The iPhone 5 came out of hiding a few days ago, and no-one was surprised to see that it came in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavors. However, is 16GB big enough for even average users nowadays?
Apps and media content are growing ever more information-rich by the day, and so it may be that 32GB or 64GB is the way to go for most people. So should you plunk out the extra cash for a 32GB or 64GB iPhone 5? Let’s find out.
iPhone 5: should you go for the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB model
If you don’t download many movies or many music tracks, or download and use many apps, a 16GB iPhone 5 may well be enough. If you like to take lots of photos, though – and remember that the iPhone 5 has an 8MP camera that’s capable of 1080p video, then you’ll need more than 16GB. If you use your iPhone 5 just to make calls, do a bit of browsing, emailing and texting, then you could save money by getting the 16GB version.
If, on the other hand, your iPhone 5 is going to be your main media workhorse, with loads of HD downloads and your own HD recordings, as well as a ton of music and games, on it, then you should think about the 32GB iPhone 5. This option will give you plenty of room to store your own shot films and so on.
One step up from the 32GB is the 64GB for real power users – the type that store dozens of HD films, photos, days of music, as well as their plans for world domination. These guys need the 64GB iPhone 5 – no question. This option will give them a nice warm glow inside as they download yet another app, as they’ll know that it will have lots of room to play in.
Only thing is, the more space you have, the more space you’ll end up needing. Even with a 64GB iPhone 5 a lot of people will max it out as it is natural to then horde – but that’s what the cloud is for.