05-14-2013 08:22 AM
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  1. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Are trading in your 16gb model for the 32gb model? Personally I feel the 16gb is sufficient

    Posted from my amazing white Galaxy S4
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    05-09-2013 09:15 AM
  2. DioramaMaker's Avatar
    I was patient. No need to trade.
    brianphrack and TomsAndroid like this.
    05-09-2013 09:19 AM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    Having a Nexus 4, 16GB is sufficient for me. I use the cloud for pics and music and have about 60 "need to have apps".

    But the new Nexus 4 has 12.5 or so GB free compared with less than 10 GB on the S4.

    That has led me to wait for the 32 GB. Probably more than I need but for $50 over the 16GB I wanted the extra internal storage.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    05-09-2013 09:26 AM
  4. Newtoandroid99's Avatar
    At first I was sure I was, but now I'm having second thoughts. I have my phone set up the way I want it and it works good. I'm not sure I really need the extra space as much as I just want it to have it.
    maryjane2300, roberts68 and Jweb92 like this.
    05-09-2013 09:29 AM
  5. Eric Kane's Avatar
    Having a Nexus 4, 16GBid sufficient for me. I use the cloud for pics and music and have about 60 "need to have apps".

    But the new Nexus 4 has 12.5 or so GB free compared with less than 10 GB on the S4.

    That has led me to wait for the 32 GB. Probably more than I need but for $50 over the 16GB I wanted the extra internal storage.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    I think if you haven't purchased the S4 yet that the 32GB is the way to go. The $50 extra isn't that steep, it can still be expanded via SD card, and it can be traded in/sold for more at the end of the day. Plus every purchase of the 32GB version shows there's a market for it and might prompt carriers to want to carry them in the future.
    05-09-2013 09:30 AM
  6. motor96's Avatar
    When is the 32g being released?
    05-09-2013 10:44 AM
  7. gabbott's Avatar
    When is the 32g being released?
    I believe (but could be wrong) that in the US, AT&T is the only carrier that has confirmed a 32GB version release which is tomorrow, May 10th.
    05-09-2013 10:49 AM
  8. skiner5246's Avatar
    I believe (but could be wrong) that in the US, AT&T is the only carrier that has confirmed a 32GB version release which is tomorrow, May 10th.
    You are correct sir. It will be avaliable Friday May 10th, 2013. source: AT&T customer support
    05-09-2013 10:51 AM
  9. Paul627g's Avatar
    I look at the expanded memory as a bonus on two different fronts...

    1. If you need the extra space for media storage then this is the right step, no need to worry about fried SD CARDs or any of that junk that has plagued the S3 in so many reported incidents.

    2. If your the type that like to resell your devices and jump on the next latest and greatest I believe the expanded memory is a more sought after purchase.
    05-09-2013 10:55 AM
  10. tohio's Avatar
    Are trading in your 16gb model for the 32gb model? Personally I feel the 16gb is sufficient

    Posted from my amazing white Galaxy S4
    I agree. My 16 GB S4 has a close to 40 downloaded APPS and all of the original bloatware and runs perfectly. I use a 64 GB SD card for photos and music. Having said that, if I was buying the S4 today I would wait for the 64 GB version (if it arrives on these shores). Must have latest and greatest!
    05-09-2013 11:40 AM
  11. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I have the 16GB and will stick with it. I have a 32GB SD card to hold my media. Have all my apps installed with a little over 8GB left. So I'm good for now. Personally, I don't buy the resale argument as a reason to get more storage. Because at the end of the day you'll just try to charge enough to recoup the additional cost you paid in the beginning whereas you could sell the lesser storage for a cheaper price so the difference is really a wash and I buy and sell phones all the time. And yes there's a market for the 32GB but the market for people that buy 16GB is always greater and usually results in a quicker sale. Just my opinion though. I would have bought the 32GB if I absolutely needed the storage on the device. Having a single partition for storage is ideal because I'd still put an SD card in it because 32GB is still just under my needs. My media is around 24GB so I'd need the extra space for the HD videos and hi res pictures that would be taken. What I really need is a 64GB version. But since I need to use 2 partitions in any case, might as well stick with the 16GB lol.
    05-09-2013 12:15 PM
  12. bembol's Avatar
    80GB is more than enough.

    Is 128GB available or even supported because I'd rather spend my money on that.

    SHIFT_tapatalk 2 s4 SGH-I377M
    05-09-2013 12:17 PM
  13. Raptor007's Avatar
    Fortunately for me I was not willing to accept the S4 at 16GB and last Saturday opted to order the LG Optimus G Pro since 32GB is standard. Then as I was preparing for a trip I see the S4 32GB was announced for a 5-10 launch. So today after I carefully reviewed my options and played with the OG Pro I chose to get the S4. Mind you I did not find the OG Pro to be lacking to the S4 in anyway in fact I really wanted the 5.5" screen it was the fact that screen brightness was an issue for me, yet I will miss the extra .5" of screen space, maybe a GN3 in the fall instead
    05-11-2013 09:05 PM
  14. Walt Colson's Avatar
    What ever happened to the days where a phone was a phone? You put a 64g sd card in a phone that has 16g internal and it is not enough space. People have gotten to the point where they can't go anywhere without their entire life in their pocket. Honestly, how often will you ever use 64g of crap on your phone that you can't just use your computer or laptop for? Not to mention that if you are using all the crap you put on the phone that takes up that much space then you probably need a 9000 volt battery to last a day a lot more than you need the extra space. I am perfectly happy with my 16g model. It is a lot less expensive imo to just buy an extra sd card that you can use to store movies or tv shows that you would watch and just delete and replace them when you are finished than to worry about turning your phone into a hard drive full of things that you more than likely won't ever think about again once you put it in there.
    05-11-2013 10:04 PM
  15. Statusnone's Avatar
    What ever happened to the days where a phone was a phone? You put a 64g sd card in a phone that has 16g internal and it is not enough space. People have gotten to the point where they can't go anywhere without their entire life in their pocket. Honestly, how often will you ever use 64g of crap on your phone that you can't just use your computer or laptop for? Not to mention that if you are using all the crap you put on the phone that takes up that much space then you probably need a 9000 volt battery to last a day a lot more than you need the extra space. I am perfectly happy with my 16g model. It is a lot less expensive imo to just buy an extra sd card that you can use to store movies or tv shows that you would watch and just delete and replace them when you are finished than to worry about turning your phone into a hard drive full of things that you more than likely won't ever think about again once you put it in there.
    That's your personal preference and your opinion. No need to be condescending to those who felt like 16GB was insufficient.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-12-2013 12:11 AM
  16. Johnny Roberts's Avatar
    What ever happened to the days where a phone was a phone? You put a 64g sd card in a phone that has 16g internal and it is not enough space. People have gotten to the point where they can't go anywhere without their entire life in their pocket. Honestly, how often will you ever use 64g of crap on your phone that you can't just use your computer or laptop for? Not to mention that if you are using all the crap you put on the phone that takes up that much space then you probably need a 9000 volt battery to last a day a lot more than you need the extra space. I am perfectly happy with my 16g model. It is a lot less expensive imo to just buy an extra sd card that you can use to store movies or tv shows that you would watch and just delete and replace them when you are finished than to worry about turning your phone into a hard drive full of things that you more than likely won't ever think about again once you put it in there.
    Personally, I'm with you. But some folks DO use their phones as secondary computers on the go, and I see nothing wrong with that. I appreciate the option, although like you there is no way I need more than 16g of space. Or 12g...or 10g.

    Everyone is different, and that's great.
    05-12-2013 12:35 AM
  17. itsdizbitch's Avatar
    What ever happened to the days where a phone was a phone? You put a 64g sd card in a phone that has 16g internal and it is not enough space. People have gotten to the point where they can't go anywhere without their entire life in their pocket. Honestly, how often will you ever use 64g of crap on your phone that you can't just use your computer or laptop for? Not to mention that if you are using all the crap you put on the phone that takes up that much space then you probably need a 9000 volt battery to last a day a lot more than you need the extra space. I am perfectly happy with my 16g model. It is a lot less expensive imo to just buy an extra sd card that you can use to store movies or tv shows that you would watch and just delete and replace them when you are finished than to worry about turning your phone into a hard drive full of things that you more than likely won't ever think about again once you put it in there.
    I have a 64gb sd card and I don't require the use of a 9000 volt battery. The biggest issue, at least for me, was the inability to store apps on the sd card. For music, photos, and videos 64gb is great and I won't ever need more space for that. But it's the apps that got me lol.

    I originally purchased the 16gb S4 but I exchanged it on Friday for the 32gb S4. I'm guessing the 9 or so GB that were remaining would have been sufficient for the length of time I plan on keeping the phone, but I didn't want to risk regretting the decision of not exchanging the phone later. Since the 14 day policy was still an option, I just paid the difference and a $36 fee as opposed to changing my mind in 7 months and not wanting to pay full price for the 32gb model. I guess I'd rather have peace of mind knowing that I wouldn't run out of any space with the 32gb model than to have to worry about running out of space with the 16gb model.
    05-12-2013 02:15 AM
  18. TomsAndroid's Avatar
    If I choose the S4 (over the One) I'll definitely pick the 32GB model. I filled up my 16GB Nexus 7 with apps in a few months.
    05-12-2013 06:05 AM
  19. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    Let's keep the discussion civil. Thanks.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    05-12-2013 09:25 AM
  20. gabbott's Avatar
    What ever happened to the days where a phone was a phone? You put a 64g sd card in a phone that has 16g internal and it is not enough space. People have gotten to the point where they can't go anywhere without their entire life in their pocket. Honestly, how often will you ever use 64g of crap on your phone that you can't just use your computer or laptop for? Not to mention that if you are using all the crap you put on the phone that takes up that much space then you probably need a 9000 volt battery to last a day a lot more than you need the extra space. I am perfectly happy with my 16g model. It is a lot less expensive imo to just buy an extra sd card that you can use to store movies or tv shows that you would watch and just delete and replace them when you are finished than to worry about turning your phone into a hard drive full of things that you more than likely won't ever think about again once you put it in there.
    You have to realize that there are apps (yes, mostly games but apps nonetheless) that take up about 1-1.5GB on installation.

    Some people use google music and youtube services and might rely on the caching function of those services (maybe for travelling when one can't get signal like a flight) and the caching options for those can potentially take up a large amount of storage space and that caching cannot be on an SD card.


    Personally, I can get by with the amount of space left on the 16GB version but there are very valid reasons these days that someone would want, and can, use more without being a data storage hoarder.
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    05-12-2013 10:51 AM
  21. dd_terry's Avatar
    What ever happened to the days where a phone was a phone? You put a 64g sd card in a phone that has 16g internal and it is not enough space. People have gotten to the point where they can't go anywhere without their entire life in their pocket. Honestly, how often will you ever use 64g of crap on your phone that you can't just use your computer or laptop for? Not to mention that if you are using all the crap you put on the phone that takes up that much space then you probably need a 9000 volt battery to last a day a lot more than you need the extra space. I am perfectly happy with my 16g model. It is a lot less expensive imo to just buy an extra sd card that you can use to store movies or tv shows that you would watch and just delete and replace them when you are finished than to worry about turning your phone into a hard drive full of things that you more than likely won't ever think about again once you put it in there.
    I am happy you are happy with your 16gb S4. I don't understand why there is resistance to the idea that someone else might want a device with more storage space. If Samsung had not announced that they have the S4 in 16, 32, and 64gb versions this would all be moot. Either buy the 16gb S4 or look elsewhere. But, that is not the case. Samsung makes 32 and 64gb models also. Who are these devices built for if not for someone that wants them?

    Samsung, Apple, and HTC seem to think there are people that want higher capacity storage options. AT&T agrees with there S4. The people that want 32 and 64gb devices, like myself, want them because we want them. We just need Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to sell what is available out in the world to their customers. Us!

    So, again if you are satisfied with 16gb I understand you. Let other people have the choices that Samsung already provides.

    If anyone agrees with me please sign the petition to get these higher capacity S4's available through Sprint:

    Petition Sprint should sell the Samsung Galaxy S4 32gb and 64gb versions
    Statusnone and TomsAndroid like this.
    05-12-2013 01:19 PM
  22. ibcop's Avatar
    I look at the expanded memory as a bonus on two different fronts...

    1. If you need the extra space for media storage then this is the right step, no need to worry about fried SD CARDs or any of that junk that has plagued the S3 in so many reported incidents.

    2. If your the type that like to resell your devices and jump on the next latest and greatest I believe the expanded memory is a more sought after purchase.
    Exactly - number 2 fits me very well.
    05-12-2013 01:30 PM
  23. tlo07's Avatar
    I returned my white 16 gb GS4 because I started obsessing over the internal storage. Best Buy didn't have any 32s and I was almost to the end of my return period to I did the complete return. My plan was to snag a 32 gb but I'm really bummed out about the fact that there are no white 32gb versions and nobody seems to know if they are coming. I really don't like the black ones. Now my choice is to get another white 16 gb and try not to freak out over the memory situation or get the black one and be unhappy with the color. Meanwhile, I'm back on my iPhone 4s with its tiny screen that has a dead section that doesn't respond to touch. I'm crabby about it, too. If I knew for sure if there was going to be a white 32 I would be happy to wait for it but who knows if there will even be one? Now I wish I would have just left it alone and kept my original 16.
    05-12-2013 04:58 PM
  24. Statusnone's Avatar
    I returned my white 16 gb GS4 because I started obsessing over the internal storage. Best Buy didn't have any 32s and I was almost to the end of my return period to I did the complete return. My plan was to snag a 32 gb but I'm really bummed out about the fact that there are no white 32gb versions and nobody seems to know if they are coming. I really don't like the black ones. Now my choice is to get another white 16 gb and try not to freak out over the memory situation or get the black one and be unhappy with the color. Meanwhile, I'm back on my iPhone 4s with its tiny screen that has a dead section that doesn't respond to touch. I'm crabby about it, too. If I knew for sure if there was going to be a white 32 I would be happy to wait for it but who knows if there will even be one? Now I wish I would have just left it alone and kept my original 16.
    Did you actually get a chance to hold a black one? I can only speak from personal experience, but I was in the same situation. To me, the memory function was more important than the color. After holding the black unit, I fell in love. I have a black matte Ultra Fit from Spigen on it now and I can honestly say it worked out for the best. I wouldn't trade for white now if I could.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-12-2013 05:02 PM
  25. tlo07's Avatar
    Did you actually get a chance to hold a black one? I can only speak from personal experience, but I was in the same situation. To me, the memory function was more important than the color. After holding the black unit, I fell in love. I have a black matte Ultra Fit from Spigen on it now and I can honestly say it worked out for the best. I wouldn't trade for white now if I could.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I'm going to give it a couple of weeks and see if there are any rumors of a white one. If its not coming I'll get the black rather than go with my second choices--the HTC One or the iPhone 5. I have the flip cover so there won't be that much of the phone showing anyway. I feel so down going back to my iPhone because even though its a good phone I miss the big screen and I especially miss having Swype!
    05-12-2013 06:39 PM
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