Does size really matter?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jeme, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. jeme macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    So in the past I have purchased 64GB model phones (since available) I carry about 25GB of music, but don't really use it that much. I am not a gamer but do enjoy and frequently take multiple photo's.

    On my 64GB currently:

    29.5 GB available
    27.9 GB used (music is 23.1 GB)

    So should I get a 32GB this time or a 64GB? Thoughts?
  2. iphonefan74 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    Remember, you don't get a full 32GB. Its around 29GB I think. You would have no room for apps really
  3. Hippyshakes macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2012
    Atlanta, Georgia - from San Francisco Cali
    Ok fine. I can't resist. I tried.

    No. Size doesn't matter. Even an 8gb user can make Siri call them God with one flick of her button.

    (Whew, had to get that out of my system)
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    My 4S 32GB with iOS 6.0 registers my phone as having a capacity of 28.2GB... It would be close with 27.9 used.


    I was waiting for someone to make a reference to porn... but this'll do!
  5. Skystar macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I used to get the higher capacities, but now with all this cloud computing, photostream, and itunes match, I'm fine with my 16GB.
  6. DaBlackMamba macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Well now that you can put all your music on itunes match and photos on photostream, HDD is pretty useless unless you are a major app downloader.
  7. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    if you think you can cut down and save money go for it. I am staying at 32- almost went to 16 (baby on the way so to save money) but same reason I was going to lower it I stayed, baby on way and since my first going to go crazy with pictures and videos.
  8. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
  9. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Anything over 32GB on a phone is overload unless youre a business type that requires documents and data etc

    Now as for an iPad thats a different story
  10. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    thank goodness your here to tell us. Im sure lots of people with loads of music and videos were under the impression they needed more than 32gb. Luckily youve set everyone straight now.
  11. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    How many spreadsheets is that??

    Or how about anyone who wants to have more music or video with them?
  12. Jane333 macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I have a 32 gb 4s and it cannot hold all my music so I am going for the 64 gb. music in the cloud is great until you are on an airplane or some other place where you do not have access to wifi, lte, 4g, etc...
  13. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Really? Last I checked, even my largest spreadsheets use less than a megabyte of data. How many word docs and spreadsheets would you need to store in order to fill even the 13GB of space on a 16GB iPhone? My work laptop has years worth of documents and spreadsheets on it, and I still haven't filled the 128GB worth of storage in it.

    Now my home computer that houses all of my music, videos and pictures (much like what people put on their iPhones) has multiple TB's of storage used....
  14. DMHmac macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    25GB of music?

    Do you really listen to all of that? If not go for 32GB or even 16GB.
  15. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    Well my thought was since i do not listed to that music that much I would move it to the cloud and use that 25GB or so for other stuff - I have been using a 16GB HTC One X with no space issues and I use google music with that unit. It also takes great pictures.

    Honestly I do not use the music that much.

    Would it matter if I told you my company pays for the service so the stream data usage is not an issue?
  16. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    If you don't use all that music and don't play a lot of huge games you could probably get by with 16gb. Cut down your music to about 5gb of your most listened to songs and use iTunes Match for the rest.
  17. Psycho Mantis macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2012

  18. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    This was better than what I was expecting :D
  19. aquadisiac macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2009
  20. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    You have to make the call based on your needs/wants/preferences and what compromises you're willing (or not willing) to make. Same as every other "What capacity?" thread out there. It's not a one-size-fits-all matter.

    The iPhone doesn't use a HDD. Not everyone uses iTunes Match.

    Subjective on both counts. It might be overkill for you but that doesn't mean that it's overkill for everyone. Be careful using "you" where you should be using "I".
  21. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    16 seems crazy low to me personally. 32 is understandable if you don't put your entire music collection on the device and use cloud services.

    Personally I enjoy having all my music on the iPhone (long flights, etc) and tend to make lots of videos (now large 1080p files) and take lots of photos.

    Better safe than sorry and you'll recoup most of the price difference when you sell the device for your next iPhone. ;)
  22. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm not allowed to use the office wifi for music streaming so I would need to increase my data plan to pay for music streaming over 3G/4G, and less than a year of doing that would cover the extra 100 for the 64GB model.

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