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iPhone 5: Can You Survive With Just 16GB?

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The iPhone 5 was released by Apple just this past Friday and buyers have the option of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. However, is the base 16GB version enough when it comes to storage, or given that there is an ever growing library of apps and media, should you go for the 32GB or even the 64GB? Given the huge price differences with each model, this is one of the most common questions among iPhone 5 buyers out there. Let’s see if we can shine some light on this.

16GB iPhone 5: Is it enough?

16GB: If you do not download and play a lot of games, or you do not use your handset to watch downloaded movies on, then you would be able to get away with buying the 16GB version of the iPhone 5. But if you do like using your phone as your main video camera, than you may wish to consider the fact that the iPhone 5 can record video at 1080p, which would take up a lot of room. On the other hand if all you want is a phone to make calls and text and browse the internet, take occasional pictures and videos which you don’t plan on storing on your iPhone 5, then money could be saved by purchasing the 16GB version.

32GB: Anyone who uses the iPhone 5 as their main source of music and who wants to take their collection with them, along with watching HD movies, will want something bigger. They may wish to consider paying out a little more for the 32GB handset. With the 32GB you would have ample storage room for music and movies, plus any videos you record with the 1080p video camera. You will also have storage for multiple top-end games (e.g. Bard’s Tales, Infinity Blade, SIMs, etc).

64GB: Power users of course will want to consider nothing less than the 64GB version of the iPhone 5. 64GB offers the maximum amount of storage, so you could get plenty of apps, games, music, movies and video recordings on the device, without having to worry.

If you can afford it then of course bigger is always better. After all it is surprising just how fast you can fill up the memory of a phone when you know you have a lot and don’t need to keep check.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.