How much phone memory is enough? How much do you use?

Discussion in 'Mobiles and Tablets' started by Anorion, May 19, 2012.

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How much phone memory is enough?

  1. 4GB

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  2. 8GB

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  3. 16GB

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  4. 32GB

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  5. 64GB+

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  1. Anorion

    Anorion New Member

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    tl;dr
    post what takes up memory in your devices in this format:

    When it comes to memory in smartphones, esp while recommending purchases, was wondering how much memory is enough for a typical user. have seen a lot of threads where just lowering the memory capacity brings devices into people's budgets. this is to guage how much memory gets used, and by what

    include podcasts in music, and vidcasts in videos, comix and e-books in documents.

    PS: don't worry about exactness, guesstimates will do

    eg, here's mine


    Device Name: iPhone 3GS
    Internal Memory capacity: 8GB
    Memory Card capacity: 0

    Apps: 3.7 GB
    Music: 0 GB
    Photos: 1.2 GB
    Videos: 0 GB
    Other docs: 0.5 GB

    Cloud Storage: 0.3 GB
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  2. amjath

    amjath New Member

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    Re: How much phone memory is enough?

    Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S2
    Internal Memory capacity: 16GB
    Internal Memory capacity [excluding OS]: 11.5GB

    Apps: 3.0 GB [Include game datas]
    Music: 0 GB
    Photos: 760 MB
    Videos: 0 GB
    Other docs: 200 MB
    Free: 7.59 GB [Will fill it apps and games once i update it to ICS]

    Memory Card capacity: 32GB
    Apps: 0 GB
    Music: 1.1 GB
    Photos: 120 MB
    Videos: 24.3 GB [Music Videos and Movies]
    Titanium Backup for Apps: 610 MB
    Free: 3.39 GB [For Future Apps Back up]


    Thats too much lol waiting for ICS then no free space :mrgreen:
     
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  3. pramudit

    pramudit Gaming hardcore

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    Re: How much phone memory is enough?

    Device Name: SGY
    Internal Memory capacity: 160mb
    Memory Card capacity: 16gb
    Apps: 1.5gb
    Music: 4gb
    Photos: 1gb
    Videos: 2gb
    Other Docs: 500mb
    Cloud Storage: currently nil

    extra space for download: 5gb
     
  4. mitraark

    mitraark Chakor

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    Re: How much phone memory is enough?

    Storage , the more you have , the more you'd want. But the less you have , you'll find a way to manage.

    I think 8 GB is sufficient for a Smartphone [ many , many would disagree]

    There is no point in keeping 1000+ mp3s in your phone, one can do with their favourites playlist.

    Videos , takes up a lot of space , but again , no point in keeping 1080p videos on your phone.

    Photos ~ 1 GB , Apps ( incl. Games ) ~ 1 - 2 GB

    I have been using Nokia N73ME for the past five years with a paltry 2GB Mini SD :(

    Device Name: N73 ME
    Internal Memory capacity: 44 MB :|
    Memory Card capacity: 2 GB

    Apps: 0.1 GB
    Music: 0.500 GB
    Photos: 0.400 GB
    Videos: 0.600 GB
    Other docs: ~0.050 GB
     
  5. maddy1205

    maddy1205 bloody hell mate!!!!

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    Re: How much phone memory is enough?

    Device Name: Moto Defy
    Internal Memory capacity: 1.24GB
    Memory Card capacity: 4GB

    Apps: 0.7 GB
    Music: 1.77 GB
    Photos: 0.2 GB
    Videos: 0.1 GB
    Other docs: 0.9 GB
     
  6. clmlbx

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    Re: How much phone memory is enough?

    I think 8Gb is enough for OS and Apps and all videos and entertainment media should be in external storage.

    I am soon going to buy phone..galaxy S3 or better.. and am gonna buy 16-32 GB card at least with it..
     
  7. sam

    sam Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: How much phone memory is enough?

    Device Name: LG Optimus One P500
    Internal Memory capacity: 0.2GB
    Memory Card capacity: 8Gb

    Apps: 0.1GB
    Music: 1.3GB
    Photos: 0.1GB
    Videos: nil
    Other Docs: 0.025GB

    Cloud Storage: 0.1GB
     
  8. hsr

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    Re: How much phone memory is enough?

    Device Name: Nokia E63 :-D
    Internal Memory capacity: 0.938Gb
    Memory Card capacity: 1.89 GB

    (phone/memorycard)
    Apps: 30MB/40MB
    Music: 12MB/1.4GB
    Photos: 19MB/20MB
    Videos: 0MB/0MB
    Other Docs: 6MB/38MB

    Cloud Storage: N/A

    If it gets any cookies, I connect to a vps via ssh, having 25gb space, 1000mbps node speed :mrgreen:
     
  9. Nipun

    Nipun Whompy Whomperson

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    I flashed a new ROM so not much on my phone right now, but this is what usually is there:

    Device Name: LG Optimus One
    Internal Memory capacity: 200MB
    Memory Card capacity: 8GB

    Apps: 100MB
    Music: 2GB
    Photos: 20-30MB
    Videos: 200MB
    Other Docs: 100MB + ROMs
    Cloud Storage: --
     
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  10. R2K

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    Never satisfied with the capacity of memory cards . I always end up wanting more. :D
    BTW now I have an 8GB card that came bundled with my phone. Planning to upgrade to 16 GB or more when I get to see a good offer or sale :D
     
  11. papul1993

    papul1993 not a newbie.....

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    8 GB is nothing. I tend to put whole Discographies on my phone. :(

    Device Name: Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i
    Internal Memory capacity: 1GB
    Memory Card capacity: 8GB

    Apps: 348 MB on internal memory. Don't know how much on SD card.
    Music: 5.5 GB
    Photos: 200 MB
    Videos: 0 GB
     
  12. ajayritik

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    Guys currently I have 2GB Memory Card on my LG Optimus Net and off late I seem to get a message indicating that memory is low. Can I upgrade to 4 GB or 8GB. I read somewhere earlier that as I increase my phone with more memory it slows down the mobile.
     
  13. Vyom

    Vyom waiting in Tomorrowland.. Staff Member

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    Device Name: LG Optimus P500
    Internal Memory capacity: 0.2 GB
    Memory Card capacity: 2 GB (But 1.58 GB due to ext and other formatting).

    Apps: 0.162 GB
    Music: 0 GB
    Photos: 0.186 GB
    Videos: 0 GB
    Other docs: 1 GB (including ROM backups etc)
    Cloud Storage: 3.5 GB (on dropbox, my entire Docs)

    That error being memory is slow indicated memory is getting low in "Internal Memory", which is independent of the card space.
    To free space from Internal memory you will have to remove some bloatwares. Search for this thread, "Decrapify your Android."
     
  14. sainath

    sainath Android Addicted

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    Device Name: Sony Xperia Neo V
    Internal Memory capacity: 420MB
    Memory Card capacity: 8GB

    Apps: 1.65GB(Games and Apps)
    Music: 351MB
    Photos: 369MB
    Videos: 121MB
    Other Docs: 165MB

    I have lot of other junk in my memory card that was I have only 1GB of free space... lol :p
     
  15. randomuser111

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    Device Name: Sony Xperia S
    Internal Memory capacity: 32 GB
    Memory Card capacity: 0

    Apps: 1.5 GB
    Music: 4 GB
    Photos: 0.4 GB
    Videos: 8 GB
    Other Docs: 150 MB

    Cloud Storage: 100 MB (BOX.Net)

    I guess for most people (including me) 8 GB should be adequate. But of course if you have a device with huge internal memory then it doesn't mean you still use 8 GB :p
     
  16. ajayritik

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    Vyom you didn't reply to my initial question?
    How much memory should I go for external?
     
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    d3p PowerHouse

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    Device Name: Nokia E7-00
    Internal Memory capacity: 512MB + 16GB
    Memory Card capacity: OTG [expandable on the GO !!]

    Apps: 0.5GB
    Music: 5GB
    Photos: 1GB [usually take backup]
    Videos: 1GB
    Other Docs: 0.5GB
    Offline Maps: 5 GB [India & Few European Nations]

    Cloud Storage: 0 GB
     
  18. gopi_vbboy

    gopi_vbboy New Member

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    Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S2
    Internal Memory capacity : 11.5GB

    Music: 0.9GB
    Photos: 0.9 GB
    Videos: 4.6GB
    Free: 4.5 GB

    Memory Card capacity: 1.8 GB
    Apps: 0 GB
    Music: 0 GB
    Photos: 0 GB
    Videos: 0 GB

    Free: 1.8 GB
     
  19. Vyom

    Vyom waiting in Tomorrowland.. Staff Member

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    Oh! You made it sound like, you are thinking to expand the memory by increasing the capacity of card. :lol:

    As for your question goes, well, I think this thread is trying to answer the same question. Isn't it? :)
     
  20. R2K

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    Does anyone know how to compress video files into small sizes but still maintain a considerably good video quality ?( for mobile phones)
     

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