1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    available when the phones launch in the US?
    What models of the S3 did Verizon have available when it launched last year in the US?
    Thanks.
    04-02-2013 09:39 AM
  2. BarackOdrama's Avatar
    The S3 started with just 16 and 32 GB versions. The 64 GB came later.

    No word on the S4.
    04-02-2013 09:48 AM
  3. ibcop's Avatar
    The 32GB S3 was tough to find in some stores - I had to order mine online but really not a big deal. I am betting the S4 launch will be the same way - the larger the store, the more likely you can get a 32GB right away. I think the 32GB version is just right - pair it with a 64GB MicroSD Card and you're good to go.
    04-02-2013 11:12 AM
  4. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Did they even release the 64GB version here in the US?
    04-02-2013 11:36 AM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    I don't believe the 64GB version was ever sold by a US Carrier. I hope now that there are 64GB variants of other phones like the HTC One that Verizon may offer the GS4 64GB even if its online only, they need to compete and differentiate themselves. Having the best network but the worst phone selection isn't cutting it anymore.
    04-02-2013 12:10 PM
  6. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    They don't need 64Gb of internal storage to compete because there is a microSD slot.
    04-02-2013 12:25 PM
  7. Raptor007's Avatar
    Sorry, but you do need 64GB of internal to compete. You can no longer store apps on the SD card so a 64GB device like the HTC One has an advantage when it comes to app storage but a disadvantage when it comes to overall storage options.

    I need maximum internal storage so I am not constrained by the OS, bloatware and the internal backup for system restore. GN2, is only 16GB but only just over 10GB of usable space which is why I sold mine, I could not live with such limited memory internally.
    04-02-2013 08:06 PM
  8. BillBauman's Avatar
    Sorry, but you do need 64GB of internal to compete. You can no longer store apps on the SD card so a 64GB device like the HTC One has an advantage when it comes to app storage but a disadvantage when it comes to overall storage options.

    I need maximum internal storage so I am not constrained by the OS, bloatware and the internal backup for system restore. GN2, is only 16GB but only just over 10GB of usable space which is why I sold mine, I could not live with such limited memory internally.
    In general, I agree. However, do you know if the 32GB/64GB have more space for apps than the 16GB? I guess I'm asking where exactly the apps are stored. Is re-partitioning involved in getting extra space for apps?
    04-03-2013 11:36 AM
  9. warpdrive's Avatar
    Sorry, but you do need 64GB of internal to compete. You can no longer store apps on the SD card so a 64GB device like the HTC One has an advantage when it comes to app storage but a disadvantage when it comes to overall storage options.

    I need maximum internal storage so I am not constrained by the OS, bloatware and the internal backup for system restore. GN2, is only 16GB but only just over 10GB of usable space which is why I sold mine, I could not live with such limited memory internally.
    Not true at all. You can still store apps on your sd card. They only download to your internal storage, but can be moved and used off your sd card. I do it all the time.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    04-03-2013 11:53 AM
  10. Suda's Avatar
    In general, I agree. However, do you know if the 32GB/64GB have more space for apps than the 16GB? I guess I'm asking where exactly the apps are stored. Is re-partitioning involved in getting extra space for apps?
    Apps are stored on internal memory. Just about all phones if you buy a 16GB version you'll only get about 13GB of it free (around 3GB or so is taken up by the operating system), whereas if you buy a 32GB phone you'll have near 29GB free for apps.
    04-03-2013 12:00 PM
  11. Raptor007's Avatar
    I had a GN2 16GB and I had just over 10GB of available space. I could not successfully moves the apps I needed to the SD card. What about updates to the app, do are they seen on the card will they update on the card? Regardless for a few dollars more I will take 32GB and 64GB of INTERNAL storage any day over 16GB and saving a few dollars.
    04-03-2013 07:53 PM
  12. BarackOdrama's Avatar
    I had a GN2 16GB and I had just over 10GB of available space. I could not successfully moves the apps I needed to the SD card. What about updates to the app, do are they seen on the card will they update on the card? Regardless for a few dollars more I will take 32GB and 64GB of INTERNAL storage any day over 16GB and saving a few dollars.
    I agree. Buying the smaller storage option will end up being more hassle than the savings are worth.
    04-03-2013 08:24 PM
  13. lostmyphone's Avatar
    I'll pay some extra for 32GB internal. Will I pay more for the 64GB with the phone having a SD card slot, probably not.
    04-04-2013 04:16 AM
  14. Raptor007's Avatar
    For me 32GB is the minimum on any Android phone, but if I could get 64GB GS4 I would take it in a heartbeat and put my Class 10 64GB microSD card in it as well and have another thing the iPhone will never have real storage capacity.
    04-04-2013 12:43 PM
  15. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I have my fingers crossed for a 64GB Verizon version on day one.
    04-04-2013 02:52 PM
  16. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Not true at all. You can still store apps on your sd card. They only download to your internal storage, but can be moved and used off your sd card. I do it all the time.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    Not with Jelly Bean you can't. Google moved away from that. I too want a device with at least 32gb of internal for this very reason. I don't think I'll need the 64gb version.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    04-04-2013 03:29 PM
  17. Raptor007's Avatar
    Well with Verizon being so mum about the phone and its launch I am looking to move to ATT and one once its in the stores since I have to port over. I just don't care for Verizon's lock down approach to the phones, the stupid WiFi toggle that I always hit because its in the drop down where it doesn't belong and with a GSM variant more options for rooting and ROM support.
    04-04-2013 08:21 PM
  18. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Well with Verizon being so mum about the phone and its launch I am looking to move to ATT and one once its in the stores since I have to port over. I just don't care for Verizon's lock down approach to the phones, the stupid WiFi toggle that I always hit because its in the drop down where it doesn't belong and with a GSM variant more options for rooting and ROM support.
    Maybe Verizon will change the WiFi toggle on the S4?
    04-04-2013 08:32 PM
  19. Raptor007's Avatar
    Come on this is Verizon we are talking about, they don't do anything that truly benefits the consumer and there is no way they are going to reverse that little nugget of annoyance for us. Besides I am just planning on porting to ATT, I am stopping the store tomorrow to see if they have any info on an actual launch date since I can't pre-order with a number port.
    04-05-2013 08:44 PM
  20. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I would like to go with AT&T myself but I'm in the middle of a Verizon 2 year contract with the iPhone 5. I would love to bail on this contract.
    04-05-2013 09:07 PM
  21. Raptor007's Avatar
    I just stopped into AT&T today to see about the GS4 and I will be stopping back when pre-orders go live (likely on that weekend when I have more time) and although I have 4 months left on my contract I am breaking free. Sometime next year I can then move my home connect line on Verizon to the AT&T version and reduce myself to data only on my iPads (we have 2) and that will be it.

    AT&T confirmed they will be carrying the 16GB & 32GB but they have not heard anything at all about the 64GB so my guess is the exclusive on the HTC One 64GB was a trade off for them considering the non expandable memory (which is stupid they could have done it like they did for China). I was also told they are showing 4/26 as the launch date and that fits in the the rumored 4/24 date from Samsung. This is perfect timing and just before I leave on Vacation
    04-06-2013 12:16 PM
  22. BUYSELLFIL's Avatar
    Yes you can.... With AT&T they will assign a dummy phone number and initiate the port at the time of the order. When the SIM is put in the card (has to be done at the store) they will finish the port process. I did this with my mom who was on Verizon and I switched her to ATT. She was going from an iPhone 4S to an iPhone 5. The process was flawless and it was an impressive start to the world of AT&T and a big bye bye to Big Red.
    04-29-2013 11:30 PM
  23. Raptor007's Avatar
    Very true, now I just need a 32GB GS4!
    04-30-2013 03:28 PM

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