Anyone settle for a 16GB 6S / 6S +?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jay3197, Oct 2, 2015.


Which storage model 6s /6s+ did you get ?

  1. 16GB

  2. 64GB

  3. 128GB

  1. Jay3197 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2015
    Just curious to see if anyone actually settled for the 16GB models. With as much space photos take in addition to 4K video and some apps, I would be highly surprised if anyone took the plunge.
  2. Aceroller macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2015
    I did. I keep all my photos and videos on google photos. I have approx. 6 GB free, so plenty of room to take pictures and videos. They auto upload to google photo app, then I delete them on the iPhone. But I also use an iPad for games and watching videos etc. I think it comes down to how much you want to have to manage the content on your phone.

    Edit: also I don't record in 4K. If I did I would probably need more storage for sure.
  3. tonyy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2011
    I've previously always purchased the 16gb since I never used all of it.

    Now with Live Photos, a pretty damn good rear and front camera, it's a no brainer to move up to the 64gb in my case.
  4. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I had a 16GB i4, a 32GB i5, 64GB 6+ and I've got a 64GB 6S+. If 32GB becomes the base model next year I may drop down to that.
  5. BladeJB343 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2010
    I didn't buy a 6S+ (I'm a happy 6+ owner waiting for 7 to upgrade) but I came in here to say that 16GB models are primarily for the "baseline" users that don't take 100s of photos/videos a month... like my mom. People like Aceroller that are very frugal with their space and have other solutions are probably the exception rather than the norm.
  6. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    How does Google Photo handle Live Photos and 4K video?
  7. Aceroller macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2015
    You can only upload up to 1080P to Google Photo app., so if you are going to be recording 4K video, then for sure go 64GB.
  8. Aceroller macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2015
    Totally agree with this. For most users I would not recommend the 16GB. I can't tell you how many friends and family members I have had to help free up space on their iPhones. But I would say that the blanket statement that some people make about a 16GB version being unusable is not always correct. Just depends how you are going to use it. Works for me.
  9. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I hardly ever shoot any video and if I did, it wouldn't matter to me what the quality was so long as it wasn't a pixelated mess. 4K sounds way OTT for a phone but if that floats your boat then you're going to need lots of storage space. I do store a lot of photos and films though, so 16GB is nowhere near enough for me. If I used my phone for music alone I would need the 128 model (and then some).
  10. barondebxl macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2013
    I have a 16GB 6S that I will return on Tuesday for a 64GB. Although I could make it with 16GB by backing up my photos to one drive which I always do, I just want to have the peace of mind cause I plan on keeping this phone for awhile. 16gig should be gone forever though.
  11. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    Will be picking up a 128gb model. Have a 64gb 6 at the moment (had 64gb 4s then 5 before that) and with the 6's camera, iCloud photo library and a few other things I now find myself hitting the capacity occasionally.

    Also I want to be able to turn off the optimize photos for device setting in the photos app!
  12. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    And that is exactly why Apple doesn't want to offer a 32GB base model. :)

    I think it's interesting what they did with the iPad Pro though, the 32 to 128 with a bigger $$ jump between the two.
  13. coney718 macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2014
    My previous iPhones have all been 16GB i never really had an issue with space until the iPhone 6 the "low space" warning was popping up almost every week. I kept having to delete apps/games or pics to make room. I told myself I'm never getting a 16gb iphone again so I got the 64 this time and very happy I did. But I would get a 32GB if Apple made one. I dont really need 64GB i just need more than 16.
  14. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    No way I would get a 16GB. It cripples the phone. Bought myself a 64GB. Had a 128GB last time, but only because the 64 was out of stock.
  15. itsmefudge macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2009
    Middle of the Pacific
    I've always had the 16s, but decided to go with 64 this round. I am so glad I did. I don't want to worry about space when taking pictures, and for once I can have some music on my phone as well!
  16. kjm18 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2014
    Hexham, UK
    Got the 64GB as I always get, if can afford it will upgrade to the 128GB for the next iPhone
  17. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
  18. supermanfan macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2008
    How much have you used at your peak (if you had to guess)?
  19. eddiehaskell macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    Might as well say the starting price of iPhone is $749/$849. I'm sure Apple enjoys the profit margins from all those (a lot of people) who want over 16gb. I'm no where close to a power user but with 30 or so apps, maybe 10 months worth of pics and some videos, I ran out of room. I think the next model will start at 32. For me, 64 is way too much but anything over say 24gb would be fine. And to think...not that long ago Apple still offered a 8gb 4s!!
  20. palmerc2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Does Google Photos compress the pictures or videos at all? What about offline viewing?
  21. Aceroller macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2015
  22. perkedel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2014
    I've always get 16GB iphones, but this time around, I splurged to 128 GB :D
  23. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    I have 51 gigs available now so never much more. I keep way too many photos on my phone.
  24. karmatourer macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    What do you mean "settle"?
  25. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It doesn't. Afaik nothing handles Live Photos yet, and auto upload of 4K is likely years away too.

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