How to survive with 8gb....guide and suggetions.General


  1. y0bailey

    y0bailey Well-Known Member

    I went with the smaller 8gb version due to price. I also was forced due to selling out.

    Now I am thinking of ways to make sure I won't be running out of space.


    Here are my current thoughts, but please give me any ideas you have.

    1) Google Play Music. I uploaded my full music library. I will keep 1-2gb on the device for when I am out of my service area and need tunes.

    2) Google Drive. Dump all pictures and videos to my Google Drive. Delete them off to save space when needed.

    3) USB OTG. I ordered a USB on the go cable and plan on having a 8gb Flash drive full of my movies. I will keep a few on the device itself, but for those long road trips that will give me extra space and movies. I haven't actually done this before, so this is in theory. This may also require root (which is why most of us bought a Nexus device anyways).


    Let me know if you guys have any other suggestions.

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  2. viper689

    viper689 Well-Known Member

    Why not get a bigger flash drive? Lol 8gb is so small comparatively and if that were the case you may as well have waited an extra day or two for the 16gb phone. The rest sounds good
  3. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    Yeah don't they make 128GB flash drives?
  4. y0bailey

    y0bailey Well-Known Member


    Sorry...I have an 8gb drive laying around...hence me using that size. Any size would work. People have even used hard drives through USB-OTG.

    Sorry for the confusion.
  5. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    no worries, I'm still trying to get a 128GB flash drive though lol
  6. knoxieman

    knoxieman Member

    Yes I would say that they are sound ideas you have there, I was so tempted to get the 8GB version when the 16 sold out this morning but couldn't bring myself to press the buy button, for me the 16GB is just the right size, my current phone card has 8 GB on it already.

    Oh and I wasnt going to buy one just so I could stick it on Ebay, that pisses me right off when folks genuinely want the phone and I wish people wouldn't bid on them, wouldn't you rather say look here is my new phone, I got it on the play store for only
  7. louss

    louss Member

    thanks for the help!
  8. jdk2

    jdk2 Well-Known Member

    Isn't that adapter the wrong one? I think you need a micro usb adapter to fit the phone.
  9. y0bailey

    y0bailey Well-Known Member

    Yea don't buy that one!
  10. rcheung28

    rcheung28 Well-Known Member

    I use Dropbox and enable Camera Uploads. When I come home at the end of each day, Dropbox would sync with camera gallery. Whenever I need more space on my phone, I'll just delete the photos/videos taken before "today". This saves lots of space in the phone, especially if you shoot lots of videos.
  11. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    I think Google+ Instant Upload allows unlimited uploads and they're set to private until you choose to share them. Otherwise I'd use dropbox or google drive.
  12. ericpanda999

    ericpanda999 Active Member

    For MUSIC: install google play on your PC. Upload all of your songs, edit them, etc., and you will have access to these songs from ANY device you have your Google account connected to.

    For PICTURES: get intimate with Instant Upload. It is your friend and hosts all of your pictures (not sure if there is a limit, but i have ~4,000 pics on it and haven't gotten a warning or anything.) These, also, will be accessible from ANY device connected to your Google account. Downside, any photo bigger than 2048 px on height or width will be scaled down to that size. No biggie, if you need big picture files, keep them on your comp/ Cloud.

    For DOCS/SPREADSHEETS/MISCFILES/OTHER: Google Drive. Cheapest cloud service available other than SkyDrive from Microsoft. $4.99/month = $60/year gets you 100 gigabytes of storage space.

    ALSO: keep your big files on your computer. Any movies, big files, etc. will obviously take up a lot of space so keep these on your computer.

    If you're willing to go Google, you'd be proud at the options you have available to you! :) I recently abandoned the SD card mindset and adopted a more cloud-driven mindset and let me just say living life wireless is SO WORTH IT! :D:D:D

    I myself got a 16GB version, but that's just because I like a little wiggle room! Not to say that with the 8GB version you won't, but you'll definitely have less.

    Take pics, have them uploaded to Instant - then delete off device, stream music anywhere, have cloud-based storage. It's a great thing!

    Congratulations on getting the Nexus 4, one, if not THE, of the best smartphones on the market; many, many people are envious of you!
  13. yfan

    yfan Well-Known Member

    You've got me thinking. Maybe the fact that I wasn't able to order a Nexus 4 today was a good thing. I was pretty certain to go for the 16GB model. But that is primarily because I have a good amount of podcasts, including video podcasts I download. I don't like to have to think about storage while I'm doing that. But then, data limits, heh.

    Google Music is certainly a solution I like, and use to a degree even now. I am also thinking this: I have an old 8GB iPod laying around. I can just as easily put my podcasts on it. I mean. it's not going anywhere. Sure, it's a little inconvenient to carry around 2 devices, but is it worth the $50 in savings? May well be, may well be.
  14. Bob Loblaw1

    Bob Loblaw1 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't go that route man. What's $50? Dinner for 2 at a decent place? For that you get DOUBLE your storage capacity for the life of the phone. I mean if you burn through phones every 6 mo. then ok but I'll be using mine probably until it dies or I lose it or something.
  15. yfan

    yfan Well-Known Member

    Well, I will definitely have it for longer than 6 months, but certainly not until it dies. Probably till the next Nexus phone comes out, which should be about a year or so.

    I definitely see your reasoning, though. That's the reason I'm going back and forth. Yeah, $50 is not that much in the grand scheme of things, and given the fact that my car's Sync system is connected to my phone, it would be a pain to switch back and forth between devices. But on the other hand, it IS 50 bucks. Haha.

    I will probably still end up going with the 16GB version. But I WOULD be able to do without it.
  16. Bob Loblaw1

    Bob Loblaw1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah see I'm more the type were I geek out on something until I buy it and then it's on to the next thing. Right now just happens to be a phone. A few years ago I did the same thing when I bought my N1 but once I had it I was on to something else and I'm only replacing it b/c the power button took a dump and won't power on the device anymore. Gonna (sniff sniff) miss my (sniff) trackball ;)
  17. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping to keep this for the longrun but I'm hoping to also use a Note 2 if they put out the 64GB one overseas. It'll be nice to be able to play with the newest OS all the time.

    Does anyone know if the Nexus S got Jelly Bean 4.1 or 4.2? I might have to swing by the forum over there to see how long Google supports these things.
  18. rcheung28

    rcheung28 Well-Known Member

    It seems that 4.1.2 will be Nexus S's last official firmware.
    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/android-building/-ymcoMuDAbA
  19. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    Hopefully they support the Nexus 4 longer than that, though 2 years isn't that bad.
  20. Android802

    Android802 Active Member

  21. En4cer2k11

    En4cer2k11 Well-Known Member

    ... And your data plan?
  22. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

  23. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member

    I have the HP V195b 32GB - it's tiny.

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