Would you let the colour of a phone put you off

Stu9

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Mine's in for repair (HTC One) but was told that they might not be able to get the parts (camera) and that if they can't, would i take a new red one. I've allways had black, never a colour, she said i'm stupid and it's still a new one and to hell with the colour
 

Phil A.

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I personally wouldn't want a red phone and I think the HTC One looks hideous in red!
I much prefer dark colours for my phones (black, grey or dark blue are the only colours I've ever bought)
 

Jessica Lares

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I hope the repair person didn't actually say that to you. I would take it up to someone of higher authority or ask for my phone back and leave a negative review calling out on that behavior.

It's not your fault you don't like red.
 

Stu9

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I wouldn't take a red One. I wouldn't mind the silver.
I don't like silver

I hope the repair person didn't actually say that to you. I would take it up to someone of higher authority or ask for my phone back and leave a negative review calling out on that behavior.

It's not your fault you don't like red.
It's not that, if they can't get the parts that's what's on offer, they can't just send a new black one as they've got a backlog and waiting for them but plenty of coloured ie red, silver/white ect
 

ucfgrad93

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I don't like silver



It's not that, if they can't get the parts that's what's on offer, they can't just send a new black one as they've got a backlog and waiting for them but plenty of coloured ie red, silver/white ect
Well then as I see it you have 2 choices:

1. Wait for the black one, and continue to use your current phone.
2. Get a color you don't like.
 

Stu9

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Didn't say i didn't like it, just that i've never had a colour, i'm looking at them online to see if i do.....but yep, that's the choices
 

mobilehaathi

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Didn't say i didn't like it, just that i've never had a colour, i'm looking at them online to see if i do.....but yep, that's the choices
So....instead of making up your own mind you wanted to subject the decision to GroupThink?;)

I don't care much for color either way, especially since my phone is largely covered by a case. If use of the new phone was more important to me than my uncertainty about the color, I'd just take the new phone.
 

firedept

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Can always put a case on it to cover up the colour. To me colour is not important. It is the features of the phone that are important to me.
 

wordoflife

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Mine's in for repair (HTC One) but was told that they might not be able to get the parts (camera) and that if they can't, would i take a new red one. I've allways had black, never a colour, she said i'm stupid and it's still a new one and to hell with the colour
This is why I like Apple's service. They should give you back exactly what you gave them IMO.

That being said, I like the red and wouldn't have a problem using it. But I imagine many people wouldn't like being forced into another color.