How much storage memory do you actually have in your phone?

How much storage memory do you actually have in your phone?
In this day and age of big-screen smartphones that are becoming more and more like media consumption devices, storage vaults for our personal information, or 1080 video recorders, how much memory is enough?

There has been a brouhaha lately about the troubling trend of unibody smartphone designs that find no place for a microSD card slot for expanding the memory that the manufacturers decided to embed in there. 

Many handsets, from the iPhones, through the HTC One series, to the newest Nokia Lumia 920 or the yet-unannounced LG Nexus 4, are quick to be chastised for the lack of expandable storage.

That is why we wanted to ask you, dear readers, how much memory do you actually carry in your phone - we mean the internal storage that came with your handset, plus an eventual memory card placed in there. 

So how many gigabytes do you carry with your phone in total ? Check your amount in the poll below, and chime in the comments what feels just right for you at this point.

How much storage memory in total do you have in your phone (internal + memory card)?

2 GB
4 GB
6 GB
8 GB
10 GB
12 GB
16 GB
18 GB
20 GB
24 GB
32 GB
More than 32 GB



1. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

32 GB but I want 100 plus...

5. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Buy Note 2, You can have up to 178 GB!! Thats what i am waiting to buy too..

11. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

me to but u can easy carry 2-3 extra storage msdcards in ur pocket :D if u want :-) thats why i love the msdcard-slot on phones.

17. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

178 or 128 coz internal 64+memory car 64 =128

19. smk1369

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

plus 50GB dropbox

38. Zahrawy

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Actually, there is already 128GB xtreme capacity MSD. So, 128 + 64 = a whooping 192GB.

39. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

The galaxy note II can accept memory cards with capacity up to 64 GB only.

20. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

sorry i forget 50gb drop box

29. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

plus USB OTG + Flash disk :p

54. SleepingOz unregistered

Already have mine! =D + my 64GB MicroSD! And some still claim that expandable memory is useless just coz the flagships of their fav company don't support it.

61. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

hey shut up... my nokia 3310 has seveal megabytes...

69. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


2. wendygarett unregistered

16gb thank you very much :)

9. wendygarett unregistered

Wow someone really has the 2gb device... They sure have a very happy life :D

13. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

As a matter of fact, there should be an option like "Less than 2 GB". I'd say, those people have real outgoing, busy life. Not someone who keeps staring at millions of pixels and hogging up bandwidth day and night.

22. Android2627

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Less then 2 GB would be only Nokians i Bet!

30. Ahsan

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Yapp.. Example:- Nimbuzz for Symbian 1.14MB Nimbuzz for Android, iOS 14MB

31. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I'm a Nokian in 16GB category :p But you are right to some extent.

37. XperiaUser unregistered

16 GB SD card + 300 Mb internel memory = Xperia Ray

41. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

hey me too!!

46. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Shut up Wendy!! Ya know y? Well, Cuz I'm one of the people who have only 2 gigs of storage so... SHUT UP U PICKY BITCH, DON'T HATE ON 2 GIGERs!!!!!!!!!!!

49. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hey, its not the size of your hard drive, its how u store things. :) I have 32 gigs, and I use about 4 since most of my stuff is synced.

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

the question shouldnt be "how much do you carry with you" but more so "how much do you actually use?"

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Currently rocking the Sprint version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, so 32GB. I don't plan on using all of it either since, with my old phone, most of the storage came from my music. But now with Google Play Music, all my music's on the cloud. For pictures, I use 1.3MP, but the GNex doesn't take spectacular photos, but they're good enough for my social networks. And surprisingly, apps aren't taking up much space like I thought they would, especially since I have games as well. Then again, I came from an Intercept, so the GNex is a pretty HUGE upgrade.

6. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I just realised that 16GB is actually enough for me and it's just nice.. But if I have to buy phones with non-expandable storage, then I will have to choose 32GB and above, "just-in-case"..

16. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Same here. 16 GB is enough for me. 9 GB worth mp3 music, plus around 1.5GB worth of captured images and still some space remain... My phone only takes good pics, vids are crappy. Unless someone wants to shoot/store HD vids I don't think he/she's gonna need 16GB+ and just in case I have a secondary phone with 8GB memory. I admit that comes handy at times.

45. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

The only problem with that thinking is I have a Galaxy S 2 from Sprint with an advertized "16GB" of internal storage. Truthfully, you only have 11.5GB available to you. 1.97GB is used for application data and the rest I'm sure is being used for system rom data and such, but if you had my phone, that would leave you with 1 GB of data remaining. Of course, you'd still have the MicroSD card slot to use if you ran out, but the storage numbers the manufacturers throw around are misleading at best. They need to start quoting user available memory in any case.

7. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

32 gb sgs3 + 64 gb memory card + 74.5 gb dropbox = 170.5gb of goodness =] =] =]

26. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

who cares.... good for you *thumbs up*

33. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

With all that storage I really feel bad about a phone's battery life. Even if you do start watching vids frequently on your phone you end up charging it much frequently, effectively depleting the rated recharge cycles of battery unit. I had done this before and had to replace my phone's battery twice -__-

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