Is an 8GB iPhone enough?
December 8, 2011 5:04 AM Subscribe
I am upgrading to an iPhone. Wondering if the 8gb would be sufficient, or do I need a larger capacity?
posted by dbirchum to Technology (19 answers total)
I currently do not have a smartphone (I just have a regular cell phone). I have an iPod Touch (2nd Gen, 32GB) that I simply love. Instead of carrying around both my cell phone and iPod Touch, I want to combine them both and get an iPhone. Since the iPhone 4GS recently came out, I want to take advantage of the cheaper 4G deals (I really don't have a need for the 4GS at this time and the 4G would be very sufficient for my needs). I can get a 4G for $50, however here is the catch. I would much prefer a White phone over the black. I can get a White iPhone in 8GB for $50 (they don't have any of the White 16GB in stock) or I can get a 16GB Black phone for $50.
I really don't know how much space I need. With my Touch now, I have 32GB and here is my current usage - Audio 1.61GB, Photos - 0.01GB, Apps - 0.66GB, Other - 0.31GB with about 29GB Free. I have a huge library of music, but I have no desire to put it on my Phone/Touch (I just keep a small selection of songs on it and a regular rotation of about 20 podcasts). I don't have all of my apps on my Touch now, but I don't have a lot that I have to have on there. Whenever I travel, I like to add a movie or two to my Touch (never more than two), so I know that takes up space.
Anyway, just wondering if the 8GB White Phone will meet my basic needs or will I quickly realize that I need more space and should have opted for the Black 16GB. Thanks,