Do you use the memory card slot in your phone?

Now that even Samsung decided to ditch memory cards and swappable batteries in its flagship handsets for the year, we are increasingly staring at a future where phones are without microSD slots. The sheer amount of unibody metal phones that were outed this year in the Android universe is breathtaking, and unlike any other year so far, so the demise of the memory card slot seems like a growing trend...
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28. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I think this poll result shows that people who actually follow and understand tech news are more advanced users.

32. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I use my card every single day. I have also had the same card that easily transfered from my last two phones to the newest one without a hitch. There is no reason why cloud and sd card cannot coexist with each other. Having more ways to back up info is key to functionality. It also preserves the value of flagship status. John B.

37. Hama22

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

"with only LG from the name brands holding the fort for now. " why is everyone ignoring Sony nowadays??? it's ridiculous!!!

38. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

No SD slot, but 32 GB is enough for me.

45. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

64gb FTW!! :D

51. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I don't use the cloud for anything, and thought I'd hate the loss of the SD-I'd fought forever to keep KitKat off my S3 to keep the ability to edit tags on the fly or delete the inevitable duplicate files. But with the GS6, syncing 40gb of music plus pictures is much faster. It's true the device drive could fail, which would truly suck, but it's much less likely to than an external SD: I was already on my second 64gb Sandisk due to failure.

54. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Using a 16 Gig Card .Only a few apps could be moved to SD Card and the images/videos are saved in it. Thats it. Cloud isn't an option for me.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The constant articles and posts about the microSD card slot is getting so stale. For those who need that, there are so many on the go options to replace a dying 3 decade technology where the controller for it hasn't been updated since the mid 90's. I too use and have used sdcards due to the fact internal storage option by greedy OEM's were kept low, even though their existed higher capacity options. Then when they did raise the bar, they also raised the cost. Apple took the lead charging a full $100 which is insane for something that costs them pennies on the dollar. Other OEM are doing it too including Samsung. But at leats when Samsung moved from 16GB to 32GB, they didnt increase the cost. In fact NONE of them should because whether its 128 it 16 it costs them the same amount of money to make. However, we do now have increasd internal storage options. I rather pay an extra $100 for faster internal 128GB of storage vs using an sdcard which is easy to misplace, damage or just stop working which mine has lots of times. One time my phone simply got really hot and it damage the sdcard. I was able to copy all my stuff off of it, but I could copy anything back to it. It couldnt be formatted or anything. We now have options. We can by a phone with more storage, Android OEM's still make very nice device that still support eMMC, we also have wireless sticks that you can use from inside your pocket and have the phone in hand an access all your data. SDcard usage on a highend phone, takes away from it being highend. It is a slow option similar to using floppies. Just like everyone made such a big stink about PC's losing floppies and laptops not coming with optical drives. if you need one that bad, buy one and plug it into USB. The phone works the same. There are cableless options like the Leef adapter which connects to the charging port and uses USB OTG. Its faster as it moves files at the speed of the port which is USB 2.0 which is faster than sdcards using the internal eMMC 5.0 controller. Everytime technology wants to take a leap forward, people wnat to hold it back. Samsung didnt choose not to have sdcards. They chose to use a new type of storage to improve the performance of their phones. For those who dont mind laggy phones with slower storage, Samsung still makes a phone for you if you want it. If not Android offers lots of choice. I could understand if Apple had did such because no one else has an iOS device, but Android has lots of options. if Samsung doesn't have what you want, someone will. This article is just stupid, because when Samsung released the S6 models which have no sdcard support, people were already crying. Why keep it in peoples faces. Its been established. Samsung Galaxy S and Note no longer support eMMC 5.0 because they have chosen to use UFS 2.0 and the controller on the chip doesn't support sdcards.

72. TA700

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Can't the manufacturers update the reader to support UHS speed?

59. ISISSecretAgent unregistered

yes(32GB), i use it as the storage for my photos and videos because my z1 has only like 16GB of memory

62. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I would definitely use it if my OnePlus One had it built in. Since it doesn't, I instead bought an OTG adapter and use it when the need arises, just not permanent and convenient like a built-in MicroSD would be.

65. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Eerie was complaining about lag. Samsung got rid of a bottleneck and now you complain about that too

67. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

I have a 128 GB one in my S5.

68. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Iphone 6 plus, s6 edge. Nuff said.

69. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Now, that is a pretty stupid question!!!

71. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

how card can it be for a company like samsung & sandisk to make a new sd card whcin wont slow down ufs 2.0. i mean a faster sd card !! they surely can make one.
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