Getting my first IPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alexny213, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. alexny213 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012
    Im finnaly joining the rest of the world and getting rid of my blackberry today. i was just wondering if the 8GB IPhone 4 has enough storage on it for games photos and storage. i wont be putting music on it because i have an ipod so i think i should be okay. i just wanna hear some thoughts before i make my decision.
  2. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Depends on how many games and photos you want to have on your phone. Some games can be 1gb and bigger. Personally, I wouldn't get anything less than 16gb. I currently have a 32gb 4S
  3. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    I would go for the 4s to be honest. If its absolutely not an option, the 8GB could work as long as you don't have a ton of content.
  4. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    The 4S refurbished is only $149 on AT&T. You will not go wrong with it. Go with the 4S if the extra $50 doesn't bother you.
  5. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    Congratulations. Get the 4S if possible. 16gig would be plenty for your needs. I started with an 8 gig iPhone and it fills up fast.
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    Congrats!! It'll make a world of difference compared to your blackberry! Just as a quick note, the capitalization is "iPhone", you miswrote it twice and sometimes people can be jerks on here about stuff like that. "iphone" is ok, just keep the "i" non-capitalized :p (edit: when I got my first iPhone back in 2008 (the iPhone 3g) my mom wrote it in a note calling it the !phone. She later said "I knew it did something weird with the "i".")

    I agree what everyone else here is saying.

    An 8GB iPhone 4 should be good enough. You're storage space would be limited definitely, but if you don't put any music/movies on there you could probably manage with 8gb.

    Personally the extra $100 (or $50 if you can get it refurbished) is DEFINITELY worth it to get the 16GB iPhone 4s because a)double the storage and b) a 16 month newer phone. the iPhone 4 is almost 2 years old and you will have this thing for at least 2 years... Just something to keep in mind
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Don't go for the 8gig. I did that on my daughters iPod and it's a constant battle of what are you going to delete to install this new app. So on my wife's iPad I went for 16gig thinking double the size will be plenty. Wrong again! I have the iPhone 4 (still an awesome phone in my opinion) 32gig and it's great. I will always go for the largest you can afford because you can't upgrade with a memory card later.
  8. alexny213 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012
    im on my way to verizon and am getting the 4s 16gb thank you everyone for the replies!
  9. Vell843 macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2011
    Alex welcome to the iPhone Army man!! I got my Verizon iPhone 4 8gb when it went on sale for online preorder back on February of 2011 and it's my first smartphone (coming from a LG touch). I am sure you will enjoy your new toy, feel free to pm me or post here on the forums with any questions you may have.
  10. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
  11. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    I got my first smartphone a month ago. Like you, I was going to get the iPhone 4, 8GB. Then I realized the 4S was only $100 more and came with twice the storage, so I ended up with the 4s 16GB. You will really enjoy it !
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Smart decision getting the 16GB 4S. With 8GB it will definitely fill up quick.

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