16Gb or 32Gb

omgbeckyy

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Jun 18, 2012
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Hello,
In my other thread i mentioned getting an iPhone 3GS. i am not sure whico capacity to get. I have 1.60 gb of music. And about 3 to 6 gigs of videos i realize i will have 6-9gigs left for apps and jailbreak stuff. Is that enough?

Thanks,
Ryan
 

RocketRed

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Jan 25, 2012
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Hello,
In my other thread i mentioned getting an iPhone 3GS. i am not sure whico capacity to get. I have 1.60 gb of music. And about 3 to 6 gigs of videos i realize i will have 6-9gigs left for apps and jailbreak stuff. Is that enough?

Thanks,
Ryan
It's not enough. Go with the 32GB iPhone and you'll live without regrets.
 

omgbeckyy

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Jun 18, 2012
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It's not enough. Go with the 32GB iPhone and you'll live without regrets.
Well i probably should have mentioned that i have a 32GB iPhone 4s as my phone. The 3GS is just an iPod. So is 16gb good enough for just using as an ipod?
 

omgbeckyy

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Jun 18, 2012
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Why not just use your phone as your iPod?

16GB is probably fine just for music, I always go for 32GB though. But I only use my iPhone.
I dont jailbreak my primary iPhone. Thats another reason to buy the 3gs. I calculated everything and i would have 9GB left for a few apps. Only like 5-10. And jailbreak tweaks etc. so can anyone conclude this is enough. I only have 245 songs
 

CallOfDuty

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Jun 23, 2012
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Hello,
In my other thread i mentioned getting an iPhone 3GS. i am not sure whico capacity to get. I have 1.60 gb of music. And about 3 to 6 gigs of videos i realize i will have 6-9gigs left for apps and jailbreak stuff. Is that enough?

Thanks,
Ryan
You're better off getting an iPod, specifically an iPod touch capacity of at least 32GB. Perhaps even buying a 3GS 16GB will be more expensive than simply buying a iPod touch 32GB.

If you want to go even cheaper...

Refurbished iPod touches (Mostly 4th Generation):

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipod/ipod_touch
Currently, they do not have a 16GB
Refurbished iPod Touches are NOT that bad. My friend bought a refurbished iPod touch and his was as good as new, almost pristine. Of course, it all boils down to luck.

If you're bent on geting an iPhone 3GS for your 'iPod' needs (which I deep down advise you to simply get an iPod touch), get the 16GB model. For a 1 GB of Music adding to about 6GB of videos will give you mostly 8GB of space occupied for media. And you have another ample 8GB of storage for Apps. Not to mention you have another 32GB iPhone 4S which will serve your needs for your essential apps.

16GB is what you should go for if you're in a rather 'tight' budget but yet still want a iPhone for your iPod needs. If you have enough money to top up and cash out for instead a 32GB iPhone go ahead and do so. And if the price difference between the 16GB model and the 32GB model is minimal go ahead with the 32GB.

But I'll just say if you can just go with a 16Gb iPod which I believe will suit your needs similarly.
 

aznguyen316

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Oct 1, 2008
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Hello,
In my other thread i mentioned getting an iPhone 3GS. i am not sure whico capacity to get. I have 1.60 gb of music. And about 3 to 6 gigs of videos i realize i will have 6-9gigs left for apps and jailbreak stuff. Is that enough?

Thanks,
Ryan
I have a 16gb and wish I got a 32gb. I use my iPhone for music and with my apps and some jailbreak stuff I have to limit my music to 3-4GB. Then I use my phone as my camera + random videos and I get full notification too often. I listen to music nearly 4-5 hours a day at work so I have to resync every 3-4 days. Sure it's not bad but annoying. 32GB I don't have to worry about removing images to HDD and can sync more music etc. I also had to delete a few games that I casually play.
 

macingman

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Jan 2, 2011
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I dont jailbreak my primary iPhone.
I don't see the point in jailbreaking a phone which isn't your primary phone. Why do you need to jailbreak a secondary device? It isn't like the tweaks are going to help the workflow on your primary phone and why do you need tweaks if the 3GS is "just an iPod". And why not get a 3G iPod Touch which is much cheaper and the same thing pretty much minus the phone bit.

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Refurbished iPod Touches are NOT that bad. My friend bought a refurbished iPod touch and his was as good as new, almost pristine. Of course, it all boils down to luck.
Apple refurbs are like brand new devices, the outside is replaced and the only reused bits are internals, they even put in a new battery. So it isn't luck, it's just normal.
 

omgbeckyy

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Jun 18, 2012
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Im buying a gamestop refurb for 200 i only have 1.5 gb of music. 3-6 gigs of video. Which is all on my 4s anyway. And im just gonna install a couple apps. Thats it. So after putting ny stuff on their, is 6-9 gigis enough for JB stuff?
 

chokem

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May 7, 2012
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I opted for the 16GB 4S, and soon realized I made a mistake not getting the 32. I have close to 800 songs and 1400 photos and ran out of room. I guess that's what iCloud is for though. I did go for 32 gigs when I bought this new iPad.
 

dave420

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Im buying a gamestop refurb for 200 i only have 1.5 gb of music. 3-6 gigs of video. Which is all on my 4s anyway. And im just gonna install a couple apps. Thats it. So after putting ny stuff on their, is 6-9 gigis enough for JB stuff?
You've answered your own question. You have way under 16 GB of stuff, and already have another device. I am not sure what jailbreak stuff you are talking about, but the jailbreak itself doesn't take any space.
 

mnsportsgeek

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Feb 24, 2009
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16gb makes fitting everything you want on there a challenge. It can be done, but it is not convenient. A 32Gb gives you alot more freedom.
 

iBreatheApple

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Sep 3, 2011
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You know, as obsessed I am with my iProducts and music, I've ALWAYS been a 16 kind of guy. But here recently, especially with the 1080p on the 4S, I've been pushing the capacity limits of my phone and have had to delete some video from time to time to make room for more.

I think that I'll be going with a 32 for the first time this next go round.