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Gold-colored smartphones - hot or not?

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Gold-colored smartphones - hot or not?
You may have noticed that major smartphone makers recently started to release golden versions of their flagship handsets. Not golden as in plated in gold (although some of these exist as well), but just colored in various hues of gold. As you probably know, we have a gold iPhone 5S, a gold LG G2, a gold HTC One M8, and a gold Samsung Galaxy S5, among others. And let’s not forget that the unannounced LG G3 seemingly has a gold variant, too.

In the past, high-end smartphones colored in gold were pretty rare. But something happened lately that determined companies to include gold among the color options of the handsets mentioned above (and not only). Of course, it is true that this color gives the impression of luxury. But you know how the old saying goes: all that glitters is not gold. So that's pretty much a false impression after all.

Is this just a temporary trend that will fade away soon? We don’t know. But we’re curious to find out how many of our readers really dig the gold color when it comes to smartphones. This being said, cast your votes in the poll below, and leave your comments (if you have any) after that.

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Gold-colored smartphones - do you like them?
18.22%
792 votes
(792 votes) Yes. They have a "je ne sais quoi" that attracts me.
47.33%
2057 votes
(2057 votes) Maybe, but it depends on the design of the smartphone.
34.45%
1497 votes
(1497 votes) No. No, no, no.

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posted on 18 Apr 2014, 14:39 61

1. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 14:42 9

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


You should have used many languages at least lol.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 14:59 28

16. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


No,Nein,Yok,Не,Ниет,Jo,Nie,Nej,Hindi,Geen,Ei.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 15:05 5

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


+ Ne (Lithuanian)

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 16:38 4

43. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


+ não (brazil ^^)

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 19:54 3

61. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


hold up hindi isnt the word no its just the language it would be nai pronounced naie (i speak hindi)

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 20:15 8

62. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Hindi means no in Filipino too

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 20:59 2

63. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


oh i see my bad

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 02:40 1

72. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


+ nai (nepali)

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 05:10 3

74. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


La (Arabic)

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 14:12 1

86. Ahmadovich (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


لا* :)

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 08:59

77. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


немає

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 14:11

85. Ahmadovich (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


لا (Arabic :)

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 12:58

80. kanagadeepan (Posts: 943; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


NO, ILLAI, LAETHU, NAHI, etc..

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 05:12

89. berry889 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


tidak

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 14:42 1

6. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


nein!

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 15:28 15

27. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


its depends on design!!!

SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 Gold IS UGLY!!!!!!!

Iphone 5 Gold is beautiful!

LG G3 Gold is beautiful....

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 16:33 5

41. tedkord (Posts: 12203; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


All gold phones are tacky.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 23:51 5

68. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


Gold is only applicable at metal phones..

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 13:24

83. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


That include ones with diamonds

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 19:41 4

60. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Gold color is tasteless.
By the way , Apple didn't make "gold" iphone5S. They made it (as they called it) "Champagne" color.
The menial media INVENTED the name "gold" for it. And can tell you which iMedia invented it.
All OEM's make "gold" color versions LONG BEFORE Apple to make "Champagne" color iphone5S. But only few testless ppl buy it. Even Samsung made S4 gold before iphone5S.
"Gold" iphone doesn't sell good too.
All this was just BASHING iPropaganda, and nothing else. This article smells bad, too.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 02:41

73. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


u saw g3 in gold? when?

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 15:34 2

32. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


AS DANIEL BRYAN WOULD SAY " NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 15:39 1

37. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


i saw the REAL LG G3 Design.
its VERY BEAUTIFUL!
I SWEAR!

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 16:42

44. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


But nowadays he says "YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!'

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 16:31 4

40. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nope....

http://img.pandawhale.com/post-29407-nope-button-reaction-gif-tumbl-VuvC.gif

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 23:39 1

67. magnum44 (unregistered)


This means anyone saying 'yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes' will risk sounding like a woman making love!

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 05:26

90. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


nahi!!! Indian

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 22:25

95. roozbeh101 (Posts: 94; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


نه , na (farsi)

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 14:41 6

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Depends on the design of the phone. But personally like bright colors like red, yellow or cyan.

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