Are we over fully black phones now?

Are we over fully black phones now?

So, when Apple announced two new colors for the iPhone 7 last year, which were “matte black” and “shiny black”, it made for a good couple of jokes, right? But hey, the iPhone is the iPhone and before we knew it, black was cool again. Samsung raced to launch a “limited edition” Galaxy S7 edge in Pearl Black so that it can have a black phone before the Galaxy S8 launches, OnePlus got super-inspired and introduced a Midnight Black edition of the 3T, with the color moving on to the OnePlus 5 now... and a lot of the new models in 2017 have been quite blacked out.

Hey, matte black on metal looks awesome, sure. But there is such a thing of overexposure, even for the cool stuff. Are you feeling a bit fatigued by the blacky black on black models?

Are we over black phones now?

Nope! More black on black, please!
73.54%
Yeah, getting kind of tired of it
15.63%
Never been on board with pitch black phones
10.83%

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46 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This dude is low key taking shots at the iPhone.

2. rebretz

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

As long as the front of the phone is not white. I have the really blue Pixel and the white front is awful with it.

3. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The front of the phone has to be black.

4. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Stealthy black all the way, any day.

5. peter.k

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2017

Black is love, black is life...

40. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Love this article. It is completely random and off topic, but features an iPhone. It pisses off a lot of your readers which in turn generates a lot of ad revenue (assuming angry readers doesn't use ad blockers). Keep up the good work iphonearena(joking).

6. f_u_006

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

As long as it's not an iPhone, black is fine all the way in.

21. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I've always had all-black phones. And many years didn't understand the iBoys loving iPhones. But now, when all-black came to iPhones, they suddenly started to love it. And think Apple invented all-black. (as all other colors) LOL

42. mikehunta727 unregistered

Umm okay?

45. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

44. Zylam posted on 1 min ago All black came to iPhones? LMAO LOLOLOL. The second iPhone ever made (the 3G) was all black way back in 2008 LOLOLOL. EditReply+

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Black is the classy and best imo.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love a black phone, especially Matte.

9. Phonehex

Posts: 751; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I want a phone with Vanta Black 2 . That would be so crazy.

10. mahima

Posts: 719; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

black is classy... i don't like white, especially on front bezel

19. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I liked both of your comments.

11. mahima

Posts: 719; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

black is classy... i don't like white, especially on front bezel

20. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I liked both of your comments.

12. GERALTdeRIVIA

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 11, 2017

Black only

13. Leo_MC

Posts: 6623; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I would like a titan made iPhone (in titan color).

14. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Black on black looks good and I think it should be an option. Personally, I think if every company had a Moto Maker option, then we wouldn't need to have this poll. I'd love black front, black back, but accent the little bits with another color (red, orange, yellow, pink, etc).

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6494; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Can't go wrong with black. Just because apple failed at making a black phone it doesn't mean the color is dead across the board.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The hell are you talking about? Apple's Jet Black is perhaps the most popular variant (and also the hardest to get... still).

23. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

He means that Jet Black is easy pealing. Yup, apple failed at making a black phone.

26. lyndon420

Posts: 6494; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Exactly right...thanks for that.

27. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And the matte variant lol?

30. lyndon420

Posts: 6494; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

What about it? Is it crap also?

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No ot isn't! They are all.over ebay.

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I prefer black front actually.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Black is boring. I love white and most any other color but the ugly gold.

24. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Black is the best.

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