16gb.. enough for you guys??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mr.Shin, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Mr.Shin macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
    As one of the totally disappointed iphone desirers :( I decided to buy iphone 3gSSSSSS whatever...

    I'm sick of using my 2 year old razor..

    I have 3rd gen ipod nano, always in my car, never comes out except uploading the music..

    My question is..

    Is 16g enough ???

    is it worth $100 more to get 32gb???

    Give some advice..
  2. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2007
    It just depends on your media needs.

    On my phone I just carry Music and Apps (and an album for wallpapers.)

    I have 13.95 GB of music and the rest are apps (apprx 36) and I just filled it up all the way last week.

    If you have a large library of plan to put a lot of videos then I'd probably suggest the 32GB. Games, like Hold 'Em and Spore also take up a lot of MBs, so if you are going to be downloading a lot of apps like that be aware. But if you just have a few gigs of music and vids then you should be fine. It depends on what you have and only you know the answer to that.
  3. sixmac macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2008
    how long to you normally spend away from your computer?

    If you can dock your phone regularly get smaller size, if you spend ages away from your computer go for more storage. I would keep the nano for the car.
  4. laughingperson5 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2009
    Nope. Now..I have only 1 Gigabyte left. XP. I have to lay off adding videos and apps and such until my 1 year with AT&T will lay off the $200 for the iPhone 3GS.
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    16 GB will do fine for me, but, I am always trying to get as much as possible. Why? Well, it never hurts to have more (within reasonable limits). That way I can have some spare room for anything unexpected.
  6. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2005
    The cool thing is with the 3G it cost $100 for 8GB more storage, which I paid. Now for the 3G S it's the same price for 16GB more storage.

    Well that actually makes the decision harder. I can get away with 16GB now... but the price is decent for an extra 16 on top of that.
  7. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca

    Agreed, I work 90 miles away from my house, so with traffic and work schedules, I tend to just stay in the bay area with family about 3-5 days out of the week, so I got the 16g iPhone so that I could add the majority of my music and tv shows to my phone so that I would have something to watch or listen to wile I was away.

    but I got tired of not being able to sync my phone for a week at a time, so I bought a macbook that I now carry with me all the time when I travel. so now that I have the ability to sync daily, on my same 16g iPhone I think I only keep a good 5-6g worth of media at all times (including apps)

    having a 32g iPhone would be nice, but if you don't need it, why spend more.
  8. soopamac macrumors member

    May 12, 2009
    16gb is definitely enough, not unless you want to carry around your whole music and video collection, which in some cases a 32gb may still not be enough. it is only $100 more for the 32gb. so why not. or you can just use the extra $100 for iphone accessories or better headphones.

    from a razor to an iPhone, u wont be disappointed either way!
  9. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    I ordered the 32GB.
    I like having all my videos/ music with me. And I still have plenty of free space for more.

    I have idle times during the day, where I have really appreciated being able to stay occupied with the phone...
  10. darkflounder macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2008
    SF Bay Area, California
    There are the occasional times I wish I had shelled out the extra $100 and got the 16GB 3G. Last summer, drove a car from Detroit back to San Fran. Loaded the phone with audiobooks and about 4GB of music, never lacked for something to listen to.
  11. spikedfo macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2008
    Never enough, lol
    My music folder is 43GB now.
  12. Mr.Shin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
    Thank you all very much!!

    I think 16gigs will be enough for me...

    Can't wait Jun 19th!!
  13. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well I'm about to get myself into a 2-year contract. I might as well get as much space as they offer.
  14. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2007
    It has been more than enough for me so far. I don't really carry movies or tv shows on my iPhone though. I do have about 8 gigs of music and lots of apps.
  15. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2008
    I'll probably get the 16GB. Was thinking of the 32GB but then decided what's the point of having my whole music collection on there when I can just put the songs I love on it instead.
  16. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    I always tell people to get the higher capacity. It's not like you can go back and add more when your music collection grows.
  17. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    I went with the 32GB because I figured I'm going to have this handset for two years before replacing it. Go with the largest you can afford, I say, unless you have a really measly music library, no photos and don't intend to carry any movies or shows around.
  18. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    I have the original 8gig iPhone and only have used 2gigs so I went with the 16gig 3gs. The only thing that I think may use a lot of space is taking videos with the video cam feature.

    Does anyone know approximately how much space each hour of video footage would take up?
  19. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002

    In two years we will see 64GB iPhones and probably 128GB models. A 32GB model will seem small by then. :)

    With the photo and video features of the new iPhone, extra memory would be nice for storing photos and videos that you take.
  20. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have 135GB of music, 400GB of video (movies, tv shows, music vids, Apple demos, porn, home videos), 50GB of photos, numerous podcasts (audio and video), several audiobooks from Audible.com. And it's growing.

    Ya, 32GB is a must to cover me for the next 2 years. By the time my contract is up, I'm hoping for 128GB models and 4G/LTE when AT&T finish rolling out in 2011. I'm on the best every other gen upgrade cycle.
  21. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    It's enough - but it's tight.

    I would have sprung for a 32gb phone if I had the choice last summer.
  22. kasakka macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    I've been fine with just the 8 GB model. Never ran out of space. The thing is, I don't need to carry my whole music collection around with me. Instead I pick good songs and skip any filler an album might have because I'd just skip over them anyway. I also find that on the move I want to listen to totally different music than I would at home with proper audio equipment.
  23. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Another reason i went with the 16 gig to save $100 is that i'll use that $100 savings next year toward the price of the next version of the iphone as it will not be subsidized.
  24. akutad macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2008
    London, Ontario, Canada
    I would buy the 16GB model. I have 60GB of music and I use a program called simplify in the apps store. It allows you to stream your iTunes music off of your main computer at home to your iPhone. Because I don't have to have my music on my iPhone I have tons of room.

    I would buy the 32BG if I had disposable income to burn. If I was underground in the subway and therefore would loose 3G connectivity, therefore needing to store music locally on my iPhone. If I wanted movies with me on the go as simplify doesn't support movie streaming.

    Hope this helps.
  25. D3lta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Cupertino, California
    I'm going with the 32GB. 16GB wasn't enough for me on the 3G, I ran out of space quickly as I started more apps and getting more music.

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