Space Gray, Gold or Silver — Which color iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus should you buy

BY Jason

Published 10 Sep 2014

Earlier generations of the iPhone were only available in two colors, white and black, but the trend changed when Apple launched a gold iPhone 5s variant, alongside space gray and silver colored models. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in similar colors, and below, we walk you through each color option and help you decide.

The gold iPhone 6

The gold version for iPhones was first introduced last year. Some may shake their heads at the bling and the tackiness of the gold color, but admit, many of secretly like. Look at it long enough and it might start to grow on you. The gold version has a matching white front plate and white bands on the back. It’s more or less the white iPhone with a gold accent. Because it’s white, this color may hide scratches better than its black counterpart and it may show dirt and grime more.

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The silver iPhone 6

The silver iPhone 6 is the same color as a white earlier generation white iPhones, but now it has a snazzy silver name to complement the gold version. Like the gold version, the silver has a white front plate and white bands on the back. The backplate is a silver colored anodised aluminium that contrasts nicely with the white. Once again because it is a white phone, it’ll likely hide those superficial scratches.

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The space gray iPhone 6

The space gray iPhone 6 resembles the black/slate iPhone 5, but is just slightly different. The front has a solid black faceplate, while the back is  grey anodized aluminium with bands like in the other models. The space gray is not as dark as the slate iPhone 5. The Two-tone black backing gives it a sleek look. The dark color helps to hide the dirt, but it may show off scratches a bit more than its white brethren. Before you start dissing the black for its scratches, remember that the darker casing is better for media. Folks who enjoy watching movies on their phone will tell you that the colors in a movie pop when they are surrounded by a dark bezel.

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In the end, it doesn’t matter what color phone you buy. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses. Just pick the one that catches your eye and move on. If you grow weary of the shade you selected, get a case to mix things up. If you are getting an iPhone 6, which color are you going to pick?

If you’re planning to buy an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus then check our article on which color to buy: