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Monday Poll: White or Black Nexus 5?

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Over the weekend, we got a clean look at two new Nexus 5 press renders in both black and white, thanks to @evleaks. A debate was almost immediately sparked over which version of the phone looked better, with some even dubbing the white version the “panda phone.” Since it’s not fully white with sides and front sticking to the black of the all-black version, the only real difference is the back plate. So, we’re curious as to which you all prefer?

If you were to buy the Nexus 5 (potentially at the end of this week), would you go all-black or are you leaning towards the white version?

Which Nexus 5 do you prefer, the white or the black?

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  • Meo Wong

    I would’ve picked white but I hate the black front. Makes no sense and makes it look tacky and cheap like some Frankenstein monster (and the back was so appealing too)

  • Jony

    White is awesome!!!! Also If it gets dirty you can wash it off. But if it gets scratched then it won’t be as noticeable as on black one. White is more stylish too.

  • patstar5

    I think the black looks better since the camera sticks out more on the white one. I do love how the white one is white in the back and black in the front. I hate white panel phones! I cannot stand looking at white all around the screen! Makes no sense. These stock photos don’t show the nexus 5 that good, look at cnet’s video and you can tell more of the matte.

  • Fr0ntSight

    white model is gonna be amazing !!

  • markgbe

    FWIW (which is a lot), no one cares to hear from those who can’t get it because they’re on verizon, or don’t like LG phones, or just weh weh all the time…


    having said that. I’m buying the white one because i want to do to the opposite of the majority, and because i always bought a black phone and it’s time to switch it up this year.

  • Dean

    I wouldn’t care what color. I would rock one or the other if it was available for Verizon, but that doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. Meh.

  • Adam Crawford

    All I can say is the white one looks amazing, and kit kat was astounding on the N5. It’s beautiful. The animations in the app drawer looked pretty damn sweet. When you scroll through it, they some what.. I don’t know how to explain.. Your apps look as though they are pressed down in the direction you are moving it, it just looked damn amazing. It’s as though there is pressure from your push moving them the direction they should go.

  • mrjayviper

    white reminds me of my HTC OneX (Tegra3). love that phone

  • MrWicket

    I voted black but I have to say the white is cool looking.

  • aaron

    I like the white one, but it seems like it’ll get dirty too fast.

  • Tyler

    Once you go black….. nevermind.

  • I don’t want to get everybody’s hopes up again, but according to a build materials list I recently located the Nexus 5 DOES support Verizon’s network in its entirety. All the CDMA and LTE bands are present according to the specifications listed at this link.

    The device is using the RF360 chip along with the WTR1605L – LTE band 13 support is present. The FCC may not have tested for it, but all the bands are there.

    This means that the phone would simply have to activate LTE band 13 for use on Verizon, submit to FCC and there you go… Verizon would have to ‘certify’ it of course.



  • SecurityNick

    Anyone else notice that those don’t look like the same phone with just different colors? Seems to have some noticeable differences. The Power & volume rocker’s are very visible on the white, not so on the back. The white looks like more of a smooth back where the black looks like it is raised with rounded edges tapering in. The Cameras look different, etc…

    • LionStone

      Yes there are obvious differences, the “LG” logo is smaller on the black model, flash, lens bezel…but I don’t expect them to be similar since its not official.

  • droidrazredge

    I usually prefer black phones, but I got to say, this might be the first time I think about purchasing a white phone. Damn this thing looks sexy. My GF will be so jealous of me getting this phone.

  • Ubi2447

    It could be puke green and covered in shag carpet, I just want it on VZW

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    you can just buy the backplate of the color you DON’T get and have both colors

  • Skittlez

    Black. white gets too dirty

  • Nagateja

    The Panda model. White n black.

  • MK17

    It’s not a white phone if it doesn’t have a white front.

    • Skittlez

      so they’re both black phones? so if you order a black one, and you get the white-backed one, you’ll be ok, because it’s still black?

  • GentlemanScholar

    I’m likely going to buy one of each on launch day and sell the other. I’m not sure how well the white will hold up and would like some reviews before I decide to keep that one.

  • BTLS

    Iโ€™m wearing all black. Outlaws wear black. Fags and cocaine dealers wear white… Kenny Powers

  • ManBearPig618

    “But, if you’re thinkin’ about my baby it don’t matter if you’re black or white.”

  • Johnny

    i would not buy this, I have a strong dislike for LG phones. Have had bad past experiences with LG phones so i will pass on this one. If Nexus phone was made by anyone else would def get it.

  • Guy Meatdrapes

    this is a no brainer… black

  • paticao
  • SplashMTN

    I’m going with the white model because panda phone. Unfortunately it’ll be covered up by a case for at least the first 6 months.

  • Gaurav Arora

    It’s not called the White model !! It’s called the Panda Edition.

  • Rodeojones000

    If i was getting one, it would be the black as I don’t like the two-tone look of the white. But I now have the G2 so it’s a moot point.

    • LionStone

      Yea, but you can still return the G2 ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Rodeojones000

        Indeed. And don’t think I’m not leaving it open as an option. I’ve got until November 10th to return the G2.

  • Dave S.

    If they’re going to bother with a White model…it should be ALL white…front AND back!

  • Vetal

    its safer to get a black phone and then just get a white case http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EV8Y5MQ/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2SFKRF5TPZMT5
    I ordered the white Spigen, looks nice

    this way you get the half back and half white when you want it.

  • Patrick Bateman

    Once you go black…………… you tend to prefer the color black on phones..

  • Radgatt

    Neither for me. I am on Verizon so it’s the Moto X for me.

  • n11

    I was gonna say blue, but…

  • Hothfox

    I would say white, but I’d be afraid it would be too difficult to keep clean. I’m fine with a black phone as long as it’s all black, and not like the Galaxy Nexus and weird two-toned and textured.

  • Chris B

    I prefer Verizon…Oh, not an option…?

    • Wyatt Neal

      Nope. That’s not the Nexus program you’re looking for.

  • Tony Byatt

    If the phone was completely white I’d consider the “white” one…all black everything for me…

  • Rob Schlegel

    2 weeks later:

    • jbdan


      • joejoe5709

        Exactly. Samsungs and other glossy/glass backs are actually better in white because they show less fingerprints than black. But white matte soft touch is not good.

    • Dan

      You’re holding it wrong ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Benjamen Meiers

      My HTC One X is not glossy and white and has zero marks. It is still perfectly white. I had a case for maybe the first month, and I got rid of it because the case was so dirty.

  • megoen

    Thankfully there is also an option not to waste one’s time and moneycon a Nexus device at all. Droidlife’s obsession with Nexus devices not withstanding.

    • Tim242


    • A.Miller

      What would you recommend instead?

  • Would vote white if it were all white (front and back and accents)

  • DangerZone

    That’s Racist

  • DangerZone
  • Carlton Crasher

    i bought my s3 on verizon in white…and i have abhored it ever since xD….shoulda got the blue (almost black)

  • besweeet

    Definitely the white version, even though only the back is changed.

  • ahhh yes

    i would have gone white if all white…so black.

  • imHOWIE

    Since I’m not a girl, I wouldn’t get a phone in white.

  • Jack3D

    White looks hot, but I’ll never get a white phone cause I don’t want a yellow one down the road…

    • Prodstick

      The white stays fine. I have a white GS3 and it’s as white now, a year and a half later, as it was the day I bought it.

      • zurginator

        GS3 is glossy – it helps in this case.

        • Prodstick

          Yeah, other comments pointed that out. I didn’t think of it. Does matte get dirtier?

          • zurginator

            Yes – and nexus devices are soft-touch, which is even worse for picking up stuff. Oils can theoretically even seep into it and stain.

  • Butters619

    Even if the front was black, I’d still call it a white phone if the sides were white. As it stands, it’s not a white phone.

    • Ricardo Silva

      The phone would look great if the sides were also white in my opinion. The way it is…not so much

  • Wyatt Neal

    Instead of “white” or “black” … can I vote for one that I can f***ing buy today?

    • Rice30

      Google is trolling everyone. Or someone if behind this. Apple anyone?

      • Wyatt Neal

        It might be going a little far to assume that Apple has inserted sleeper cells as VP’s at Google … I mean it’s possible, but really, you’d have to program their key phase to be “Ok Apple” … and that’s going to end poorly.

  • TheDrizzle

    The real question is do I dump my unlimited on Verizon for this sweet piece of hardware. Why does Verizon have to be such pricks?

    • Because we know what is better for you! So take you’re DROID ultra, sign up for Verizon backup assistant, download some $10 a Verizon apps, a couple $3 ringtones, subscribe to Verizon navigator for $100 a month and be happy! You don’t need a Nexus, and we don’t carry it anyways.

      • TheDrizzle

        Wow, Mr. McAdam it’s amazing that you have the time to scour the web and comment on random Android articles. It’s also an honor to tell you to your e-face: STOP BEING A DICK!

    • HarvesterX

      G2 is also a nice piece of “hardware”. This isn’t directed to you but I’m amazed at the amount of people on Verizon passing the G2 up and instead getting a Moto X. Everyone who does is missing out on a possibly the biggest “sleeper” phone out right now. Active community support, innovative display technologies, video gram, amazing power consumption (in real world use, think Maxx like battery usage), better hardware all around (yes the X8 is amazing in its own right but I’m not talking about bits or GBs or GHz or MHz or MPs, etc), dynamic notification apps in PlayStore, $99 price (on contract, but even off contract the DROIDs are up there in price).

      Only thing I can think of that the Moto X has an advantage over is MotoMaker. There’s actual noticeable tech differences between LG’s latest and greatest and the X other than “specs. Seems that no one with a Moto X cares about specs (since that’s what they were indoctrinated to believe). Specs DO matter but not always the advertised ones. But they matter. A new processor comes out. Okay, instead of focusing on the frequency of said processors, look into the ISA it supports. Look at the chip size and how efficient power wise it is. Look at cross platform graphics tests as an initial look via benchmark apps on graphics performance. 3DMark an GFXBench can hbe very helpful benchmarks. Research into the version of Android it’s running and how well the hardware meshes. After you’ve studied all thst (and a lot more), you’ll be in a better spot to the start basing stuff off of advertised specs. This is why I laugh when people compare the A7 vs the SD800 based on frequency one. The A7 is like 1.2/1.3MHzยฑ and the SD800 2.3GHz yet the A7 and included GPU performs better than the SD800 in many tests.

      Sorry, that wasn’t necessarily directedto you. I think I should have moved up another node before posting. I said something of this nature in another forum last night and I got tthe obligatory “but Moto X has a better radio” argument thrown at me. He shut up after I told him that my G2 consistently pulls a better signal then even Motorola’s superb radios. Then a bunchiof other people responded saying exactly what I had told him including two guys who live on an island south of Florida who both could actually get a strong signal now. And two other guys who weren’t able to pull any connection at all while they were at work who can now actually use their phones when inside their work building. Not bashing Motorola at all the Moto X and DROID line is excellent. It really is. I’m just amazed at how many people are still planning ignoring the G2 as an option even when it’s clearly better (and just as cheap or cheaper) than the phones they are listing. Just my two cents.


      This post has nothing to do with the N5…I’m m sure someone will inevitably say something of that nature. It’s for people stuck on Verizon.

      • TheDrizzle

        You’re missing the point of a Nexus. Immediate updates. Yes, the G2 looks like a great phone and I think LG is doing some cool stuff software-wise, but I can’t wait around for Verizon to approve updates. Also, I think the G2 looks hideous.

        • HarvesterX

          ^_^ Where in my response was I taking about the N5? I even said (paraphrasing instead of cutting and pasting) “this isn’t about the N5, it’s a post for those people who are stuck on Verizon and passing on the G2”

          But in response, thankfully the developer community is awesome. We still need updated radios I’d imagine for the 4.4 hut once we have those we’ll have 4.4 soon enough. I love the way the G2 looks but both look great. LG has been making some awesome phones and they can add the N5 to thst list. If the N5 was just another LG phone being released (but all the internals and software remained the same), we’d still have people not wanting to buy it. Im not a guy who rolls his eyes but sometimes after rreading a lot of posts in various forums I literally do roll them and start shaking my head and then laugh a little. Especially when somebody innocently and just being friendly goes to correct someoneelse kor help them out with factual information and then the other person takes offense (most likely they own the device being talked about and it hurts their pride).

          But so I don’t have to field anymore replies regarding the Nexus, my original post had nothing to do with the N5…

          • TheDrizzle

            Yes, I guess you are correct about you saying it wasn’t about the N5, but to my credit there were a lot of words in there. So yes, strictly speaking about staying on Verizon I think the G2 would be a great option. I’m just a fan of stock Android and the Moto X looks more like stock. I know the X is a little behind in the specs but for me to enjoy my phone I need to enjoy the UI as well as the looks of the hardware. And the specs of the X are more than enough to power the device through two years of Android updates.

          • joejoe5709

            For me the G2 seems like the “runner-up”. It’s the default option for those who want the N5 on Verizon. Moto X is a close second. But neither are really wowing me. I think I’ll hold out to see what Kit Kat brings to the OEMs and by that point I might as well wait for the Galaxy S5. Guaranteed it’ll have the same (or better) specs as the G2. My biggest hope is that in the next couple months we get some rumors of a Verizon VoLTE Nexus 5 and I’ll definitely wait for that instead. Maybe there will some work around that will get past VZW’s need to certify everything and allow the N5 to work on LTE with Google Voice for calling or something. So I guess what I’m getting as is… If you can, wait. There are probably better things than the G2 and the Moto X on the horizon.

          • jimv1983

            The G2 destroys the Nexus 5 in terms of battery life. We’ll be lucky if the Nexus 5 gets HALF the battery life of the G2.

    • Rodeojones000

      Depends on your options with other carriers. I was planning to get the Nexus 5 and use AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid service, but I decided to stick with Verizon. Where I live no one matches them in coverage. I figured I’d be losing unlimited data going elsewhere, so when I was able to pick up the G2 for $49 my decision was easy.

      • jimv1983

        You couldn’t use the Nexus 5 with Go Phone service anyways. Go
        Phone SIM cards are locked to Go Phone phones.

        • Rodeojones000

          Really? Is this true? I read regarding the N4 that if you took it into an AT&T store they’d activate for you and give you a GoPhone sim. I figured the same would hold true with the N5. Thanks for the info. I’ll have to look into it before making a final decision.

          • jimv1983

            From everything I have ever heard Go Phone SIMs have to be tied to a Go Phone phone IMEI.

  • nope

    Neither. Not a hype whore for a mediocre device.

    • TheDrizzle

      You came to the wrong neighborhood…

    • A.Miller

      How, exactly, is it “mediocre?”

  • fauxshizzl

    I don’t consider a white rear cover a white phone.

    • Tim242


    • David Narada Brown

      a black bezel around the screen for makes the screen look much brighter. I think this is y you dont see phones with white face plates.

      • Eric

        There is plenty of phones with white fronts.

        • David Narada Brown

          Im not being funny but can u name a few?

          • VBM

            The MyTouch 3G had a white front! Lol… But if something recent is more your style can’t the Moto X have a white front? I’ll be getting a black N5 personally.

          • Eric

            iPhone, G2, G Pro, GS4, Moto X, Note 3….Prety much ever white phone I’ve ever seen except nexus’s.

          • zurginator

            And HTC – they had white fronts, but the glass was still black.

          • Eric

            No that’s silver aluminum.

          • zurginator

            I said had – meaning the One X, MyTouch line, etc.

          • Eric

            Oh okay, I forgot about the One X. I really like the design of that phone.

      • Tim242


        • David Narada Brown

          what phones have a white front bezel? Im sure there are some I just cant think of any except the HTC one maybe. Not sure if the bezel was white or not

          • Tim242

            Every white iPhone, Galaxy S, S2, S3 ,S4, Note, Note 2, Note 3, Moto X, and many many more

          • Henry Green

            Let’s start with a few none full white front phone. HTC Desire, Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumia 900, Blackberry Z10.
            Now stop bitching. These kinds of phones exist. So if you don’t think it’s a white phone then just buy the black one .

          • jamdev12

            I do have to agree with Tim42. A phone defined as white needs to be fully white. Oreo/footlocker version does not count. He also did point out some that are full white. For a premium phone it is a must if you sell a phone as white then make it full white. The MotoX is one of those phones that I was dying to get the developer edition of and guess what? Oreo phone? No thanks $649 dollars of my hard earned cash for half the experience? Nope. Won’t have it.

          • zurginator

            To be fair, at $350, having only one display line probably helps in cutting costs.

            Regardless I actually like this – the Gnex no because it had a white ring on the front, the N4 no because the sides looked odd…. But this I like.

      • fauxshizzl

        But I do see phones white phones with white face plates…EVERYWHERE. GS3, GS4, and iPhones are probably the top 3 selling phones right now and all of their white versions have white face plates.

  • Tim242

    There is no “white” version. If it were white on front and black on the back, would it be a black phone? Why are they the only ones to do this panda/Oreo nonsense?!

    • BrianRoskamp

      They’re just prepping for a future release: Android Oreo

      • TheDrizzle

        Oh man, I can’t imagine what Android will be like by the time we get to ‘O’. I expect to have everything in my home running Android by that point.

        • joejoe5709

          Lol. That’s what… five major releases into the future? So that’s at least 3-5 years away conservatively. Considering Android has come this far in about 5-6 years it’s amazing to think what we’ll be capable of. Johnny Mnemonic implants? Haha. “Yeah my Nexus brain is running Android Oreo, how about you?” *switches to decaf*

          • TheDrizzle

            By everything in my home, I meant *everything*! Including my brain which resides in said home. Also a actual android powered by Android.

          • joejoe5709

            Haha you have a point.

    • Malik

      well if there was an “all white” phone and one had a black back, then yes it would be considered the black version. Semantics…

      • Tim242

        But the people wanting a black phone wouldn’t agree. They don’t want to look at a white front.

        • Malik

          i think the two toned look is cool and yea a white front would look odd and the Nexus line since the Nexus S has had this so it’s status quo, gotta get used to it. I’m just saying, there’s an all black phone so naturally people will say the one that has a white back is the white version. What’s the issue with that?

          • Tim242

            Look at every other white phone in existence. You’ll see what theissue is.

          • Malik

            Who has the issue? You? I don’t think Google has an issue with you not liking two-toned. Since when does “every device has done it this way” mean that you HAVE to follow and if you don’t you’re a reckless deviant. That kind of complacency stifles progression anyway. It is what it is. Don’t like their decision, don’t buy it. Seems simple enough to me.

          • Tim242

            Yeah, because all of us in this thread with this opinion have no right to voice it. You need to sit down now.

          • Malik

            I need to sit down now? Wow that’s how people talked in my highschool. You provided a weak argument that because every other white phone was all white, which isn’t true btw, Google should conform to that. That is ridiculous. I never said you have no right to voice your opinion. You certainly do. But you also have the right of choice and if you don’t like how Google does their white phones, you can buy the black one or another phone.

          • Tim242

            Your argument is weak. Their black phone is all black. Why wouldn’t the white one be all white? When they start selling “black” phones with a white front, your argument will work. Until then, it’s just an excuse for a [email protected] phone.

          • Malik

            So ho would you describe the difference between the two phones. Same phone. Guess what’s the difference? One has a white back. Google wants the front to be a clean slate. They describe as an infinity front. Its a design decision they’ve made since the Nexus S. Moral of the story they sell the phone, they can call it what they want regardless of your opinion. When you produce a phone you can call it whatever you’d like to.

          • Tim242

            I am not a Google sheep. They make bad decisions in design…like the glass back on the Nexus 4. Following your logic, anybody with a bad opinion of a phone should make their own. You are nothing but an apologist sheep.

          • Malik

            LMAO. Personal attacks don’t hurt me from people who don’t know me. Not sure how you gather I’m a sheep. Yea, the glass on the N4 was a bad decision, guess what bro? They changed it. We haven’t been discussing your opinion of the phone, you’re butthurt over Google calling a phone white because it’s not white enough for you. That’s ridiculous IMO.

    • joejoe5709

      I don’t know man… I see your argument, but disliked how the white GNex had a white edge when seen from the front. The N4 did a white phone correctly but only half the sides where white. When viewed from the front, it’s all black. And I like that. Unfortunately the N5 looks like it is built differently so if the sides were white, you’d end up with a white screen border like the GNex.

      My vote: a silver/matte grey Nexus 5 with graphite gray sides as well. It would look a lot like the Gnex and I’m definitely okay with that. I love the RoboCop gray on black.

  • joejoe5709

    This is probably the only white phone I’ve thought was nice looking but I would love my N5 to look like a baby N7 and take Nexus family photo together.

    • TheDrizzle

      Haha yes! I love the brand consistency. Now I just need a new N7…

    • Jรฉrรดme Besnard

      That’d be nice to have a white N7.

      • joejoe5709

        Eh… Did you see the last white N7? Half of them picked up the dyes from their cases and stuff. Not good.

  • jbdan

    Going dark

  • moelsen8

    i’m infatuated with my white moto x, so until the novelty wears off, white!!

  • Dan Lopez

    Black for sure.

  • Joshua Bailey

    Don’t care about the color. I would take pink if it were the only offering to get this device.

    • Prodstick


      • Joshua Bailey

        Without a doubt.

        • Prodstick

          That’s dedication!

          • zurginator

            I’d just 3D print a replacement back. Might do that anyways though.

  • Kregstrong

    Can u add a 3rd option that just says Verizon so I can have a choice

    • Just an opinion on color whether you are buying or not. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Kregstrong

        Haha yea I just feel so left out that I can’t get this phone ๐Ÿ™ I’m with the other guy, I would take it in pink or whatever lol

  • Dan

    How about “Whatever is in stock when I can finally get into the Play Store after it’s released?”

  • Bob G

    Michael Jackson song!

    • Rice30

      Moto X is the same sh1t… Apple is responsible of that sh1t.

      • Bob G


        • Rice30

          OREO Nexus 5!!

      • decidedtochangename

        Flagged for stupidity.

        • joejoe5709


  • Ray Gray

    Black or Oreo?

    • BAM1789


      • J Davis


        • ezbbycame2play


          • joejoe5709

            Foot Locker Edition

          • michael arazan

            Foot Locker Edition comes with addidas though, not Nike = P

  • Rice30

    Who wants a phone that is white in the back and black in the front? Thank you Apple for being so much mutherfacker of not letting the Nexus devices be totally white. A white back can be easily hidden by a case. I hope a Apple stop this patent sh1t!!!

    • Steve B

      If you think that’s the reason you’re an idiot. There’s plenty of non-Apple phones that are all white.

      • Rice30

        If there are plenty… Why isn’t the Nexus totally white? Perhaps Google is afraid of Apple suing LG.

    • joejoe5709

      I’m with Steve. Can’t tell if you’re a troll or not but this comment almost warrants to be flagged it’s so stupid.

      • Rice30

        Nope, it does not have sense to have a phone with white back and black front. The case hides the white part easily.

        • joejoe5709

          K but that has almost nothing to do with Apple.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    With all these leaks we stil really have no idea about what’s new in KitKat feature wise.

  • MikeSaver

    If the white phone was actually white I’d get that.

    But I’m on Verizon, so I guess I’ll just get a Moto X and customize it to my white-ish liking

    • Rodeojones000

      You should consider the G2. I got one yesterday and I’m loving it. It’s super to root (if you’re into that stuff), and developers are coming on board.

      • MikeSaver

        do you have a link to how to root? This intrigues me. My only problem with the G2 is probably their stupid skin. Does it run smooth on roms?

        I’m on GNEX now so definitely into rooting.

        • Rodeojones000

          Rooting: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2448887

          Installing TWRP: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2449670

          Regarding the LG skin, it’s very minimal. Doesn’t bother me much at all. If you do decide get it, go through Best Buy. They will price match Amazon’s $99 cost, and they’ll also give you a $50 gift card to use towards the purchase if you trade in your old phone. Got mine for $49. And should you change your mind, there’s no restocking fee.

          • MikeSaver

            Alright cool, yeah it seems very easy to root.

            I might not be able to do that with the price, I’m probably buying off contract because I want to keep unlimited.

            This just made my choice that much harder. I still might go with the Moto X but ability to root LG G2 easily is very tempting inorder to get 4.4 quickly.

  • Walter Partlo

    Black (Moto X)

  • Joey Sandoval

    does anyone know if it is compatible with Metro Piece of S***’s network, whether it is or not its a win win for me because if it isn’t I have an excuse to switch, if it is I get to throw away this phone.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Isn’t metro CDMA?

      • Claudia

        Not anymore. They sells sim cards for 10 bucks. Put 1 in my moms s2 from tmobile. she pays less and gets the same service since tmobile owns metro

      • Joey Sandoval

        I don’t know because they said that I needed a gsm phone to transfer, so I couldn’t switch my razr hd over to metro and I wasn’t about to spend 600 for a gs4.

    • cns2007

      According to specs, the only CDMA network this will work with is Sprint’s.

  • Dane Carpenter

    Where is both? I need to 2. 1 for the spouse and 1 for me.

  • Dan


  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Am I the only one who noticed that the Black Render from EV leaks is different from the Leak from Google Play?

    The one from EV looks like the back is a bit squared off. Or am I crazy? The one posted up there is the EV leaks version of the black

  • Tom Luley

    If it is the white that we saw in the renders, I hope nobody gets the white version.

  • Dan

    I’m stoked to see google put all the goodies in terms of hardware. (Qualcomm MDM 9×25) radio chip and a refreshed SD800. Bulletproof for the next 2-3 years. I’m sold.

    • john

      2-3 years might be pushing it. I would expect we will see the same Moore’s law-level increases that we have in the past several years, as well as a jump to 64-bit at some point.

      • Dan

        Yeah maybe but did you see all the sensors this thing has!? Lol its packed with so many cool little things.

      • joejoe5709

        If the Gnex can stay popular for two years, this can too.

        • john

          I’m sure it will stay popular. “Bulletproof”, from the OP, not so much.

    • A.Miller

      I hope you’re right and that includes a great camera.

  • Don Crist

    Kellen you know how to keep the Hyperbeast going!! BLACK and beautiful!

  • chris

    once you go black you never go back

    • mondeca

      Chris Rock?

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


    • UNCNYY04

      Good because we don’t want you back

  • Greg Morgan

    I always have black, so this time i think i’ll take the white.

    • meijin3

      Same here. Droid X –> Droid DNA (temporary loan) –> Black Nexus 4. My very first phone was actually a black Sidekick.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      That’s what she….

      • malcmilli

        nah.. she’d never say that

    • Tim242

      You’ll still have black.

    • clobberedchina

      You have changed my mind. I think I too will change up this time and go with the black and white one.

    • decidedtochangename

      I did that when I got my Note 2, the different-ness was cool for a few months. Then I wished I had bought the grey one. It’s just the shiny white for me got annoying.

      However on my Moto X I went with black front and cement (almost grey white) on back and like it.

  • zmr333

    Black is more consistent

  • htowngtr

    White (two-tone) but still worried about dirt and oil on it over time

  • I want white so bad but I hear it’s prone to discoloring and scratches are easy to see. ):

    • turdbogls

      I dunno about the scratches (its hard to scratch rubberized plastic) but the discoloring concerns me greatly. the white OneX eventually turned blue from coming in/out of bluejean pockets.
      the white nexus 7 eventually turned brownish/yellow.

      maybe if people wiped it down with something every once in a while, but it concerns me greatly….hence why i am getting black and using colored cases. or no case at all.

      • Thanks for your input. I’ve never had a white phone so I don’t have any experience to go off of. I think I’ll just stick with black too.

  • Warwick


  • JustTrollin69

    No volume rocker and power button for the black model? Sweet.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


    • Guest

      There is also no shadow included with that model either.

      • JustTrollin69

        Settled then. I will be buying the white model just for its shadow and included buttons.

        • HarvesterX

          If I phone exists but does not cast a shadow, does the phone even exist at all? I think the shadow represents the fact that it’s not released yet. Once it is, it will get a shadow

          (parody to all the conspiracy theories)

          • decidedtochangename

            No, just means 6 more weeks of Autumn

          • JRomeo

            if the black one is released with no shadow first (white available later), then we will have early winter!

        • Russ

          Understandable, but the black version is a little bigger. MOAR SCREENZ!

      • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

        Punxsutawney Phil look out, the new nexus will be predicting spring this year.

    • Guy Pierce

      Bigger camera and the black one though. With that said I can live without the power and volume buttons.

  • J Davis

    Is it really a white phone if only the back plate is white?

    • mondeca


      • Tim242

        Ummm. No.

    • Wyatt Neal

      Dude, why does it always have to be about color with you?

      • J Davis

        Dude, what are you talking about?

        • Wyatt Neal

          Nevermind. Sometimes I forget the internet doesn’t translate intonation when I type things.

    • Tim242


    • decidedtochangename

      Does it really matter?

      • J Davis

        If someone really wanted a white phone, and not a black phone with a white back plate I would say yes it matters.

        • decidedtochangename

          That may be true, but until such a phone exists does it matter if DL calls it the white version? You do know what they are talking about.

          • J Davis

            “but until such a phone exists does it matter” White phones do exist. Ever seen a white Iphone or the white gs3 or the white GN2? They are very nice phones BTW..

          • decidedtochangename

            A Nexus 5 with a white face doesn’t exist, that’s my point. When he says white N5 you know EXACTLY which one he is talking about.

    • Liderc

      Honestly, I prefer it that way. White front looks terrible, a black front with that clean no logo screen is unbelievably awesome.

      • zurginator

        I agree – with the number of sensors on modern phones combined with the speaker(s), screen, FFC, LEDs, and such; white fronts just look like swiss cheese.