iPhone X - 64gb or 256gb?

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  1. The_MutenRoshi macrumors newbie

    The_MutenRoshi

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    For those who plan on buying the new iPhone, which capacity will you opt?

    Why would you prefer the 256 over the 64?
     
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I will be going for the 64GB.

    I have a 128GB phone (they only had the 128GB in Red) and I'm currently using 28GB. I offload everything to the cloud and clean from my phone quite often; stream where I can etc.
     
  3. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Nearly filled my 128GB now so need 256GB going forward.
     
  4. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502

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    I'm still unsure about if I will go for the X cause I've preordered an 8 Plus which is a 256GB model but trying to decide whether to cancel or not. Either way, I currently use about 40GB on my 128GB iPhone 7 although 8GB is downloaded music which I rarely listen to aside from traveling longish distances, so could delete that and then only be using about 32GB. This makes me think 64GB on the X since it's expensive enough and I'd rather not pay any more than ~ £56 per month for the X. And with the 50% reduction in storage needed for photos and videos I reckon I'd manage aside from maybe recording 4K 60fps video. Don't tend to take many videos though.
     
  5. My1stApple macrumors regular

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    I'll get the 256GB. My 128GB iPhone 7 plus is completely full. As crazy as it sounds to some, I would've gladly bought the 512GB option. I know with that storage I wouldn't have to worry at all about filling it up.
     
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  7. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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  9. mariusignorello macrumors 68000

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    256. I will be vlogging in 4K so space is a must.
     
  10. profets macrumors 601

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    Photos & Videos are always the biggest contributors to storage use on my iPhone. Number 2 is usually iMessage (mostly attachments).

    Between iCloud Photo Library, HEVC/HEIF formats, and iMessage Sync (coming soon), I'm comfortable going with 64GB.
     
  11. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    out of interest, how do you use so much?
     
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  13. Roller macrumors 68030

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    256GB, but just because there is no 128GB option, which would have been enough. (I have about 70GB on the device now.)
     
  14. michael9891 macrumors 65816

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    256gb no question. Currently got 106gb of 256gb left. And with at least 2 overseas trips within the next year where I'll take lots of pics & videos, I'll probably be hoping for bigger storage options this time next year.
     
  15. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I'll be getting the 256GB model. I have a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus right now and I have 92GB left.
     
  16. Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

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    Just because it's only $150 difference for 4 times more space just seem like a no brainer to me. My MacBook is 256 gb a well :confused:
     
  17. Zellio macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure, my 128gb model is nearly full, but I don't need the movies I have on it and my 32 bit apps (And I have a lot, I have a 128gb ipad mini that I'm not updating for all my apps) are going to save a ton of space on ios11...
     
  18. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I opted for 256GB, even though I have a iPhone plus 128 GB (with 35 GB left). I may start shooting some 4K video and want to make sure I have enough storage. I also like to keep my Seinfeld Series on the phone, as well as King of Queens, and music and pictures. I don't want to have to worry about space all the time.
     
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  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    256. It will be massive overkill for me but based on my current usage and predicting future usage 64GB might get full if I keep the phone for as long as I intend to. 128 probably would have been perfect, but when you think about it, given how much the phone already costs, the price difference that gets you 4 times the storage actually seems reasonable.
     
  21. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    256GB no question.

    Actually any phone I replace my 6s Plus with will have 256GB or more.
     
  22. reidmangel macrumors member

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    64 GB is too small and 256 GB is too big... so I'll go for the 256 GB
     
  23. hank moody macrumors 6502a

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  24. Roller macrumors 68030

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    I think the reason there are only 64GB and 256GB versions is that Apple figured that people would go for the more expensive option. I suspect that the 65GB iPhone X will be less popular and maybe ship more quickly, but it's all relative—both will probably be very hard to get before 2018.
     
  25. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    256g this time! Got the 16g on my 6+ so I'm not making the same mistake twice.
     

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