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Tuesday Poll: Would You be Interested in a Gold Phone?

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With talks of a possible “gold” iPhone hitting the streets, it reminds us of all of the overly-priced gold Android devices we have seen in the past. The gold rumored to be on the new iPhone isn’t real though, it’s just a champagne-color coating apparently, but does a gold/champagne phone actually interest anybody?

If your Galaxy S4 or HTC One came in gold, would you even think about buying it? What about the Moto X? Is it just over the top or does it sound hot?

Let us know what you think about gold phones down below.

Would you be interested in a gold phone?

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  • flosserelli

    The notion that Apple is even *considering* a gold iphone suggests they have virtually zero creativity or innovation left for the upcoming model. I have no love for Apple or iphone, but I sincerely hope the next iphone offers more than gold plating and a few cosmetic changes. Competition benefits everyone. If it wasn’t for the original iphone, we all might still be using Windows Mobile and BlackBerry-style OSs.

  • dang1

    only if my name was Tooouny Mooountana, and I also had gold balls as big as melons

  • paul_cus

    I do have the gold Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray. But I think they called it Champagne. And it’s definitely plastic.

  • Dave

    Anodizing a mobile phone goes for about $300-500 at a local shop where I live. They do anice job, but tthere’s no way it’s worth it.

  • RaptorOO7

    I know crapple is planning on a Golden(shwr) phone since it’s supposed to be popular in Asia, Gold phones that is,. Yet I find it tacky and really just ugly as all get out.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    A gold iPhone shows Apple have officially jumped the shark in terms of styling and industrial design. Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave.

  • ahhh yes
  • EvanTheGamer

    No thanks.

  • Rob Delaney

    Isn’t this like asking a bunch of steak lovers if they would like fish instead?

    • middlehead

      No, it is not.

      • Rob Delaney

        It’s a pro Android site asking about an iPhone. The last time someone spoke up on Apple readers wanted Ron’s head on a stick

        • middlehead

          The article asks if people would be intersted in a gold PHONE, not a gold iphone.

  • Steven Berger

    If Apple did come out with this, I think it would just show that they are running out of ideas. To come out with a brand new phone and the best feature is that you can get it in a different color or in Gold I think just shows that they are out of new ideas.

  • Ravi Rao

    It’s OK to have wood, silver metallic, black metallic, kevlar, samsung plastic, moto x plastic, glass + black + sparkles, glass + white + sparkles, Oregon Duck colors, Droid Life Pink, but the second someone mentions a color that the iPhone has, we go into a bloodrage.

    Yes, I’d consider a gold color for a metallic Android phone.

    • sagisarius

      I don’t think it has much to do with iPhone opposition. A gold iPhone sounds pretty awful… similar to a gold car.

  • S R

    Much rather upgrade my phone every six months of I could afford a gold phone

  • LeDerp

    Only if i can engrave on it MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Ian Smith

    let’s ask Ron: Ron, are you interested in the gold iPhone?

    • http://ronoffringa.me/ Ron Offringa

      So far not really. I’ll have to see it in person. I really just want a blue iPhone. If blue isn’t an option (and it sounds like it won’t be) then I’ll probably get white again.

  • Maxim∑

    Its not gold… more of a lighter tone but w/e

  • Adam Truelove

    This is an Android blog. If you want all flash and no substance, go to an Apple blog.

  • Higher_Ground

    I just want to know why the first time I loaded this page, the poll had already been answered for me with “maybe on days where it matches my outfit” … who’s using my computer O.o

  • I_shower_naked

    A gold phone would be a god send to me. I’ve been looking for an epic way to display to the world how irresponsible I am with my finances.

  • Harold Goldner

    Right, and I also want to paint a target on my forehead so snipers can have an easier shot.

  • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

    It depends on the exact color gold. I mean if it was bright flash gold then no but if it was more of a subtle gold (say just gold accents) then I would probably actually consider it.

  • Michael Martinez

    A gold phone is the ultimate “douche or no douche” litmus test.

  • Shane Redman

    GOLD PLATE ALL OF THE THINGS!

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

    *cues Bling Bling by Cash Money Millionaires* lol

  • Payaso

    This sounds awful.

  • master94

    As a half Indian man I approve. No such thing as too much gold :p

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    People are going to pay over $1000 on ebay for those gold iphones for a while. they will keep supplies low.

    • Tyler Durden

      I don’t think it’s actual gold.

      • Justin W

        He means they are going to manipulate demand on it so people think it’s popular when it’s only sold a few compared to the regular colored iPhones.

        • Tyler Durden

          So consumers will manipulate other consumers?

          • Justin W

            Apple will manipulate the market, buyers will be willing to pay $1000 or more for a product that actually only costs $699 so they can get it next week instead of next month.

          • Tyler Durden

            Yeah, but Apple doesn’t benefit from that, at all.

            If people were selling them for thousands on ebay, it’s not like Apple is making money on that.

          • JMonkeYJ

            it could build hype which would benefit Apple. so it’s an indirect way of generating benefit. it’s a tactic companies have been known to use in the past (Nintendo used to be infamous for this).

          • Justin W

            Apple benefits by “creating” a market for their devices – many manufacturers will create demand for their devices by limiting stock. By doing this, not only do they get more press coverage because the device is “out of stock” per se, but they get press coverage because news sites write articles because the same device is selling for huge amounts on Ebay when people can’t buy it from Apple.

  • JasonWhite
    • Tyler Durden

      Don’t think it really matters when it’s going to be put into a case.

      • JasonWhite

        Oh yes. Cases are the way to go.

        1 – I didn’t buy my phone as a fashion statement thus it doesn’t need to be “shown off.” I’d rather my investment be protected.

        2 – Most phones lack any sort of grip so I prefer cases with some sort of rubber material so the dang thang doesn’t easily slide around any time I put it down on something!

  • Justin Kos

    No, but iSheep will eat that up

  • MotoRulz

    “Maybe on days where it matches my outfit”

    Women, teens, or that metro sexual male.

  • Hardened

    From what I can tell from the pics it looks like just the color of the aluminum after it’s undergone a hardened anodized layer process. I had lightweight under drive pulleys on my car the same color. Very durable and corrosion resistant… looks good in an engine bay . but stupid on a phone.

    But I guess this makes since, to avoid the debacle of the iPhone 5 and their choice to use a cheap black powder coat, shipping brand new phones chipped and scratched to customers.

  • MichaelFranz

    i’ll take a gold S4 with a diamond home button and swarsoki crystal lock button and volume rocker…

    …and the ability to rock it as a chain instead of keeping it in my pocket

    • Sirx

      Sir, we cannot build your customized order until you select a material for the “Verizon LTE” logo. We have emerald, cobalt, and cinnamon quartz!

      • Ravi Rao

        Cinnamon Quartz sounds great! I’ll take 2!

      • MichaelFranz

        blood diamond sounds better since its coming from VZW

  • Eddie R

    the OG had gold (granted, plastic) volume rockers and we all loved that. but pretty sure if you have gold on your phone, you might as well get the velour suit and flavor flav clock necklace.

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      I could do gold accents but an entire gold phone would need a really big Otterbox case to cover it up!

  • Famouz Starz

    gold iSheep sure, ill stick it in a $40 otter box so none can see FAIL.

    isnt that what happens to almost all iphones any way? so delicate they are always cased by there beloved owners.

    sure the iphone is slim and blah blah when you case it up you lose all the glory

    • EdubE24

      Isn’t that what happens to most phones?

      • Famouz Starz

        that is true, but you have more isheep’s raving how slim and powerful there device is yet they stick it in a huge case.

        i see more android owners using minimalist type cases well thats just my observation any way :)

        • EdubE24

          I just roll with the Lifeproof case. Not worrying about your phone is amazing!!

      • NeedName

        nope. . . never used a case and never will — it the phone is so fragile it needs a case then it’s not for me.

  • Greg Morgan

    I think the question should be…does Ron want a gold iPhone? ;)

    • Famouz Starz

      well we would have to compare it to the gold accents of the OG milestone you know because it would have to be a old laggy phone for a true comparison

      • Raj Bhatt

        I hate talking trash about the OG, but you’re right, to be a good Ron article he’d be comparing old laggy phones.

        • http://ronoffringa.me/ Ron Offringa

          I don’t just use old laggy phones.

          • Raj Bhatt

            We’re just giving you a hard time Ron, no offense intended :)

    • Raj Bhatt

      You had Ron at “iPhone”.

    • Justin Kos

      Lol! That’s actually a legit question

    • yaniv

      Did you mean “iRon” ?

  • beat it kook

    Only if I had that blinged out bugdroid on a gold chain to go with it

  • Unknown21

    It might look very good with my Ballistic Case…

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    I mean… They make them in a polished silver color… So why not?

  • Daniel

    Would much rather a wooden one ;-)

  • Ray Gray

    are we talking gold color or made of gold? if i could afford a phone made of gold yes lol

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Depends on the phone and what neighborhood im in

  • Tirionfive

    I voted for yes, just because of the Hilarity of the option.

  • hldc1

    So apparently having an iPhone isn’t pretentious enough…

    • Adam Truelove

      Much like gold jewelry. Pretty but useless.

  • kurichan

    if the phone had gold accents (ring around camera lens, volume buttons) and not the whole back in gold, then I’d go for it.

  • Kevin

    only if the gold tone matches my grillz and my desert eagle

  • SmokeNMirrors

    I can’t afford bling…

  • EC8CH

    ….

    • MichaelFranz

      knew this was coming…..+1 to you sir

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

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      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        I guess no one has a sense of humor?

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        It’s OK to have wood, silver metallic, black metallic, kevlar,
        samsung plastic, moto x plastic, glass + black + sparkles, glass + white
        + sparkles, Oregon Duck colors, Droid Life Pink, but the second someone
        mentions a color that the iPhone has, we go into a bloodrage.

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          Hey it’s your cousin! Want to go bowling?

    • bkosh84

      You sir, have made my day.. When/if the announcement comes, I shall be using this to describe everyones reaction.. Because I know iPhone fans will go crazy over it.. lol

    • Guest

      Did you say gold?

  • Muddy B00ts

    *Gaudy

  • Jesse Blacklock

    Lmao gotti or gaudy

    • ERIFNOMI

      Eh, I knew what they meant…

      • Jesse Blacklock

        I think they did it on purpose

    • rfranken

      gotti as in the mobster. rich….gold…blinged out. at least i hope he meant that

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Dat Logo

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    I’m feeling a little uncomfortable o.O