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Thursday, April 24, 2014

White Nexus 5 turning yellow?

I bought my Nexus 5 straight from the Google Play store, day 1, part of the crush of clickers trying to snag one. And I ended up with the white, 32GB model. I totally wanted (need at least) 32GB of storage, but honestly the white wasn't my first choice. I'm usually not one to settle on different colours, especially with a $450-ish purchase(!) but it's not like I hated the white back with black front, I was actually on the fence about which one was better looking. And I'm really happy with the white.

But what's been bugging me the last few months is I think my white back is turning yellow? I know they are different materials, but it definitely doesn't look as white as the front speaker grill.

Trying to photograph it is pretty much impossible with my simple 5MP point-and-shoot  and lack of light balancing photography knowledge. All I know is the background in the photos of the front of the Nexus 5 get all washed out with light, while the photos of the back of the device have darkened mute backgrounds. Argh.

I don't know if maybe my phone case is the cause of the yellowing... I use a Ringke Slim that has a clear plastic back. But I think that most of the clear back doesn't touch the back of the Nexus 5, because it's curved and the case back is straight.

It is very difficult to show the off white or slight yellowing of the back of my Nexus 5, but it can definitely be seen with the naked eye. It kind of bugs me, but I don't know if it was always like that. I don't remember it being blindingly white when I first took it out of the box. I really like the Ringke Slim case too...


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