Quite Black. Very Silver. Really Blue. Which color Pixel or Pixel XL should you get?
Google is offering three different color choices for the Pixel and Pixel XL, and their names are a bit silly. Very Silver, Really Blue, and Quite Black (Pretty self-explanatory). The hard part may be deciding which of the colors you should order, but we've got you covered. There are a few reasons why you may pick one of the colors over the others, so let's take a look and see which may be best for you.
Will it be a blue, black or silver Pixel that makes its way into your pocket this year? Let's see how they differ and which you may be most interested in!
Who should get the Quite Black Pixel?
If you want a black front on your phone, then Quite Black is your default choice. This is the only one of the three colors that offers the dark front and the others are white. On the back, he black offers a nice matte color on the bottom, with a shiny black glass at the top, and the two tones contrast each other nicely.
With a black phone, just about any case or skin you pick up will match, making it easy to swap them out without worrying how they will look on your phone. All of the colors you can imagine will go with it, and you can brighten it up with a vibrant wallpaper and case, or black it out with a dark wallpaper, depending on your preference. In addition, Quite Black is the best color if you are interested in Daydream because it doesn't reflect light.
If you are looking for a phone that stands out a bit but blends in as well, the Quite Black may be the best bet for you.
Who should get the Very Silver Pixel?
Silver is a pretty neutral color, and the Very Silver is a great option for those who want something elegant that goes with pretty much everything available. It has a white front and a two-tone gray back and is definitely the least flashy of all the options. Being neutral isn't always a bad thing because it allows you to dress the phone up or down depending how you feel. Just be aware of how the white bezels will stand out when you're trying to concentrate on the screen — they definitely reflect light a bit more than the black model.
With the silver, you can add nearly any case to it that you want and it will look great. Silver is a timeless color that will never go out of style and you aren't likely to regret making the safe choice for your phone.
If you don't want your phone to stand out too much but still look nice and professional, the Very Silver is likely the option you will want to gravitate towards.
Who should get the Really Blue Pixel?
This is the boldest of the Pixel colors, so if you want to stand out this is the one to go for. Many believe they should pick the newest color so that people will be able to easily see that they have the latest phone, and the Really Blue will do just that.
The phone has a white front (same as Very Silver) and a bright blue back to it, but it is currently only available in a 32GB storage configuration. If you are looking for the 128GB of storage, blue is out of the question, unfortunately. 32GB is enough for many, but you'll want to consider your personal use to see if that will be enough to hold you over before you order it just to have the blue.
It's also technically a "limited edition" color, so there's that extra bit of pizzazz. Because Google has it listed as a limited edition color, it may not be available as long as the others. If you like the idea of having something that is limited edition, be sure to go with the Really Blue!
If you can't make up your mind, hop in the forums to see what others are ordering and why — it may help you in your decision!
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