12-05-2012 11:42 PM
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  1. diego15nets's Avatar
    For me it's about getting something different from others and from what I've gotten in the past. Most phones look all the same black, gray o white, why not change it up and add some color to your life? However, the color choices may be to vibrant for many to make the switch. As someone mentioned, a royal blue or darker colors would be an easier transition.
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    11-08-2012 05:19 PM
  2. oldpueblo's Avatar
    If you're going to be putting a case on it anyway and you are undecided, get a black one. See my reasons and pictures here:


    Also here is a white 900 next to a black 900 with a form fitting TPU case, it's easy to mistake one for white in a pinch.

    11-08-2012 05:48 PM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    I will likely be getting a cyan 920, but the red one also sounds interesting. I can't wait to see them both in person and decide.

    I think a car color is a commitment, I have driven the same car for the last 8 years. I will have this phone for up to two years. I have a bright orange case on my current black phone. I like bright, bold colors that stand out.
    11-08-2012 05:57 PM
  4. Woembah's Avatar
    I'm a male straight 20 year old Dutch student with some asian blood, and I have had a cyan 800 for almost a year now. I still love the color a lot. I don't really wear clothes or shoes with bright colors like that (bar the occasional t-shirt), but I think my phone really adds just that bit of fun to my overal presence. I do care about how people think of me but that does not mean I want to blend in completely. Actually my choice for a cyan lumia is partially based on the fact that it's quite unique. I do feel some sense of pride every time I take out my phone in public. People take note and often instantly recognize it as a Lumia which I think is fun. Reactions are generally (very
    ) positive but it could be that some people who didn't like it kept it for themselves.

    I might get a 920, but it seems that cyan will not be available here in Europe. Actually, I don't think i'd want to have the same color again. But I really don't know which one to pick now. I like the matte black and especially the matte grey version, but it will not be as fun as the cyan that I already have. Yellow and Red are also nice, but I'm not sure if I like them as much as I liked Cyan.
    I think white will be my choice this time, it might not stand out as much but it's still very pretty and i'm dying to try out that high contrast theme with it. Or maybe I want grey the most because of the matte finish. Or yellow. Aarrgh can't decide :mad:

    By the way, I really like that Halstead Square project, it looks very classy. Actually it looks very European so maybe it's just located in the wrong continent :p.
    11-08-2012 06:04 PM
  5. joeaux's Avatar
    Yellow. Matches my Camaro.
    11-08-2012 06:31 PM
  6. fhumphrey04's Avatar
    I'm a 20 something straight white dude who drives a miata, so obviously I dont get too hung up on what people think. lol.

    Cyan for me because it's a upbeat and fun color. I tend to wear bright and random tshirts for this same reason, life is too short to be concerned about what others think. Get what you like and what makes you happy.

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    11-08-2012 06:49 PM
  7. Reflexx's Avatar
    I don't care too much what people think very much. Not in some antisocial way. It just normally doesn't bother me.

    I like the yellow 920. I pondered getting the cyan because it would ship sooner and it would match my Surface keyboard, but my wife told me that she doesn't want me settling just because I want something faster. It was a good point.

    She thinks that the yellow matches my personality pretty well anyways. And I'm also a big Lakers fan.
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    11-08-2012 06:56 PM
  8. doublebullout's Avatar
    Probably red, although I'm open to white because all the accent colors will look great with it. Tired of black phones.

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    11-08-2012 07:00 PM
  9. aubreyq's Avatar
    I'm leaning towards yellow but want to check out the glossy finish at a store first to be sure I'm OK with it. If it turns out I don't like glossy finish then I'll go with cyan.
    11-08-2012 07:10 PM
  10. hasasimo's Avatar
    I've always gotten black phones (and before that, silver/grey when that was the norm). I've decided I want a yellow Lumia this time. I struggled with it for a bit, but I want the design to stand out, and I want to show arrogant iPhone owners that their device is both flimsy and looks like crap compared to a Lumia.

    What decided it for me in the end? This isn't a life long commitment... I'll have another phone this time next year, or maybe in two years tops. If I didn't like the colorful route, I can always just go back to neutral colors.

    It's kinda like cutting long hair... if you don't like the change, it'll grow back (in this case, you can go back).
    Just want to add that I'm going to compare the colors and finishes in person first (if possible) before making a final choice about color. I was torn between cyan, red, and yellow, and the tie-breaker for me was that yellow will likely go with more tile colors. Might be something you all want to consider.

    Also, I think it's funny everyone in this thread is making sure to reiterate that they're straight :D
    11-08-2012 07:26 PM
  11. ilifecomputer's Avatar
    I change my theme color pretty much daily and ordered a white 920 so that it would always match well. I kinda wanted yellow but feel I would probably stick to yellow on yellow way too frequently. only an orange phone would have been a MUST for me.

    and yes the high contrast with white looks soooo good.
    11-08-2012 07:38 PM
  12. big_slim750's Avatar
    I'm a mid 30's, straight, black guy. What others think of me really doesn't matter much. I'm 95% sure I'm going with the Red 920.

    Red is my favorite toy color. My Camry SE, and Suzuki Hayabusa are red. My motorcycle club colors are red also. And since I'm getting more and more into football, my team of choice isn't actually red, but they are the Washington Redskins.

    Good luck to everyone tomorrow!
    11-08-2012 07:54 PM
  13. pvcleave's Avatar
    I am going with yellow i like that it is bright and flashy. It is different. I cannot stand white. The other colors would be ok, but yellow stands out. Being a finance profesional I think it shows that I am unique. I also do not.like to follow trends, I like to set them.
    11-08-2012 08:40 PM
  14. hasasimo's Avatar
    I change my theme color pretty much daily and ordered a white 920 so that it would always match well. I kinda wanted yellow but feel I would probably stick to yellow on yellow way too frequently. only an orange phone would have been a MUST for me.

    and yes the high contrast with white looks soooo good.
    Among yellow, red, and cyan, yellow should go with the most tile colors. I'm not sure how accurate this is, but here's a little swatch palette of WP8 tile colors: http://innowrx.com/wp-content/upload...es-choices.png. There really aren't any colors that won't go with it, except for colors I wouldn't use anyway (like pink and magenta). A yellow L920 with orange tiles is gonna look sweet, fits with the Fall season.
    11-08-2012 09:06 PM
  15. hasasimo's Avatar
    I'm a mid 30's, straight, black guy. What others think of me really doesn't matter much. I'm 95% sure I'm going with the Red 920.

    Red is my favorite toy color. My Camry SE, and Suzuki Hayabusa are red. My motorcycle club colors are red also. And since I'm getting more and more into football, my team of choice isn't actually red, but they are the Washington Redskins.

    Good luck to everyone tomorrow!
    I'm a Skins fan as well, diehard since I was a kid. And interestingly enough, red has always been my favorite color. I think I'm going with a yellow L920 though. I'll match it with "crimson" tiles when I go to games :D http://innowrx.com/wp-content/upload...es-choices.png
    11-08-2012 09:11 PM
  16. TofuDelight's Avatar
    First of all, there's nothing wrong with those condos. Your friends/family need to go out more and see more of the world.

    IMO, phone colours are like car colours. You can buy a silver Corolla and good luck finding it in the parking lot! I have a red Kia Soul and it's lots of fun. Life's short enough and hard enough and I want something that makes me happy when I look at it.
    11-08-2012 09:52 PM
  17. Squachy's Avatar
    Black and white matches with all kinds of colours because of its neutrality. But they're so boring and dull.

    I want a yellow one to break away from the dullness. Magenta is too girly and Cyan is too loud and out there imo (i prefer darker blue). Grey is fine but it follows black and white n the dullness meter. And im just not a fan of red.
    11-08-2012 10:22 PM
  18. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I'm glad we're all stating our sexual preferences because that's important for phone talk. :P
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    11-08-2012 11:19 PM
  19. Davidkoh's Avatar
    I took the yellow one because it's a splash of fun. It will be fun to break the black/white trend in all the meetings at work, in the same way I wear colorful socks to my suits.
    11-09-2012 12:18 AM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who has seriously contemplated the switch from black to a flaming bright color such as cyan/yellow/red. I'm looking for some feedback on this issue. Around where I live, there's some brand new, colorful mixed-use apartment buildings. A few friends/family members did not have particularly kind words regarding their appeal when passing by (I'm 26/male/straight/part asian part white). They generously use some bright red and yellow on the exterior.

    Here are some questions, feel free to answer any or just provide your general reaction to the subject:

    • Was it love at first sight (ie. no contemplation needed as soon as you decided on a phone which had color options), or was there some initial resistance until finally it "grew on you"?
    • I had always had black devices in the past, so I opted for cyan. Blue is my favorite color.
    • What's a good summary of the reactions of others upon seeing your phone?
    I never got any reactions to the color.
  21. Do you consider yourself the "I don't care what other people think of me", type? (nothing bad with that)
Yes, I do. I've never been one to care about fashions or trends. I've always done "my own thing".
  • Do you think there's a correlation between ones race and their propensity to buy a colorful phone? How about sex and age (I think this is more obvious)?
  • No. I do not. I've seen people of all races and nationalities use devices in many colors. I do not think it is related to age either. I chose a blue device, and blue is typically not associated with women. I am 43, not a young person.

    I think it's also pretty safe to say that the majority of consumers would not opt for a colorful smartphone, so I think it's clear colorful phone buyers are in the minority.
    I have no idea. I've seen plenty of colorful smartphones.
    11-09-2012 12:49 AM
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  • Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yes... first sight... I wanted the Cyan. Heck, even thought I wanted the white until I saw it in person and saw that it was a glossy white.

    I didn't get the Cyan because it wasn't available at launch because they had to get the updated ones. I was awaiting my $100 credit before I made the switch, but by then, I just stuck with black. Their reactions to the black was wow, that's nice and one even asked why I didn't get the cyan one. I then told her.

    I am the "I don't care what others think of me" type. In all actuality, I got the original iPhone because no one else could afford it, meaning I wouldn't see every one and their children, mother's and great grandparents with one like I do now. With the exception of my boy (works for AT&T and received a free cyan 900), no one else I knew had colorful phones. With the cyan, you can put one of those cases that don't add too much bulk that hides the color.

    Go with what you want. And if your friends start calling you "colorful", is that going to bother you?
    Blue has always been my favorite color, probably because it matches my eyes.

    Prior to my Lumia 900, I never had a cellphone/smartphone in any color beside black.

    I saw and liked the cyan device and decided to get something different.

    When I use my black Otterbox case, nobody sees the color anyway.

    Then again, I don't care what anyone else thinks about the color. It's just a phone. It's not like I'm wearing one black shoe and one brown shoe (which a former co-worker actually did by mistake).
    11-09-2012 12:55 AM
  • Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I remember when cell phones weren't all black and nobody had a problem with it. I for my part will get a red Lumia 920 because I like the fact that there is an alternative again to black. I am a professional and I expect people to look strange at first. But I also think that the notion that professional phones have to be black is nonsense. Everyone should get the color he or she likes. Let's bring a little color and personality to our phones again. Color for everyone!:lol:
    I remember seeing red BlackBerry Curve (either 8310 or 8320--don't remember which) in the local AT&T store. The wallpaper was Ohio State University. That was back around the time that OSU played in the BCS game.
    11-09-2012 12:58 AM
  • Laura Knotek's Avatar
    @bauerbach I thought the same thing until I spent more time with a cyan phone. My L900 glows in the dark. I really don't want to advertise to people out on the streets I have a $500 smartphone, so if its black and unsuspecting that works for me. Most of the time the display will be flipped and facing me.
    A case will easily hide any color.
    11-09-2012 01:00 AM
  • oldpueblo's Avatar
    This guys post has some handy color tips for those that missed it:

    11-09-2012 02:19 AM
  • Coreldan's Avatar
    I want to get red, but it's glossy :/ It doesn't really look or feel as nice as the matte colors for the 920. I love the red they used as a color and would definitely get it if available as matte.

    I had a blue N8 and all I got was "wow, your phone looks really cool!" kinda things. Red isn't necessarily the most masculine color, but neither is that shade of red a very feminine color IMO.

    Anyways, sadly it seems I'm going with a black phone, mainly for how it feels. For the looks side of things I would've really wanted a colored phone, black phones are fairly boring :/

    22/male/straight/university student/when working, often dealing with youngsters/kids :P
    Last edited by Coreldan; 11-09-2012 at 03:42 AM.
    11-09-2012 02:26 AM
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