Is 32GB enough?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ccf, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. ccf macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I tend to stream my content & I think 32 would be enough for me, but would it be enough for a typical kid? I think I'm going with the 6S & will be giving it to my grandson once I pay it off to use as his first phone (I'll upgrade to a newer phone at that time).
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    32 GB is a bit too small for a kid, given that they tend to download lots of games or apps to quickly eat up a lot of space. Also, photo and video will eat up 32GB really quick.

    I would get a 64GB for my kid.

    As always, you can ask your kid his habit on using a phone.
  3. fartnugget213 macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Kids will adapt to whatever you give them.

    If you give them a 128gb phone they will fill it with games, give them a 64gb phone and they will fill it with games.

    Know what will happen if you give them a 32gb phone? Fill it with games.

    Aside from the games, they will have their streaming apps (youtube/twitch), messengers etc. I don't think you have to worry about 32gb at all.

    Heck, there are still some teens out there surviving with 16, so I wouldn't worry too much!
  4. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    If it were you son, I'd say 32GB would teach him restraint. Since it's your grandson, I'd say spoil 'im rotten. ;)
  5. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, my choices are only 32 & 128. This will be my grandson's first phone so I'm not sure of his habits. Do games take up a lot of space?
    --- Post Merged, Jun 20, 2017 ---
    Yeah, I guess it's relative. Its not like 32 is a joke, right?. :)
    --- Post Merged, Jun 20, 2017 ---
    I hear ya!
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I have three games. Each takes 1GB-1.5GB approximate.
    However, there are lots of games taking only 100MB in total.
    So, it depends.
    Maybe you just buy that 32GB, give it to your grandson. He will figure out how to use that capacity well, just like a member said.
  7. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    Yeah, I'm thinking 32 will work.
  8. chilman macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
    I'm strict to my kids abt owning and using smart phones. I don't want them to grow up glued to this devices, I allow a few games installed so they can enjoy being kids, but I don't want them to waste time all day playing games. 32Gb is small in today's memory size for busy adults but still is good enough for kids. Depending his age, he may not complain. After a year or 2, maybe he gets an upgrade when you upgrade again.
  9. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I think that's a good plan. Give him my old phone each time I upgrade.
  10. CatherineVeraGat Suspended

    May 6, 2017
    It is only a $100 price hike to get the 128GB version.
    For the iPhone 6S
    32GB - $549
    128GB - $649

    He has a point. You don't want your grandson to be on a phone all day playing games but you still want him to be happy. If he gets glued to the device then over a period of time he might miss out on some things. Having a couple of things on the phone won't hurt anyone. 32GB is enough for some people. But at the same time, he may not complain, Depending on his age.

    After a year or 2, he will maybe get an upgrade to a different phone. But if you purchase the 128GB version, he might hold onto that phone a little bit longer until he have to upgrade to a new phone.

    If he plays a lot of car racing games, like the ones that take up 750MB to 2GB per game, If he has at least 20 games like that, and it takes up that much storage then you should get the 128GB version. But if he only has a few games like that and all the other games that he has only take up about 50MB in size, then 32GB should be enough.
  11. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Age of kid?
    Game playing kid? Or more sports minded? Or doing word type games?
    Picture taking?
    Download videos to watch when traveling?
    Music focused or only occasional?

    Many can live fine with 16 or 32. Some have lots of issues with even 64. All depends on some of the above.
  12. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    Thanks for all your input everyone. He's not into pics or videos right now, but that could change. Mostly gaming right now.

    CatherineVeraGat has a point about the price for the 128 with 4 times the capacity. Especially since it'll be in installments & the difference will be a few bucks a month.
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    32GB"s is plenty for me.
    I have over half of that in available space currently on my 7 Plus.
  14. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    More is always better, but at $100 additional cost, the OP will have to decide.

    As for your grandson...the phone will be a hand-me-down.

    It will have to do if the OP doesn't get the larger storage.
  15. sniperXT macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2017
  16. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000


    Sep 12, 2016
    I have 32gb on my iPhone 7 more then enough for me. I have a couple games and 500 pics and quite a few songs and still have like 10gbs left.

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