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128gb 8th va 64gn and 6gb

  1. joshhud Honeycomb Nov 18, 2017

    joshhud, Nov 18, 2017 :
    is it worth the $60 to go from 64gb and 6 to 128 and 8? i hear you never get close to using 6gb ram let alone 8. as for storage... how long would it take to fill up 128 vs 64. I've previously only had 32gb with an sd card and they was decent. thoughts?
     

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  3. Mgarr1219 Cupcake Nov 18, 2017

    Mgarr1219, Nov 18, 2017 :
    Here's the simple answer, for roughly 50$ more you double your memory and get the best performance from 8 gig.
    You may not ever max it out, but you don't have to be concerned....
     

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  4. marlox Honeycomb Nov 19, 2017

    marlox, Nov 19, 2017 :
    i have 128gb op5 now and i never have more than 40gb used space.... i might go for 64 gb now
     

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  5. Treo Gingerbread Nov 22, 2017

    Treo, Nov 22, 2017 :
    depends on your usage, if you have tons of HD videos, high end games, and like to keep the app running in the background; then maybe 8gb is for you

    otherwise 6gb is good enough

    ppl talk about 8gb and future proof, well... by the time 6gb becomes a concern, that would be like 2 to 3 years later, and you will upgrade to a OP7 by then.

    So the key to decide is, do you need 128gb for storage, and how often do you backup your data
     

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  6. ElfStone Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 22, 2017

    ElfStone, Nov 22, 2017 :
    As most people say, it really is up to the way you use the phone. On my OP3, I am not using even half the storage space (64GB), so I went for the 6 / 64 variant on my OP5T.
    The RAM, I am not sure if you will ever use, it is all down to the storage space.. in my opinion.
     

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  7. TempusSolo Froyo Nov 22, 2017

    TempusSolo, Nov 22, 2017 :
    Keep in mind, most android handsets only have 4GB (including the Samsung Galaxy 8 and 8+) so either 6 or 8 are better than most. Heck, my Moto X Pure only has 3GB and 32GB storage and it still runs smoothly. If the battery weren't beginning to fade, I probably would not have upgraded.

    Note, since I do not keep many photos or videos on the handset so the small storage was never a problem.
     

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  8. Tremble Eclair Nov 22, 2017


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  9. ryanthelion Froyo Nov 22, 2017

    ryanthelion, Nov 22, 2017 :
    I know that 64 GB is probably more than enough for me, but I intend to pin a ton of offline music stations and playlists from Google Music. The ability to have all of my photos available offline without worrying about storage is a also a bonus. Storage requirements for recording videos in 4k is another potential factor.

    I know all of these things can be accomplished using the cloud and streaming, but I want to limit my data plan usage. Combined with the potential performance benefits (more so in the future) I opted to not fuss over the price difference and I went for the 128GB. Personally I plan to keep this phone for 3+ years, so I can easily justify the added cost.

    That being said, I've been recommending to most people to get the 64/6GB combo. If you don't have a specific reason to bump up to 128/8, you probably don't need it, especially if the price difference is a significant factor for you.
     

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  10. jonathanlyng Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 22, 2017

    jonathanlyng, Nov 22, 2017 :
    the higher gigs of RAM is for people who are intent on keeping their device well past Android P, so they will be future proof. system only eats more RAM as time passes. 128 gigs of storage is for people who don't rely on the cloud for their data.

    if you think you will move onto another ROM than oxygen and keep your device 4/5 years, the extra RAM is handy (as an example: the 1+1 version is the most downloaded ROM on lineage by far, and the RAM looks normal by today's standards but was considered too big for regular android then so the Snapdragon 801, camera without bokhe effect and the bezels might make it old but people still rock that phone and it's overall performance is still very competitive )
     

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  11. GuitarHero0179 Jelly Bean Nov 22, 2017

    GuitarHero0179, Nov 22, 2017 :
    Resale value in the future is probably a bit higher with rising system demands. For me I just bought the 128 since I store a lot of stuff on the phone
     

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  12. Radeon962 KitKat Nov 22, 2017

    Radeon962, Nov 22, 2017 :
    8gb is pure marketing. 6gb is still overkill for a thinned down skin like Oxygen OS but OnePlus has struggled with RAM management, so you still have a 2gb cushion over phones from Google or Samsung.

    Consider 64gb vs 128gb as the selling point. If you store a lot of stuff on your phone then go for the 128gb. If not, save the cash and go 64gb.

    Pixel is blazing fast in day-to-day use and S8/Note 8 both run very well on 4gb. Touchwiz is significantly more bloated than Oxygen OS and does just fine with 4gb.
     

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  13. lutti KitKat Nov 22, 2017

    lutti, Nov 22, 2017 :
    More wasted memory will not help so 6gb is obvious choice but if you have to have more than 64gb of storage it means you will have to go with that option. Quite a simple thing really.
     

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  14. oneplusonedollarbillyall Jelly Bean Nov 22, 2017

    oneplusonedollarbillyall, Nov 22, 2017 :
    avoid the 128gb 8gb ram version....if you live in the US the essential phone is a better deal. $499 and you get 128gb. you only get 4gb but i would make the argument that 8gb is a waste. I wouldn't mind 6gb but most android flagships (with oneplus $499 version an exception) come with at at least 4gb nowadays.
     

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  15. joshhud Honeycomb Nov 22, 2017

    joshhud, Nov 22, 2017 :
    I was looking at the essential.. but no headphone jack and lack of reputation.. I passed
     

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  16. oneplusonedollarbillyall Jelly Bean Nov 22, 2017

    oneplusonedollarbillyall, Nov 22, 2017 :
    the headphone jack i can understand...but reputation? no they did not get off to a good start but i love it. using a modified google camera app fixed the camera situation. I get my security updates the day after google devices get theirs. The only issue i'm having is touchscreen response every now and done but i've had the phone for 2 1/2 weeks and it's a great value.
     

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  17. oneplusonedollarbillyall Jelly Bean Nov 22, 2017

    oneplusonedollarbillyall, Nov 22, 2017 :
    The extra 2gb does not necessarily equate to "best performance." For most it's a waste. How many apps do you want to keep open at the same time?
     

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  18. Shivang Joshi Starting Point Expert Nov 22, 2017

    Shivang Joshi, Nov 22, 2017 :
    Well, I have the 128GB Variant of OnePlus 5, and only about 15GB is available now. So, it depends on your usage. In case, you are planning to buy a OnePlus 5T, use the link in my signature to get $20 off on accessories.
     

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  19. Big Cam Honeycomb Nov 22, 2017

    Big Cam, Nov 22, 2017 :
    Although I agree the 8GB is the better option, since when is 8GB double of 6GB???

    Do you realize the 64GB variant has 6 GB of RAM and not 4GB??
     

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  20. joshhud Honeycomb Nov 22, 2017


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