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Keep your color grudges aside when deciding what Galaxy S8 or S8+ color to go for

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Last updated: May 10th, 2017 at 09:58 UTC+02:00

We published a poll yesterday asking our readers what Galaxy S8 or S8+ color option they have opted for, and following one of the comments on that poll, I thought I should point out a very important factor for anyone looking to pick either of Samsung’s new flagships in the coming days. This is advice particularly for lovers of the color black and haters of the color gold, as folks in both camps will find that this year, it’s not as simple as “black is good, gold is bad.”

Here at SamMobile, our staff has different preferences, and gold is perhaps the only color everyone ignores every time a new Samsung phone comes out. But with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the gold color variant is actually quite nice to look at, as Samsung is using subdued and subtler shades for each color. I’ve gone with the coral blue variant as I was dying to get a coral blue Note 7 last year, but every time I see the Maple Gold S8+ in the hands of one of my friends, I’ve actually wondered if I should have gone for the gold variant instead.

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As for the Midnight Black version, it continues to look cool, but perhaps it might not be the only option for you as every Galaxy S8 and S8+ is all black at the front, so you’re still seeing black when you’re actually using your phone. Orchid Gray is also a great color option you should look at, as it’s dark and even looks like it changes shade depending on how the light hits it. It’s probably what I would have opted for had it not been for Samsung’s insistence to not make all color options available in every market.

I guess the basic gist here is: If you thought black was the best color for every phone, or gold is simply something you stay away from, you might want to reconsider. Before you make a decision, try going to a retail store and seeing the S8 or S8+ in all the color options available in your area/country. If that isn’t possible, check out the many reviews of the Galaxy S8 on YouTube. You might find yourself opting for a different color than the one you had in mind, and save yourself from second guessing your decision when you see someone with a Galaxy S8 in another shade out on the streets later on.

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