Which is your favorite color for a phone?

Which is your favorite color for a phone?
"Which is your favorite color for a phone?" It's almost as if the question sounds a bit out of place nowadays, when most of the handsets come out in only one color, which is black, most of the times, but a recent push by Microsoft and its WP8 is trying to make life a bit more colorful for those of us that are closely following the mobile biz.

After the dark age (literally) of smartphone design, it is mainly thanks to the new Nokia Lumias and HTC Windows Phones that we once again discover that a phone may look well in something other than black or grey. Hoping that this ongoing trend is to continue, we wanted to ask you which color do you like most for a phone. Of course, it can depend on the specific design of the model to an extent, and sometimes a phone may look best in a combination of colors, but for the purposes of this poll, let's just stick to main colors, m'kay?

Since black goes so well with everything else, and since most of you will probably just pick black, being the safest and most neutral color for a cell phone, we've simply decided to remove it from the list. Just kidding, black is there for all of us who don't want our phones to have more personality than we do. Also, please note that we'll omit choices such as "crimson red," "midnight blue," and "ceramic white." We understand that some think those are perfectly real colors, but it's just that if we try to include them all, it'd make for one really long (and meaningless) list.

Which is your favorite color for a phone?

White
23.55%
Black
34.63%
Red
6.39%
Blue
6.87%
Green
2.26%
Yellow
4.17%
Pink
1.23%
Orange
1.47%
Cyan
8.98%
Magenta
0.91%
Brown
0.64%
Dark grey
6.71%
Light grey
2.18%

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63 Comments

1. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Black all the way. A dark black with a black AMOLED screen looks sexy, in my opinion.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Black = classy

6. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I concur! I just wish I could wait until the Note 2 came in black. I'm willing to "settle" for grey, ha. Firstworldproblems. Also, masters of the ninja-edit, you and I are. I salute you, fellow Phonearena user.

50. g2a5b0e unregistered

Haha, no doubt. Both of our comments are wildly different than their former incarnations. You have to adjust with the times, I suppose. I've also got the gray Note 2. I would have preferred black myself also, but I wasn't willing to wait & I guess it's classy enough. ;-)

52. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Oooo, the Note 2! I actually feel the same way. I really want to wait for the black one, but I'll "settle" for the grey one. First world problems, eh? I think it looks good enough. I'll probably put a case on it anyway.

53. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Midnight blue, (or indigo) r actually pretty good colors

24. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

lime green of nokia lumia 620............

14. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

With some red here and there like HTC does it makes it complete! :)

27. Valdomero

Posts: 590; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Once you go black, you never go back xD

31. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

It unfortunately did not make its way to AT&T but the light gray Lumia 920 is gorgeous.

43. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

You took the words right out of my mouth. Black is the gentleman's colour. Plus, since black is the mixture of all the colours, you technically get every colour by choosing black.

60. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

That is quite well said-anyone can call the iPhone's screen gray on a black model, not so on an AMOLED Still i chose white cuz black is too mainstream ;-)

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Yellow. Dying to get a yellow L920.

3. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Silver Xperia P, anyone? ._.

5. Rocksteady unregistered

A dark grey GS3 would look nice (I voted for dark grey), I'm currently using a white GS3, looks nice too. it's my first white phone, I've always been using dark colored phones.

7. Saintmarino

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Dark grey IMO. I own a titanium grey GN2, quite a looker !!!

8. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

red or yellow... black is too mainstream... plus unless you put your phone in a transparent case... you wont be able to appreciate the design red and yellow pops!! i would rock a green phone though

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Black or a dark grey - buy a case if you want some color or polka dots or get a skin.

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Hey OEM's, please take a look at this poll the next time you want to release these awkwardly colored phones with no "normal" options to begin with. Give us BLACK, we want BLACK. I don't want a stupid smart phone in 70 different colors. If I want to change the color, there are cases for that. GIVE US BLACK.

61. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

And there are black cases available as well....

11. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I'm a big fan of the blue/purple HTC 8X phone. It feels great too. I just wish it was the case for an S3 (no offence to HTC or Windows - I just prefer the S3).

12. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

Always fancied a white phone

13. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

When I saw this page, I thought, is it in anyways related to the rumor of iPhone 5S coming in different colors? Well, we can never tell

15. onggeo

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I always go for black. Classy and casual at the same time.

16. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Black all the way. If black isn't available, give me white. Pure black and pure white are both very classy and professional colors.

17. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

why bother designing a phone if you're just going to wrap it in a case? why do reviewers comment so much on "how nice the design is" and what not if you just plop it in a case? dont brag about how thin or light a phone is if you are going to put it in a case seriously... i shouldn't have to buy a case because my phone wont survive a fall!!! i always let my phones go naked... anybody can put a designer case on a crap phone... it is still a crap phone

42. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have my Droid Razr in a sturdy 3.00 Amazon-purchased case, just because of fear of scratching it - after a year it is almost spotless.

62. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

You seem to be a nokia owner What do you have-1100 or Lumia 920? :D

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

White is ma first choice...next comes black....these two are really classy colors..

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Green for me. I only have cyan because green wasn't an option. Yellow is great as well. I also owned an orange phone, looked quite nice. Black is boring, and white is for folk who like having boring white cars. Time to get out if Monochromatic Kansas and into color-filled Oz, metaphorically speaking. As for "professional", how cool is it to have a phone the same color as corporate (or school) colors without a bulky and usually ugly case?

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