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Old 13-09-2018, 10:31 PM   #1
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256 or 512?

Planning to get XS MAX .. but couldn't decide 256 or 512?

512 looks a bit big but the videos and pictures wont be small. Price wise 512 is 15% ($310) more but with double the storage

Should I go for 256 or 512?
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Old 13-09-2018, 11:06 PM   #2
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Don’t forget, 512GB will be “faster” too.
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Old 13-09-2018, 11:10 PM   #3
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Planning to get XS MAX .. but couldn't decide 256 or 512?

512 looks a bit big but the videos and pictures wont be small. Price wise 512 is 15% ($310) more but with double the storage

Should I go for 256 or 512?
Save space on your device
iCloud Photo Library keeps all of your photos and videos in their original, high-resolution version. You can save space on your device when you turn on Optimize Storage.

i have like 2k photos, 140 videos..plus other stuff ..use only 60gb phone storage

if u have tons of photos and videos... but not enuff iCloud space...whats the point.
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Old 13-09-2018, 11:55 PM   #4
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64Gb more than enough for me, i use like 30+ gb only mainly photos. I bought the 256gb iphone 8 but sold it and downgrade to 64gb. I also have 1tb dropbox sync with my phone.
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What's your view about iCloud? Wondering if it would be better to spend part of that $300 difference for more cloud space instead...?
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Old 14-09-2018, 07:56 AM   #6
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Don’t forget, 512GB will be “faster” too.
How would that be faster? Faster read speeds or processor? I think it should be similar across the models.
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Old 14-09-2018, 08:42 AM   #7
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How would that be faster? Faster read speeds or processor? I think it should be similar across the models.
“the higher capacity variants of an SSD model often get their higher capacity from simply having more NAND flash chips of the same type as the lower capacity variants”

Source: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/10/18/benchmarks-reveal-how-higher-capacity-iphone-7-units-can-be-faster/

How true is it now for the different capacities of iPhone Xs varients, I think the A12 Bionic chip would make the whole phone snappy irregardless of gb size.
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Old 14-09-2018, 08:48 AM   #8
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64Gb more than enough for me, i use like 30+ gb only mainly photos. I bought the 256gb iphone 8 but sold it and downgrade to 64gb. I also have 1tb dropbox sync with my phone.
Able to sync photos directly to Dropbox?
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Old 14-09-2018, 09:13 AM   #9
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What's your view about iCloud? Wondering if it would be better to spend part of that $300 difference for more cloud space instead...?
I don't sync photos to icloud at all because I didn't subscribe. I backup my photos to portable hard disks once a while whenever my phone is full but find it a little bit troublesome
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Old 14-09-2018, 09:17 AM   #10
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More storage means faster read speed. My only concern that Apple will put mode ram on the 512 models.

Note9 512 model is faster than the 128. Proven and tested.

I shall hold my iPhone purchases first. Wait until people reveal the speed test for 256 and 512. If there is a difference, I will definitely going for 512.

I have a high expectations on how iPhones will perform.

Speed is a thing for me too. Couldn't stand lag. I reckon 512 can last me at least 4 yrs of photo/video takings, not sure if I'd use it for so long though
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Old 14-09-2018, 10:20 AM   #11
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What's your view about iCloud? Wondering if it would be better to spend part of that $300 difference for more cloud space instead...?
if u your mac's, the additional cloud storage is a god send.

i can access my files across my mac and macbook as well as my ipad
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Old 14-09-2018, 10:24 AM   #12
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Able to sync photos directly to Dropbox?
Yes can choose to auto sync/upload when on wifi network or if you rich then mobile data network.
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Yes can choose to auto sync/upload when on wifi network or if you rich then mobile data network.
Did not know about this option in dropbox. thanks!
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Old 14-09-2018, 10:39 AM   #14
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i'll just go for whichever storage suits me. i doubt anyone will really notice the slight speed difference. pay extra just for 2-3 sec difference and dont even fill half the storage space?

but then...if u got the $$, just do it~

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Old 14-09-2018, 11:03 AM   #15
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I getting 256.

While I am bursting 200GB with photos and videos, think I can make do w 256. Housekeep and store in NAS.

512 a bit overkill, and if buy 512, need to upgrade iCloud storage beyond 200GB Which I am currently using as well.
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