Storage Size: 64GB vs 128GB How Are We Doing A Few Days In

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MichaelMidnight, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. MichaelMidnight macrumors regular

    MichaelMidnight

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    So now that we've had our new toys for a few days, how's everyone's storage choice going, what with 4k, 12mp pics, and Live Photos? Is 64GB enough? Wishing for 128GB? Working well (or not) with El Capitan? How is it?
     
  2. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    I carried over 64gb of data from my plus backup. Lulz. So far so good tho. This phone is a speed monster.
     
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  4. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my phone for 24 hours, and taken 3 pictures. So far, I'm wishing I would have gotten the 16GB version. Wasted my money on storage! :(

    J/K...

    C
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Uhm…32GB iPhone 3GS to 64GB iPhone 5 to 128GB iPhone 6+ to 128GB iPhone 6s+.

    My storage choice is and remains the most Apple can give me. Got about 79GB remaining.

    That said, all my music is on Google Play and even though Live Photos is available it's not something I'm using.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You wont think that when the day comes that you actually need it. That's one of my reasonings behind getting the max.

    That and the fact that when I'm jailbroken I use my device often times as a glorified storage device.
     
  7. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    You understand the term "J/K"? Just kidding? Used to imply a joke/sarcasm.

    And I have about 200GB of storage on my person besides my phone, plus access to Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive. Storage isn't a problem. No need to spend extra on a phone that's going to be outdated (for me) in a year.

    C
     
  8. macduke macrumors 604

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    I did the biggest iPhone purge I've ever done a few weeks before upgrading. Removed lots of old games that I'll never play again, some movies, and music since I do Apple Music now. I've got 92.2GB available, haha! Although iCloud photo storage helps massively with that. However I hate waiting for iCloud photos to download. I wish there was an option that said "Store everything in the cloud and store the last year locally on my device." I noticed it seems to store the last several weeks locally, but I'd prefer more. Maybe I could have gone with 64GB. I mean, if I'm going on a flight I could just load my 128GB iPad Air 2 up with videos. I do more gaming on the iPad too, so that 128GB is put to better use. It's a tough call. Basically I've regretted not purchasing more storage in the past, and now that I'm able I just max it out. I'll see how things go over the next year. Perhaps I'll just do 64GB for the iPhone 7. But on the other hand, there's a chance the iPhone 7 will be 32/128/256GB. In that case 128GB will definitely be plenty and I won't even be tempted to do 256GB. Unless, maybe, they have 4K 60fps and dual 12mp cameras that do that trick that weaves them into a single 24mp photo with 30fps live photo. It's always something…
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, I understand the reference.

    However, it was right above your signature of "C" so I guess I misread it as part of your signature.

    I too, also have Dropbox, Google Drive, etc, etc. And I keep most of my stuff off my iPhone anyway. But it's always my preference to get the most Apple will sell - even if I don't need it (need does not often factor into what I want).

    Lastly, except for this year in one specific case, we don't sell our phones - we keep them. So having that extra space there when we repurpose them is nice. For instance, my 64GB iPhone 5 is going to be repurposed as a media device/iPod Touch.
     
  10. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    No worries. I chose to get 64GB of storage, and I have no reason to think it was the wrong choice. Quite honestly, trying to watch media on my phone isn't my cup of tea (I travel with my iPad Air as well), and I would rather only keep "quality" pics on my phone, so they get moved to my laptop in short order, and I can cull the garbage. I subscribe to the "shoot lots, keep little" approach in photography. And there's no reason to keep the junk on my phone.

    C
     
  11. ultravisitor macrumors 6502

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    I started from scratch with a new iPhone. Imported nothing from Android.

    41.1GB free of 128GB.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Most of my storage is occupied by about 17GB of Honeymooners videos. Useful for when I'm waiting to be picked up by my wife from wherever I may be.

    That's about the only time I'm watching video on a device. Just picked up an iPad Air 2 yesterday though and that may change.

    I post a lot of crap to Facebook though so my camera roll is full of garbage I save so I can post. Everything in my camera roll though goes straight off to Dropbox and periodically I clean the Camera Uploads folder. So…if I were ever to lose all my pictures on my device I wouldn't be crying about it as they exist in lots of other places.

    Lastly, anything important to me (Contacts/Calendars) is all in Google. In short, nothing on my phone is irreplaceable. If it was, it would not be JUST on my phone.
     
  13. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I see where our big storage needs are differing... When I'm waiting for my GF, I've got a couple of e-books on my phone. I can entertain myself for hours on 100MB!

    C
     
  14. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    52.2gb available out of 64gb possible and I'm takings pics and videos of the family every chance I get. So I'd say it's working lovely so far!
     
  15. MichaelMidnight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, say I'm at 64GB, is it better to dole out the extra $100 for 100GB more though formatted so what 87GB versus $36 for 200GB?
     
  16. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand your question...

    C
     
  17. MichaelMidnight thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess my overall question deals with more storage. Say if 64GB is not enough, is it better to go 128GB with another phone or stick with 64GB but purchase 200GB via iCloud Drive Storage.
     
  18. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    That's somewhat clearer... But considering you don't say what your actual needs are (or how YOU'RE doing, storage wise), it's impossible for anyone to answer you. If you're running 50% full after a week, perhaps you should run down to the Apple store right now and upgrade. If you've migrated all your media onto your phone and you've got 92% free, you might be good. Are you planning on upgrading in a year, or does this phone have to last you for a longer time?

    I'm happy with 64, and see no reason why, for my use cases, I should worry about upgrading my storage. Other people apparently buy the max, no matter what they might actually need. There's no "right" answer.

    C
     
  19. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    I got the 64 GB but I wish I had gone with the 128 GB phone. I'm constantly deleting apps and I have to download updates through iTunes instead of the App Store because there isn't enough space to unpack updates. I currently have only 24 MB of free space.
     
  20. Macsidia, Oct 1, 2015
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    I should of just got the 16GB, I have Aspergers and I don't use social media.

    In fact I should send the iPhone 6s back to Apple and get a Nokia 3210.
     
  21. themyst macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 6+ 64GB had 27GB free on it... don't see that changing much with the 6S+ when I get it. Still got the 64GB though.
     
  22. CaCHooKa Man macrumors member

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    I haven't saved any 4K videos and I only have 2 or 3 Live Photos on my 6S. I recorded a couple 60 FPS videos at a concert the day after I got the phone which are taking up most of my space. I still have 30.6 out of the 55.4 GB available. That's also with 1100 songs on the phone.
     

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