Matte vs. Glossy: Choose your side and tell us why!


Are you “team matte” or “team glossy”?

  1. Matte.

    46 vote(s)
  2. Glossy.

    4 vote(s)
  1. Cheetosdust
    Moderator Moderator Jul 26, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Jul 26, 2021 :
    To look at a color is also to perceive its finish. Look around you and ignore the screaming reds or the muted beige, focus on the coating and what it transmits to your senses. Chief among them, the cornerstone debate: glossy vs. matte.

    Tech takes advantage of this visual and almost sacrosanct dichotomy, but it doesn’t have the monopoly. Take paper, for example, and the moment you decide to print a photo. Take the coating of your screen, take the paint that changes the mood of your room; take whatever your eyes can see and you’ll notice the effects being reflected or absorbed.

    Yes, you can check this duality in the recently announced OnePlus Nord 2, with its shiny “Blue Haze” or the matted “Gray Sierra”. Or just take a stroll down memory lane and remember the OnePlus 6 - with the “Midnight Black” being matte and the “Mirror Black” being, as the name clearly suggests, closer to a disco ball.

    This conversation, then, is not just related to OnePlus and not even technology. Google, for example, used a combination of both with their Pixel 3 line-up and you can find matte in product categories so wide as makeup foundations.

    So I thought about this thread as a fun, interesting way for the Community to profess their side with a simple question and a stage for everyone to (respectfully) debate their choice:

    Are you “team matte” or “team glossy”?

    I have included a poll at the top of this post. If you want to participate and register your vote, please do so by visiting this page in your browser of choice, not through the OnePlus Community App. (You can still leave your comments below, though)

    There are no right and wrong answers, just your truthful opinion and a place to express it. Let's go. :cool:

  2. DarshanMeniya
    OnePlus TV Product Ninja 2021 Jul 26, 2021

  3. Razeen Møhd
    Froyo Jul 26, 2021

  4. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Jul 26, 2021

    YRJ , Jul 26, 2021 :
    People who choose glossy, I'm really curious to hear the reasoning behind it.

  5. McJader
    Marshmallow Jul 26, 2021

    McJader , Jul 26, 2021 :
    Matte ftw
    Nothing more to say:D

  6. nerdkabir
    Jelly Bean Jul 26, 2021

  7. camohan
    Moderator Moderator Jul 26, 2021

    camohan , Jul 26, 2021 :
    There has to be someone who can take side of the losing team.

    Matte fan, but Wait not a Mkbhd follower of Matte blacking everything.

  8. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Jul 26, 2021

    YRJ , Jul 26, 2021 :

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  9. Yash Pratap Singh.
    Lollipop Jul 26, 2021

    Yash Pratap Singh. , Jul 26, 2021 :
    Indeed....matte is cool - and minimalistic

  10. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Jul 26, 2021

    Starcommander , Jul 26, 2021 :
    Matte looks great but are very slippery in texture. So I choose glossy 😅
    Comparing OnePlus 6T thunder purple and OnePlus 8T aquamarine green

  11. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Jul 26, 2021

    YRJ , Jul 26, 2021 :
    Matte is good when done right. The 7T’s frosted back is a prime example

  12. Yash Pratap Singh.
    Lollipop Jul 26, 2021

  13. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Jul 26, 2021

  14. Dr Sheebu Krishnan
    Cupcake Jul 26, 2021

  15. eddyros
    Honeycomb Jul 26, 2021

    eddyros , Jul 26, 2021 :
    Even if matte effect leaves more fingers prints it's more beautiful and elegant than glossy

  16. eddyros
    Honeycomb Jul 26, 2021

    eddyros , Jul 26, 2021 :
    I'd like also to add a new category to @Cheetosdust 's pool:

    3) People, like me, who uses cover and doesn't care the cover texture.


  17. Navdeep_Malik
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus TV U1S Jul 26, 2021

  18. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Jul 26, 2021

  19. VIKMAT
    Cupcake Jul 26, 2021

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