1. moneymike47's Avatar
    So i was wondering how much memory i should get on my phone. is it really work an extra $100 for double the memory? Is it a waste of money cause you dont need that much memory or is it worth the 100$ for all that memory. Lets hear stories from both sides and their reasons.

    B.T.W. i did a search and couldnt find this anywhere
    02-27-2011 03:37 PM
  2. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I got the 16gb and have 6.5 left with the following loaded:

    928 songs; 4 videos; 171 pics and 60 apps.

    I'm by no means a "power user" so hope that gives you a general idea.


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    02-27-2011 03:42 PM
  3. SprintiPhone's Avatar
    If you are going have a bunch of apps, or you don't have an iPod for your music/podcast needs, you need the extra space. I run out of space for my music and podcasts. Video podcasts take up a lot of space. I'm trying to get rid of apps I don't use often enough.
    Last edited by SprintiPhone; 02-27-2011 at 03:53 PM.
    02-27-2011 03:43 PM
  4. thunderkeys's Avatar
    Given that the cost of the device is minimal compared to the contract outlay I would (and did) go with the 32gb model. Would rather have it and not need it than vice versa.
    02-27-2011 03:54 PM
  5. eye4ni's Avatar
    Bought the 32 gb model and have already filled 20gb with music and apps etc. It was not an option for me, I had a 64 gb iPod touch and had it filled too, wishing they offered a 64 gb iPhone. I looked at it in the respect that if I had bought a different phone, a 32 gb sd card costs $100 anyway, so I went with the 32 gb model.
    02-27-2011 04:16 PM
  6. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    32...you may be surprised at how fast you use it up!
    02-27-2011 04:21 PM
  7. OmariJames's Avatar
    I'm a movie lover. A movie file converted for the iPhone 3GS usually are between 700mb and 1GB. I also love music. I have more than 22GB of songs in my iPhone right now and more than 4GB of pictures...


    If you're into having a lot of media on your computer and want it on your phone then 32GB is the way to go. I'm waiting for apple to make a 64GB iPhone....
    02-27-2011 04:26 PM
  8. slalomskie's Avatar
    32 vote here. Unless you want to keep syncing with iTunes to add and remove files. Had that experience on the 3GS and went with the big one on the 4
    02-27-2011 06:34 PM
  9. ebedoun's Avatar
    +1 for the 32. Both the wife and I chose the 32GB model just in case. Also resale value was a factor.
    02-27-2011 07:36 PM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    32 vote here. Unless you want to keep syncing with iTunes to add and remove files. Had that experience on the 3GS and went with the big one on the 4
    +1. IMHO, this is the ONLY choice...
    02-27-2011 07:38 PM
  11. cpc12's Avatar
    32 GB = Better Re-Sale Value
    02-27-2011 08:03 PM
  12. iPhoneGleek's Avatar
    I have the 16gb and its good for me at the moment but i think 32gb would be better in the long run due to resale value. When the iPhone 5 comes out I'll be sure to get the 32gb model.
    02-27-2011 09:52 PM
  13. SurfStoked's Avatar
    I also have a 16 and wish I got the 32. It fills up quick
    02-27-2011 10:38 PM
  14. moneymike47's Avatar
    Now alot of you guys are talking about re-sale value, but honestly, i wont be able to sell mine untill another 20 months when my contract goes up.
    02-27-2011 10:56 PM
  15. generik777's Avatar
    They both have 512MB of memory. As far as storage, I vote the 32GB.
    02-27-2011 11:48 PM
  16. mrsFAB's Avatar
    32gig is the way to go. I have 1000 songs, 1500 pics, several videos, and at least 300 apps. I've used about 16 gigs. I haven't even put my movies on it yet.

    I'm another person wishing for a 64 gig model!!
    02-28-2011 01:11 AM
  17. Cleveland's Avatar
    Definitely get the 32, I'm glad I did or I'd have a full phone I'd have to delete stuff out of all the time
    03-01-2011 09:17 AM
  18. P0stalTek's Avatar
    I planned to get a 16gb to save some cash but my wife and mother (knowing the techy that I am) talked me into the extra $100.

    I must say: BEST DECISION EVER

    I've already filled 16gb with just music, pics, and apps. It's well worth the extra $100, even if you aren't looking at resale value.

    I have to play the "iTunes Dance" on my 16gb iPad which makes me really appreciate the fact that my phone NEVER has that problem.

    Now to figure out how to use AirView to stream videos from my iPhone to my iPad....


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    03-01-2011 09:25 AM
  19. ame's Avatar
    I had this war with myself as well and we got 32's. I decided even if we never use all of that, that if I resell these when the 5 comes out that it will sell better
    03-01-2011 09:51 AM
  20. msm0511's Avatar
    I kick myself at least once a week for not getting the 32GB. I'm constantly running out of space. As apps become more advanced, they get larger and larger in file size. When I got my 3G, I was fine with 16GB, but now it's not nearly enough.
    03-01-2011 12:41 PM
  21. golfnut's Avatar
    This will be my 1st iphone so I think I'll get the 16 then the 32 for the ip5...not too techy here and don't plan on having gazillion apps either.
    03-01-2011 01:24 PM
  22. msm0511's Avatar
    This will be my 1st iphone so I think I'll get the 16 then the 32 for the ip5...not too techy here and don't plan on having gazillion apps either.
    I didn't think I would need 32GB either. If you plan on shooting much video though, I would get the 32GB. Video takes tons of space.
    03-01-2011 02:19 PM
  23. Fausty82's Avatar
    This will be my 1st iphone so I think I'll get the 16 then the 32 for the ip5...not too techy here and don't plan on having gazillion apps either.
    No one plans to have a gazillion apps... it just kind of happens
    03-01-2011 02:21 PM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    No one plans to have a gazillion apps... it just kind of happens
    Haha! So true. I have almost 300 in iTunes.
    03-01-2011 02:26 PM
  25. moneymike47's Avatar
    So i think the consensus here is that 32gb iPhone. So i'm pretty certain now that i will buy the 32gb one. Thank you for all your help everyone!
    03-01-2011 02:28 PM
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