Do you use a microSD card to expand your storage?

Do you use a microSD card to expand your storage?
MicroSD cards used to be a pretty common thing back in the day among Android users. While handsets used to come with a more... limited internal storage, you could always trust that there would be a slot to allow you to expand it.

Now, a lot of manufacturers are omitting the microSD card slot. Google insists on keeping it away from its own Pixel line and many of its partners has followed suit. Some major manufacturers still keep it — like Samsung and LG — but their phones also come with plenty of internal storage. That, combined with the contemporary cloud features — like Google Photos and Spotify / Play Music / Apple Music — and you can pretty much go through two years of usage without reaching fora microSD card.

Or so we think. Do you still have a microSD card in your phone?

Do you use a microSD card to expand your phone's storage?

Yes!
79.93%
I have a slot, but I don't use it.
11.79%
No, and I don't have a slot.
8.28%

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53 Comments

1. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Nice try PA :)). But sd card is, and always will be one of the best smartphone features :))

14. eausa

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

Absolutely. My Note 9 rocks a 256gb and I'm 3/4 full. I take a lot of 1080p 60fps videos and photos. Planning to upgrade to 512 or more later down the road.

28. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Yeah. Back when phones had 16gb

42. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Features? Oh its just a waste of space just like 3.5mm and floppy disk. In time many android will gonna whine about that too and copying apple.

43. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Just like OLED screen right ? :)))

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Absolutely. My 512 gig Note 9 packs a 256 gig Samsung SD card. It’s currently using 46 of that 256 gigs.

8. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

What about the internal 512? Is it full?

12. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Does it matter? I have six different partitions on my computer totalling around 8TB for reasons that are my own, how he uses his storage is his own business.

3. burkett375

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

Between cloud storage and 128GB on my essential phone, no need....barely use 40GB

49. Rager722 unregistered

I'd rather have my storage to my own. Screw cloud storage. You're literally paying for something you can pay and own just once.

4. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

No, and I also don't have a floppy disk in the era of the cloud.

19. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

"No" because you can't have it :)))

50. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Of course I can: i can just put my sim card in another phone.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But apparently you've got plenty of non sequiturs.

39. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 573; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

You didnt mind using LCD displays for years while the superior better Amoled tech was out. Hey at least you can have it now with the latest Iphone models.

51. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Amoled is still not as good - as far as I'm concerned - as lcd, because of the flickering that fatigues the eyes when the screen brightness is dimed. I even had an X - that somehow fixed this issue - and I felt the influence (don't know about xs or s10 - I hope they are ok). As for color accuracy, again lcd was better until recently - now the 2 tech are similar. Each technologies have their strong points and weaknesses, I just use what suited me the best.

5. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

64GB is essentially enough for me,haven't used any for some time.

6. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Yes, nothing fancy, just a 128GB card for video, photos and general downloads. I have 128GB internal but I'd rather save that for applications, it's just better to keep everything separate imo.

17. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is a great idea, I'll have to give it a try sometime.

7. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I've always used an SD card in phones, primarily for photos and videos, and I can't imagine I'll stop anytime soon.

9. JayBEE

Posts: 180; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Yep, always use a SD card in my phone and tablet and do not plan on stopping anytime soon. I load up music, photos, documents, and videos on it. Currently rocking a 400Gb SD in my Note 9.

10. j_grouchy

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Why the hell wouldn't you use one if you have the ability to?

29. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Because phones today have more than enough storage. Why add more redundant storage

30. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You should do more with your phone

11. ChrisLaarman

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 12, 2016

I don't need additional storage space on the devices that feature a slot. However, now that I hardly use my desktop devices anymore, I intend to insert the microSD cards used by my DSLR and action camera into my mobile devices, probably using an external card reader rather than a slot (if available).

16. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I have a Wireless DSLR so I don't even need to remove the SD card from it, just transfer the photos from camera to phone, all wireless baby!

53. ChrisLaarman

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 12, 2016

I have started to look at the current crop of camera's... ;-)

13. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

SD card is great for switch to new phone and immunized to water.

15. Jdzspace

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Absolutely, I just got a notification last night that I used 60% of my 512GB on my note 9 so I moved 200GB of stuff onto my 512 GB SD card. It's an absolute necessity in my life. And for my cell phone swan song I plan to upgrade to the 1TB Note 10 and the new 1TB San Disc SD card....that should be enough for everything.

18. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yes please. SD is ubiquitous. Not like Huawei's NM. SMH

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