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  1. Gerard Wilson's Avatar
    No... I think you will find that the light hitting the white 920 by the fact that it is bouncing off creates an external force and that force would add to the weight obviously! The extra weight would be equal to the weight of the light creating the force. So the extra weight is in fact the weight of LIGHT. I wonder if different coloured light has a different weight?! Oh no here we go again!
    11-19-2012 06:30 PM
  2. emptyy's Avatar
    I think it is possible that black one is lighter than the white one, they made with different materials in the case.
    11-19-2012 06:47 PM
  3. Reflexx's Avatar
    Why do they call it "light" if it's heavier?
    11-19-2012 08:23 PM
  4. bitseizure's Avatar
    Can anyone else confirm or disprove this? I won't be able to easily test with a scale for at least a week or so...

    thx in advance
    11-20-2012 09:52 AM
  5. kcovert's Avatar
    Possibly the indents for the matte finish? BTW I noticed my yellow phone was heavier than my son’s white one. Think that’s because it stands out more.
    11-20-2012 10:53 AM
  6. LightningXCE's Avatar
    But 'white' is only dealing with light combinations, Black is the combination of all pigmented colors!

    :o
    11-20-2012 05:34 PM
  7. Etyrnus's Avatar
    Technically white is the presence of all colors, while black is the absence of all color.
    11-20-2012 07:42 PM
  8. Reflexx's Avatar
    Technically white is the presence of all colors, while black is the absence of all color.
    It depends on whether you're talking about pigment or light.

    You're right in terms of light. But with pigment it's the opposite.
    11-21-2012 07:52 AM
  9. Etyrnus's Avatar
    It depends on whether you're talking about pigment or light.

    You're right in terms of light. But with pigment it's the opposite.
    I just enjoy poking meaningless discussions with a stick lol
    11-21-2012 02:41 PM
  10. Reflexx's Avatar
    Meaningless? This is important stuff!
    11-21-2012 11:19 PM
  11. Etyrnus's Avatar
    Which begs the question, would the mythical matte gray 920 weigh more or less?
    11-22-2012 12:38 AM
  12. riffraffy's Avatar
    Which begs the question, would the mythical matte gray 920 weigh more or less?
    I think the gray Lumia, being a blend of both white and black, will weigh exactly half of the total of a white and a black Lumia weighed together...
    11-22-2012 12:46 AM
  13. dabdoub81's Avatar
    White is white since it is highly reflective. Black is black because it absorbs all light. White is heavier because all that extra light adds ounces! :D
    easy , he just needs to turn the light off before the scaling !
    and one more thing , do they have the same amount of applications ?
    11-22-2012 01:00 AM
  14. Etyrnus's Avatar
    And do empty gigabytes or used gigabytes weigh more?
    11-22-2012 01:03 AM
  15. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think used gigabytes weigh more, unless it's used by a weight loss app.
    11-22-2012 09:29 AM
  16. Etyrnus's Avatar
    Which then brings the question is deleting data/apps the electronic equivalent of one of those purge diets? :)
    11-22-2012 11:00 AM
  17. Talderon's Avatar
    I have a 3TB portable HDD... It seems that the more data I put on it, the less portable it is. I need to keep it on a dolly so I can move it.

    Now, I recently wiped it and now I can tote it with me all over.

    Hope this help!

    11-22-2012 11:07 AM
  18. mafu6's Avatar
    Oh someone please tell me the answer. I dunno which one to get until this is answered. I could get any of Red, Black, White or Yellow. Which is the heaviest!!!!
    11-23-2012 04:56 PM
  19. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Oh someone please tell me the answer. I dunno which one to get until this is answered. I could get any of Red, Black, White or Yellow. Which is the heaviest!!!!
    we have a black and a white one here. once wife comes back from shopping I will use our fancy kitchen scale to weigh them and report back.

    but, as we know. Science doesn't matter. What matters is what it "feels" like ;)

    cheers
    11-23-2012 05:02 PM
  20. dtiapril's Avatar
    I need to know the answer to this now out of curiosity. In the name of science I bring you the first bits of the jigsaw that will solve this mystery!

    I have two yellow 920's here, one weighs 186 grams, one weighs 187 grams*.

    GSM arena says the phone should weigh 185 grams.

    *weighed on Weight Watchers digital kitchen scales which I understand are pretty accurate.
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    11-23-2012 05:18 PM
  21. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    You beat me (or better my wife from coming home sooner).
    Both phones I have, white and black weigh 185 grams on a Cuisinart scale. The problem is that my scale doesn't have more digits accuracy. I added little weights to see which one reaches 186 grams first and the white one seems to be just a tiny bit heavier. So within less than 1 gram they weigh the same. Note that this is less than 1% difference.
    11-23-2012 05:58 PM
  22. F2a's Avatar
    My black weighs 185g on a scale.
    11-23-2012 06:55 PM
  23. Etyrnus's Avatar
    Were the batteries charged equally? Same amount of used space?
    11-23-2012 08:09 PM
  24. Bora777's Avatar
    In all seriousness, my first thought when I read the thread title was that it could be true because of the additional enamel coating that glossy Lumias have. Contrary to some thoughts I've read here, the matte and gloss versions are the exact same material, it's just that the lighter colours are treated with an enamel coating to protect them from staining.

    However, I would say that the Lumia 920 shouldn't be large enough for the weight of the coating to be perceptible by human hands, so it's probably a psychological impression.
    11-23-2012 08:40 PM
  25. riffraffy's Avatar
    Both phones I have, white and black weigh 185 grams on a Cuisinart scale. The problem is that my scale doesn't have more digits accuracy. I added little weights to see which one reaches 186 grams first and the white one seems to be just a tiny bit heavier. So within less than 1 gram they weigh the same. Note that this is less than 1% difference.
    Were both batteries charged the same amount ? Same amount of apps? Same lock screen? Where the lights on or off? These could all make a difference.
    11-23-2012 10:12 PM
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