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Default Making 16gb work (LG G2)

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Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong place!

I'm seriously looking at the LG G2 as my next phone but keep coming back to the fact I'd be getting the 16gb version and the lack of SD support.

Just wanna get opinions on how easy or impractical things like cloud storage would be.
I'll have access to 4g network when I am out at work, WiFi at home and then whatever is available when out and about.
Got the standard 15gb allowance on Google drive and something like 28gb on drop box, neither of which are currently touched an awful lot.
Data plan will for either 10 or 20gb depending which I go for

First up, how I KNOW I currently use phone (nexus 4 got destroyed so currently sans-mobile)
.snap happy with the photos
.bit of music but not masses of it
.usual assortment of daily apps
.few games often small flash type thing, but sometimes big files
.various kindle books/PDFs etc

How I plan to use it going forward
.streaming music
.putting more music on the device than I would now
.using that camera more
.downloading movies over 4g (faster than my home BB)for viewing on big screen later
.using camcorder more (not some thing I do a lot historically)
.access to movies/TV shows when its quiet at work

Now, the 16gb nexus 4 did me alright but I'm thinking, higher res camera and shooting 1080p/60frames video, downloaded movies etc might shift the landscape a bit

Keeps making me think I'll just get a galaxy S4 for the micro SD but I do think the camera on the g2 is great and I like flashy new processors a lot.

So do you guys think the 16gb internal mixed with cloud services would be alright and effortless enough or just take the hit in CPU/GPU stats and camera and go with the galaxy s4 and a 64gb micro sd

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I'm probably not going to be any help but I currently do all that with my Note 2 and everything works great. I don't know what the stats of the G2 are but I stream all my music and movies from Dropbox. (I have 54gb) I use box for all my pictures and I use drive for all my ebooks/pdfs. Never had any issues with cpu/gpu. Movies get blurry once in a while but that's an issue with my wifi or LTE.

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Its just the internal storage I'm questioning.
I've only even used dropbox and the like for very light things, bit never used them day to day or to compensate for a small capacity device so I don't know how well that system works in real world terms.
Like I say, 16gb was fine on the nexus 4, but then with that device I wasn't using 4g to download full movies and such, nor was its video footage as rich.
If its a chore I'll just get the s4 and big micro SD and forget about the beefed up specs on the g2, but if the common opinion is that the cloud system thing works real well I'll stop worrying about the limited internal memory and go order one (the g2)

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If you rely heavily on the cloud to store most of your content then 16gbs is really a nice amount of space for stuff. I have around 50 apps (that includes a few games) and still have roughly 5gbs left.

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If you rely heavily on the cloud to store most of your content then 16gbs is really a nice amount of space for stuff. I have around 50 apps (that includes a few games) and still have roughly 5gbs left.

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And you don't find it a pain in the ass shuffling things on and off of cloud storage?
Anyone know if there is an app that allows me to see all my cloud photos in one place? Like everything on internal storage, Google drive , drop box, skydrive etc from one app?

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Hi there, hold tight, i have a solution for you. I've got myself an LG G2 as well, and was first quite sad about the lack of micro sd slot. The mobile connectivity around here is not as good, so cloud storage is not a good idea.
Till i found this: http://www.meenova.com/st/p/m3r.html
It's a tiny micro sd reader, which allow you to expand your phone with any micro sd or micro sdxc up to 64 gb.
There's a short YouTube video showing how it works on G2. Basically it's recognized instantly as an external storage. You can plug it in whenever you need the app or music or whatever else stored in it.

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And you don't find it a pain in the ass shuffling things on and off of cloud storage?
Anyone know if there is an app that allows me to see all my cloud photos in one place? Like everything on internal storage, Google drive , drop box, skydrive etc from one app?

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I don't really do any shuffling. I can access and use everything straight from the cloud server.

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That little adapter is pretty handy actually

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