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    I'm interested in the HTC 8X, and 16 GB is enough for me. However, I am afraid that if the WP 8 OS takes up more than 3-4 GB the 8X just may not be enough.

    How much memory are we expecting the WP OS to take up? WP7 was approximately 2 GB, correct?
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    You will get 14.something free GB I think. It was that way on my 16GB optimus BUT WP8 might be heavier.
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    My 16GB HD7 reports that it has a total of 14.63GB storage. I always thought that was due to the typical vendor way of saying 16 GB = 16,000,000,000 B when it's actually much higher.... Sooo "16GB" is 14.9 GB in actual real storage (keep dividing 16 billion by 1024). If mine is reporting 14.63 then the WP7 OS is just under 300 MB. We won't know about WP8 until next week.

    Personally I find 16 GB inadequate as I have a lot of music, apps and photos. I am waiting for a 32GB + microSD phone.
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    I don't have any music in my phone and barely any apps. I do have thousands and thousands of pictures though, yet I'm still just at 10.GB. Music and videos just eat GB.
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    My iPhone 4 (16 GB) actually reported 13.7 GB available...essentially the OS was taking up 2.3 GB of memory. I can live with that...maybe even up to 3 GB. If WP8 OS is bigger than that I may have too look at larger storage options.

    I've had my iPhone 4 for a year-and-a-half and still have over 6.5 GB available, so it shouldn't be an issue :-)
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    Yo stroke I have a question. What kind of battery does the iphone have? I'm planning of getting the 8S and on the site HTC keeps boasting about great battery life but it just has 1700MHZ =/. Is that good enough for a dual-core device?

    I ask that because the iphone has a similar screen size.
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    Honestly, I have never researched the size...I think I read somewhere that Apple doesn't even share the battery-size info.

    On a personal note, the battery life on my 4 has always been reliable and acceptable...then again, I'm not playing a lot of games, watching movies or listening to a ton of music, either.
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    I don't do any of that stuff but I use the browser a lot. And my optimus can get only 2 hours of straight browsing, it will die in seconds =(.
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    I do a ton of browsing on my iPhone 4...it can go all day
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    So jealous. I think I'll wait for the reviews on the 8S then, as I'm planning to buy it unlocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    So jealous. I think I'll wait for the reviews on the 8S then, as I'm planning to buy it unlocked.
    You can't beat the coolness that comes with the 8S's two-tone color selections. Plus, expandable storage ;)
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    lol expandable store. I'm not paying 100 dollars for an SD card, I lose those things all the time.

    But I do have the hardest of times, thinking which color to choose my 8S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    lol expandable store. I'm not paying 100 dollars for an SD card, I lose those things all the time.

    But I do have the hardest of times, thinking which color to choose my 8S.
    $100? A 32GB microSD card is $21.64 on Amazon! Shouldn't be much more outside of Amazon. As far as losing the card, wouldn't the card be on your phone 99% of the time? Also, the 8S only comes with 4GB!! You'll need a microSD card eventually.
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    Using the new MetroCompression tech, WP actually compresses files to NEGATIVE sizes. Your 16 GB phone will have 20 GB in storage as a result! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by strokee View Post
    My iPhone 4 (16 GB) actually reported 13.7 GB available...essentially the OS was taking up 2.3 GB of memory. I can live with that...maybe even up to 3 GB. If WP8 OS is bigger than that I may have too look at larger storage options.



    I've had my iPhone 4 for a year-and-a-half and still have over 6.5 GB available, so it shouldn't be an issue :-)
    Another difference that I didn't really know until we talked about it at work, with my iphone friends. IPhone apps are humongous. WinPhone app styling uses clean space and text instead of skeumorphic graphics, making the same app on WP considerably smaller than te equivalent ios app.

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    This is a good question and something I've wondered, too. I wouldn't go 16GB with WP8 (plan on either getting the Lumia 810, which has expandable storage up to 32GB or the Lumia 920 with 32GB), but I have a 16GB iPhone 4 that has only 4.2GB of space left. I have almost 7GB of music on my phone and then one video that took up at least close to a half gig from a concert I went to on Friday night. 55 pics, too, I believe (32 of them were from that concert). I've got 39 apps on my iPhone as well, and I know those take up some space, too. I feel more comfortable having at least 5GB of space free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aubreyq View Post
    $100? A 32GB microSD card is $21.64 on Amazon! Shouldn't be much more outside of Amazon. As far as losing the card, wouldn't the card be on your phone 99% of the time? Also, the 8S only comes with 4GB!! You'll need a microSD card eventually.
    Didn't Microsoft said that SD cards in Windows Phone 8 will be swapable and stuff? I don't want to leave my MicroSD card and merge it with my regular stuff. I will then have to reset my phone or something after is done. Nuh Uh sir, I use Office quite a bit and I lost all those files that were "save to skydrive" instead of on the phone.
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    16 responses and not a single answer to the op. Some of you must have had a WP8 in your hands to have a look at how much space the O/S consumes? (make that 17 posts now... :blush:)
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    I already said how much GB WP7 takes in a same GB devices and that I don't know how much WP8 will take. So there wasn't much to talk about except some casual talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    Didn't Microsoft said that SD cards in Windows Phone 8 will be swapable and stuff? I don't want to leave my MicroSD card and merge it with my regular stuff. I will then have to reset my phone or something after is done. Nuh Uh sir, I use Office quite a bit and I lost all those files that were "save to skydrive" instead of on the phone.
    I don't remember MS using the term "swappable" regarding microSD cards. I did read that the cards would be used for media (music, movies, pictures). I guess we'll know for sure tomorrow, huh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenScrew View Post
    16 responses and not a single answer to the op. Some of you must have had a WP8 in your hands to have a look at how much space the O/S consumes? (make that 17 posts now... :blush:)
    Hmm yeah, except WP8 hasn't been released so no one can actually answer yet. Even the reviewers can only use the phone under close scrutiny. Not long to go now until release!!!!!!!!
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    One of the reviews said the AT&T 8X had 14.6something GB free. Once you take the memory conversion into account (14.8something GB) that means the OS really takes up very little space, less than 300MB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaethos View Post
    One of the reviews said the AT&T 8X had 14.6something GB free. Once you take the memory conversion into account (14.8something GB) that means the OS really takes up very little space, less than 300MB.
    Thanks...that is good news. Do you have a link to the review? Thanks again...

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