View Poll Results: White or Black Nexus 5?

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  • White, I've seen it and it looks awesome

    9 6.34%
  • Black, I've seen it, stick with classic black

    20 14.08%
  • White, Never seen one, but looks nicer in the pictures

    46 32.39%
  • Black, Never seen one, but looks nicer in the pictures

    60 42.25%
  • No preference/Don't care/I'd put a case on it anyways

    7 4.93%
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    Question Nexus 5 - White or Black?

    I've seen the pictures... I"ve seen the reviews... I want the phone... but what color do I get? White or Black? My head tells me I should just buy the black and be safe, but I kinda like the idea of finally having a phone that looks different than everyone else's. I know it's a preference thing, but I'm just wondering, a) is a white nexus really going to get dirty easily, b) are there any pictures/video online of a real deal white Nexus 5 to judge what it looks in real life?

    I don't plan on putting a case on my phone. I currently have a Galaxy S2 which I've never put a case on, and I'm perfectly happy with it being light and thin.

    Any thoughts?
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    The white one looks pretty cool although I wish it was all white and not just the back and sides.

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    I tossed it around a bit getting a white and black one. But really I decided I was not a huge fan of the half and half. And I don't like phones with white bezels - the black makes the screen look so much better. Also I'm curious how a white phone looks in a year or so. Do they yellow and do they scuff? My mom has a white S2 which has been in a case from day one and it looks okay. Truly if you are putting a case on it, it matters a lot less what color it is. If my first choice of black was sold out - I would have gotten a white one and not cared.
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    I liked the white n4. But the n5 seems a lot cleaner in all black.

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    I don't get why they didn't make the phone all white. Are they afraid Apple is going to sue them if they do? Chances are, most people are going to get a case for the phone. The case will most likely cover the back. So at that point there's literally no difference.
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    Black. The white would have been nice if the see sides were white. Then the buttons ad camr were silver sort like previous nexus phones. Also if didn't have have case for my phone because my job then I would look like a white.

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    What's that saying? Once you go black, you can't go back.
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    Well I went black on the nexus 4 and now I'm going white. Just wanted a little change even though, yes I'll be getting a case

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    I prefer black, all my devices (phones & tablets) have been black. Also, Carphone Warehouse only had the black model in stock!

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    Bought the white because in my eyes, it looked better. Go with what you think looks best.

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    Depends on if you plan on using a case or not. I plan to get either the bumper or the flip case. I got black. Plus I didn't like the tuxedo look of the white.

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    Personally, I think white phones are ugly as sin. So, it's black for me.
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    Ive wanted a white phone for years but I decided on black because as other people are saying, there is no point when only the back is white and its going to be covered by a case (for me) anyway.
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    I kind of love the half and half. I was 98% sure I was going to order the white, but I noticed the white speaker grill and I found that to be odd and ruined the look of the front. So I went black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Driscoll View Post
    I tossed it around a bit getting a white and black one. But really I decided I was not a huge fan of the half and half. And I don't like phones with white bezels - the black makes the screen look so much better. Also I'm curious how a white phone looks in a year or so. Do they yellow and do they scuff? My mom has a white S2 which has been in a case from day one and it looks okay. Truly if you are putting a case on it, it matters a lot less what color it is. If my first choice of black was sold out - I would have gotten a white one and not cared.
    The bezel portion is still black on the white model.

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    I guess you could argue it doesn't matter if you get a black one because you are just going to put it in a case. LOL - This is why they make both versions - and all sorts of colors in other phones as well - to each their own.

    Really I struggle with the to case or not to case issue. I did not have a case on my current (and first) phone for over a year. THEN I dropped it and it got a huge dent in it So I think some protection isn't a bad thing. I just hate they really ruin the feel of the phone and bulk it up. Even the super thin cases give bulk and make the phone feel different.
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    I'm a contractor, so I almost have no choice but to have a damn good case on mine. Regardless I'm still struggling on whether to get the white or not even though I'll probably never see it. I used to hate white phones but this ones starting to grow on me. It reminds me a bit of the white HTC One X and the white/black look would match the decor in my apartment nicely. But the black is so sleek and sexy...

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    I bought white and wish I had black:\ can't cancel my order til I get it... I don't really want to send it back to get a black one either
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnoid View Post
    I've seen the pictures... I"ve seen the reviews... I want the phone... but what color do I get? White or Black? My head tells me I should just buy the black and be safe, but I kinda like the idea of finally having a phone that looks different than everyone else's. I know it's a preference thing, but I'm just wondering, a) is a white nexus really going to get dirty easily, b) are there any pictures/video online of a real deal white Nexus 5 to judge what it looks in real life?

    I don't plan on putting a case on my phone. I currently have a Galaxy S2 which I've never put a case on, and I'm perfectly happy with it being light and thin.

    Any thoughts?
    I went Oreo! :-) Bought the Spigen case with the transparent back. Loved that case on my N4.

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    I would have no other choice but to get a 32GB black. It is the nature of things.

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    black sure is better, look sleek
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    Bought both I think is gonna rock.
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    Nothing beats a piano black.
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    I got a white backed version and I'm not too sure about it yet, hopefully it'll grow on me a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSWR View Post
    I bought white and wish I had black:\ can't cancel my order til I get it... I don't really want to send it back to get a black one either
    On my shipping notification it says I can cancel my order at any time, but if I receive it I have to send it back. So, can't you still cancel the white and order the black? I'm happy with my choice on the white. I already have two black phones. I wish I could have gotten this one in the white (maybe if I'd bought it from Boost Mobile I could have).

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