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Which iPhone X Color to Buy? Silver or Space Gray

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What’s the best iPhone X color to buy? A lot of it comes down to which color looks best, but there are a few factors that can help you make the decision on which iPhone color to buy for the new iPhone X.

Apple only offers two iPhone X colors, and while there is some chatter over a gold iPhone X listing from China, you shouldn’t plan on getting this color unless you are going to wait for a spring Apple event where the company might announce an iPhone SE 2 and new iPhone X colors.

If you plan to buy the iPhone X in October or November, you will need to decide which of the two iPhone x colors looks best to you.

iPhone X Colors

Here are your iPhone X color options.

Here are your iPhone X color options.

Unlike the iPhone 8 color options, there is one huge difference thanks to the iPhone X’s new nearly bezel-less design. The front of the iPhone X is almost all screen, and where the screen ends you see a little bit of black and the stainless steel band that runs on the edge. This is the same on the Silver and Space Gray iPhone X.

With this in mind there is no iPhone X color that is better for watching movies. Typically we tell people to buy an iPhone with a black front that looks similar to the black on the edges of your HDTV, but in this case both fronts are black and the bezels are super thin.

Most Stylish iPhone X Color

If you want the most fashionable iPhone X color option, go with Silver. This is the lightest option and it will pick up the colors in your clothing or accessories as the light reflects off the back of the phone.

There’s nothing wrong with the Space Gray color when it comes to looking good, but we think that Silver is the best bet for fashion focused buyers.

Best iPhone X Color If Scratches Worry You

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 use the same glass back. If you are worried about the iPhone X glass back scratching and showing scratches over time, you will want to go with the Silver color.

Lighter colors don’t show scratches as much as the a darker color like black. The good news is the glass back on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 resist scratches better than the back of the iPhone 7 backs.

Should I Worry About Fading iPhone X Colors?

While we haven’t had the iPhone 8 long enough to test if there will be color fading under the glass, we don’t expect either of the iPhone X color options to fade or to wear over time like aluminum can.

In the past we’ve seen users who don’t clean the iPhone often enough tarnish the aluminum finish on the iPhone back. We don’t expect that will be an issue with the glass back and with either iPhone X color option.

iPhone X Colors in Cases

Think about how the iPhone X color you pick looks in your favorite case.

Think about how the iPhone X color you pick looks in your favorite case.

If you plan to get a clear iPhone X case or you care about the color that shows through around the camera while using a case, you should consider what colors your case will be.

We’re seeing way more clear iPhone X cases this year and clear cases with text on them. If you have a specific case in mind, check out the sample photos online and see what the case looks like with the iPhone X in it.

Most iPhone X cases will cover up the color almost completely, which means the color you pick is less important than it used to be.

Which iPhone X Color Should I Buy?

With only two options to choose from, the iPhone x color you pick isn’t as important as it was in the past, but it is still something you need to think about. This is especially important if you use your iPhone X without a case. Instead of waiting for a rose gold iPhone X, you might be better off buying a silver iPhone X and a rose gold iPhone X case.

If you want an iPhone X color that will reflect the colors around it and is likely to show less scratches, go with the Silver option. If you prefer the darker look of Space Gray, and you are quick to order, go that route.

Space gray is the most popular choice among Gotta Be Mobile readers for the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Rose Gold was slightly more popular for the iPhone 6s.

The Best iPhone X Cases

x-doria Defense Lux iPhone X Case

x-doria Defense Lux iPhone X Case

The x-doria Defense Lux iPhone X case is amazing. This case looks great, feels awesome and offers military grade drop protection without adding much bulk. 

We love the look of this case in Ballistic Nylon and Black Carbon on the iPhone X. These cases not only offer a cool look, but the back is actually textured like the material listed. The Ballistic Nylon case has a soft, but grippy feel to the back just like you'd expect from looking at it. The Black Carbon feels like textured carbon fiber and looks awesome. 

We didn't mean to, but we did drop our iPhone X in this case and our doorbell camera caught it on video. The case iPhone survived without any problems. 

x-doria designed this case to protect your phone from drops up to 10 feet on concrete and there is . sound channel to direct the speaker towards you instead of straight out the bottom. The raised edge keeps the screen safe when setting the phone face down on a table. 

$34.99 at x-doria

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