What color are you going to choose for your Galaxy S8?
[Poll] You need to read this before you decide what color your Galaxy S8 is going to be - SamMobile

[Poll] You need to read this before you decide what color your Galaxy S8 is going to be

Samsung has started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in several markets across the globe. It’s going to release the new flagship on April 21 (and on April 28th in Europe). If you’re planning to buy one there’s a big decision that you need to make. You need to decide which color you’re going to opt for.

Customers in the United States can choose from Orchid Gray, Midnight Black and Arctic Silver colors. In other markets they will also have options that include Maple Gold and Coral Blue.

No matter what color you choose, the handset is going to look the same from the front because of the very good decision that Samsung made to use a black front on every color variant of the Galaxy S8. The black front does a great job of hiding the array of sensors on the front and focusing your attention on the almost bezel-less and absolutely gorgeous Infinity Display.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ In Midnight Black

It goes without saying that this is the color that most customers will likely opt for. Black is the most sought after of colors when it comes to premium smartphones, and Samsung’s Midnight Black color is rich and deep which makes it look really nice and premium. The frame will be black as well which will only add to the overall premium and sleek look of the handset.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Orchid Gray

You should consider this color variant if you’re in the mood to try something new. Many of us have owned a black handset at some point in our lives so it’s good to change it up sometimes. It’s a nice shade of gray that will cater to both gentlemen and ladies as it hits a sweet spot. It’s much better than the conventional gaudy gold color option which Samsung has wisely decided not to offer with its new flagship.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Arctic Silver

Gone are the days of pure white smartphones. You don’t get such simple color options anymore. If you’re looking for something like that then opt for the Arctic Silver color variant. The silver color itself is quite strong and looks very stylish, although it also shoots off reflections happily which many might find distracting at times.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Coral Blue

Samsung’s Coral Blue color proved to be a hit with the Galaxy Note 7 last year, so much so that it decided to launch this color option for the Galaxy S7 edge as well. The company is predictably offering it with the new flagship and it looks just as nice, if not better, than it did on its predecessor. This will be one of the safest color choices for the Galaxy S8, especially for those looking for a color not commonly seen on smartphones yet.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Maple Gold

This is not your average gaudy gold hue. It’s a more subdued shade of gold. Samsung had to offer this color option as gold tends to perform particularly well in markets across Asia. It might be a bold choice for someone who hasn’t carried a gold smartphone before but at least its understated appearance works in its favor.


No matter which color option you choose, you’ll want to protect your Galaxy S8 inside a case, given the fact that its metal and glass construction will be prone to scuffs, bumps, and scratches easily. So don’t forget to check out our list of the best cases for the Galaxy S8.

Have you decided which color you’re going to opt for? Vote below and let us know in the comments below what do you think about the options Samsung is offering with the Galaxy S8.

View Comments (32)

  • I chose the black version. The other colours have a sliver trim around the screen which I found distracting. The black is all black and looks gorgeous.

  • I dislike this idea. The black front is depressing and dark and heats up on the south european summer. I miss the shiny gold that they had on the S6 edge+ Or even the lively, happy looking blue-gold S7

  • One more thing to dislike the S8... I want a a phone with a flat screen with no rounded display corners, with non-on screen keys and not so tall screen... and the color to be white! All of my Samsung Galaxy phones were white. That means that my current regular S7 which is WHITE, is my last Galaxy phone :(

    • That is what you want. The S6 Edge sold more than the flat screen S6, same goes for the S7 Edge vs flat screen S7. The majority prefers a beutiful edge screen.

  • I'm not all that fussed about the colour of the device , and they all look ok ,but I'm thinking I might give the grey a go if I like the feel of the the device .
    I'm not really into the pre order thing with out a hands on first to see if I like it.

  • It's a phone, it should be functional rather than cute. Since when did color become a subject of such deep articles? Where exactly is humanity headed? However the back's going to be in a case anyway so black's all I'm ever going to see.

    • Well, that's thinking very old school. Smartphones anno 2017 are also a fashion statement.
      A shoe is just a shoe and should as well be functional as aesthetically pleasing and that's exactly what smartphones has turned into as well. We can't all live 10 years back in time. This is progress. wonder how you think about smart-clothing because this will become a topic as well at some point

  • Black.

    Only had gold or pink as options when I was forced into the s7e. Hated it.

  • I don't agree it was a good idea to make the bezels black. What is the point if the phone looks black no matter what color? Coral blue was a hit because it was coral blue, not black. They should have made the bezels in colors - peoppe who want black can just buy black.

    • 8 colors instead of 4 just to start...4 completely colored and 4 with front in black and back in other colors...I think is too much for Sammy!!!

  • Coral blue is nice but man, so difficult to get in the G955FD model. I do agree with the comments about the front bezel. I see why they chose to make it black but personally would not have mind if they used the color of the phone for it as well