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    Default I can't choose: black or white?

    Hey all!
    I'm going to get a new Nexus 5.
    I know the differences between the two colors, but I just can't choose which is better for me.
    A lot of people state that the buld quality is much better on the black one. How much better is it?
    Will the white version attract more fingerprints on the back, eventually?
    How easy is it to clean, compared to the black one?
    I just can't pick!
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    white isnt for everyone, you want to stand out then go for it, i dont have a finger print problem
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    I ordered the black and I don't regret it. HOWEVER, I love how the glass wraps around on the side of the white one, whereas the black has the soft touch that wraps around to meet the glass. That alone made me seriously consider the white.
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    I don't have a fingerprint problem on the white back, but the glossy sides are another story. The white is beautiful but if you care more about a more tactile experience get the black.

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    The white one honestly looks better to me, but I will most likely get a black case for it.
    I am really unsure of what to get. This is going to be my phone for a long time, it just HAS to be right
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    My advice: go to a T-Mobile or Sprint store or a Best Buy and ask to see it in both colors. Then go to the play store and get the one you want.

    I have the black 32 GB model, and I'm loving it. I prefer the matte finish of the black back to the glossy white finish, partly due to aesthetics, partly due to the fact that glossy can be slippery.

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    Flip a coin. They are both awesome so you can't go wrong with either option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    My advice: go to a T-Mobile or Sprint store or a Best Buy and ask to see it in both colors. Then go to the play store and get the one you want.

    I have the black 32 GB model, and I'm loving it. I prefer the matte finish of the black back to the glossy white finish, partly due to aesthetics, partly due to the fact that glossy can be slippery.

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    I wish I could, but I live all the way over in Israel. It h asn't even arrived here, yet, and it will take time for it to officially arrive. That's why Im having my american bring it to me when he comes here, in two weeks.
    I can't access the play store (outside of my phone) and there is no way for me to feel or see the phones before purchasing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal Sarig View Post
    I wish I could, but I live all the way over in Israel. It h asn't even arrived here, yet, and it will take time for it to officially arrive. That's why Im having my american bring it to me when he comes here, in two weeks.
    I can't access the play store (outside of my phone) and there is no way for me to feel or see the phones before purchasing.
    Are you sure you should get the North American version? Even though the radio bands may match it doesn't mean it will work as well. We just had someone from New Zealand (I think) who had wanted to have a family member bring a Nexus 5 from the states. Someone who knows more about radios than I do said it's likely the American version won't work well there despite some matching bands.

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    I have the white model and it's great. No real issues with the material or color. I wasn't able to get a white Nexus 4, so I wanted to give white a shot with the 5.

    I've used both versions significantly and don't really have a preference.
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    black don't get dirty as easy
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    Hey Tal, I'm ordering my N5 either today or in the next few days and I was in the same dilemma as you. I really thought the white looked better but having read through 39 pages of a thread on XDA (I know, I'm insane) and taking a look at one specific picture and video, I've decided on black which was my original choice.

    http://gizmostorm.com/wp-content/upl...k-white-11.jpg



    I really think the white looks so much better in stock pictures than it does in real life. To me those sides look horrible. Don't like how it appears that the front drapes over the sides and make the back plate look so out of place... And cheap.

    Also you don't get ANY soft touch matte on the white, which I was pretty excited over when I heard of it. Your Nexus will feel just like any other glossy plastic phone with the feeling of an HTC One X on the back.

    I'm going with the 32gb black and a black Google bumper case.

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    I like my white one.

    My N4 was all black. It was time to move on to a different style.
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    I don't think it looks cheap at all. It's all a matter of eye of the beholder. Also the back is not glossy. It's matte white. It doesn't show fingerprints but yes you'd want to touch it only with clean hands.

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    I personally feel that white phones are ugly and would never use one even if given to me at zero cost.
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    I really like the white one as well. Is the white easy to get dirty? How hard would it be to clean it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fdmstng99 View Post
    I really like the white one as well. Is the white easy to get dirty? How hard would it be to clean it?
    It probably is easy to get dirty but I've been careful so far. Someone cleaned theirs with eyeglass cleaner and said it worked. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    It probably is easy to get dirty but I've been careful so far. Someone cleaned theirs with eyeglass cleaner and said it worked. :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the reply. If I did go with white it would be in a clear case most of the time anyway. Still I don't want to have the white N5 for a year and it just looking awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fdmstng99 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. If I did go with white it would be in a clear case most of the time anyway. Still I don't want to have the white N5 for a year and it just looking awful.
    I think it would be fine. I pick mine up with lotion on and it doesn't get smeared or anything. I think it's most likely if you have food or food grease on your hands you wouldn't want to touch it. But that's any phone. I think for the most part it's fine. Oh, the poster who cleaned his phone had put it in his jeans pocket and it picked up some dye from the fabric.

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    What do you mean the glass wraps around

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    Also the white isn't a bright white. It's more of a bone color if that makes sense. I don't look at it in bright sunlight though so maybe it's brighter than it seems under fluorescent light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocktribe View Post
    What do you mean the glass wraps around

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    I think the op meant because the sides of the panda version is glossy unlike the black version. It gives the appearance that the glass extends over the sides.

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    Or you could get the black version, order the white backplate and color in the X in Nexus with paint markers and replace the back like I plan on doing. That way I have grips on the sides and a cool back to it. It'll be going in a case with a clear back though

    Edit: White backplate from eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    Are you sure you should get the North American version? Even though the radio bands may match it doesn't mean it will work as well. We just had someone from New Zealand (I think) who had wanted to have a family member bring a Nexus 5 from the states. Someone who knows more about radios than I do said it's likely the American version won't work well there despite some matching bands.

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    Hey there, thanks alot for your reply.
    I've been carefully reading this thread's posts, and I think I will go with the black version.
    Thank you all for your input!
    Now, about your reply, what do you mean by "Wont work well"? Will it work, but I will have poor signal, or will I have a normal level of signal, but the calls will be noisy?
    Thank you, again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal Sarig View Post
    Hey there, thanks alot for your reply.
    I've been carefully reading this thread's posts, and I think I will go with the black version.
    Thank you all for your input!
    Now, about your reply, what do you mean by "Wont work well"? Will it work, but I will have poor signal, or will I have a normal level of signal, but the calls will be noisy?
    Thank you, again!
    Hi! Maybe both those problems. If I can find that other thread I'll see what they said could go wrong. Anyway they recommend getting the Europe/world version.

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