- 11-26-2012, 08:37 PM #1
I'm with T-mobile, so my only options are the 8X and the 810. Both great phones, but each has its limitations. I keep going back and forth on which one - if any - I will get when my contract is up on Dec 15th.
I was set to get the 810 until I realized that less than 8GB is all the memory that will be available for apps. I know you can expand with an SD card, which is great, but you can't load apps on the card. I don't have a ton of apps, but I'm concerned that less than 8GB will be enough.
I'm coming from the 16GB HD7, which seems to be plenty, and I know that the 8X has 16GB, but I can't get over the narrow screen. I just feel like it's a step backwards.
Any thoughts? Anyone have the 810 and can comment on app space?
I'm starting to think that I might sit this round out and wait to see what comes next...
- 11-26-2012, 10:23 PM #3
I have the 810, love it - have no problem with app space. But, you should let us know - how many apps and games do you have? While most apps seem pretty small, some of the games can top 100+ MB. If you have 40+ games and download every game in sight, this is not the phone for you. For me, I like to keep about 30 GB of my music collection on the phone, so it is perfect for me. So again, how much storage have you currently used on your HD7?
- 11-27-2012, 11:13 AM #4
I have it, and to be honest, I'm a little concerned. But I am coming from an HD7, and I was bumping up against the 16GB limit constantly -- and there's no way to add storage to that one. My music collection did eat up about half of that, which is why I took great interest in the 810's SD slot. (Why they don't include this on the 8X or 920, I don't understand. Maybe if they had better support for uploading your music and playing it from the cloud without having to re-purchase everything in Xbox Music....)
I've had the 810 just over a week now, and I'm down to 350MB free, and that's with not putting any music or videos on it yet (SD card is shipping).
Now, I'm one of those guys who likes to download a bunch of apps and games (games can be pretty hefty, like kbagrows said above), so I'm well aware that's my own fault. If I was better at playing the games that I have, or deleting games that I've "finished" and move on instead of keeping it installed "just in case I want to play it later", I'd be more comfortable.
- 11-27-2012, 11:23 AM #5
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- 11-27-2012, 11:59 AM #7
Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I'm swinging back toward the 810 again.
11-27-2012, 11:08 PM #10
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I'm a little concerned myself now. So much so that to test it out... I removed my 16 GB micro SD card from my Focus and re-installed my most used apps/games onto its main 8 GB of storage (actually 7.39 GB, and a little over 7 GB usable). After I installed my apps/games, I found I had a little under 3 GB remaining. It's not great, but I can manage with that if I have a separate card for music/pics/videos.
But on a Lumia 810 unboxing video... it shows the total storage having 7.41 GB with a little over 5 GB being available for the user. Why do these Nokia and/or T-Mobile apps use 2.4 GB of storage? I imagine I can uninstall some of the T-Mobile ones I don't need, but what uses that much data? Does Nokia install some Maps automatically? Instead of having 3GB to play with, I would have less than 1GB... and that doesn't include my email, any ringtones, or space for internet browsing cache. Could it be the Voice Nav?
It kinda sucks that the 822 has 16 GB, while the 810 and 820 have only 8 GB. 16 GB is fine with the additional SD card slot.
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