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General Galaxy Tab 10.1: 16gb or 32gb?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ssproles, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. ssproles

    ssproles New Member
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    Getting ready to pre-order the new Tab. With the usb option, I'm wondering if I really need the 32gb. Any ideas?
     

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  2. Jon Niola

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    If you have the financial means I'd say just go for the 32GB.
     
  3. cryingfreeman

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    no micro sd slot?
     
  4. indianajonze

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    not built in, but there is an sd card adapter accessory available
     
  5. cdf3

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    I'm debating if I will need 32 GB as well since most of my files are in the cloud.
    I will also be getting the USB adapter. That way I can access my portable hard drive if needed. I'm hoping this feature is supported. If not I may grab a 16 or 32 GB thumb drive to go along with the adapter.
    $100 doesn't sound like much, but that could actually be a new printer for my laptop.
     
  6. rmmorse81

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    I preordered the 16 gb. With google music and the cloud I'd rather save the hundred plus bucks after taxes. I had the xoom and never came close to 16 gb on that
     
  7. cdf3

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    Thanks for informing us about google music. Just sent my invite request for a google music account.
     
  8. Bogie

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    I've been using it with Google Music and the only problem I have is that sometimes the music volume seems to get stuck at a certain level even though the tablet indicates that it is changing the volume.

    Just updated to 3.1 so will see if that makes a difference.
     
  9. LaTuFu

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    I pre-ordered the 16GB today. Okay, technically my wife pre-ordered my Father's day present today, but she "consulted" me for my preference.

    I went smaller, not realizing it doesn't have Micro SD port. But I have yet to fill up my 8GB SD on my Mesmerize, so I am not too worried at this point.
     
  10. I'm testing out a galaxy tab 10.1 with 16 gb and it seems sufficient for now. Like people said, with cloud music now, I just keep my essential music on device for when I have no service and then rest in Google music or I use amazon mp3 as well.
     
  11. monsterenergy22

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    I have about 1GB free on my 32GB card for my phone, so Im just goin with the 32gb model since I dont want to be wishing for more space after I get it.
     
  12. Longanoid

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    I'm reminded of a conversation I had with a female engineer a number of years ago. About whether to buy a 250mb hard drive or a 500. She decided on a 250 - against my recommendations. Requirements go up exponentially!
     
  13. LaTuFu

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    Sadly, I can remember when a computer with 64k of ram was a speed demon.
     
  14. ssproles

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    Thanks for all the feedback! I bought the 32gb and am quite happy...so far. :)
     
  15. JMikeF

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    Yes, I did, too. ;)
    I'm thinking of the memory I'll need to watch a two hour movie when flying from coast to coast.
     
  16. HawaiianLaker

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    with music taking up pretty much all the space, google saves the day again with music beta. 16gb was the way to go for me. loving it.
     
  17. techrider62

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    Google music is fine if you have a internet connection.
     
  18. badankles

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    picked up the 16gb today, just couldn't justify $100 for another 16gb.
     
  19. Vihzel

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    For my use, 16gb is plenty for me. I don't store anything on my tablet really other than apps and whatever is associated with them.
     
  20. cds0699

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    I only got the 16GB version as well, i have my computer and phone to store stuff along with it... Plus im getting the sd card adapter, so i think i will be fine.
     
  21. cdf3

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    With cloud storage, 16 GB was enough for me.
     
  22. scottie24

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    16gb works very well for me. I have around 20 apps, 100 pics and usually store 3-4 movies and books for commuting and still have 8 gigs free. The movies (avi) obviously take the most space but i delete them with a file manager once i watch them.
     
  23. Jore

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    I have the first generation tab with 16gb, have about 50 apps, 6gb of music, and movies but I constantly change those out and I still have 1-2gb always free. I decided to stick with the 16gb tab 10.1 as well. I plan on using the cloud for my music this time around so I should have more space available.
     
  24. MutantCheese

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    Since there is no SD card slot, I'd recommend the 32GB, just so You won't be wishing you'd spent the extra $100 later and got the bigger GB's.
     
  25. Jore

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    Or you can get teh USB adapter and a 32gb USB.....if the need arises.
     
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