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  1. FreakyLocz14's Avatar
    With my frustrations with the 128 GB variant being sold out, the 32 GB variant seems tempting (not to mention cheaper). Do you think it will suffice?

    What sort of things do you absolutely need physical storage for vs. cloud storage?
    10-21-2016 02:25 PM
  2. klau25's Avatar
    It really depends on your usage. For me, I keep everything in the cloud between google music, drive, photos. only storage I use are podcast and apps. I have a 64 gig 6p but only used 15 gig of storage, so I went with the 32 gig option. Just don't see the needs of 128 gig.
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    10-21-2016 02:29 PM
  3. FrogVomit's Avatar
    I don't think it has anything to do with how much you use your phone, but how much you like to hoard stuff. If you just NEED to have a collection of 4K movies on your phone, and your 100,000 mp3 files, 32GB will be an issue for you. I have no use for a phone with more than 32GB, and I use my phone a lot.
    10-21-2016 02:29 PM
  4. Go0gle's Avatar
    I don't use my phone for any video watching, but with google now making photo/video storage a total non issue, it will be even easier for me to get away with 32GB. About 100 apps, several hundred songs, lots of local photos (at the moment) and I have about 10GB left. Photo/video storage no longer matters, the phone will automatically delete the device copy when storage is filling up.

    Apps are the only thing you really need locally, assuming your data plan can handle lots of streaming. Otherwise I would at least want music on the device itself (which I do anyway because there is still plenty of room left). Video/Audio is streamable, and photo/video/document storage is all cloud based.
    10-21-2016 02:29 PM
  5. LeoRex's Avatar
    Depends on your usage really... How much do you store locally and how pervasive do you have network access?

    With unlimited full res storage of EVERYTHING the Pixel takes, you can purge your pictures on a regular basis. Unless you have a habit of storing a substantial amount of pictures, videos (you took or otherwise), you can get by with 32 unless you start to pump a bunch of those massive 1G+ games in there.

    I have a 64G 6P, and I'm sitting at 45G free at the moment... only time I would get into the low 30's is if I was playing around with ROMs and forgot to clear a bunch of them.
    10-21-2016 02:39 PM
  6. digitalbreak's Avatar
    For me personally, 32 GB is no longer useful. I got the 128GB in iPhone 7+ and planning to get the Pixel 128GB when its back in stock.
    10-21-2016 02:43 PM
  7. juliesdroidsync's Avatar
    ...not for me; that's why I'm waiting on my 128GB model. I think I have about 17 GB in music, and I have around 160+ apps... so it's not even close for me...
    10-21-2016 02:44 PM
  8. FreakyLocz14's Avatar
    How much space do 4K videos take up?
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    10-21-2016 06:16 PM
  9. plumcrazy's Avatar
    im stuck in places where internet can be an issue. i cant afford the down time trying to access work files so i have to get the 128gb.
    10-21-2016 06:20 PM
  10. jamesrick80's Avatar
    Did it come with a free 100 gb of google drive space like the LG V20???
    10-21-2016 06:24 PM
  11. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    How much space do 4K videos take up?
    This is an excellent question. Could someone test shootiing maybe a few 1 minute 4k videos (with some movement, not just static subject) and post the range of file sizes?

    I would expect that most people by far will be fine with 32GB (though anyone could take advantage of more), but knowing roughly how much 4k footage you can take before you run out of storage would be very helpful, especially if you expect it's likely you'd want to take lengthy videos or a large amount of footage in general before being able to have it backed up to the cloud.
    10-21-2016 06:42 PM
  12. mountainman's Avatar
    32 just means that once in a while you'll have to upload and sync with the cloud. Then clear the old muthas out! That's how I'm going to do it.

    I only have at one time maybe 5GB if music (change it up every so often). Obviously if you typically take long flights and such, and you are prepping your device for major offline movie watching and podcasts, maybe 32GB in that case would be cutting it close.

    The full res pic and 4K vid storage, for free, is huge for me because the pics and vids are what take up all my space. Like the poster above said, if you are a hoarder, or you are a road warrior, then maybe 32GB should cause you to pause. For a typical user 32GB will be enough.
    10-21-2016 07:07 PM
  13. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Obviously if you typically take long flights and such, and you are prepping your device for major offline movie watching and podcasts, maybe 32GB in that case would be cutting it close.
    Just get a Meenova. I've had the MicroUSB version with my Nexus 6, works great. Just load a ton of movies, etc there and you're good to go, sits on your keyring with no issue - and now they have a USB-C version.

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    10-21-2016 07:20 PM
  14. billykac's Avatar
    I posted recently on this topic - it's a good question. It's totally based on personal use cases.

    Last year I bought a Note 5 with 32GB and although all of my phones for years have been 32GB, I thought it would be insufficient. So I bought an OTG 64GB drive for all of videos and music I was dreaming about storing on my phone.

    Same thing with my car. I have a 64GB micro flash in my dashboard for "all the music" I want to take with me.

    My Note 7 has 64GB.

    Fact is, I never once used that OTG drive on either of my Notes, my car's flash drive remains 75% empty, as is my Note 7. Turns out I really don't want to have to navigate through thousands/thousands of songs on my phone or in my car - what a PIA. And I tend to curate, I add stuff I want to listen to now, and I delete stuff I no longer want to listen to. On my phone, all photos are automatically pushed to Google Drive. Perfect.

    With all that said, I bought the 32GB Pixel XL, AND a USB-C OTG adapter for my 128GB microSD. OCD I guess.
    Nice to know that I can bring 30 movies and 10,000 songs on my next flight.

    Anyone want to bet that I don't once use that 128GB storage with the Pixel?
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    10-21-2016 07:37 PM
  15. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    With my frustrations with the 128 GB variant being sold out, the 32 GB variant seems tempting (not to mention cheaper). Do you think it will suffice?

    What sort of things do you absolutely need physical storage for vs. cloud storage?
    I'm pretty heavy and have over 12gb free. I just didn't wish moving the photos and videos to the cloud happened automatically.
    10-21-2016 08:43 PM
  16. arthurhkt's Avatar
    With my frustrations with the 128 GB variant being sold out, the 32 GB variant seems tempting (not to mention cheaper). Do you think it will suffice?

    What sort of things do you absolutely need physical storage for vs. cloud storage?
    Just like all other said, it all depend on your usage, if you mainly focusing on saving photos on your phone, 32GB would be sufficient for you.

    However, be note that the unlimited Google Drive storage is only available for the photos. If you are heavy user who download tons of hardcore games and save a lot of videos and music in your phone. It's better for you to get the 128GB version of it.
    10-21-2016 09:01 PM
  17. karmamule's Avatar
    32gb for me is plenty, especially given the unlimited/uncompressed photo/video storage Google is giving us. One of the key factors for me being able to do this is I am not a big fan of gaming on my phone. I use it for photography / news / music / (and music is just via subscription service, I only store a few gig locally in case I'm caught w/o signal for a while) so I really don't need much storage at all.
    10-21-2016 09:06 PM
  18. FreakyLocz14's Avatar
    32 just means that once in a while you'll have to upload and sync with the cloud. Then clear the old muthas out! That's how I'm going to do it.

    I only have at one time maybe 5GB if music (change it up every so often). Obviously if you typically take long flights and such, and you are prepping your device for major offline movie watching and podcasts, maybe 32GB in that case would be cutting it close.
    I travel by train occasionally and pass through parts of CA without LTE.
    10-21-2016 10:09 PM
  19. tcatnat's Avatar
    Just get a Meenova. I've had the MicroUSB version with my Nexus 6, works great. Just load a ton of movies, etc there and you're good to go, sits on your keyring with no issue - and now they have a USB-C version.

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    Can photos and videos be moved from the Pixel to the Meenova in a pinch? The only time I would possibly have a ton of photos on my phone is if I was on vacation and had no access to wifi which is rare these days in hotels and resorts. It would be nice peace of mind to know I could move pics off the Pixel on to one of these in a pinch.
    10-23-2016 03:29 PM
  20. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Can photos and videos be moved from the Pixel to the Meenova in a pinch? The only time I would possibly have a ton of photos on my phone is if I was on vacation and had no access to wifi which is rare these days in hotels and resorts. It would be nice peace of mind to know I could move pics off the Pixel on to one of these in a pinch.
    Won't be able to give you a 100% answer till Tuesday when I get my Pixel, but I don't see why not (though it may require some 3rd party file manager,/explorer). Had no issues doing it on my Nexus 6.
    10-23-2016 04:20 PM
  21. billykac's Avatar
    Won't be able to give you a 100% answer till Tuesday when I get my Pixel, but I don't see why not (though it may require some 3rd party file manager,/explorer). Had no issues doing it on my Nexus 6.
    Should be fine.
    Consider using Astro Pro file manager.
    It's always superior to any default file manager, IMO.
    10-23-2016 04:24 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    It can be if you're willing to use the cloud and clean out storage ahead of time of you really need it. I went with 128.

    I normally don't go up in storage but since I want to use this phone for awhile I'd rather not worry about space as much.
    10-23-2016 04:33 PM
  23. Jde2466's Avatar
    How much available storage is on the phone out of the box after the system memory and all is taken up?
    10-23-2016 04:39 PM
  24. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I think the 32gb is too small and 128 is too large. I'm annoyed they stopped the 64gb sweet spot.
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    10-23-2016 04:40 PM
  25. billykac's Avatar
    How much available storage is on the phone out of the box after the system memory and all is taken up?
    On a 32GB Pixel, reportedly about 24GB is free after drive and OS overhead.
    10-23-2016 04:49 PM
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