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Old Feb 23, 2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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How many minutes of videos will an iPhone 4 hold?

I'm sure this has been asked here 1,000 times but I can't find a definite answer here or through Google.

I want an iPhone 4 on Verizon. Should I get the 16GB or 32GB phone? I'm most interested in how many minutes of video a typical phone will hold.

Anyone have any statistics?

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Old Feb 23, 2011, 09:33 PM   #2
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You didnt find the answer because there is no definite answer.

How much other crap are you going to put in the iPhone?

How about- "how many gb's does a 5 minute video use?"
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 09:38 PM   #3
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It depends what you fill it with. I'd go with the 32gb to be safe.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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I typically take 3-7 minute videos. How many can I record per model?
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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From my real world use, a 30 minute video shot with the iPhone 4's native camera resolution takes about 2.2 gigabytes. It is also a big battery drain and the default camera app sucks because it doesn't allow you to set any other resolution.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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From my real world use, a 30 minute video shot with the iPhone 4's native camera resolution takes about 2.2 gigabytes. It is also a big battery drain and the default camera app sucks because it doesn't allow you to set any other resolution.
Thanks for the feedback.

I never thought about that. Theoretically, if I am reading this right, if I had a 32GB phone the battery could die before I could fill up the memory with video!
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 08:42 AM   #7
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Should I get the 16GB or 32GB phone?
Get the 32 GB if you are planning to take videos! The videos are huge and you will fill up 16 GB easily. I ran out of space the first week with the 16 GB in June and have been constantly having to save videos to my computer to free space since then. I almost returned it, but decided to use it as an excuse to upgrade this year.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 03:25 PM   #8
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Get the 32 GB if you are planning to take videos!
Okay, I took your advice! Thanks!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 03:34 PM   #9
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The video is 10mbit/s and audio 32kb/s, equal to 1.28mb/s

77MB / Minute
385MB for 5 minutes

That's 1GB of space for 13 minutes of video.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 01:40 AM   #10
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If you have an iPhone 4 32 GB then you can save 100 minutes of videos in your iPhone .To increase the number of videos or minutes of videos you need to purchase an iPhone 4 with 64 GB.
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If you have an iPhone 4 32 GB then you can save 100 minutes of videos in your iPhone .To increase the number of videos or minutes of videos you need to purchase an iPhone 4 with 64 GB.
no, not even close.

If 13 minutes is 1GB, then 13minutes*30GB = 390 minutes / 6.5 hours.

I'd be interested to know where you got your 64GB iPhone.
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