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Do white phones turn yellow?

I was thinking of buying a white phone, but wondering if they become discoloured after a while. Does anyone have, or has anyone had, a white phone?

Most Useful Answer AhmadCentral  Feb. 6, 2013 at 00:25

As long as you dont mix it in with a red phone in the washing machine, you'll be fine

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Pondlife  Feb. 5, 2013 at 23:59

I know the One X when it launched was said to take on pocket colour easily but not sure if that was sorted or if others suffer. Take a look at second hand phones in cex and the like to see if it's an issue.
I think you'll find it's not too big an issue and you'll be stuck with a white phone..

AhmadCentral  Feb. 6, 2013 at 00:25

As long as you dont mix it in with a red phone in the washing machine, you'll be fine

Pondlife  Feb. 6, 2013 at 01:38

As long as you dont mix it in with a red phone in the washing machine, you'll be fine

Top marks.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 6, 2013 at 09:07

As long as you dont mix it in with a red phone in the washing machine, you'll be fine
Bravo, old chap, bravo.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 6, 2013 at 09:07

No. White iPhones don't go yellow.

AhmadCentral  Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:13

haha, cheers.

But seriously, white phones never really go discoloured. The only thing is that dirt or dust or any marks on the phone will be more noticeable so you may have to wipe them off every now and then. If you have a case on the phone then it doesn't really matter.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:24

Now and again I see someone with a white iPhone 4S that looks positively yellowish... but I do not really know her and can't be bothered to ask ;) Could be a cheap 3rd party conversion kit from when white iDevices were hard to get?!
Also find that the front bits/bezel of many white Galaxy S2/S3 appear 'shoddy' but that could be down to cheap plastic screen protectors?

Pondlife  Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:55

Wonder if it could be an issue for heavy smokers or in climates where the sun appears for rather longer than it does here.

Looks like apple did have problems with yellowing and hence white was missing

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/white-iphone-versus-white-iphone/

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 6, 2013 at 13:37

Wonder if it could be an issue for heavy smokers or in climates where the sun appears for rather longer than it does here.

Looks like apple did have problems with yellowing and hence white was missing

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/white-iphone-versus-white-iphone/


True. But there's a place here in town that customize iPhones, and those white 3rd party parts they sell look positively off-white even new.
I'd say the grippy material the 8S/X are made off would suffer from sun and smoke... No proof, but they 'feel' as though they would discolour over time.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 6, 2013 at 13:40

Wonder if it could be an issue for heavy smokers or in climates where the sun appears for rather longer than it does here.

Looks like apple did have problems with yellowing and hence white was missing

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/white-iphone-versus-white-iphone/


True. But there's a place here in town that customize iPhones, and those white 3rd party parts they sell look positively off-white even new.
I'd say the grippy material the 8S/X are made off would suffer from sun and smoke... No proof, but they 'feel' as though they would discolour over time.

I get where you're coming from, the rougher texture just seems like it'd become discoloured more quickly. The white iPhone is white under the glass (if you get what I mean), the actual material the One X is made of is white.

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