1. radcliffelauren's Avatar
    i currently have an iPod Touch 5 and planning to buy an iPhone 4S. the iPod has 32gb, and i have 34 apps including the factory ones. will 8gb be enough space on the iPhone 4S?

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    07-21-2014 09:37 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    i currently have an iPod Touch 5 and planning to buy an iPhone 4S. the iPod has 32gb, and i have 34 apps including the factory ones. will 8gb be enough space on the iPhone 4S?

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    Definitely not. A couple apps, some photos and you are done.
    07-21-2014 10:37 PM
  3. BLiNK's Avatar
    Definitely not. A couple apps, some photos and you are done.
    well, maybe a song or two as well
    07-21-2014 10:41 PM
  4. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    No, not at all. A picture & an app.
    07-21-2014 10:58 PM
  5. blueszz's Avatar
    I would say it depends on what you want with your phone. I have an 8 Gb 5c because I mainly use the phone for calls and messages. I installed apps I use regularly (15+) and ditch every app I don't like 100%. It helps being sorting out the best apps for what I need to do with it and to avoid a clutter from apps I rarely or never would use.
    I don't game on the phone and don't use it for music, I don't work with Pages etc, read occasionally a PDF file and that's about it.
    Photos are deleted once I uploaded them.
    I realize I'm a light user and prefer my tablet, ereader and DSLR most of the times.
    The 5c actually has 5.9 gb instead of 8, just checked and only used 1.5 gb.
    Taptalk eats the most bites of all my apps.

    So yes it can be enough but it depends on how you want to use your device :-)
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    07-22-2014 12:42 AM
  6. MakingUpTheNumbers's Avatar
    Nope. I've filled my 32gb one, then I am a bit of a digital hoarder.
    07-22-2014 04:01 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore Radcliffe

    It can be done but just gives you something to worry about if you want piece of mind get the biggest storage you can afford
    07-22-2014 04:12 PM
  8. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I guess it will also depend on how you use your phone. There are some people that will be able to get along fine with it. Others like myself would not.


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    07-22-2014 04:56 PM
  9. Flow39's Avatar
    8 is definitely not enough. 16 is just about the bare minimum for storage these days, with 32 looking to become the norm soon. I'd say go with at least a 16 GB
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    07-22-2014 05:19 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. It depends how you use your phone. How many apps and the size of the apps. Good luck.
    07-22-2014 05:22 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I would say it depends on what you want with your phone. I have an 8 Gb 5c because I mainly use the phone for calls and messages. I installed apps I use regularly (15+) and ditch every app I don't like 100%. It helps being sorting out the best apps for what I need to do with it and to avoid a clutter from apps I rarely or never would use.
    I don't game on the phone and don't use it for music, I don't work with Pages etc, read occasionally a PDF file and that's about it.
    Photos are deleted once I uploaded them.
    I realize I'm a light user and prefer my tablet, ereader and DSLR most of the times.
    The 5c actually has 5.9 gb instead of 8, just checked and only used 1.5 gb.
    Taptalk eats the most bites of all my apps.

    So yes it can be enough but it depends on how you want to use your device :-)
    Wow...I wish I was this disciplined with the space on my device!!!



    Welcome to iMore Radcliffe According to the post I quoted, it can be done. I would never be able to survive though lol. Good Luck!!!
    07-22-2014 11:38 PM
  12. blueszz's Avatar
    Well nikkisharif, maybe it helps I come from a Samsung Galaxy Y (LOL). That was my first cheap smart phone and I only bought it to see if I actually would use a smart phone the way they are intended. Talk about managing apps on that old phone heheh.
    This year I could get the 5c 8 gb for free, a 16 gb wasn't opted, but the 5s 32 gb was, which I considered too expensive for the use it would get. I even didn't know if I would like Apple devices.
    I'm happy with this phone after getting used to it, especially like the clean look of it. Actually I'm preferring IOS over Android now and I see an Ipad in my future. Who knows what my next iPhone will be.

    But I think it really depends on what you want to use the phone for. If I was a busy student or could integrate it with my job, it might have been entirely different for me.

    Have a great day,
    Nicole
    PS fyi: typed on an Android tablet, only because the larger screen makes typing easier than on the 5c
    07-23-2014 12:13 AM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    You could theoretically do it but you will be severely restricted and will come to hate your device. 8GB is what I would call entry level for a teenager whose parents severely restrict what is on the device. Not for an adult mainstream user.
    07-23-2014 07:52 AM
  14. kataran's Avatar
    One more thing to consider is if you hover close to the limit of your storage it tends to react negatively with your device causing it to slow down and lag

    I've seen this happen with my cousins i4 and a few others. And it limits you from updating your device OTA as well
    07-23-2014 05:07 PM
  15. TrystanLG's Avatar
    8gb is way to small, because the op system takes about 1.2 gb roughly so your down to 6.8gb with out putting any apps or games on, and some games are over 1gb, so I think 32gb would be good


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    07-23-2014 06:46 PM
  16. vjh425's Avatar
    I would agree that 8GB is not enough. I'm barely managing with 16GB and I have no music or videos on my phone. I would get at least a 16GB, 32GB if you can afford it.


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    07-23-2014 06:49 PM
  17. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Not at all. Within the 8gigs, the software alone will take at least 2-3 gigs. Leaving you with 5 gigs.
    But it all depends on your usage


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    07-23-2014 07:54 PM
  18. Speedygi's Avatar
    For me, 8 gb phones are only for people looking for feature phones but wanting smartphone capabilities. For example, prepaid users.
    07-23-2014 08:19 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Not for me. My wife could make do with an 8 gb iPhone. She's not an app person and has very little music. She does have a lot of photos. But Dropbox and Box will take care of that. Funny part is, her 5c has 32 gb and my 5 only 16 gb.


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-23-2014 08:23 PM
  20. John Yester's Avatar
    32 and up


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    07-23-2014 08:27 PM
  21. phreddyl's Avatar
    First I wouldn't go lower than 32 gigs. Second I thought the lowest 5c is 16 gigs
    07-23-2014 11:15 PM
  22. kb1234's Avatar
    8 is definitely not enough. I would go 16 or up


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    07-23-2014 11:17 PM
  23. ajl's Avatar
    32 and up


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    Depends on the user


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    07-23-2014 11:25 PM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    Nope, the OS alone will take 2+gb.


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    07-24-2014 10:55 AM
  25. blueszz's Avatar
    First I wouldn't go lower than 32 gigs. Second I thought the lowest 5c is 16 gigs
    Not in some European countries.
    07-25-2014 05:34 AM
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