The new Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have arrived and will present you with many frustrating choices. You will have to decide which iPhone you want and choose the color you prefer. And then you should always choose the iPhone 11 storage size that suits you best.

Depending on the version of your iPhone 11, you will get different storage options, which can have a significant impact on the price of the phone. Here's a quick rundown of the available options:

  • iPhone 11 64GB – €699, €729, AU$1,199
  • iPhone 11 128GB – €749, €779, AU$1,279
  • iPhone 11 256GB – €849, €879, AU$1,449
  • iPhone 11 Pro 64GB: from €999. €1,049
  • iPhone 11 Pro 256 GB – from €1,149, €1,199, €1,999
  • iPhone 11 Pro 512GB: from €1,349, €1,399, AU$2,349

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is available with the same storage capacities as the iPhone 11 Pro, but its starting price is higher and each storage increase increases its price accordingly.

Now, with the storage sizes in front of you, it's time to find the one that's right for you. Here is our advice.

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iPhone 11 64GB: is it enough?

Everyone will start looking at the 64 GB model, if you want iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. This is the basic size at the basic price of each phone. While this may be enough for some very light smartphone users, we don't think it's enough for many people, especially iPhone 11 Pro users.

There are users who will not bother too much with the smallest option. If you use a handful of top apps that you still use and rarely take photos and videos from time to time, or if you regularly transfer content from your phone to the cloud or a backup device, and if you are primarily streaming music and videos, you can go. with the 64GB model.

But if you tend to shoot a lot of video (which the iPhone 11 Pro's cameras will certainly encourage), you'll likely find that the 64GB option doesn't suit your needs. A few minutes of 4K video can add up to a gigabyte of storage, and the Pro's ability to simultaneously record from multiple cameras means even larger files. 64GB won't be enough to keep up with this regular recording rate.

Although you plan to occasionally use camera and video recording features, the mix of media files, apps, locally installed games, and any content downloaded from Netflix will add up quickly. You probably won't regret going higher storage tier when you see how fast you use up to 64GB.

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iPhone 11 128GB: a valid update?

The 128GB model is only available for the "budget flagship" iPhone 11: iPhone 11 Pro models only have upgraded options (256GB, 512GB). But the 128GB size will likely be the focus of the iPhone 11, especially since it's a very small price increase compared to the 64GB model. It only costs €50 more than the basic model, but double the storage capacity.

With 128GB, you can take a lot of photos and a good number of videos. And this will leave you space to download apps, games, and keep a regular spin queue of downloaded videos stored on your phone.

If you plan on taking a lot of videos, you'll probably want at least 128GB, but that may not be enough. Either you want to make sure you back up your old footage and erase it from the phone, or you should consider moving to the next larger size.

If you don't like backing up your phone or relying on the cloud and if you don't plan to upgrade to the next iPhone in a year or two, this may be a bad option too. Although it is not difficult to stretch 128GB, you must be sensitive with what you keep on your device. Also, if you want to keep a lot and accumulate even more large video and photo files, you may end up with a 128GB limit before you're ready to upgrade to a future iPhone.

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iPhone 11 256GB: is this the ideal size?

The 256GB storage capacity is available for the Pro and non-Pro versions of the iPhone, and it will likely be an interesting option for many users. Fat iPhone 11 users can go for the 256GB size who plan to store a lot of data on their phone and capture photos and videos every day.

For the iPhone 11 Pro, the 256GB model should be pretty much the default. With its three rear cameras and the ability to record all cameras at the same time, you will be able to use a large amount of storage in no time. 64GB just wouldn't be enough for the Pro, unless you don't take advantage of the cameras, and you can use the standard iPhone 11 as well.

If you don't really use the cameras for video, you may not want to pay the extra money required to upgrade to the 256GB model. Smaller capacities should be decent for tracking photography, and shows downloaded from Netflix don't take up much space if you regularly delete things you've already watched.

On the other hand, if you shoot video aggressively, 256GB may not be enough. If you are trying to produce a lot of professional videos like the ones featured at the Apple iPhone 11 event, you will probably have two options: upgrade to 512GB or regularly transfer videos from your phone.

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iPhone 512 Go: is it too much?

The 512 GB option is only available for the iPhone 11 Pro. The price of the basic model is very high. Most people won't need a lot of storage space, which is especially true if you plan upgrade to iPhone 12 in a year.

512GB represents more storage than many laptops, and the storage that Apple puts in its phones is much more expensive than the same capacity on an external drive. If you've ever owned a 256GB iPhone and never filled it up, you can probably safely protect your money and not use 512GB.

That said, if you're relying on computers less and less and want to put iPhone 11 Pro at the center of your tech world, switching to 512GB may not be a bad idea. This will leave you space to store the photos and videos that you take locally. You can also maintain a local music library and save money by canceling music streaming plans.

This is very convenient if you travel a lot, as you can load your phone with videos downloaded from your favorite streaming services to help you do the craziest flights on multiple flights. And you will always have space on your device to document your trips.


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