512 GB Phones are here. How much storage do you actually need?

Huawei’s new phone is coming with 512GB of built in storage. This is two times more than the iPhone X’s largest option. Don’t get your wallet out just yet; we won’t know how well the memory performs until the phone is released and it is priced at over $1000. Bigger is always marketed as better but do you actually need 512 GB of storage on your phone? That is half a terabyte!!

With cloud storage and streaming services becoming exceedingly popular, storing video, music, and photos directly on your phone may not be necessary. But there are definitely some benefits to storing data on your phone. As we have seen with the private celebrity photos leaked from iCloud, cloud storage is not secure enough to be trusted. Downloading data can be a pain as well. Mobile data plans can be expensive and if you don’t have service you can’t access your data. For me, larger phone storage is a great alternative to the cloud.

If you are shooting a ton of high resolution photos or 4K video, then storage is incredibly important. The Huawei’s new P20 Pro comes with four cameras. Three on the back and one selfie cam. With a 40 megapixel main camera, it surely packs a punch. The other additional cameras are used for depth perception to help with focusing and zooming. Interestingly enough, it doesn’t come with a headphone jack which may be a deal breaker for some. Overall, the P20 Pro is a unique phone on the cutting edge of innovation.