New to iPhone, unsure what size?
Hi everyone, I'm sorry if this has been asked a thousand time. I'm long overdue for an upgrade with Verizon, right now I have the ORIGINAL Blackberry Storm and am itching to get rid of that stupid thing. I've been holding out to see what Apple released with the newest iPhone before I made the switch. Right now I'm looking at either the iPhone 4s or an Android.
First, win me over. Quite a few people in my family have Androids and I'm just not that wowed with them, I hate the OS and the need to figure out what button on the bottom will do what I want it to do. I'm leaning more toward the iPhone because I've heard it's just so easy to use and less glitchy then the Androids. I'm not a first time phone user and am often the one my family comes to when needed help, so I know I won't have a problem figuring out whichever I choose.
Second, my Storm has 8GB of space... I use a small 1GB. I don't put much music on my phone and because of a horrible call by RIM I don't have the available memory to put many Apps on it. Mostly I use the phone to take pictures of my kids, LOTS of pictures of my kids and small videos I can send to friends and family. So I'm leaning toward the 16GB iPhone but wonder if the 32GB would be better, but I'd hate to spend all that extra money for something I may never, ever reach. I still use my camera to take pictures and on my Storm, I go through and transfer pictures to my computer often and delete unwanted pictures regularly.
So what size do I get? Like I said, I'm not a hardcore music fanatic... my kids don't give me the option to listen to music often unless in the car (and then it's the radio). Will 16GB be enough for someone who will likely just use the phone for Apps and Pictures with occasional video? Coming from a Blackberry I'm used to getting my notification and emails FAST, will it be the same on iPhone?
Thanks so much, so sorry it's long-winded.
- 10-06-2011, 11:23 AM #2
You should be fine with a 16GB based on what you said.
As far as winning you over...why not get the phone you prefer? My preferences may not mirror yours in any way, so what wins me over may be a polar opposite of what wins you over.
Play with the phones, figure out which one works best for you...
- 10-06-2011, 11:47 AM #3
If all you're doing is photos and videos 16GB will probably be enough. However, IMO you can never have too much so get what you feel is right. Shooting video at 1080p will take up space pretty quick.
For your email it depends what email provider you use. Gmail and Hotmail can both be configured via Microsoft Exchange and push just as fast. Yahoo claims to do native push but it doesn't work that great. Everything else is IMAP/POP3; or no push.
- 10-06-2011, 12:05 PM #4
Thanks, 16gb sounds about right for me so far. In re to video I usually take small videos big enough to be sent through an MMS and anything bigger I take with my camera, hoping for a Flip for Christmas. I use Yahoo so hopefully it will work. The more I read about the iPhone and Androids the more I pull toward the iPhone. I've played with both types at the Verizon store but they only have a "demo" version of the iPhone so most of the apps don't even pull up and are there for just show.
- 10-06-2011, 12:55 PM #6
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- 10-06-2011, 01:05 PM #8
I have the exact same concern. I'm coming from blackberry and I have about 2100 songs on my 16GB memory card. Its pretty much full. Maybe its a no-brainer I need a 32GB. Price isn't hitting me at the right time though. Someone did say to use imatch (I hope that's right). Will that make a difference? Is it free? I have a feeling my first iphone is going to blow my mind. Hello siri... Lol.
- 10-06-2011, 01:05 PM #9
- 10-06-2011, 01:06 PM #10iMore Intermediate
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I'll be new to the iPhone (finally upgrading from a dumb phone - yay!!), but I had a 64GB first gen iPad and now have a 32GB second gen iPad. I went down on GB because I never came close to filling u the 64GB...and I've been kicking myself ever since. The longer I've had it, the more apps I've picked up, and now I have to manage my storage in a way I didn't with the 64GB.
I don't store much music, but I do have a lot apps, and always keep a few movies on my iPad. I probably will on my iPhone too - if nothing else, to keep my little boys amused when we're stuck somewhere! But the bit thing - I expect - will be photos and videos. I'm pretty much expecting my iPhone 4S to replace my point-and-shoot digital camera.
My advice is, go with the 32GB if you can afford it. Having too much memory is never a problem - having too little is a pain. And I'm sure the higher storage will increase the resale value too!
Last edited by simplylaurakb; 10-06-2011 at 01:09 PM.
- 10-06-2011, 01:12 PM #11
Okay I've got to ask this question. If my music is taking up 15GB (on my blackberry) is that going to be a direct transfer. Its okay if you laugh. I'm laughing at myself for asking yet tomorrow I'm probably going to drop $299+tax. Better to laugh now than worry later. :o
Last edited by genesissiseneg; 10-06-2011 at 01:15 PM.
- 10-06-2011, 01:14 PM #12iPhone Newbie
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Im coming from android for the same reason you said in your post i love it because on sprint it was the best choice, but i love my iPad more. I have a 32g iPad so 16g 4s is plenty for me with cloud everything on my mac should pretty much be available anyway, right?
- 10-06-2011, 01:23 PM #13
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- 10-06-2011, 02:33 PM #15
And I came from an Original Storm as well and currently have a Curve 3G, but I CANNOT put my wife's iPhone4 down when I get ahold of it, it really is on a whole different level. She has a 16G and her usage and habits sound an AWFUL lot like what you have described. She has not had a problem yet and she is not nearly religous about cleanup of media like you seem to be. 16G might do it for you
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- 10-06-2011, 02:52 PM #20iMore Newbie
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I've been curious about this also. Right now i have the original droid with a 16gb external memory card. I've been wanting to switch to an iphone but i'm curious about how much space a movie takes up. I don't want to run out of space if i start putting some of my dvds on my iPhone. Also, along those lines, can itunes convert your dvds to put on an iphone or do you have to use some other software?
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- 10-06-2011, 03:02 PM #22
Pandora & iHeartRadio FTW!
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