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    Default Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    I know you been ask this question before. I am new to this forum.
    I am bout to order nexus 5 but I am undecided with storage. I love downloading apps and gaming. I am worried if I buy the 16gb version the storage might not be enough. Please post your experience with 16gb or 32gb. I always download heavy games like fifa 2014.
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    Default re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Welcome to Android Central and Happy New Year!

    I would recommend the 32GB at the slight increase in cost. You just never know and it does increase resale value.
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    Default re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    I agree with Haalcyon. The storage can fill up a lot faster than you think once you start adding music, videos, pictures, movies, etc. I have the 32 and I wish it were a 128! 😸

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    Default re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Definitely 32GB considering the games and media you will be loading on!

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    Then when you consider how much room the os takes... You'll be left with around 11 gigs to actually use.

    I'm with everyone else on this one. If you're not strapped for cash than get the 32 gig. You'll be happy in the long run

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    Default re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Fresh out of the box, my 32 GB model shows only 26 GB available.
    My guess is the 16 GB model will have 10 GB available.
    For future proof, 32 GB is much better.
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    Default re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    It may make reselling the phone more desirable with 32 GB, if that is something important to you.
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    Default re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    For an extra $50, the 32gb is almost a no brainer, considering the fact that it doesn't have a Micro SD slt.


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    Default re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Since I'm planning on ditching my Verizon service, I wanted to test out T-Mobile in my area. My original plan was to get the phone through T-Mobile under contract and try it out for the first 2 wks, with the option of returning the phone and cancelling the service if I didn't like it. But the problem was that the phone I wanted--the N5--is only 16 GB through T-Mobile. Although I probably will never need as much as 26 GB of local storage, it certainly is nice to know it is there, in case I ever want to store a bunch of music or movies on my phone, so I ultimately sprung for the 32 GB N5 through Google Play. I figured that if T-Mobile doesn't work well for me, I can always try AT&T. If nothing works well, I can always sell the N5, but I sure hope that isn't the case!
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    Default re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    I went with the 32GB since the $50 is worth it. As an FYI the 16GB will only have about 12GB after the OS and formating. If you want to switch on ART it will be little less than 12 and this is before adding any apps/music/videos etc.
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    32GB is a no-brainer imo.
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    50 bucks more for double the storage.....No brainer
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    If you can spare the extra 50 definitely go with 32.

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    32!

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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Geek View Post
    I know you been ask this question before. I am new to this forum.
    I am bout to order nexus 5 but I am undecided with storage. I love downloading apps and gaming. I am worried if I buy the 16gb version the storage might not be enough. Please post your experience with 16gb or 32gb. I always download heavy games like fifa 2014.
    Welcome to AC
    Like many have said, 32 GB is better. Especially since you are a mobile gamer
    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Thank you everyone! I decided to buy nexus 5 black 32gb. Yes, I am heavy gamer and I also download bunch of apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Geek View Post
    Thank you everyone! I decided to buy nexus 5 black 32gb. Yes, I am heavy gamer and I also download bunch of apps.
    Have fun with it! It's a great phone!

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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    look at your current phone. how much are you using? that will give you your answer.
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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    The price difference is so negligible why not go larger since there is no microsd slot.. Although I use gdrive for everything and have over 200GB available so I could have easily gotten away with the 16gb model and if it were the only one I could afford or that was in stock at the time I'd be completely happy with that too

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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    I've yet to hear anyone complain that they have too much available storage. Always go with as much as you can afford.
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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    I've yet to hear anyone complain that they have too much available storage. Always go with as much as you can afford.
    x2 32GB is the way to go
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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Geek View Post
    I know you been ask this question before. I am new to this forum.
    I am bout to order nexus 5 but I am undecided with storage. I love downloading apps and gaming. I am worried if I buy the 16gb version the storage might not be enough. Please post your experience with 16gb or 32gb. I always download heavy games like fifa 2014.
    I can't see getting less that 32GB at this point. To me 32GB is barely adequate as it is.

    You can't upgrade the memory, so you are stuck with whatever you pick for the life of the phone. It will get cramped if you store media on your phone in addition to stuff like taking pictures or video. It does support USB OTG (and it does work) but it is a bandaid solution. Remember that a 16GB phone will not have 16GB of space free...some of that will be used for the OS and default apps.
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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Quote Originally Posted by kd0h View Post
    x2 32GB is the way to go
    There is no X2 yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    I can't see getting less that 32GB at this point. To me 32GB is barely adequate as it is.

    You can't upgrade the memory, so you are stuck with whatever you pick for the life of the phone. It will get cramped if you store media on your phone in addition to stuff like taking pictures or video. It does support USB OTG (and it does work) but it is a bandaid solution. Remember that a 16GB phone will not have 16GB of space free...some of that will be used for the OS and default apps.
    That's where SD cards come in for the phones that still support them at least...
    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    There is no X2 yet
    Well you could super glue 2 Nexus 5's together!

    I know,not saying there is a x2, just agreeing with his statement
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    Default Re: Google Nexus 5 - Should I get the 16gb vs 32gb?

    Waste of a question. Who is gonna say, "Get the 16GB!"
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