05-12-2013 10:49 AM
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  1. thoughthalo's Avatar
    So, I am in a dilemna. I am planning to get GS4 on the 1st day of launch on T-Mobile. What I am reading online is that it will launch in the 16GB version.
    The question I have got is whether that would be enough. I am planning to get a 64 Gb memory card for my media but is 16 Gb enough for apps especially games?
    Just to give you an idea of my app hoardng habits - I at one point of time had apps touching 200 in count on my iphone 5 64 Gb and ran out of space

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    satannik and lilkim429 like this.
    04-20-2013 09:47 PM
  2. mak916's Avatar
    It depends on the size of the games. Some games are well over 1GB. I had one game that was almost 2GB. If you are looking at Gameloft games, I would say that 16GB might not be enough.
    crester likes this.
    04-20-2013 10:01 PM
  3. ibcop's Avatar
    So, I am in a dilemna. I am planning to get GS4 on the 1st day of launch on T-Mobile. What I am reading online is that it will launch in the 16GB version.
    The question I have got is whether that would be enough. I am planning to get a 64 Gb memory card for my media but is 16 Gb enough for apps especially games?
    Just to give you an idea of my app hoardng habits - I at one point of time had apps touching 200 in count on my iphone 5 64 Gb and ran out of space

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk HD
    Well, if you filled up a 64GB Iturd 5, then I think you've answered your own question.
    04-20-2013 10:08 PM
  4. JRDroid's Avatar
    I have a hard time recommending a 16 gb phone to anyone resembling a power user. Lack of the larger storage option at launch is a big reason I'm considering the HTC One over the GS4.
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    04-20-2013 10:11 PM
  5. thoughthalo's Avatar
    I have a hard time recommending a 16 gb phone to anyone resembling a power user. Lack of the larger storage option at launch is a big reason I'm considering the HTC One over the GS4.
    I think I can safely consider myself a power user. I was wondering then what option do I have without any compromises?!

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    04-20-2013 10:31 PM
  6. JRDroid's Avatar
    I'd wait for the 32 gb option and get that and get a 64 gb micro SD. 32 gb should be plenty for apps and 64 should be good for media
    04-20-2013 10:44 PM
  7. thoughthalo's Avatar
    I'd wait for the 32 gb option and get that and get a 64 gb micro SD. 32 gb should be plenty for apps and 64 should be good for media
    I think that makes sense. Hate waiting though. Hope t-mobile pleasantly surprises with a 32 gb option

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    lilkim429 likes this.
    04-20-2013 10:49 PM
  8. rion_j's Avatar
    Can you not save games to an sd card?


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    04-20-2013 11:29 PM
  9. hkklife's Avatar
    No app installs to SD since Gingerbread. I don't see this feature EVER coming back. Samsung has ruined 3 models in a row (Note 2. Note 8.0, GS4) in the US by launching only the "volume" 16Gb version. Way to ruin otherwise top-notch devices, Samsung!! Also, VZW discontinued the 32Gb GS3 about 5 months after it launched!
    04-20-2013 11:43 PM
  10. Yell0w's Avatar
    I got a 32GB SG3 and I don't regret it. It's more of a peace of mind knowing I have extra space to play around with.

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    04-21-2013 12:04 AM
  11. Suda's Avatar
    No app installs to SD since Gingerbread. I don't see this feature EVER coming back. Samsung has ruined 3 models in a row (Note 2. Note 8.0, GS4) in the US by launching only the "volume" 16Gb version. Way to ruin otherwise top-notch devices, Samsung!! Also, VZW discontinued the 32Gb GS3 about 5 months after it launched!
    Actually, it never went anywhere. You just have to root the device. But yes, non-rooted app installs have been ousted.

    I understand most people don't root so for those that don't you'll either have to wait for the 32GB or deal with 16GB of onboard storage for apps and put your other media on the micro SD.
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    04-21-2013 12:06 AM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I have 230 apps on my GS3 and still have some space left. I have a 16GB S3 with a 32GB SD Card... Most apps are less than 1GB u should be fine

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    04-21-2013 12:42 AM
  13. thoughthalo's Avatar
    I have 230 apps on my GS3 and still have some space left. I have a 16GB S3 with a 32GB SD Card... Most apps are less than 1GB u should be fine

    Sent from my Galaxy Tab 7.0
    Wow that's interesting...
    Do you mind sharing, out of the 230 apps, how many are games?


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    04-21-2013 12:44 AM
  14. crester's Avatar
    If you are not playing a lot of fancy games then 16GB should be okay. You can put music, videos, pictures, etc. on the SD Card.

    If you are playing a bunch of elaborate games then I would wait for the 32GB model. As others have said... some of the "High Definition" games which are virtually game console quality can be 2GB each!
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    04-21-2013 12:55 AM
  15. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Wow that's interesting...
    Do you mind sharing, out of the 230 apps, how many are games?


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    I'd say about 45-50% some of which I sadly never play but keep lol

    Sent from my Galaxy Tab 7.0
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    04-21-2013 12:59 AM
  16. thoughthalo's Avatar
    I also have a question, not being on Android as my primary platform.. The additional files that some graphics heavy games download after installation.. Can they be redirected to the SD card?
    04-21-2013 01:01 AM
  17. mak916's Avatar
    I also have a question, not being on Android as my primary platform.. The additional files that some graphics heavy games download after installation.. Can they be redirected to the SD card?
    It all goes to the internal memory. I wish it would go to the sd card.
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    04-21-2013 02:01 AM
  18. LoganK's Avatar
    It all goes to the internal memory. I wish it would go to the sd card.
    That's not quite true. There are multiple ways that Android developers can prefer the external card when downloading the supplementary data, and some of the larger games I have downloaded do install the game files to the SD card.
    04-21-2013 02:57 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Threads like this kills me sometimes. There is no one answer... Depends what you use your phone for. I can survive on 16Gb but my friend with boat loads of music could use a 64...soo...gauge your usage and there you go.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    j510 likes this.
    04-21-2013 02:59 AM
  20. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    Threads like this kills me sometimes. There is no one answer... Depends what you use your phone for. I can survive on 16Gb but my friend with boat loads of music could use a 64...soo...gauge your usage and there you go.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    It depends. Do you stock your phone with apps, music, folders and such, get the 64GB. Or, you download small, casual games, and no music. 32GB.
    If you just download on a monthly basis, with small files, 16GB.

    The S4 has a SD Card slot, so much of what I said, I don't care about.

    Sent from my XOOM.
    04-21-2013 06:38 AM
  21. thoughthalo's Avatar
    That's not quite true. There are multiple ways that Android developers can prefer the external card when downloading the supplementary data, and some of the larger games I have downloaded do install the game files to the SD card.
    That seems like a saving grace in terms of space. Thanks for the info!!


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    04-21-2013 08:05 AM
  22. Raptor007's Avatar
    No app installs to SD since Gingerbread. I don't see this feature EVER coming back. Samsung has ruined 3 models in a row (Note 2. Note 8.0, GS4) in the US by launching only the "volume" 16Gb version. Way to ruin otherwise top-notch devices, Samsung!! Also, VZW discontinued the 32Gb GS3 about 5 months after it launched!
    Verizon still sells the 32GB GS3, you simply need to order it online or have the store order it for you. Its just not stocked at the store since most people seem to be price sensitive, I mean really $50 more for double the storage and what it means post Gingerbread OS and not being able to store apps on the SD card.
    04-21-2013 09:13 AM
  23. Raptor007's Avatar
    From my experience with WindowsPhone, Android and iOS devices, have at least 32GB on Android is a necessity and it's something you just can't address with a microSD card. If you can afford to wait for the 32GB I would recommend you do so. I am, and AT&T has nothing more than coming soon on their site.
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    04-21-2013 09:15 AM
  24. thoughthalo's Avatar
    Verizon still sells the 32GB GS3, you simply need to order it online or have the store order it for you. Its just not stocked at the store since most people seem to be price sensitive, I mean really $50 more for double the storage and what it means post Gingerbread OS and not being able to store apps on the SD card.
    I agree. Isn't this level of sensitivity for double the data impacting the quality of the android experience.

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    04-21-2013 09:15 AM
  25. mak916's Avatar
    That's not quite true. There are multiple ways that Android developers can prefer the external card when downloading the supplementary data, and some of the larger games I have downloaded do install the game files to the SD card.
    Can you explain how you do this? This would save me some internal memory on my games.
    crester likes this.
    04-21-2013 10:37 AM
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