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    Default Actual formatted capacity of 16GB 5S?

    Hey everyone, I am new to this so excuse me if I'm doing something wrong. I currently own a Galaxy Nexus and am thinking of making the switch over to the 5S (leaning towards the 16GB model). Could anyone please tell me what the actual storage capacity of the 16GB iPhone 5S is?

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    Default Re: Actual formatted capacity of 16GB 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by a_arsh View Post
    Hey everyone, I am new to this so excuse me if I'm doing something wrong. I currently own a Galaxy Nexus and am thinking of making the switch over to the 5S (leaning towards the 16GB model). Could anyone please tell me what the actual storage capacity of the 16GB iPhone 5S is?

    Thank you!
    About 13GB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_arsh View Post
    Could anyone please tell me what the actual storage capacity of the 16GB iPhone 5S is?

    Thank you!
    Not enough......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilofoxtrot View Post
    Not enough......
    Perhaps not for you... but it can be enough for some...
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    Default Re: Actual formatted capacity of 16GB 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by kilofoxtrot View Post
    Not enough......
    I know people with the 16GB model and it is just fine for their needs. With Cloud storage there really is no need to pay for more memory than you'll ever actually use.
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    Not enough......
    The reason it's not enough for me is no unlimited data.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kilofoxtrot View Post
    The reason it's not enough for me is no unlimited data.


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    I'm lost. What does a data plan have to do with the amount of internal storage that the iPhone has?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I'm lost. What does a data plan have to do with the amount of internal storage that the iPhone has?


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    Because certain features like iCloud are hard for you to take advantage of If you keep having to download apps, especially large ones, you'll burn through your data pretty quick. Not to mention, streaming music etc.......

    Personally i'm on Sprint and don't have to worry about this on my phone's end. I do live on a street without proper internet so i'm on a metered satellite data plan for my home internet that makes cloud services unavailable to me.
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    Default Re: Actual formatted capacity of 16GB 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I'm lost. What does a data plan have to do with the amount of internal storage that the iPhone has?


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    Music, videos, etc. Can't stream a lot of my stuff because of data limits and I don't have wifi everywhere I go. Hence, I need more capacity in my devices to store stuff.
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