16, 32, or 64?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vjaaan, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. vjaaan macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
    I am about to get my first iPhone, and I need more information so I can decided whether to get the 16, 32, or 64 Gb.

    I have had an 8 Gig Palm Pre and still have plenty of room. But I will be taking more videos on the iPhone, and they are higher resolution. I won't need to store all of them on the phone for long as I'll be doing most of my movie editing on my Macbook Pro.

    What would I likely need the larger size for that I am not thinking of?

  2. ericxd macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    You've answered your own question. Getting 32 or 64 for you would just be to brag or have the 'bigger is better' attitude.
  3. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    32 could be better if making a lot vids , and take into consideration that iPhone apps do take more space( a regular app could take from 10-20mb)
  4. Xenc macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
    16 GB sounds good for your needs. I've not ran into any problems with that capacity with my iPhone 4. And iCloud makes it even less of an issue.
  5. Certinfy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2011
    Since you're going to be syncing a lot with your computer I would say 16GB would probably be fine. But then video on the iPhone 4S takes a lot of memory so maybe you should just go 32GB to record a decent amount before you have to sync.
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    If you get 16GB remember that its more like 21GB because of your free 5GB on iCloud ;)
  7. hushmartin macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    I got the 64, but only because I was constantly bumping the limit on my 32. Had I thought about it a bit more, I probably could have done with a 32 again, given iCloud. I think the 16 will more than suit your needs, given what you've said.
  8. Usual macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2011
    16 will be enough, 32 will be better but I amnot sure if you will really need 64...

    Go for 32 but if you want to save, you can choose 16. Do not think about 64:)

    This is my opinion...
  9. Xenc macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
    Purchased content and your photo stream don't even count toward that free 5GB :D

    I think it's just for backups, documents and songs that iTunes Match can't find.
  10. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Depends on how much music/videos/apps you intend to carry.

    Personally I usually have around 3-4GB music. And I usually have between 7-10 games some of which take 500mb-1.5gb (Tom Tom navigation). Plus some videos.

    So currently I have used 13.8gb. I have had 32gb 3GS and 32 GB iPhone 4.

    So I know my exact usage once I start storing photos (we have a young 16 month old ) so photos will take about another 1-2gb. Yeah I know I can use photo stream in the cloud to save.

    But you get my drift. That's why I got the 32gb.

    However I downgraded my wife from her 32gb iPhone 4 to a 16gb iPhone 4S because she doesn't use more than 4gb apps and 4gb music/videos and another 1-2gb photos. So she still has 4gb remaining on her 16gb
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    In that case 16GB will definitely be enough for the OP (as long as he as access to fast Wifi often :eek:)
  12. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    Don't forget the advertised gb does not mean that is what you have to play with. I think 16gb is 13.80, 32gb is 27gb and 64 is 57gb.

    I got 32 this time after owning 16gb and 8gb throughout all the IPhones. My IPhone is also my primary music player so 16gb gets filled quickly.
  13. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
    Thank you all for the quick replies! All things considered, I think I can do with the 16 Gb at this time. If after two years I find I need more, I can just upgrade to the newest iPhone!

  14. steadysignal macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2010
    just get a 64. its worth it.
  15. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    if you are the type who runs to get the newest phone when it comes out get the 64GB.

    It will have a higher resale value.
  16. det2004 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    I got the 32 gb model. I can fit most of my stuff on a 16gb one but figured I would like the extra space just in case with 1080p video recording.

    I can't imagine that I would need 64 gb though.
  17. marine0816 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2011
    I got a 64gb.... I don't think I really need that much.... The 32gb should be a happ medium
  18. Versus macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2009
    For the last two years my 32GB 3GS has had more than 23GB of unused space. I don't really have an extensive music collection, and ripping my own movies just to say I have them on my phone got old pretty quick. I drive my own car to work, I don't travel often, and when I'm home I'd rather watch films on a 40" screen, not a 3.5".

    Anyway, I went ahead and got the 32 again anyway, but decided this time I was going to take advantage of the space. I spent the day redeeming all my unused digital copies, loading up my apps, and taking videos. Now I wish I had gotten the 64! A one minute video in 1080p is around 200MB. That's approximately 12GB for an hour of footage. Now that I've loaded it up with all this content, I think I might have preferred having some extra room down the line. I think laying out the extra $100 over 2 years is probably worth it. As was already stated, the biggest, baddest model is always going to have the best resale value, so why not?

    I'm not really sure how that applies to the topic at hand, I just felt like rattling on. ;)
  19. kevkev macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2008
    I kinnda went for the 32GB model myself, only because the 16GB had a 2-4 week wait listed on the website...
    Hows that for reasoning?

  20. hooper2 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2008
    Currently in the same quandary. iTunes Match is the wild card for me. I have 68 gigs of music, so Match could help me go with 16gig version to save $... More curious about video/photo/app space.
  21. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
    It really isn't as iCloud isn't stoarge space on the web. It's just a place for the iPhone to upload copies of information/documents so they can, in turn, be copied to other devices.
  22. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    For you...
  23. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
    Oh, my. Now I'm leaning back toward the 32.

    Decisions, decisions.......
  24. tahoeroscoe macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2009
    Do you expect to record a lot of video?

    Do you plan to store a lot of music or video on it?

    If so get the most storage you can afford. Otherwise, if you don't plan to use it for media then the 16gb model is plenty for basic storage and apps.
  25. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Bloody hell, do you really only get 57 out of a 64 model?! I can't believe this sort of advertising isn't under much closer scrutiny.

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