Gold-colored smartphones - hot or not?

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.

Gold-colored smartphones - do you like them?

Yes. They have a "je ne sais quoi" that attracts me.
18.22%
Maybe, but it depends on the design of the smartphone.
47.33%
No. No, no, no.
34.45%

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97 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 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

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You should have used many languages at least lol.

16. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

+ Ne (Lithuanian)

43. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

+ não (brazil ^^)

61. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

62. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Hindi means no in Filipino too

63. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

oh i see my bad

72. iushnt

Posts: 3062; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

+ nai (nepali)

74. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

La (Arabic)

86. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

لا* :)

77. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

немає

85. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

لا (Arabic :)

80. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1222; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

NO, ILLAI, LAETHU, NAHI, etc..

89. berry889

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

tidak

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

nein!

27. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

its depends on design!!! SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 Gold IS UGLY!!!!!!! Iphone 5 Gold is beautiful! LG G3 Gold is beautiful....

41. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

All gold phones are tacky.

68. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Gold is only applicable at metal phones..

83. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That include ones with diamonds

60. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

73. iushnt

Posts: 3062; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

u saw g3 in gold? when?

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

37. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

44. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

67. magnum44 unregistered

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

90. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

nahi!!! Indian

95. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

نه , na (farsi)

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

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