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Here is why HTC One does not support memory expansion

0. phoneArena 23 May 2013, 08:38 posted on

The HTC One is a spectacular piece of engineering - made out of a single aluminum block with that comfortable curve on the back it is both solid and elegant…

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posted on 23 May 2013, 08:46 3

1. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


ooooookkkkk good point.

posted on 23 May 2013, 08:49 52

6. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


not really !.. GS4 managed to put a larger display, larger battery (removable) and with a MicroSD slot in a phone smaller than that of HTC One's !

posted on 23 May 2013, 08:58 26

11. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


They talk about real devices and not ugly plastic toys!

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:02 42

13. tedkord (Posts: 12199; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Awwwww. Somebody has diaper rash.

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:16 32

16. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 551; Member since: 07 May 2012)


wether it's plastic or not, s4 is bigger screen smaller specifications,even if s3 was aluminum it would still be thinner and lighter.
htc just doesn't know how to utilize the space well or just too lazy to.

to add to that s4 even has a bigger battery 2600 vs htc 2300

posted on 23 May 2013, 11:09 1

39. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


And what about Optical Image Stabilizer(OIS)?

posted on 23 May 2013, 15:35

59. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Dual front facing speakers take space. Think before you speak next time.

posted on 26 May 2013, 11:44 1

75. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I rather have the sd card slot and one speaker.

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:16 16

17. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


GS4 is not a plastic toy. We called it a smartphone, not a plastic toy, we use it, not dropping or smashing it because it is not a toy.

Every smartphones are not a plastic toy, they are SMARTPHONES! Try telling that to the Lumia 920 and let's see how your head gets smashed! Wanna try?

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:26 3

27. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I personally might enjoy a little head smashing, at least watching.

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:55 12

33. joey_sfb (Posts: 5981; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Look like tenths of millions of people prefer ugly plastic toys! over your perceive premium designed phone.

i like HTC one but would not buy one without a microSD slot.

For S4 one could pick up a cool aluminum case from many different designs.

posted on 23 May 2013, 12:35 1

53. user996 (Posts: 215; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


and it becomes bigger and not thinner anymore

posted on 26 May 2013, 11:56 1

76. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'll take that plastic device that comes with a larger battery, sd expansion slot, removable battery, larger screen, etc before I buy another HTC device. I've own both the Thunderbolt and Rezound and they were both failures primarily because of the poor battery life. Now you HTC wants users to have poor battery life and no sd expansion slot. It's no wonder they aren't doing well in North America.

posted on 23 May 2013, 11:30 4

43. jonartpop (Posts: 186; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


Agreed! If Samsung can do it, so can HTC. I admit HTC One is a great + beautiful phone but HTC has always the same problem to ruin the phone whether it's the battery/the microsd slot.

posted on 23 May 2013, 11:35 12

46. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


K900 has a micro sd with a 5.5" screen and its thinner than an iphone 5. HTC is lying.

posted on 23 May 2013, 11:47

47. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The added height and width required for a 5.5" phone allow more room for electronics. That's how Moto was able to make the 7 mm Razr. It had a huge bezel though.

Point being, it's not a fair comparison by any stretch.

posted on 23 May 2013, 12:30 1

52. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


If you think HTC is lying. then you should have know that samsung fakes everything. @dancer in the street

posted on 23 May 2013, 16:05 4

63. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


HDShatter & Whateverman said it best and honestly if you believe the "its to small to accommodate the sd slot" then your an idiot because at the beginning of designing the device im sure the question arose of whether they wanted one or not...

posted on 23 May 2013, 19:08 1

69. Damo579 (Posts: 242; Member since: 18 May 2013)


True but possibly the front speakers take up a lot of space.

posted on 23 May 2013, 08:48 9

3. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


The One is arguably the best phone on the market, but no expandable memory is worth the couple extra mm's in thickness. If OEM's could just forget about making the thinnest device on the market, and just give us the things we want, maybe HTC would have been at 10 million sold too. They're great with its current design, but I hope HTC will drop this crusade to end all expandable memory support.

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:19 14

18. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 551; Member since: 07 May 2012)


dude s4 is 7.9 mm with 16/32/64 GB internal memory + micro sd card while the htc one is 9.3 mm thin with only 32/64 GB internal memory,whats your point!

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:34 18

30. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


No what's their point? HTC says they didn't have room, not me. I say, if you don't have room, make the phone a little bigger. That's my point.

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:25 12

24. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


They wont and it provides another reason not to buy from them. This is on top of other reasons like lack of long term support for their devices which other companies do a comparably better job at. HTC has so many useless devices that it makes you wonder how they make the money to create them. I mean the HTC First?

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:25 3

25. lovefist (unregistered)


HTC will probably consider putting sd cards on their flagships when they're not on the game anymore.
10mil will be the max amount of htc one they will be able to sell, probably less. with s4 ads everywhere and also in my country where you can get the s4 for $100 less while the htc one aint getting any price cuts. you could bet people will be going for the S4.

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:25 2

26. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Does everyone really feel lack of expandable memory is such a dealbreaker? It certainly hasn't broken the iPhone's sales. 32 GB is plenty for the average buyer.

posted on 23 May 2013, 09:38 5

31. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I'm sure for the right phone, but when people are comparing against other phone at this level that has it, I think it hurts the One's chances a little.

posted on 23 May 2013, 10:08 2

34. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


A little, sure. But suppose a customer goes in there comparing the iPhone 5, Lumia 92x, One, and S4. Three out of four have no SD slot. So it comes across as more of a plus for the S4 than a minus for the One.

posted on 23 May 2013, 15:38 3

60. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Websites like these are hardly the realm of average buyers.

posted on 23 May 2013, 16:05 1

62. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


True, but that tends to be my response when I see the same sentiments repeated in the comments: Why can't it have a microSD? Why can't Nokia run Android? Why won't Samsung make metal phones? Why won't someone market a waterproof phone with a metal body, 5" FHD screen, 128 GB storage, a microSD slot, removable 3000 mAh battery and 16 MP camera that runs stock Android?

Simple: They don't make them for you. They make them for Average Buyers.

posted on 23 May 2013, 16:09 1

64. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


average consumers run out of memory too .

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