Thanks Meter 119
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Thorndale/Romansville, PA
This question comes up with every new phone lately...
For me, 16gig and no SD card, is not enough. 16gig with SD is marginal.
Even though I'm still on an older VZW unlimited data plan, with every one of my phones so far, streaming music doesn't work well while driving or on the go. The slightest signal drop, or change (between 3G/4G) causes a disruption in the music. Therefore I keep a bit of songs on my phone to listen to. Using Rhapsody, they now have an option to store their downloaded music to SD card, Google Play Music doesn't appear to have it, and needs to be kept on internal storage.
I have/use Zinio to read magazines while at the allergy doctor once a week, and sometimes at lunch during the work week. It stores that locally.
I also keep pix and video of my son on my phone, and like the ability to take longer videos of him if he is doing something funny. While I have both a Digital SLR and "Point-n-Shoot", and I know a camera phone doesn't take as good of pictures/videos as a stand alone digital camera does, I always have my phone on me, and don't usually take my cameras with me unless its a special trip. So as they say, the best camera is the one you have with you.
Having a 16gig phone, leaving about 8-10gig free out of the box, doesn't give me much wiggle room for keeping music, the occasional game, magazines and the pix/video I take with the camera. Having 32gig, or 16 + SD card is definitely better for my needs and wants.
On the other hand, my wife could get away with a 16gig phone. Her usage is different. She streams everything, but usually at her desk at work, or while she is exercising, so loss of service isn't much of an issue. She desn't use many apps or games, and runs pretty much stock. While she takes a lot of photos of our son, she doesn't do as much video, and without music or magazines, she still has plenty of room left on her phone.