So I just bought the iPhone 5s in 64gb...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ksubi, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Ksubi macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    I had intentions of buying the space grey in 32gb but it was out of stock. The only option was 64gb. I know I could wait longer but I couldn't... I've been urging for a new phone for ages. I felt like I was in a rush attack.

    However, I really don't know if it was worth chucking an extra $130 just for extra storage. I'm not even sure if I regret this purchase or know if I'm even happy with it. Is 64gb really that worth it or should I return it? I know it's always good to have more just incase, but do I really need it?

    I really don't know what I'm doing... Any advice?
  2. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    I don't think so unless you have more than 200 apps, carry downloaded movies or put a good amount of music.
  3. Ksubi thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
  4. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    Why are you asking other people about what is best for you?

    Only YOU can decide whether you actually need 64gb or not.
  5. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I will never need more than 16gb at this point so I went with that, I don't put a lot of music on my phone and never put movies on it, barely download apps too so always plenty of room.

    You may be the complete opposite of me, so the 64gb might be worth it, maybe the 32gb is all you need.. But no one here can tell you since it's always down to personal experience.
  6. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    If you know you won't use it, it's not worth the premium you paid. I understand the itch you have, but demand will slow down day after day. I'd be happier with the $100+ in my bank account, and can wait the extra few days it may take for the model/size I want to be available.
  7. mustu macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    well the difference is not that much its better to go for the maximum space incase you plan on using it for 2 years.


    I have always purchased the 64GB when they had the option for it... I would have taken a 128 GB for sure if they had that option.

    I have loads of music about 10,000 photos etc and I would like to have the option to carry as much as I can on my phone.
  8. celly macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2012
    I've never owned less than 64 GB versions of iPads or iPhones. Right now I've got about 15 GB of space left on my 4s and since I restored to the 5s from a 4s backup, I should be close to the same.

    Photos, videos, apps. It all adds up.

    Only you know what's best for you. I wish the 5s came in 128 GB like the newest iPad.
  9. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    Well. I've only had 64 gigs since the phone came with that option. I was actually hoping for a 128 gig. I only have 2000 pictures. All my songs are on iTunes Match. and yet I only have 5 gigs free. (Granted, my messaging database weighs in at over 7.5 gigs). I also don't load movies on my phone either..
    So from my standpoint. a 64 gig iphone is mandatory.
  10. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Keep it and use it. Better re-sale next year when the Ip6 comes out
  11. Mercenary macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    If it's not what you want then dont buy it.

    My wife only needs 16gb, I need 32gb. Others here have been asking for 128gb. Its all relative.
  12. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    After having 64GB on my 4S I couldn't have less now.

    It's surprising how quickly it fills up. I used mine a lot for pictures/videos (best camera the one you have eh?) which took up a massive chunk on memory. Add a couple of hundred songs from iTunes and offline playlists on Spotify and 32gb is starting to look a bit small.
  13. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    Its really up to you, if you have lots of pictures videos music and movies yes it's a good purchase if not bring it back and get a 32gb and save 130$... Or even take the 130$ and buy apple care+
  14. 3lite macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2011
    32Gb would probably be ideal but 16GB would suffice in this day and age with dropbox, google drive etc.

    64GB is kind of overkill but to each their own... 64GB is the hardest one to resale unless you're willing to give a raw deal.
  15. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    I think you know the answer to your question. Because you wouldn't have asked it otherwise. You want us to give you validation for keeping the phone, but in all reality you know that you will not use all of the space. Take it back, and wait for the 32GB. If it makes you feel any better I'm waiting for the exact same size and colour. :)
  16. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I'll trade you my 32 gb iphone 5 straight up for your phone.
  17. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
  18. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    Honestly. Consider the write cycles on the flash storage.

    With 64GB the allocation algorithm has twice the number of cells to choose from. (Compared to 32GB of course)

    If you update Apps frequently, especially with the background update, it might be an issue if you plan to keep your phone or pass it on to relatives.

    If you operate your phone near the capacity, all cached data, logs and documents will always have to be stored at the same blocks.

    I always go with the highest capacity. I don't trust flash.
  19. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Well that's clearly true.
  20. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Wow, you gave it less than 20 minutes for people to respond to your so-caled issue? You bought a phone, return it if you don't want it. Next time do not buy something you don't actually want. Wait for what you do what.

    Also, for lunch I recommend soup and a slice of bread and yes, I think you should brush your hair every morning.

    You're welcome for the worldly advice.
  22. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    If you don't have a lot of media files or apps to store in your phone, then the extra moolah for the 64GB just isn't justifiable... But to each his own!
  23. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    The 64gb iPhone is probably the absolute worst in terms of resell value (if resell value matters to you).

    Right now its hard to resell a 64gb iPhone 5 for $450-500(after eBay fees) or Craigslist.

    But u can unload a 16gb iPhone 5 for $350-400 easy. So the extra $200 you spent on the 64gb won't net you the spread $200 when you sell. You will be lucky to get back $100 of the extra $200 you spent.
  24. Fogtripper macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008
    Who keeps thousands of pictures on their phone without backup? :confused:
  25. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    My wife and probably other women with young kids keep thousands of pics.

    She finally gave me her iPhone 5 32gb after 6 months to backup the pics since we needed 3gb to free space to update to ios7.

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