Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Topic # 23574 3-Jul-2008 06:57
Send private message

Hi all,

So the likelihood of getting an iPhone seems more unlikely by the day, with all the stories I read - eg 5000 alocation - but I will still continue to seek help on the chance it could all be mere speculation.

So my initial question is the following:

Can someone please give me an indication of the difference between the 8gb and 16gb?  When the size is given, are all the aplications that are already on the phone part of that or is that size extra?  I'm just trying to work out which size is better.  Of course the bigger is a good option but I'm not sure that I need it.  I will certainly store music on it etc but mostly I will use it for phone purposes.

Cheers Lilly

Create new topic
1482 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41


  Reply # 142433 3-Jul-2008 08:53
Send private message

Fairly simple, 16gb is 8gb bigger. Both phones have the same applications. Like all devices that ues flash/hard drives you can't actually normally use the entire 8gb/16gb but I can't remember exactly how much it taken up by the system software.

You really want to decide on how much music/podcasts/videos you want to store on your phone. Is it going to be your main storage device for music or just for putting in a few albums to listen to on the way to work? Even 8gb will hold a lot of music so the extra space may not be required.

The other thing to think about is the apps that you will be able to purchase from the apple store. These will take up some space as well, although I've got no idea as to how much.

Availability will also be a big issue by the sound of it. If the price difference is $150 or less between the two models the 16gb will probably be preffered by most purchasers so unless you start queing early you may not have much choice.

4271 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 758

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 142438 3-Jul-2008 09:22
Send private message

Having had an 8GB model for several months now I can safely say it's a better option to go for the maximum storage you can afford.  If that's 16GB then do it.  That said, if you're only using the iPod on your iPhone to play playlists and podcasts then you should be fine with 8GB as you'll most likely be changing your music every other day.


145 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

  Reply # 142450 3-Jul-2008 10:01
Send private message

Depends on how much music and video files you have.  I have had an 8GB ipod touch for some time and it has been fine.  I just flip movies on and off as needed and its plenty big enough for my music collection.

202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Reply # 143959 7-Jul-2008 18:28
Send private message

OK so I wanted to check about size again after the latest email from Voda.  So thinking size wise, I do not have or feel the need to have huge amounts of songs on my iPhone (kind of 250 max) and only a few of these are video.  So with that in mind and based on the fact that the phone usage will be a big factor, would the 8 gb be sufficient?  I know it is a difficult thing to advise but if anyone is able to advise further about other factors I should consider when deciding which size is best, please do so.

Many thanks


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.