03-28-2016 07:29 PM
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  1. shinytoy's Avatar
    I ordered the x pure 64GB when it was on sale at B&H for 399.
    Now that the 16GB version is at 299, which is the better deal? should I return the 64 version and save the 100 bucks?
    given the adoptable storage
    03-13-2016 08:37 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You can certainly get more than 58GB for less than 100 bucks, so from that standpoint, it would make sense to get the 16GB and an SD Card. From a reliability and performance point of view, internal memory is always better.
    dmark44 likes this.
    03-13-2016 08:45 PM
  3. Macville's Avatar
    I have the 16gb and wish I had at least a 32GB. The system takes up so much of that memory that you cannot install that many apps. I even tried to do the SD card as internal memory, but then I couldn't figure out how to copy my music to it-it always copied to the true internal memory which ran out fast.
    dmark44 likes this.
    03-13-2016 08:57 PM
  4. shinytoy's Avatar
    So all things considered the 64GB is the better deal?
    How well does adoptable storage work?
    Have seen some reports that it does not really work as intended, any credence to that?
    03-13-2016 08:57 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It's slower than internal storage, and since it's device-encrypted, you can no longer manage the SD card easily on a computer (that's the reason some manufacturers are supporting SD cards but not adoptable storage, to avoid the confusion). You certainly go through more hurdles with it, but it's OK as long as you don't need to 'touch' your SD Card.

    And of course, SD cards aren't the most reliable thing in the world. So proceed with caution.
    03-13-2016 09:52 PM
  6. hrbib21's Avatar
    64gb is what you want. 16gb simply isn't enough for most people and adoptable storage isn't for everyone. For example, I use my removable storage for pics and video, like most, and I like being able to move the card to whatever device I want. So, yeah, stick with 64gb, IMO. I have 32gb, BTW, and I'm doing fine with that.

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    Shimon Mor likes this.
    03-13-2016 10:00 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Stick with the 64GB.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    Shimon Mor likes this.
    03-13-2016 11:20 PM
  8. isdaako's Avatar
    This question comes up a lot. In the end it comes down to a hundred bucks is a hundred bucks ( minus of course the cost of the SD card with the purchase of the 16 gig'r ) I've got two MXPE's. One has 16 gb and a 32 gb card it runs just as well as the larger storage version running the same card. If your current usage is well below the needs of the 64 get the 16, save some money. Both versions are a really good deal at that price.
    03-14-2016 06:07 AM
  9. Forest Dane's Avatar
    Having the extra storage is always handy. I managed to get along fine with 16Gb on my N5 but now I have 64 on the 6P I'm doing so much more with the phone.

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    03-14-2016 06:14 AM
  10. Sgooter's Avatar
    I won't buy another 16GB phone; not enough memory usable after the OS and std apps. Get at least a 32GB, and get the 64GB if you can afford it.
    Then add an SD card. Amazon has very good sale prices today only on SanDisk cards and flash drives.
    03-14-2016 09:12 AM
  11. livewiremaxx's Avatar
    Go with the 64 gB, sure wish I had. 6 GB goes to the operating system right off the top.
    03-14-2016 09:16 AM
  12. Shimon Mor's Avatar
    You seem to have that extra $100 available otherwise you wouldn't be asking this question. So spend that extra money on a phone with the most memory for these reasons:

    1. You won't have second guess your rationalization of going with lesser memory.
    2. Technology moves so fast that it's usually best to invest all you can in the latest technology to fend off obsolescence.
    3. You can never have enough memory (debatable...it depends on the person).
    4. You may get hit by a bus tomorrow and you don't want to die knowing you didn't live life to the fullest.
    5. Adaptable storage is more trouble than it's worth. Portable storage is a better option if you have a lot of media to store. If you have a lot of apps...get 64GB of internal memory and don't rely on Google's poorly implemented solution for adaptable storage.

    Life is short...make it as enjoyable as possible. I'm not preaching all-out hedonism...but something more reasonable that is just short of that.
    shinytoy and electricrelish like this.
    03-14-2016 09:21 AM
  13. MORANDCHI's Avatar
    I just ordered mine with 64 Gig, I also ordered a 128gb micro sim from amazon too. I am upgrading from a LG G3. I can''t wait for the stock Android and i have never owned a moto phone too.
    03-14-2016 10:31 AM
  14. shinytoy's Avatar
    Thanks for the input.
    Is the notion true, that in order for the phone to perform at the optimal speed, there has to be a few free GB in space?
    03-14-2016 02:18 PM
  15. shinytoy's Avatar
    This question comes up a lot. In the end it comes down to a hundred bucks is a hundred bucks ( minus of course the cost of the SD card with the purchase of the 16 gig'r ) I've got two MXPE's. One has 16 gb and a 32 gb card it runs just as well as the larger storage version running the same card. If your current usage is well below the needs of the 64 get the 16, save some money. Both versions are a really good deal at that price.
    I'd say it's well bellow 64, 32 would've been ideal.
    App wise I can get away with 16, but then you cant really use the 4K video i think
    03-14-2016 02:21 PM
  16. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Can't seem to find the answer to this elsewhere...

    If you're using adaptive storage and an app is on the SD card, will it move back to internal when updated?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-14-2016 06:19 PM
  17. hrbib21's Avatar
    Can't seem to find the answer to this elsewhere...

    If you're using adaptive storage and an app is on the SD card, will it move back to internal when updated?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    No, they'll be erased. Scroll down about halfway to 'Using your card as ‘Internal Storage’: https://motorola-global-portal.custh...34/p/1449,9582
    03-15-2016 12:25 AM
  18. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Then Adopted storage is useless to me and just a performance inhibitor over internal storage.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-15-2016 11:26 AM
  19. patstar5's Avatar
    So the only way you can run apps from a micro sd card is to use it as "adoptable storage" but then you can't use the sd card in other devices?
    Debating on whether to buy a moto x or not, I have a oneplus one (64gb) now and want to upgrade to a phone with a better camera before the end of July when I take my summer trip.
    If I wait until June I could probably pick up a 32gb or 64gb moto x for under $300 on eBay.
    Or I wait for next oneplus 3 or moto x...

    Posted via Android Central App on 1+1
    03-15-2016 11:30 AM
  20. isdaako's Avatar
    I'd say it's well bellow 64, 32 would've been ideal.
    App wise I can get away with 16, but then you cant really use the 4K video i think
    Yes, you can.
    03-17-2016 06:52 AM
  21. dmark44's Avatar
    Thanks for the input.
    Is the notion true, that in order for the phone to perform at the optimal speed, there has to be a few free GB in space?
    On my original 2013 Moto X, I experienced a noticeable performance hit whenever I got down under 1 GB free.
    ScottMGS likes this.
    03-17-2016 12:05 PM
  22. ScottMGS's Avatar
    On my original 2013 Moto X, I experienced a noticeable performance hit whenever I got down under 1 GB free.
    Ditto.
    03-17-2016 12:14 PM
  23. Quantify's Avatar
    I just bought my wife a 16GB MXPE along with a 64GB Sandisk UHS-3 card, I set it up with adoptable storage. I haven't told her that there's a different between this and her previous Moto X 32GB (2014). I installed all 123 of her apps, and restored all 30,000 of her text messages, and let everything sit overnight to index. It will be interesting to see if she runs into any problems.
    Ry likes this.
    03-18-2016 11:00 AM
  24. Quantify's Avatar
    So far so good. I did migrate a bunch of apps manually to the SD card (I restored the accounts from another phone). Currently, only the OS and a bunch of core apps are on the internal drive, leaving about 5gb free. All media storage was automatically put on the SD. No obvious slowdowns, even 4k video seems to be working fine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-20-2016 04:09 PM
  25. Quantify's Avatar
    Another update. Phone is functioning fine, still no issues with slowdowns or freezes. One small but annoying issue has cropped up, discussed here:

    http://android.stackexchange.com/que...e-after-update

    Basically, based on a particular flag in the apk manifest, some apps will not automatically migrate to adoptable storage during setup. Many of those apps can be manually moved to the SD card. However, when those apps update via the play store, they will move back to internal storage. So, every once in a while, I move updated apps back to the SD card. Not a big deal, and a problem that should go away as developers get comfortable with adoptable storage, but not quite " set it and forget it".

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-28-2016 10:14 AM
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