16GB vs 32GB??
I only put music on my phones, no movies or stuff like that. So what is the best option for me 16 vs 32?
Does the memory help at all in performance or is it just for app/media storage?
My current android has 8GB plus a 32 GB memory card IM surrently using about 8GB on my 32 GB memory card. and of the 8GB onboard phone memory I have about 4GB available..
- 10-19-2011, 04:35 PM #2
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- 10-19-2011, 05:41 PM #5
You need at least 32GB. In fact, if you're light on cash I would even suggest holding off until you have enough saved up for the 64. Think about it, your tunes, apps, going on vacation and filming it in 1080p, a few movies or tv shows, then when stuff like Infinity Blade 2 hits....
bigger the better.
- 10-19-2011, 05:43 PM #6
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- 10-19-2011, 11:33 PM #9
I never even used 16gb of my 32gb, but decided to go with the 64gb. I'm stupid with my cash, but I also thought, if it was too much, it wouldn't matter, but if it was too little, then I'd be S.O.L.
I always tell customers to get 32gb, at minimum.
- 10-19-2011, 11:40 PM #10
- 10-19-2011, 11:43 PM #11
The difference in capacities is due to two different methods for defining what exactly the prefixes mega, giga, tera mean. In the computer world, these prefixes have different meanings depending on what exactly you are talking about. Hard drive manufacturers report the size of hard drives using the decimal definition of these terms (10^6, 10^9, 10^12 resepctively), whereas operating systems and other software use the binary definition of these terms (2^20, 2^30, 2^40).
As you can calculate, these values are close, but not exactly the same. 10^6 is 1,000,000, but 2^20 is 1,048,576. Once we get to larger hard drive sizes, the difference really becomes noticeable.
One gigabyte in binary is 1,073,741,824 bytes (2^30), but in decimal itís only 1,000,000,000 bytes (10^9), which is a difference of 73,741,824 bytes (~70MB). So, when we're talking about storage size in gigabytes a hard drive's capacity as reported by the OS will be about 7% less than what is advertised by the hard drive manufacturer.
One solution to this is to talk about computer storage using Binary Prefixes so that there is no confusion about the exact amounts being talked about. In that system, a Gibibyte (GiB) is always 2^30 exactly. But, I wouldn't expect storage device manufacturers to adopt this method any time soon.
- 10-20-2011, 12:19 AM #12
- 10-20-2011, 12:58 AM #13
I always get 32GB iPhones even though I don't put a lot of stuff on it like on my iPad 2. I got a 32GB iPad 2 and I had so much stuff on it that I needed a 64GB, it fills up quickly! Even the iPad I got my grandma is almost filled up and all she does is have apps on hers, its a 16GB. So if you have no tablet, and you're a heavy user like I am, then go for the 32GB. If you can wait and save for a 64GB, I'd suggest doing that as well. I probably might end up taking my phone back and doing the same.
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