Revealed: Apple iPhone 7 32GB is 8 Times Slower than Higher Storage Variants

by Karthik Iyer 4

Apple launched the new iPhone back in the month of August and both the new smartphones are already available in most part of the world. And if you are in the market to buy one of the new iPhones, there are pretty much three options available to you. You can get anyone from the three storage sizes available to you i.e. the 32GB, 128GB or the 256GB variant. If you don’t have any budget constraints, then you can pick up the 256GB variant.

But if you think that the storage size is the only difference in these new iPhones, then you are probably wrong. Yes, up until now we all thought that was the case, but it looks like there’s more to it. What if you get to know that the 256GB variant is 8 times as fast as the basic 32GB variant? Quite shocked right? Yes, if you think apart from the storage, everything is pretty much the same, then you might want to hold on to that thought for now.

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Answering the question asked above, you can say that Apple is not giving you the whole picture here. Yes as mentioned earlier, the 32GB model is substantially slower than the larger capacity model. And when i say, slower here, it means that the storage drive is not nearly as fast as the one found in the 256GB model. We also know that not all storage drives are same. One may be faster than the other in terms of read/write speeds and what not. There are a variety of different factors to consider here while making your purchase.

Well, what essentially would have happened here is that Apple took the route where it would cost them comparatively less by opting the lower quality ones. They are definitely not bad by any means, so you don’t have to worry about your device being defective or anything like that. We are only looking at a speed difference here, so if it is not something that bothers you then you don’t even have to worry about it. But hey, when you are purchasing by giving a huge chunk of money, then you might as well know everything about the device.

The below-embedded video is video from a popular Youtube Channel called Unbox Therapy. I came across this video and decided that this is something that everyone should be aware of. In the video, there are two different variants i.e. one is 32GB and the other one is the 256GB variant. And as you can see, a performance test is being run on both the devices. Now when you look at the results for the read/write speeds of both the smartphones, you will notice a significant drop in the write speeds of the 32GB variant of the iPhone 7.

Now, what does that mean? Well, if you are someone who constantly likes to sync your device to your PC/Mac and transfer content to and fro, then this is something to consider. Not a deal breaker for others maybe since the day-to-day performance is pretty much going to be the same  after all. But like i mentioned earlier, if you paying so much for a smartphone then you might as well get the best one out there for the price. With that being said, let me know what do you think about this in the comment section below and stay tuned for more info like this.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • arpit

    Apple i know you are worst but this much 😱

  • Dhilipan

    Hmmm with a 32GB we’d constantly need to transfer data due to the low storage.. Since even they are priced at a premium…So it is kinda a let down for the consumer.. But hey even that won’t stop the fan boys….

  • Zataphak? Deplorable

    Hmmm…I wonder if the 128GB version is slower than the 256?

  • This is not done Apple! Make it right!