Poll results: Gold-colored smartphones - hot or not?

Earlier this month, we ran a poll asking you to share your opinion regarding gold-colored smartphones - since most major handset makers seem to love them lately. We received a total of 4,346 votes, and the conclusion is that golden smartphones are not as hot as manufacturers apparently believe they are. Well, at least not for our readers.

Only 18.72% of those who voted (792 users) truly dig gold-colored smartphones. Almost half of all voters (47.33%, meaning 2,057 users) said that they might like them, but in the end it all depends on the actual design of a handset - because some devices can look good in gold, while others would be just gaudy. Finally, there are 1,497 voters (34.45%) who definitely won’t be buying any golden smartphone anytime soon. Or ever.

If you didn’t have the chance to vote while the poll was still active, you can certainly share your thoughts about gold-colored smartphones in the comments below.

P.S.: just in case there’s someone out there who doesn’t recognize the four smartphones pictured above, these are: LG G2, HTC One M8, Apple iPhone 5s, and Samsung Galaxy S5.

Gold-colored smartphones - do you like them?

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



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I usually just like a simple, sleek, matte black-colored smartphone...

4. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Simple,but stylish :)

41. steedsofwar unregistered

I used to think the same thing and I still do, except I just replaced my glossy black LG G2 for a gold matte version. From the pictures, it just looked pretty lame but in the flesh and real life, I found that it was striking for me. I instantly loved it, but that may be because the non glossy back was VERY welcome and a change from all of my previously black and white phones that were getting a bit tiresome.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Me too. The OnePlus One and the Oppo Find 7a in black color for example.

27. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Im nt a iphone fan at all But i have to agree iphone looks gorgeous !!!!!

33. vincelongman

Posts: 5694; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, Silver phones are quite nice too But gold phones just cringeworthy, especially gold plastic phones like the S5 and G2

2. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

34% No no no no...pretty high number,didnt expect that

35. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Not high enough...

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The S5 in gold color looks horrible.

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, the S5 and G2 look ugly and unnatural. Definitely the best looking gold smartphone is the iPhone 5S.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Agreed. But gold colored phones are a bit overhyped imo.

18. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

I think metal finish devices would suit gold better than plastic grade

10. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Band aid :P

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Exactly lol. :P

17. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

You need to go and see eyes doctor

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes, you do. You also need to go and see a psychologist too, because your mental problems is getting worse.

22. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I truly feel sorry for you. All your life is built on hating anything that isn't called Sony, especially Samsung and Apple. Anyways am glad you finally came out from under that rock you were living under when articles were flooding the Internet about the Z2's production problems and how it won't make it to the US, when you were killing us with your annoying comments on how the Z2 will give the s5 and m8 a run for their money.

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I feel sorry to myself too because there's a stalker called maherk that is replying me with BS every time I comment. If you're smart and fair, you will know that FriendsOfSamsung is here to bash every thing that isn't called Samsung, but you agree and support him. How pathetic...So, you aren't a Samsung fanboy? Yeah, keep telling yourself that.

28. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

maherk is still angry because you called him/her mamasmurf. I thought that was one of the funniest comment i ever read. Great comment, man.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

iphone 5s looks great with the gold side edges and logo. the rest is just golden brown..

38. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They all look tacky.

8. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I'm not a fan of it but from the ones shown above, the HTC looks the best. Commenter said it best on the original article, black with a gold trim would look the best. I'd buy that before any of the options above.

13. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

remember Xperia Ray for me that was the best gold color option for that time... at least at the back only..

14. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Matches the black front, top, and bottom better.

16. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Woo! Shoutout to me!

42. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Lol. What can I say, you nailed it.

15. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I personally like phones to be black with red accents or vice versa. (I.E. HTC Droid DNA)

19. Furbal unregistered

I -do- not like the iPhone, but the rest look terrible in gold and I own a g2 and a s5...

21. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I like android but I'm not too biased. To be honest, apple pulled off the gold color the best. It's the only phone that uses gold to look elegant instead of appearing as dull old yellow color.

23. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Somehow the GS5 looks quite nice. It doesn't have that band aid colour...band aid colour is more skin tone where this is like champagne gold so definitely a huge fan of the colour

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