16 or 32 GB?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by slpdLoad, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    For those ordering a 3Gs, is 16gb enough to you or are you springing for 32gb?

    With the video recording features and better camera, 32 isn't seeming so huge anymore.

    I'd make this a poll if I could.
  2. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    Well considering I have had the 16GB for a year now (3G) and I only have 4GB left, I am getting the 32GB. What we don't know (maybe we do but I don't) is how much storage every minute of video consumes... I know on my HD flip i get about 2 hours of video for 8GB of space...
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I pre ordered the 32GB version. My music library is over 100GB and I have too many DVDs to count, so the bigger version is a must for me.
  4. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    I prob get the 16GB version. $100 for 16GB more is too much. Besides I prob stream music from pandora.
  5. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    I'm debating the 16GB or 32GB issue also. How much music and pictures can be stored on the two?
  6. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I've been hanging on with a Day 1 2G iPhone, waiting for a 32GB model. The other new features/upgrades are just lagniappe. I have a ton of music and video with which I can fill that sucker.
  7. slpdLoad thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    Looking at the iPod Touch numbers, it looks to be:

    16gb: 3500 songs
    32gb: 7000 songs

    My 2G 8gig always seemed like plenty with internet access and an iPod Classic (32 still isn't big enough for my iTunes library). There's now a lot more stuff that can fill up your iPhone than music though.
  8. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    I have around 120gb of music. I have about 2-3g of music on my iPhone currently. Why don't people learn to manage things?
  9. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    I'm with you, I love to manage my devices.

    I never plan on being stuck out in the wild with only my phone for a month. So I put what I am in the mood for any particular week on my phone, sync it, and go on with space to spare.

    I don't need ALL my **** on my phone ALL the time. 16GB for me, if I was a new upgrade, I would get the 32gb for 299.99.

    As it is I have more music on my phone than I ever listen to and I still have 6GB to spare.
  10. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    My feeling is it's like a computer hard drive. Bigger is always better. Given the multi media functions on the iPhone, get 32 GB if you can afford it.
  11. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Go big or go home. I am going all out considering it is for the next two years (or until I splurge on next year's revision). :) I need the space for all my music and music videos.
  12. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I believe this is for 128 kbps AAC files, which iTunes doesn't even sell anymore. 256 kbps should be around double the file size, I believe.
  13. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    I have a 16GB ipod touch which is nearly full, so I'm getting the 32gb iphone. Besides, I can now sell my ipod touch and my current phone, which will net me more then the price I'll be paying for the 32gb iphone.
  14. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    I have an 8 gig V1 iphone with 3 gigs left. I will just get the 16GB
  15. DavieBoy macrumors 6502


    Jan 8, 2009
    New Jersey
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  17. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Yeah. As an example, my 16GB iPod touch has 12.98GB of music on it, totaling 2135 songs.

    Clearly, I'm getting the 32GB.
  18. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    Due to the video or I will be using the video so i chose the 32GB. It should make things a little better for me not having to always remove in order to make room for the new.
  19. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm probably an idiot for doing this, but I opted for the 32GB. I'm debating whether I get the 16 or the 32GB or none at all. Since I'm paying the "upgrade" price its rather steep for the 32gb model.

    Of course if I'm spending some money to upgrade and I'm dealing with only 4gb of free space on my current 16GB iPhone, it seems to make some sense to go the 32GB version.

    I'm hoping that I'll get a half decent amount for my current iPhone to help offset the premium price I'm paying for the 3Gs.
  20. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    32gb for me. I'm finally ditching that 30gb iPod.
  21. Noelmel macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    i've been waiting and waiting to get an iphone til they had at least 32gb. FINALLY. i knew it was comming since the touch already had 32gb. i wanted to put all my music on it since i dont even have an ipod. unfortunatly i have 36gb now plus ill be getting alot of apps. so really i wish they had a 64gb lol prolly next year

    anyways i preordered the 32gb
  22. SirithX macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    I had ordered the 16 GB since on my 16 GB iPod Touch I still have 2 GBs free or so and no real plans to use it, but I decided to spring for the 32 GB because I'm probably going to have this phone for 2 years lest I want to pay steep prices again next year, also with extra space for nav maps, more pictures, more videos, etc. there's always something I can be doing with that space someway. Not to mention if I sell the phone in the future the 32 GB will be worth more.
  23. Berek macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2009
  24. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    My issue is not whether it makes sense to get the 32gb but whether to spend 499 on a phone. I did place the order but given the fact its not due to ship until next week, I have some time to come to my senses ;)

    Upgrading from a 3G to 3Gs was a difficult decision, I struggled with. I made quite a few posts in various threads over the course of time how I'd not being upgrading and here I am with apple lust, and credit card in hand.

    The speed increase and superior camera/video capability won me over but I'm still on the fence to cancel my order.

    I opted for the delivery option instead of trying to wait inline at my local apple store with the other lemmings. Maybe the lines won't be as bad as when the 3G came out but I didn't want to take a chance.
  25. julianna1973 macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2008
    I was gonna get 16gb but after reading your thoughts i realise it more practical going for 32gb

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