Poll: How much storage do you need on a phone? Results are in!

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Poll: How much storage do you need on a phone?
UPDATE: The poll is now closed and the results are in. It seems that 256GB is the prefered storage option for most of you, guys. It's really interesting if we compare these results with the same poll from five years back when 64GB were apparently more than enough. Judging by the results, we can extrapolate that sometime in 2025-26 we'll hit the 1TB mark. We don't know what's going to happen with the microSD slot five years from now but all things considered, it seems doomed...

With the microSD card slot slowly becoming extinct, phones have to rely solely on their internal memory to store your precious pictures and videos. Granted, you have the option to upload or back everything up in the cloud but many people still prefer to have all these files stored on their phone.

If we take a look at how base storage has evolved over the years, we’ll find that we’ve reached something of a plateau. Even though Samsung briefly offered a 1TB phone back in 2019, most modern flagships top at 512GB, and some of them even start at 64GB (looking at you, Apple).

So, today we want to ask you: How much storage do you need and use on your phone? Different people have different storage needs, obviously - I’ve been using a 128GB phone for three years now, and it’s still half empty but my 4K-video-loving colleagues struggle with everything below the 256GB mark.

How much storage do you need on a phone?

64GB works for me
13%
128GB and not a byte less
31.11%
256GB should be enough
34.98%
512GB because I don't like storage anxiety
12.54%
1TB and up - I want it all and I want it now!
8.36%




Let’s assume, for the sake of this poll, that you don’t have the option to expand the storage via a microSD card. Vote and let us know how much is enough for you. The poll will stay up until Wednesday. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Happy voting!

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