1. rlridgeway's Avatar
    Should the 16 GB internal memory be enough for apps and such if I add a 32 GB card for media?
    I know it depends on use, but can I expect functional results with normal use?
    11-21-2017 09:42 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It really depends on how many apps you want to install, and how big they are. 16 GB means you only have around 11-12 GB of free storage (since the rest is taken up by the OS and bloatware). That's getting to be too little these days. Moto does allow you to format the SD card as Internal Storage, but I always caution against this, since Lenovo's implementation of Adoptable Storage seems a little buggy, based on the problems people describe in these forums. In addition, SD cards are inherently much less reliable than onboard memory, and if the card crashes, you can lose a lot of data (and also crash the system).
    11-21-2017 09:57 AM
  3. TheJuuj's Avatar
    It really depends on how you use your device but 16 should guarantee you a healthy set of applications and a 32 gig memory card should be decent enough for photos and light music
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    11-21-2017 10:34 AM
  4. rlridgeway's Avatar
    Darn, I was hoping to listen to heavy metal.
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    11-21-2017 05:41 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    You can keep hundreds (thousands?) of songs on a 32GB card. Just install it as portable storage. The only reason to use adoptable storage is on a small phone, so you can install apps on the card (it becomes part of internal storage).
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    11-21-2017 07:25 PM
  6. rlridgeway's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply.
    Actually I thought 16 GB would be enough for moderate use but I had not heard a definitive statement.

    The only reason to use adoptable storage is on a small phone
    I wondered what was considered a small phone. I also wondered if Nougat would use considerably more storage than its predecessors.
    I am beginning to think the phone's memory will be fine because there has not been many complaints about it in the message boards.
    11-21-2017 07:53 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    FYI, I found in this review that the 16 GB E4 Plus actually only has 10 GB of available storage: https://www.pcmag.com/review/355356/...a-moto-e4-plus. So there's either 3 GB of extra bloatware (assuming about 3 GB for the OS), or the system partition is doubled in order to allow seamless updates: https://www.androidcentral.com/what-...will-they-work
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    11-22-2017 10:37 AM
  8. mobrules's Avatar
    So we bought the E4 plus version for in-laws. Both are 16gb. I put 32gb cards in both, formatted as external for music and photos. I For one of them they only have 70 apps installed and have plenty of storage left over. The other one has 83 apps installed and downloads music and lots of photos, I think over 2000 photos and over 300 songs. This one has plenty of internal storage left over also.

    I'm looking to buy an e4 plus but will look for 32gb version. I usually have a few more apps, 125-150. I compare to whatever current device I have and look at how storage is used.
    rlridgeway likes this.
    11-22-2017 12:00 PM
  9. kbz1960's Avatar
    Depends on how many apps you have.
    11-22-2017 12:55 PM

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