OnePlus 5 "Soft Gold" vs "Midnight Black" vs "Slate Gray" color comparison: which one is your favorite?

The OnePlus 5, one of the best phones around, is now available in a choice of three colors: the brand new "soft gold", along with the two previously available "slate gray" and "midnight black".

The gold one is the only one with a white front, while the gray and black ones have a black finish on the front. There is also a slight difference in the specs: the gold and gray ones are only offered in the 64GB storage / 6GB RAM configuration, while the black one is the only one available with 128 gigs of native storage and 8GB of RAM. Keep in mind that the OnePlus 5 does not support expandable storage via microSD cards.

With all these tiny distinctions in mind, all colors share the same design and hardware: all run on the excellent Snapdragon 835 system chip, all have the same clean Android 7 Nougat build and all have that nice dual camera system. And yes, all of them feature that "jello scrolling" effect... or rather defect.

What we are here for, however, is not to go over the specs: we are here to choose the best look, the best color... 

So which one is your favorite?

Which is your favorite OnePlus 5 color?

Soft Gold
Slate Gray
Midnight Black

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. stevetruman

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

red color would have been super hit!!!!!!!

2. Pabliell

Posts: 185; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I'm waiting for more manufacturer to introduce a metal back in deep blue or dark green.

6. fyah_king unregistered

Yep, I still have my green xperia z5.

3. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

no diarrhea brown or puke green, to really match the phone well?

7. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

leave that to shamesung galaxy

8. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

theyll do it those colors with flecks of silver in the paint to make it looks special

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Deep sea black is the best black.

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

They should have added the graphite colour from the OP3. It looks really great in person.

9. libra89

Posts: 2296; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I like the gold too but the way the lines disappear on the black is just nice.

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