Originally I reserved the brown one at my local store. Cuz, "I'll be damned if I get another black phone," was my philosophy.
Then I went and compared both in person.
Too bad the black/red font on silver keyboard is so... camoflaged, whereas the black keyboard white/green font really jumped out at me, in bright daylight.
Plus the brown one is glossy and "shiney", which = fingerprints, scratches, and cheap-looking (imo). But I knkow the latter can be solved by applying those protective skins.
I went with black, for function. Definitely not for the color. Yes it is boring, but I can SEE the fonts easily.
Who would have thought Google wouldn't release phones of variegated choices. Just look at their logo... every letter has its own color! When a blue or green one comes out, I'll be all over it probably.
Or maybe I'll just cover up the phone with a blue case.