I went white... just because my phones have always been all black. I wanted to try it out, and if I don't like it, it'll be in a case anyway. :)
     
  11. Six8 macrumors 65816

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    White wasn't showing when I ordered so I went with black
     
  12. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Always black for me. Only color I like to see on a phone is if there is a bit of red trim.
     
  13. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Black.

    Didn't like the white earpiece on the front and the black frame around the camera on the back of the white model.

    Also heard the sides of the phone on the black model have a matte finish while the sides of the white version have a smooth shiny finish.
     
  14. AAPLinc, Nov 3, 2013
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    AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    I think black looks better on this phone.

    Not only because the camera looks odd on the white, but I also feel like a white soft touch back might stain/scratch easily and get dirty. I would use a case anyway but for those that don't..

    I'm really interested in this phone though, I wish verizon carried it. I would go from my 5S to a Nexus phone in the future.
     
  15. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Considering how the white is done I don't think it really matters.

    Doubly so if you use a case
     
  16. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    I would really consider a white Nexus phone if Google made a completely white one...
     
  17. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    White backplate with black front is terrible in my opinion. Maybe with a white front, but otherwise... Black for sure
     
  18. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It's like an opened Oreo. Just looking at it makes me hungry; I'll probably gain 20 pounds once I get it.
     
  19. Akash.B macrumors regular

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    White for me, it just looks really nice. Although I wish it could be all white like the Moto X
     
  20. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    If I do get the Nexus 5 ... and I'm not saying I will, just if ... Then black all the way. It just looks so clean with no lines. Like 1 solid piece.

    +1 on the Pandatastic look.
     
  21. F123D macrumors 68040

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  22. streetfoldsfive macrumors 6502

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    Black, with the red official case once it drops :)
     
  23. Dontazemebro, Nov 3, 2013
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    Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Yes, much nicer. Not really digging the 2 tone look.
     
  24. maj71303 Guest

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    I like the white one myself, I find the fact it is two toned a plus.
     

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