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  1. eyecon82's Avatar
    16 gigs is nowhere near enough for a modern smartphone! That's why HTC upped theirs to 32

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
    I believe they upped theirs because of no microSD slot
    04-28-2013 08:14 PM
  2. Wilbur's Avatar
    In 2013 we shouldn't have to make sacrifices on our $650 phones should we. We are locked into 2-3 year contracts (3yr in Canada) and I expect my phone to actually last me 2yrs this time around.
    Exactly! And the phone is 64GB capable. Its the carriers putting the limitations on us!! Hopefully special orders for 32GB phones will come into play if the carriers refuse to stock them locally. I'd jump on a 64GB S4 !!
    04-28-2013 08:21 PM
  3. Parafly's Avatar
    In 2013 we shouldn't have to make sacrifices on our $650 phones should we. We are locked into 2-3 year contracts (3yr in Canada) and I expect my phone to actually last me 2yrs this time around.
    Totally agree. 32 GB of memory vs 16 probably vocosrts Samsung am extra 5 to 10 bucks and removes a lot of headaches for the end user

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    04-28-2013 08:38 PM
  4. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    It's not only games that take up a lot of space. Youtube preloading takes 1GB of internal memory, and the Play Music app cache can get ridiculously big as well.

    Hopefully the 32GB versions will be out soon in the US.
    04-28-2013 08:40 PM
  5. Wilbur's Avatar
    Just finished an online chat with Verizon. When asked about the S4 32Gb model their wording is "at the time we are only offering the 16 GB model. We don't know whether other models will be offered in the future."

    I am now more encouraged a 32GB will become a reality. Even if its only a special order deal.

    On another note, I also checked on the Sprint site. IF you bring your number over to Sprint the S3 16GB is free and they offer the S3 32Gb for $149.

    Sprint has very spotty coverage in Southern California still. Ugh. And Sprint is STILL losing money as a business. Not a good sign....
    04-28-2013 08:52 PM
  6. Raptor007's Avatar
    From what I have read Verizon is saying no 32GB. I suspect that will be the case given they pulled the S3 32GB and put it to online ordering.
    04-29-2013 07:34 AM
  7. rushmore's Avatar
    The S3 32gb was pulled due to making room for other devices and positioning the S3 16gb as an entry level device for that product segment at $99 for two year contract. This is from a Verizon corporate account rep, unlike all the folks in certain media sites guessing.

    The site that reported no 32gb has no source to back it up, so probably a Verizon customer service person speculating.

    Not saying Verizon will not be stupid and not release a 32gb, but no official No yet.
    04-29-2013 07:40 AM
  8. Reformed IOS User's Avatar
    I got the 16gb on Sat.
    The apps are very small so with a 64GB SD card, there is plenty of room.
    I don't use a ton of apps
    04-29-2013 08:35 AM
  9. rushmore's Avatar
    I got the 16gb on Sat.
    The apps are very small so with a 64GB SD card, there is plenty of room.
    I don't use a ton of apps
    How can you say apps are very small? Depends on the apps you use. Games as example and some social apps can be over 1gb or more each counting the data and cache needs.

    Sd card has nothing to do with app storage.
    04-29-2013 09:04 AM
  10. Reformed IOS User's Avatar
    How can you say apps are very small? Depends on the apps you use. Games as example and some social apps can be over 1gb or more each counting the data and cache needs.

    Sd card has nothing to do with app storage.
    I understand the SD card is only used for files.
    I had a iPhone 3GS since it came out.
    It only had 32GB of storage and I think I only filled it up 1/2 way - that includes pictures and music which will go on the SD card on this phone.
    Off all the apps I already downloaded the biggest one is Facebook at 34.1 MB most of them are 1/2 that.
    I don't play many games so I am not worried
    04-29-2013 09:30 AM
  11. Wilbur's Avatar
    I got the 16gb on Sat.
    The apps are very small so with a 64GB SD card, there is plenty of room.
    I don't use a ton of apps
    I expect to have my future S4 for at least 2 years. I expect APPs to grow in size like everything else. Over those two years Android is bound to have several major upgrades which will undoubtedly increase in size further reducing internal memory storage space.

    My SanDisk 64GB card is resting on the shelf right now.... waiting for The Next Big Thing.
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    04-29-2013 10:40 AM
  12. eyecon82's Avatar
    How can you say apps are very small? Depends on the apps you use. Games as example and some social apps can be over 1gb or more each counting the data and cache needs.

    Sd card has nothing to do with app storage.
    the offline wikipedia app, which doesn't require internet access is 5gb
    04-29-2013 10:46 AM
  13. snookasnoo's Avatar
    You have to root to run apps form an unreliable and slow SD card. Hardly an adequate solution. Minimum for this phone should be 32 MB.

    That's plenty of room for Apps though. Just get a 32GB MicroSD card for $25 for storage space.
    Wilbur likes this.
    04-29-2013 10:51 AM
  14. snookasnoo's Avatar
    It depends on how you define smaller. First it is not generally true than Android apps are smaller than iOS apps and most of those that appear to be are actually doing calls to the jvm and other applications/os.

    Android apps are atoll smaller than iOS apps but I can easily have 10-15GB of apps on my phone. I feel you shouldn't be forced to choose apps you can and cannot carry. The carriers like it because it forces you to use data and makes you run over on your data plans.
    freddyd165 likes this.
    04-29-2013 10:54 AM
  15. snookasnoo's Avatar
    I really doubt most users will be happy with 9 GB. This is just Samsung being cheap just like the reason they use cheap plastic for their cases.

    I'm sure you realize just how atypical you are, at least with respect to the general smartphone populace. For the vast bulk of people, the 9GB left over is plenty.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-29-2013 10:55 AM
  16. Raptor007's Avatar
    I had an iP5 64GB and easily had 20GB worth of apps on it and on the Android side it would be less but still not enough to get me to accept a 16GB with only 9.9GB free. IF you remove all the bloatware how much room do you really have left? I wanted to know how much crap was added by AT&T & Samsung.
    04-29-2013 11:43 AM
  17. rushmore's Avatar
    The rom image size per some xda folks is almost 1.3 gb more than the S3. Once installed, that would bridge why it is about 2gb more than the S3 stock rom.
    04-29-2013 12:13 PM
  18. Wilbur's Avatar
    I really doubt most users will be happy with 9 GB. This is just Samsung being cheap just like the reason they use cheap plastic for their cases.
    I don't think its Samsung. The carriers are only offering the 16GB models. IF they hold to this practice I see an opening for Amazon, Radio Shack, etc. to offer the 32Gb and possibly the 64GB as a niche seller. IF the market is there they will offer them.

    I hope.
    04-29-2013 12:26 PM
  19. Reformed IOS User's Avatar
    the offline wikipedia app, which doesn't require internet access is 5gb

    I just installed it and it's 1.77 mb
    Can't imagine why I would want one that does not access the internet

    Just me personally, the 9gb is going to be plenty for the apps I use
    04-29-2013 12:28 PM
  20. Wilbur's Avatar
    When you folks root a phone basically you're reloading Android with the bloatware ripped out, right? Is it possible to replace the internal 16GB chip with larger 32GB chip and then root it?? Of is that not even a consideration? I mean we do that with PC's all the time.
    04-29-2013 12:32 PM
  21. rushmore's Avatar
    I don't think its Samsung. The carriers are only offering the 16GB models. IF they hold to this practice I see an opening for Amazon, Radio Shack, etc. to offer the 32Gb and possibly the 64GB as a niche seller. IF the market is there they will offer them.

    I hope.
    If I go by Att and Verizon store managers, there are no 32gb Qualcomm models right now and Samsung pushed the 16gb first and only, to maximize inventory for launch.

    Still does not mean we will see a 32gb, but that is the excuse for now. I see reports of people having Octa 32s, but that is it.
    04-29-2013 12:51 PM
  22. effreyj's Avatar
    Just buy a 32GB SD card for $25 on Amazon. You can store all of your music and files on there and then only have Apps stored on the phone. I have 55 Apps of various sizes installed right now and it only takes up 4 GB of storage. HD Widgets and Chrome are my biggest Apps and they take up about 65 MB of space each.
    04-29-2013 01:07 PM
  23. gollum18's Avatar
    When you folks root a phone basically you're reloading Android with the bloatware ripped out, right? Is it possible to replace the internal 16GB chip with larger 32GB chip and then root it?? Of is that not even a consideration? I mean we do that with PC's all the time.
    Root access just grants superuser permissions to you, the user. Thus giving you access to modify/add/remove system files.

    No there is no way to physically remove and replace your phones internal storage. If you have root access however, there is a universal script floating around that switches your internal storage to external storage if you have an sdcard (only use it on class 10s).

    For instance if you use this script in a phone with 16gb of storage and an sdcard with 32gb. Your internal storage will be 32gb and your external will be 16gb.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    04-29-2013 02:51 PM
  24. rushmore's Avatar
    Just buy a 32GB SD card for $25 on Amazon. You can store all of your music and files on there and then only have Apps stored on the phone. I have 55 Apps of various sizes installed right now and it only takes up 4 GB of storage. HD Widgets and Chrome are my biggest Apps and they take up about 65 MB of space each.
    For you that works, but please do not assume your use as a standard for others. Just a few newer games and a few social apps can eat that space quickly.
    04-29-2013 04:00 PM
  25. Rim85's Avatar
    I got the 16Gb S4 on Saturday:
    total space: 9.62 gb
    this is what I have "used" so far:

    Apps-2.27gb
    pics-576kb
    audio-60 kb
    downloads-8.0 kb
    misc files-3.83mb
    avialable space is 6.99gb

    +

    29.71 Gb on the card
    04-29-2013 05:40 PM
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