6Splus with 16GB or 64GB?

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    The price difference is big, i wonder if its really worth it. I am a guy that backs up frequently, so i believe im gonna have a good control over the storage data. Real question is, when shooting video, doest it take up a lot of space and how easy is it to relieve the phone from data? Is it like Android, that you plug in a cable and see it as an external drive, so all the stuff you transfer, is like data from another drive?
    How much free space is available when one purchases the iPhone?
     
  2. SweetApples macrumors member

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    i jusr recently make a thread on this. Basically, get the 64gb
     
  3. akash.nu, Jul 31, 2016
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    akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    It's definitely worth it, if you use your phone for multimedia. Especially if you're going to record video in 4K.
    Doesn't matter. You'll be happy you got the 64 GB version.
    If you record in 4K then 16GB will feel like a joke. "Easy" depends on you as a person. I find it easy enough.
    No. You sync and backup using iTunes and iCloud. No Android like drive option.
    The OS kind of takes around 2 & half GB depending on the version.
     
  4. GrandeLatte macrumors member

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    Go for the 64GB. you're already spending that much money, what's another $100? Especially once you get started on your iPhone, and start creating memories with lots of photos and videos, you'll hate yourself if you only get the 16GB because it's a joke. Resale values will be affected too.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    My videos and pictures alone don't fit onto 16GB. If you aren't taking many of those and you don't install lots of larger apps, you are likely to be fine with 16. I could obviously micro manage more (my apps alone would fit with a couple gigs to spare), but it is worth it to me not to have to do that.

    I have a 128gb but only because TMO was doing a free upgrade. 64GB would be fine, and I would probably go 32gb if it was the base (and I wasn;t offered free upgrades).

    At this point in the game I would just wait. You stand to either save $100 on the 16GB model in a few months or get a 64GB model for what you would pay for 16GB today. Depending on your carrier they may even be running a promo on the "older" stock.
     
  6. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Go 64. You will be pissed if you go 16. I have 128, and happy I do. Use about half that.
     
  7. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Apple does the 16/64gb on purpose.

    Cause they know 32gb is the sweet spot for phones storage. It's a sneaky (Apple tax) way of upwelling $100 extra. At least $80 easy profit for them.

    Same way they did the 32gb/128gb iPad Pro and left the 64gb model out.
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Do NOT get the 16gb! I always bought 16gb iPhones so obviously that's what I chose when I bought my 6+. BIG MISTAKE. I've regretted it ever since I got it. Apps/pictures/videos etc are all much larger now a days.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Ultimately it mainly depends on ones needs.
     
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    The music, photos and videos on my phone add up to 75GB alone (and I'm not a heavy user of either). I've got about 23GB free out of 128GB. My previous phone had 64GB, and that was never enough. I couldn't imagine having just 16GB. You'd need a huge mobile data allowance and fast 4G to make that work. Or never leave WiFi.
     
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  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I know but it's gotten to the point where these pics and apps are SOOO big that almost everyone can agree 16gb is too small
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, for those who use more than a few apps (and gaming or some productivity/office apps) and/or those who take a fair bit of photos and/or videos, that would generally apply. But there are also many more typical users who use mostly built-in apps with just a few (generally smaller) third party ones for some basic things, in addition to only taking a few photos here and there (and not doing any gaming or storing music or other media), where 16 GB can be just fine. A good amount of that discussion has also been happening at http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/is-16gb-really-that-bad.1984509/
     
  16. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    There's a perfectly good demographic for 16GB devices and that is developers. A huge pool of developers who buy the devices just for testing purposes and for them 16GB is way more than enough.
     
  17. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 64gb and I don't have any music on my phone. I don't use my camera often and only have 2 home screens with a few apps in folders and still only have 27gb free. The app sizes for iOS are monstrous. Some of them are 5x the the size of the equivalent Android app.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It largely depends on the apps that people use. I have 4 home screens with 2 of them full of folders that are full of apps and I have 25.9 GB free on my 64 GB phone, which a good chunk of it coming from photos/videos, mail, and messages, and two large games.
     
  19. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    A lot of the times it's because the app developers put a lot of custom assets on the iOS versions to make it look pretty.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    With the improved camera, live photos, bigger apps, etc. I'd definitely go with 64 GB.
     

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