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Which storage capacity should you choose for your iPhone 14/Plus/Pro/Pro Max?

So, you've decided to buy an iPhone 14? There are now three key decisions you need to make. Firstly which model (14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max), secondly, which colour, and thirdly, which size storage capacity. In fact, the storage capacity may even dictate the model. And whilst we all know our favourite colour, deciding on how much storage you need requires a bit of careful thought. The price difference between storage capacities is not insignificant and you don't want to pay for storage that you simply don’t need. Having said that, the last thing you want is to find out you don’t have enough storage on your new or refurbished iPhone 14. Let’s have a closer look at the storage options and see what these differences actually mean for the user.

The different storage capacities of the iPhone 14 models

128GB

256GB

512GB

1TB

iPhone 14

X

iPhone 14 Plus

X

iPhone 14 Pro

iPhone 14 Pro Max

Who is the 128 GB storage capacity for?

A phone with 128 GB storage is actually the best choice for the majority of users. Especially if you are buying a phone for a child or teen. 128 GB storage has been the smallest option since the launch of the iPhone 13, but before this the smallest size was actually the 64 GB. In fact, going back just to the iPhone 6, 128 GB was the largest storage option, whilst 16 GB was the smallest! A 128 GB phone just about provides enough space to download a film or two but you will need to delete things you have watched in order to make space for new downloads. It's generally better suited to those who stream. A phone with 128 GB storage is perfectly fine for someone who is good about keeping an eye on their storage, and regularly deletes unwanted data and apps. If you use iCloud to store videos and photos, a phone with 128 GB of storage space is perfectly adequate.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of 256 GB of storage capacity?

This size is ideal for those who want to be able to download a few movies or shows at a time. It also allows space to store quite a few videos, photos and music without the need to use iCloud. Serious content creators and obsessive photo-takers may still need to use iCloud, however. A phone with 256 GB is perfect if you like to have multiple apps and plenty of games on the go, without having to delete other games/apps. Price wise it'll cost you more than a 128GB, but the price increase isn't too eye-watering.

512 GB is ideal for full storage of your photos, movies and videos, but more expensive

A phone with 512 GB offers plenty of space to store a large amount of downloaded movies, as well as photos and videos without using iCloud. It means you never really have to think about deleting dat