Will the 64GB X be slower than the 256GB X?

Kitkad

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I read some guy saying that the 64GB model would be slower than the 256GB model in terms of speed and ram. I'm guessing it was complete *********?
 

Macalway

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No one knows. It could be anything: different chips for 64GB; so people can return them 10 times until they get the 'good' chips. Fun stuff like that.

Then there's the screens......
 

Alvian@1104

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Yes, but only in terms of storage speed: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/238006-iphone-7-storage-tests-show-higher-end-models-are-significantly-faster-than-the-32gb-version

So yes, if you buy the 256GB model, the storage speed (read/write) will be faster than the 64GB model
It's common in flash storage.

Yes, it will be faster, but it's in numbers. Can you notice it in daily usage ?

A real usage experience are more valuable and more important than just a numbers/theory.
 
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Treyhunna

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they said the sam thing with the 32gb and 128gbs from last year. it blew over cuz when people ran test it wasn't that much of a difference to care
 
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It's common in flash storage.

Yes, it will be faster, but it's in numbers. Can you notice it in daily usage ?

A real usage experience are more valuable and more important than just a numbers/theory.
I guess when you're spending $1000+ you expect everything to be the best, and don't want to settle for less, regardless of what difference it makes
 
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Blaqdymun

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I read some guy saying that the 64GB model would be slower than the 256GB model in terms of speed and ram. I'm guessing it was complete *********?
With the same chip why would less storage space make it slower? Hmmm. Did I miss something from past history?
 

KhunJay

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I cant fill a 256GB laptop with stuff....what am I going to put on a phone?

if i get the X it will be 64....regardless of speed
 
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uwdude

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Repeat after me...you must have the top model and spend the most money...you must have the top model and spend the most money...
 
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MEJHarrison

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I guess when you're spending $1000+ you expect everything to be the best, and don't want to settle for less, regardless of what difference it makes
If you're willing to spend an extra $150 for 400% more storage you don't appear to need just so you can have faster RAM, even though you're very unlikely to notice the difference, go for it. I don't see much bang for the buck there, but it's neither my phone nor my decision. Hopefully you're happy whichever direction you go.
 
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Kitkad

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Well a logical person would not even be ordering an iPhone X. IPhone 8 if you have to have iPhone and need a new one, some other phone that's a fraction of the price if having iPhone doesn't matter.
But what if I want an iPhone without fat bezels (coming from S7edge so I don't want the same screen size in a larger form factor).
 

Renho

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I cant fill a 256GB laptop with stuff....what am I going to put on a phone?

if i get the X it will be 64....regardless of speed
Cause New 4K videos are like 170mb for a minute. 4K/1080p movies will catch up too.
 

MEJHarrison

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Well a logical person would not even be ordering an iPhone X. IPhone 8 if you have to have iPhone and need a new one, some other phone that's a fraction of the price if having iPhone doesn't matter.
That's logical for some. I love new technology. I don't mind being on the bleeding edge. I enjoy it in fact. Additionally, I can afford it. Thus I'd argue that the X is the logical choice for me.
 
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uwdude

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But what if I want an iPhone without fat bezels (coming from S7edge so I don't want the same screen size in a larger form factor).
A little bit on the top and bottom isn't going to hurt you to save hundreds of dollars, lol. The edge has a smaller usable screen anyway because of those stupid curved edges.