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Buying a Nexus 5 - 16 or 32GB?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys! So my iPod Touch 4g is dying on me after 3 years of hard use, so it's time for a new device. Now I'm done with the iPod and I kind of want to give Android a go, so the Nexus 5 caught my eye.

Now I'm by no means someone who has a lot of stuff on his phone. I hardly play games and I don't store any video files on my phone. On the other hand, I listen to a lot of music. I can easily have 400 ~ 500 songs on my phone, and I usually have 1 or 2GB worth of pictures stored too. Though I'm willing to import all pictures to my PC from time to time, so that won't be an issue too. This phone will be my daily driver for at least 2 years though.

At the moment I have about 6.9GB (20GB od the 32 left) in use on my iPod, minus 1.1 GB of pictures. Although I only have 3 songs on it at the moment because I've jailbroken it (I have quite a few tweaks on it too).

So what do you guys think? Should I spend the extra €50 (about $80 I think) for the 32GB version or will the 16GB version be fine for me?

Thanks in advance! :)

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Very personal, I could live with 16gb.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the fast reply mate! Yeah, I think 16GB will be just fine, but I'm still in a bit of a dilemma because the device has about 12.5GB with the OS installed. Though at a later date I'll get myself an actual contract (still using prepaid, yep...), maybe with 4G so I can upload my music to the cloud and preserve space. Oh choices :lol:

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Well, apps are getting bigger and bigger now, 32GB would not hurt, since it does not have a SD slot


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well, apps are getting bigger and bigger now, 32GB would not hurt, since it does not have a SD slot

Yeah I'm thinking that way too! I plan on using ART too, so the extra space would definitely help. Money isn't an issue, my parents are paying half (because I need to safe up for college tuition and health insurance fees, which I need to pay for myself, not because I'm a spoiled brat ;)), but availability is. I prefer retail stores and I just can't find the 32GB version anywhere. 16GB is hard to find, 32GB even more so. Well, I guess it'll have to be online ordering then :(

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32gb, you may find yourself using up to 10+gb on your phone. 16gb may be fine now but since the storage isn't expandable 32 seems better in the long run


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If you even think about storing media on your phone (music, video, etc) always go for more storage.  This is even more important for the Nexus 5 because it has no microSD slot (fu Google), so unless you're willing to use Google Music rather than have local copies, go for the 32GB


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