Any good reason why one should get 16GB 3GS when 8GB is plenty?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coolwater, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

    coolwater

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    If you know you will end up using only a couple of GB of space max anyway, can an extra $100 be well spent for 3GS for other reasons? (I have been having video recording on my non-iPhone for last 3 years, but never took a video, nor pictures, nor mp3. So, the new video-recording cannot be a good reason.)

    However, I plan to enjoy all the wonderful apple apps as much as possible when I get an iPhone. But, knowing myself, I will just keep not more than 10 apps at a time.

    Will I miss out on something if I get the old 8GB instead of the new 16GB 3GS?

    Please advice.
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    better battery life, a lot faster everything, a compass to help with navigation (and later, other stuff)
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I never took pictures on a cellphone until I had a decent enough cellphone camera.

    You keep telling yourself that. ;)
    Apps are addictive, but you don't know that until you have them. Classics justifications like, "I don't think I'll want to do the thing that app does, but I might at some point and its only a dollar or two."

    Apps and photos don't consume that much space, but music and videos do. How much do you like to carry around.
     
  4. mpdrouin macrumors newbie

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    Good reasons? Because it's shinny is a good reason.

    I have an 8GB and I am a Dead Head - so I can store about 15 live shows, a few other random albums, a bunch of apps, and photos on the phone. I could easily fill up the 32GB with shows.

    I can see how the 16GB would be beneficial if you are doing a lot of video recording.

    I also think the auto focus on the 3GS is a neat thing, but I have a nice digital camera that I mostly use for pictures. I think the camera on the 3G phone works well.

    The thing that I like is the faster iPhone. But what is that really going to do - load my apps .5 seconds faster. God knows I could use that time in my life.

    So, there are some fun new bells and whistles, the question to ask is:

    Is having a slightly better camera, longer battery, more power, compass, larger HD, being able to say 3GS worth a hundred bucks to ya? If so - Then do it!

    What is a hundred bucks now a days? 3.5 tanks of gas on my VW: 1 week of groceries for my family of three: 50 medium coffees at Peet's: 2 tickets to Hanaha Montana (kill me)....

    Honestly bro - if you get the 8GB, after a few months of not being able to put down the iPhone, I really doubt you will think, "Man, I am such an idiot for not getting the 3GS". That is unless you do a lot of video - then it may be worth the extra Benjamin. Plus, if they release a kick ass model next year, you have total justification to upgrade.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare-iphones/ are the differences worth 100 bucks to you?
     
  5. Razeus macrumors 603

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    You need more capacity. Your'e only limited by what you can think of.

    Between my music, videos, photos, podcasts, apps and now games, 32GB is a must.
     
  6. chox99 macrumors regular

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    I have 8GB and it's plenty for me. Unless you have a lot of videos, it's gonna be hard to fill up a 8GB. I have tons of pictures+songs+apps and some videos and I still 4GB more to fill. I wouldn't recommend unless you REALLY need it. save $100 and get a awesome BT headphone.;)
     
  7. fid macrumors newbie

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    Although many folks will not need this, I want a nice GPS application. For me the main reason I'm looking for a minimum of 32 gig is because of resident maps. I expect detailed maps to run between 1 - 4 gig in size. Take away 1 gig for the OS and a gig for general applications, etc. and I'm looking at either 2, 10 or 26 gig available.

    This before I start putting movies, music, etc.
     
  8. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    You will most likely take more pictures and video with a 3 megapixel camera. If not, you can just use higher quality music.
     
  9. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    You might get lost in the woods and need a compass.

    You might have a extra hundred burning a hole in your pocket.

    You might like to mess with voice commands cause it's so hilarious "Call Bob"..... "Playing Nirvana" No CALL BOB! Calling mom. :D
     

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