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  1. mumfoau's Avatar
    I have the 16GB version but at the same time, I only download 20 or so apps and I'm done!
    01-29-2014 12:21 PM
  2. Tom Westrick's Avatar
    In addition to the (great) points made so far, I would also factor in how long you plan to keep the device. The extra $53 dollars may seem like a lot up front, but spread over 1-2years it's not much more than the 16gb (4 dollars/ month for 1 year, 2 dollars/month for 2 years).

    I would bite the bullet and get the 32gb. In my mind, it's better to have the extra storage and potentially not need it than need the extra storage and not have it. But, it's your spending money so go with what you need.
    dmark44 likes this.
    01-29-2014 03:26 PM
  3. CutlaSS's Avatar
    32GB
    stridr69 likes this.
    01-29-2014 03:38 PM
  4. cordoni's Avatar
    I just ordered a 32 GB Moto X today. Debated the same thing, but when I looked at storage use on my 16gb Razr Maxx, I found I only have 1.3 GB left, and that was with all my pictures being stored on SD. For my use, 32gb was a no brainer at that point.
    dmark44 and del2327 like this.
    01-29-2014 04:51 PM
  5. GadgetGator's Avatar
    Go for the higher storage option. You may feel that 16gb is enough now, but your life circumstances can change. How you use a device can change over time. Maybe you will start finding yourself in a new area with poor cell coverage and want to store music for some reason, maybe you will want to start taking more video. Better to have too much storage than too little.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-29-2014 05:49 PM
  6. ffejjj's Avatar
    Did I read right? Are we talking about a 50$ difference? If so it's a no brainer.

    Remember you're not just doubling your storage, you're increasing by almost 130%

    Sent from my HTCONE using AC Forums mobile app
    dmark44 likes this.
    01-29-2014 06:22 PM
  7. mynameis's Avatar
    I've got the 16gb version and I haven't ran into problems. I don't put much onto my phone and my photos also backup to Google+ via Photos. But you could also use a cloud service to store pictures etc.

    Sent from my XT1056 using Tapatalk
    01-29-2014 06:26 PM
  8. Cozume's Avatar
    Did I read right? Are we talking about a 50$ difference? If so it's a no brainer.
    yeah, you read it right.


    Remember you're not just doubling your storage, you're increasing by almost 130%
    Let's do the math.

    16GB - 5GB for OS/preinstalled apps = 11 GB storage
    32GB - 5GB for OS/preinstalled apps = 27 GB storage

    27/11 = 1.45

    So more like 145%.
    01-29-2014 06:45 PM
  9. ffejjj's Avatar
    yeah, you read it right.


    Let's do the math.

    16GB - 5GB for OS/preinstalled apps = 11 GB storage
    32GB - 5GB for OS/preinstalled apps = 27 GB storage

    27/11 = 1.45

    So more like 145%.
    For basically the cost of dinner out you can add tons of free space. Like Gator said you never know what you may need in the future

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
    GadgetGator likes this.
    01-29-2014 07:00 PM
  10. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    32GB.

    Apps are getting bigger every day.

    Plus, more storage space is better.
    01-30-2014 10:16 AM
  11. nfotiu's Avatar
    For basically the cost of dinner out you can add tons of free space. Like Gator said you never know what you may need in the future

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
    Personally, I think that $50 is much better spent on 5 months of spotify or google all access. Or on a higher data plan if you don't have unlimited.

    Local phone storage is so 2012!
    01-30-2014 11:14 AM
  12. dmark44's Avatar
    Personally, I think that $50 is much better spent on 5 months of spotify or google all access. Or on a higher data plan if you don't have unlimited.

    Local phone storage is so 2012!
    Yeah, try streaming Spotify in the cellular vacuum that is my office building.

    Sent from my Moto X
    01-30-2014 01:32 PM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    Personally, I think that $50 is much better spent on 5 months of spotify or google all access. Or on a higher data plan if you don't have unlimited.

    Local phone storage is so 2012!
    That $50 will get you unlimited for a few months, assuming you have a carrier that let's you make changes to the data plan each month. Another 16 GB of storage is better if you ask me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-30-2014 01:57 PM
  14. natehoy's Avatar
    The decision depends on how you use your phone.

    Mine is basically new, and I have about 9GB of the 16GB on my phone free.

    1.7GB is consumed by app data and media (I have a few music albums pinned in G+), and a lot of apps loaded.

    The other 5GB is the OS itself, so you'll never have more than 10-11 GB free for what you want to store.

    I can't fit my entire music collection, but I can pin a handful of albums while on WiFi and have a reasonable selection of music for when I'm on the road and don't want to blow my 5GB monthly bandwidth allocation listening to tunes. I can't fit a ginormous library of photos, but I can take a few hundred with me if I want to.

    16GB is sufficient for me, and the price difference was enough (for me) that I chose not to spring for the extra space.

    If you can afford it and think you might need it, more storage is never a bad thing to have.
    01-30-2014 02:11 PM
  15. ffejjj's Avatar
    Honest question: does/will your phone run smoother if your memory is not filled to the gills.

    If you have 16gigs filled on a 16 gig phone or you have 16 gigs filled on a 32 gig phone... Will the 32 be smoother than the 16 when accessing said memory?

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
    01-30-2014 03:53 PM
  16. someguy01234's Avatar
    Honest question: does/will your phone run smoother if your memory is not filled to the gills.

    If you have 16gigs filled on a 16 gig phone or you have 16 gigs filled on a 32 gig phone... Will the 32 be smoother than the 16 when accessing said memory?

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
    The phone will need a little space for caching, etc. That is why when you get to about 500mb Android stop allowing you to install apps. It really shouldn't matter as long you leave about 1gb of free space. You can get technical and talk about file fragmentation, but it doesn't matter that much with fast flash memory.

    The phone more likely slow down with to many background running apps, although Android have good memory management poorly code apps or adware apps can still show down the phone.

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    01-30-2014 09:10 PM
  17. cordoni's Avatar
    Honest question: does/will your phone run smoother if your memory is not filled to the gills.

    If you have 16gigs filled on a 16 gig phone or you have 16 gigs filled on a 32 gig phone... Will the 32 be smoother than the 16 when accessing said memory?

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
    Reverse of that. Smaller space runs faster. Less space has to be searched. Unless android automatically defragments drive space.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-30-2014 09:11 PM
  18. Cozume's Avatar
    It really shouldn't matter as long you leave about 1gb of free space.
    When you are only starting with 11GB free space to begin with, 1GB is 9% of the available free space.
    01-30-2014 10:17 PM
  19. Cozume's Avatar
    I just got a wood backed Moto X today. Under storage, it says 26.33GB Total Space but only 24.44GB available. I have not put anything on this device.

    So is that right, a 32GB Moto X out of the box has only about 24.5GB available for apps/pictures/music? I am on Verizon so it's got some Verizon bloatware on it.
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    01-30-2014 10:20 PM
  20. Sakhail COC REIGNER's Avatar
    If i keep fifa 15 , asphalt 8 , nova 3 and 2 to 3gb more apps and 2gb worth photos is it fine ? Cuz im gonna buy mine today
    07-28-2015 04:54 AM
  21. Rukbat's Avatar
    Add up the size you think you'll need for everything, then double it. If you want to be conservative, triple it. (If the phone uses an external SD card, you can keep photos, songs and videos there, so allow about 1GB for use while you move things around, even if you're going to store 60GB of photos.)
    07-28-2015 04:52 PM
  22. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Honest question: does/will your phone run smoother if your memory is not filled to the gills.

    If you have 16gigs filled on a 16 gig phone or you have 16 gigs filled on a 32 gig phone... Will the 32 be smoother than the 16 when accessing said memory?

    My Evo lte Filling the shoes of my HTC One
    Reverse of that. Smaller space runs faster. Less space has to be searched. Unless android automatically defragments drive space.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Maybe a 16 GB phone with 2 gb free is slightly faster than a 32 gb phone with 18gb free. I don't know. But if you pack your phone to the gills, it will run slower and crash more often.

    (I recently had to clean up my 32gb phone which was over-full. Made a huge difference.)
    08-11-2015 06:34 AM
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