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Is there really a need for 64GB?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by egernant, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. egernant

    egernant Well-Known Member
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    It's the age of the cloud - music is streamed, videos are streamed, photos are uploaded, and as a more traditional gamer, I play games on my consoles, not my tablet. So why the need for a 64GB device? As a movie database? Maybe. So all of my music can be offline? I guess, but my phone already has that. Photos? Nope.

    I'm looking at upgrading to a Pixel C and paying an additional $100 to move from 32GB to 64GB is lunacy. Don't let me make a short-sighted decision - what am I not considering? Why won't I be happy with 32GB version 2 years from now?


    #1 egernant, Mar 10, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Even the Pixel C 32GB is $499. IMO that's a lot of money for a 10in tablet, although I'm not likely to be seeing this device anyway so it's kind of academic for me.

    FWIW my own Windows 10 tablet is 32GB internal + 64GB SD, which cost me less than half of that. I stream a lot of music and videos, but only at home. Out and about and when travelling, it's got to be stored on the device for me.
  3. egernant

    egernant Well-Known Member
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    Pixel C 32GB is $349 right now with the "developer" discount, which is why I'm considering pulling the trigger.
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  4. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    I prefer the cushion of a 64 GB device... Previously, I stored music on my device but I finally switched to streaming for that. But having a rooted device I store things like full image backups of the phone, app/app data backups, etc. and I usually keep quite a bit of games on my devices. All of that stuff can add up fast, especially the nandroid backups. Or occasionally I've used MultiROM and had up to 5 roms installed to my internal storage at once. I like not having to worry about running out of space. But that's me... Everyone has different needs. There's no right or wrong answer, but I agree that $100 for storage is ridiculous, though I opted for the 64 GB Pixel C.

    Also, off topic, I installed the Android N preview on my Pixel C last night. It's pretty sexy.
  5. egernant

    egernant Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the insight - my use case seems different enough so I went with 32gb. Just purchased it.

    And that's great to hear on N - downloading that to my 6P now.

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