iPhone 7Plus - 128GB vs. 256GB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jusacruiser, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. jusacruiser macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2009
    Palm Beach, Florida
    I am comparing a iPhone 7Plus 128GB versus a iPhone 7Plus 256GB Phone.

    Other than the OBVIOUS double Capacity......what other differences are there between the 128 vs. 256 ?

    Sounds crazy....but do they weigh the same? How about the data write speed? Anything else you can think of?
  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    as far as I can tell they are the same except for storage
  3. blaine07 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2014
    Believe 256 write speed slightly improved but not faster over others to let it persuade a decision. Weight the same etc to the best of my knowledge.

    Always error on side of safety when it comes to storage; you can't add on later
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I think MacRumors posted an article on the write speed between the 128/256. But I believe you're correct about the 256 variant.
  5. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I believe there is no difference between two of them in almost anyway. You can buy whichever you wish.
  6. blaine07 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2014
    Yeah if I recall the difference was so minute it was negligible.
  7. Mike5254 macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2016
    Cincinnati and Philippines
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G4


    Oct 31, 2009
    Here ya go:

  9. puggles macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    I went with the 256GB because it's all they had but I absolutely love not having to worry about what I put on my phone.
  10. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2013
    Apple is extremely happy as well that you paid for the most profitable version of the phone just for piece of mind. :)
  11. Vegas Actual macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2007
    You're an adult and make your own money, spend it how you want and don't let anyone guilt you into thinking you made the wrong choice! I have to 256GB model too, and absolutely love it. Congrats man, enjoy it!
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    And OP has probably been doing exactly that for the last 5.5 months, which is when this thread was started.
  13. d5aqoëp macrumors 65816


    Feb 9, 2016
    Of all the mindless sarcastic comments, this one is the most sane advice I have come across on MacRumors.

    I myself coming from village area and since iPhone cannot be used as flash drive to store random files, 128 GB is the maximum I can go for. Any capacity above that MUST behave as USB flash drive too. On top of it, Apple tortures us by giving 256 GB with pathetic USB 2 transfer speeds. It takes around 2 hrs to fill it up. That's painful.

    My personal opinion is 256 GB at USB 2 speeds is not value for money and causes unnecessary waste of time. After all it's your own hard earned (hopefully) money. One should buy 256 GB model if it meets their movies/music/tv storage requirements. Else buy a smaller capacity model and invest the difference into Apple's own stock. Be ready for long wait times for music and videos transfer. That too in specific mp3, mp4 and aac formats.
  14. IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
    UFS 2.1 memory cards are capable of ~175MB/s writes. And yes Huawei and Samsung have capability, part of SD 835 SoC.
  15. kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    128GB is plenty for me. My music library, etc. I would still be able to live with 64GB if that had been an option, since I have 75GB free.

    And if I didn't store my music on the phone, I could barely fit in 32GB. So no incentive to go with 256GB.
  16. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    128 for me. I also have 200GB iCloud storage that costs me about a cup of coffee each month.
  17. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    If I'm already spending $869 on a phone, might as well pop down one more C Note and get the 256GB ultimate edition and then just not think about storage. With 256GB, I can have more storage freedom and not have to worry about space constraints.
  18. CatherineVeraGat Suspended

    May 6, 2017
    Wait and get an iPhone 8/ Edition later this year
  19. BigDO macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2012
    My work notebook has a 120GB SSD. It's sitting at under 50% as I store most stuff either in my personal online storage or the one provided by my company.

    Guess that answers the question from my POV. :D

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