How many minutes of videos will an iPhone 4 hold?

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  1. majordude, Feb 23, 2011
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    majordude

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    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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    IBradMac

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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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    wordoflife

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    It depends what you fill it with. I'd go with the 32gb to be safe.
     
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    majordude

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    I typically take 3-7 minute videos. How many can I record per model?
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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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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    majordude

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    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!
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    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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    Okay, I took your advice! Thanks!
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  10. macrumors member

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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.
     
  11. macrumors 68020

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    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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