What size are you getting, 16 GB or 32 GB...and why?

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    I'm still on the fence as to which SGS3 to get.
    Right now I have a Droid X with 8 GB internal and 16 GB card...this has been plenty for me for over a year. I have about 90 apps, including what was already installed, and I use maybe 20 or so regularly. I have maybe 80 songs on there, not likely to expand beyond that a whole lot--even if I did, I would not have thousands of songs. I would likely take lots of photos, and shoot a few videos, but I'd offload them to my PC on a regular basis. I would use the SGS3 to stream videos and movies, but never to save them on the machine.
    So...I don't NEED 32 GB internal...but part of me keeps asking, but WHAT IF...?
    I'm undecided: I'd hate to pay $50 extra for the extra 16 GB internal...but I'd also hate to look back in a year or so and say, "I should have gotten the extra internal memory, it was only $50, what was I thinking?"
    I know: for less than $50, I can easily find a 32 GB internal card, and have 48 GB, which I would NEVER fill up.
    Still, that little voice is nagging me...nagging...nagging...
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    Definitely getting the 16gb. I'm going to move my 16gb sd into the phone and be quite happy with 32gb total. If in the future I ever needed more storage, I can get a bigger card for less than the $50 that the extra 16gb would cost me. (I also have a 160gb ipod classic that serves my music needs...) In our case, we need to get two S3s, so $400 versus $500 (not counting upgrade fees and tax) is a pretty big savings since we both already have 16 sd cards. On Droid Life they did a poll and last I checked everyone was pretty much 50/50 on which version they were getting.
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    Also, kudos to Samsung for not only offering the option, but also having an sd slot! If they had 16 or 32 with no slot, I'd be getting the 32.
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    I got the 32 since the this will be my last phone at a cheaper price. The 32 gig will sell for more when ever I decide to sell it to get the next great phone that comes out
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    I got the 16gb and will just use the 32gb sd i got with my Thunderbolt
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    i preordered the 16gb pebble blue. 32gb seemed unnecessary for my personal needs. plus, the fact that you can add memory with the SD slot is amazing.
    i never thought about resale value...that's actually a pretty smart move. Although, i've actually never had the urge to sell my phones after i replace them. i just keep them in a little box. There's something about having all my old phones that i love. I think it's being able to see and hold an evolution of how the technology has affected my life. hahah or maybe i'm just a weirdo.
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    The resale will be the same the out right price is the same 50$ more just like the contract price.... I got the 16gb in blue and will use my 32gb that came with my bolt also
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    Well the new prices are like 600 and 650. The sub prices are 200 and 250. So why would the resale be higher??? it will be roughly 50$ more but ur paying that when u get the phone and depending on supply and demand u could make more money on the cheaper model depending on what is the more popular model..
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    Well JG because u can't comprehend basic math 600-200= 400 and 650-250=well 400 so where is this big resale value at??
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    Absolutely, either pay the $50 now HOPING to get the extra $50 back when you sell (no guarantee) or save the $50 and put it towards accessories that can be included with the phone. We also don't really know what resale prices are going to be like. From the sounds of it, the market will be rather saturated with new and lightly used S3s. JGMECARTER may end up having to reduce his asking price quite a bit to get it sold at all. But hopefully he won't be selling the 32GB for more than $50 above the going rate of the 16GB.
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    If you sold the 32 gig for the same price as the 16 gig then then you deserve to get ripped off. The person that sells the phone makes the price.not the person buying it. Do you go to Walmart and tell them what you are going to pay for an item. and the fact that people do not want to lose their unlimited data in 6 phones from now used phones will be in demand. And by the way how much do the phones cost again
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    Bro that not weird at all i did that with my g1 but apprently it got stolen and im doing that with my droid incredible, Droid 1 .

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    Im not into Samsung but i will get 32 gb internal if i was to buy the s3.
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    Exactly lol this other guy just don't get it I may need to get another battery.. But if u sell the phone there both the same price in the long run
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    Lmfao DancingNexus
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    Ur not going to sell it the same price it will always be roughly 50$ more but u pay that when u get the phone.. What is so hard to understand about this lol if u think really hard maybe u can figure it out.
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    He's not saying to sell it at the same price as the 16GB. You can realistically ask $50 more for the 32 GB. BUT... you've already PAID the $50 out of pocket, so you're not reaping a huge financial windfall.

    If phone 1 (16) is for sale for $400 in a few months, and phone 2 (32) is for sale for $450 in a few months, do you actually think you can ask $650 for your 32GB? Trust me, it won't sell. You can list it for $2000, but it won't go anywhere.
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    I never have any problems selling my phones for the price that I want to sell them for. There is always people out there willing to pay for it. If you sell on Ebay then yes I could lose money. But I am not selling on Ebay. I have never had a phone that I did not make money on unless I gave it away.
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