How much storage capacity do you need in a smartphone?

MR.C

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I got 32gb on me phone and and upgraded to a 64gb memory card cos 32 was not enough.

I don't delete my what's app pics and videos often enough
 

Fro

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My previous phone was a iPhone 6 with 16 GB and the last 3 - 4 months was a struggle.
Now I have a iPhone 7 128 GB, a year in and it's currently sitting on 48 GB used, I have quite a lot of music on it just because I can.
I guess I'll come right with 32 GB if I have to, but 64 minimum will be a safer bet.
That's the thing, most people don't need as much as they think they do, especially those who say they need 128GB+. I'm sure most would be fine with 32GB. Granted, I don't have a lot apps -- just the basics -- or non-music media on my phone's storage. I have a couple of unnecessary movies on my SD card that I took out of my tablet, which I rarely used.
 

Johnatan56

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16 GB internal min, 64GB micro SD for music as I just passed the 30 GB mark for my phone. :(
 

Trompie67

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32 min, 64 ideal, 128 overkill.

It's a phone, not an external drive! :crylaugh:
 

randburgred

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As a lover of Apple Music was always frustrated by Iphone 16gb and would have asked for minimum of 32gb but with Telkoms LIt I can stream music without using my data so am happy with 16gb but see that minimum Iphone is now 32 so that is cool
 

phoneJunky

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I have an 64gig iPhone - I have however never been over 13 gigs on a phone yet. Netflix uses by far the most of my storage.
 

SykomantiS

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Have 32GB, lately I've been keeping an eye on storage though- so whenever I get that feeling, I know my next phone would need to be a step up in the storage department.

So I would say minimum 32GB, ideally 64GB or more.
 
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