How much storage are you using on your smartphone right now?

How much storage are you using on your smartphone right now?
Smartphone storage is sometimes a hot topic. We usually have Apple stirring it up with its limited starting options on iPhones, though Cupertino has been a bit more generous in this department in the past couple of years — the cheapest iPhone XR starts at 64 GB and it's only $50 to upgrade to a 128 GB variant.

In Android land there's still the unwritten rule that you need to add microSD card slot support if you want the poweruser fans to be pleased. And smartphones there are pushing some serious limits — the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a 512 GB storage variant, which also supports a 512 GB microSD card, effectively letting you store up to 1 TB of data on your phone. That's pretty insane to think about.

But, in today's age, we have a ton of cloud services helping us out manage our phone storage. Google's Photos will house all your pictures and videos in the cloud for free (if you accept that they will not be full size, but still in high quality), there are tons of cloud storage services like DropBox who would love to backup all your on-device data for a fee, as well as manufacturer-specific clouds like Apple's iCloud, Google's Drive, Samsung's Cloud, and so on.

If one makes use of all these tools and is mindful about how many apps they install and keep on their device, versus actually needing them, it's perfectly possible to use a 64 GB smartphone and not feel too limited or pressured to upgrade.

Or so we think. Let's play a game — take out your phone and check your storage information right now. How much are you using?

How much storage are you using right now?

Less than 64 GB
Between 64 GB and 128 GB
Between 128 GB and 256 GB
More than 256 GB

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