Hello MacRumors! Powerful, efficient, productive. There’s no doubt the latest phones are software and hardware mastercrafts. Beyond storage size, choosing between space grey, silver and gold are the only significant choices. Deciding which colour has been very difficult as they all seem like bad decisions... that’s why I’ve taken to MacRumors to discuss with people who own XS Max’s - to talk with the people who chose colors and changed their minds, people who stuck with their choices, people who regret their choices, people satisfied with every choice etc. Here are my takes on the colors: Space Grey Conservative, classic, timeless. Looks great but feels really boring. This is certainly the safe option of all three. Before I could open it I had changed my mind and returned it because it felt too safe. Silver (current choice) Flashy, young and classy white back with black front! The incredibly shiny silver on the sides looks... cheap and trashy. Having a black case with a clear back looks very stylish however it is very distracting when laid flat. And I’m still not convinced about the silver Apple logo... Silver looks like the one someone who thought really long and hard would pick only to be filled with regret and doubt (yes I’m describing myself, I have a lengthy return window yet it’s still torturous). Gold Bold, loud but sadly so gaudy and tacky. The gold sides are nice but still feel cheap like the silver but not as much. The skin/tan back looks like a bandaid or a pair of women’s underwear but feels very soft on the eyes unlike the silver. Rocking with a brown or red Apple leather case would look very stylish with the gold hints or having an all clear case. The gold does have a very care free attitude attached to it. A phone at this price point is as much a piece of tech as it is a fashion statement and also are expected to last. Please discuss! And do not take my quibbles personally!