1. KingaSpades's Avatar
    If you go with 32 then you're covered if you change your mind about not storing any of those things. I normally keep a few short playlist of music and a few movies on mine just because you really never know when boredom will strike or when you'll be forced to take someone to the hospital or wait for someone at an appointment of some kind.
    10-08-2013 07:53 PM
  2. wendybeee's Avatar
    I always regret not getting the 32 when I could have. Never thought I would ever see the message I had no more available memory but I did and it didn't thrill me. For what you do a 16GB will most likely be fine but the comfort of a 32GB is worth it !
    10-08-2013 08:09 PM
  3. dmt316's Avatar
    AlWays go bigger. It hurts now laying out the extra bucks but you will only benefit from it.


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    10-08-2013 08:12 PM
  4. nikkisharif's Avatar
    32...If you have to ask this question then there's some doubt in your mind that 16 isn't enough.
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    10-08-2013 08:42 PM
  5. Massie's Avatar
    My first was 8, second 16, and now I have a 32. No regretsas apps get bigger and photos get more info-rich, the extra space has been a blessing.
    10-08-2013 08:43 PM
  6. mrluky60's Avatar
    i wise man once said, ME, tis better to have and not need then to need and not have
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    10-08-2013 09:36 PM
  7. EauRouge's Avatar
    Youll be fine with 16, but if you are planning to resell your phone later Id spring for the 32
    10-08-2013 10:12 PM
  8. km12345's Avatar
    Youll be fine with 16, but if you are planning to resell your phone later Id spring for the 32
    Please explain why? I plan to resell in less than a year.


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    10-08-2013 10:30 PM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I think I'm going with the 32gb iphone and 32gb ipad, I do believe that would fit my mobile lifestyle perfect.
    10-08-2013 10:36 PM
  10. km12345's Avatar
    Well after browsing eBay, it would seem that a 16gb would retain more value in resale.

    iPhone 5
    16gb resells for like 400 to 425
    32gb resells for like 420 to 450

    Unless y'all got some other info.


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    10-08-2013 10:44 PM
  11. kristopherlarry's Avatar
    I Just Sale Mine For The Contract Price + Tax... So Like $350-$400 & Usually Sold Same Day... Am I Losing Out On $$$$, Probably... But My Goal Is Just To Use The Money To Upgrade... & I Have My Upgrades Staggered So I Can Get the Newest Every Year... Sad I Know... But Im Addicted...


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    10-08-2013 11:18 PM
  12. evorc's Avatar
    16 is fine.


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    10-08-2013 11:22 PM
  13. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    Don't get 16GB. It's just not enough. Seriously. I have only used my 16GB 5s for two weeks, not even done much with it, and it's down to 3.9GB already. Also, know that 64bit apps will be bigger in file size as they start to come out (I think). Even if you don't "do much", I think it's just really easy to eat through the memory. And I start to panic when memory gets down below 25% (on any type of gadget I own).

    Go 32GB. You won't regret it.
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    10-09-2013 09:45 AM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Don't get 16GB. It's just not enough. Seriously. I have only used my 16GB 5s for two weeks, not even done much with it, and it's down to 3.9GB already. Also, know that 64bit apps will be bigger in file size as they start to come out (I think). Even if you don't "do much", I think it's just really easy to eat through the memory. And I start to panic when memory gets down below 25% (on any type of gadget I own).

    Go 32GB. You won't regret it.
    The 64 bit apps will mainly be bigger to download not once they are installed on device. The download may be bigger because it will include both binaries, but it "should" only keep one of them after installation.
    10-09-2013 10:02 AM
  15. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    I would always recommend a 32GB unless money is a deciding factor. From what you said, you could get away with a 16GB, but what if you decide you want more space later? If you get the 32 now, you don't have to use it all...but at least you have the storage.
    If the OP is purchasing the phone on a two year contract and has the money, I would definitely go with the 32G. A lot can happen over the life of the contract and I would rather have the storage and not need it than really need it and not have it
    10-09-2013 11:49 AM
  16. GlennRuss's Avatar
    Remember that 16GB is not really 16GB. The 5S will take about 3GB, or more just to run the iOS, so it will be 13GB give, or take brand new. It can vary with each phone. My 64GB was actually 56.7 to start. My 32GB 4S was 28. something to start. If you can afford it, go with the 32GB.
    10-09-2013 06:44 PM
  17. rich146's Avatar
    You guys in the states are very lucky to have the iphone so cheap. It costs $1000 dollars for the 32GB here in the UK. Anyway...16GB makes better sense for resale as you lose less than the larger models but ive gone for the 32GB this time for the reasons you guys have given. My current 4s was close to maxing out so had to lose some photos and film quickly. I think if you were to go away and film lots then you will fill up the memory very quickly. Also with more interesting apps on the market you are bound to download more but still keep the ones you are familiar with. Just makes sense to future proof but kills the bank balance over here. Went into my local Apple store today and the woman said that your best bet is to order online. The store has only a handful of 5s first thing in the morning but then get snapped up. Usually by folk that want to sell on for profit. I guess the "gold" craze is being taken advantage of. I had a look at that today and decided it wasn't for me (or any bloke at that!). Its just has that feminine touch about it. Sorry guys! lol
    Hope to get my 5s soon
    10-09-2013 08:50 PM
  18. km12345's Avatar
    It's more champagne than gold. I think it is a classy subtle color. I luv my gold 5s!
    10-09-2013 09:00 PM
  19. webberb's Avatar
    What do you think
    10-09-2013 09:04 PM
  20. phreddyl's Avatar
    No one ever complained that they have too much memory on your phone. As others stated the apps are getting larger all the time. 16 really isn't enough.
    10-09-2013 09:30 PM
  21. Mella's Avatar
    Since you can afford the 32gb, then go for it.
    You'll find you may need some more places for this and those...it will hold value for feature use or possible resale.
    10-12-2013 04:55 AM
  22. imandroid's Avatar
    32 or 64

    Justsayin


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    10-13-2013 06:29 PM
  23. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I decided to go with the more the better concept and change my opinion from my original post #34 in this thread. Without external memory option the 64gb GOLD is looking really good right about now. I like everything to be with me on my phone and not in the clouds
    10-16-2013 08:45 AM
  24. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I wish I would have gone for the 32 gig. I had a 32 gig iPhone 5. Loved the extra space. Even if you don't need it it's always good to have.
    10-16-2013 08:51 AM
  25. km12345's Avatar
    I wish I would have gone for the 32 gig. I had a 32 gig iPhone 5. Loved the extra space. Even if you don't need it it's always good to have.
    Yeah I'm glad I was hesitant bout getting the 16gb and someone else got it before me. 32gb allows me to take more picture n video filming. Definitely eases my mind not worrying bout space. My gf won't leave my 5s alone.
    10-16-2013 09:07 AM
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