Here is why the Nokia Lumia 920 has no microSD card slot

Here is why the Nokia Lumia 920 has no microSD card slot
You know what a Nokia Lumia 820 has that a Nokia Lumia 920 doesn't? A microSD card slot. Not that the company's newest Windows Phone flagship necessarily needs one since it has 32 gigabytes of on-board storage available right out of the box, yet still, the decision to leave out the option for storage expansion boggles the minds of many smartphone enthusiasts.

Yet Kevin Shields, executive vice president at Nokia, was kind enough to shed some light on the matter. While speaking with PC Pro, he stated that to out a microSD card slot on the Nokia Lumia 920 would have ruined its design. "We started with the premise that we wanted an uncompromised physical form," he said, and a microSD card slot "would have defiled it." Besides, Shields added that not too many owners use that much storage anyway.

So there you have it. If you plan on owning a Nokia Lumia 920, prepare to live with a pretty handset, but "only" 32GB of on-board storage. Still, that should be enough space to store plenty of those PureView photos.

source: PC Pro via CNET

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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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114 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Why would a very small slit on the side of the phone ruin the physical form of the device?

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Considering the huge unnecessary black bezel below the screen also you'd think they would fit a micro sd slot.

34. fost4real

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

the reason why i decided not to buy HTC one x.

39. SleepingOz unregistered

Such a lame excuse indeed!

58. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It already has a SIM slot, what would be so hard about adding a Micro-SD slot? I admit, I'm not an engineer or anything, but it seems to me like adding another port wouldn't compromise the phone's form all that much. At least it has 32GB of built-in storage, instead of the AT&T One X's woeful 16GB.

65. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

because he's a hypocrite that is blowing smoke out their ass due to the fail of their presentation.

86. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I like the Lumia 920 but 32gb is not enough for me really.... i have a N9 64GB... and my data reached half of the storage. Not MicroSD card come on.... did you guys try your best by putting a microSD slot. how's that could hurt the design.... I'm smelling something like lumia 920 with MicroSD card coming soon.

2. wendygarett unregistered

Here is why the Nokia Lumia 920 has no microSD card slot.... STEPHEN ELOP!!!! :D

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

At least windows devices finally have the capability to put up a fight against ios's popularity and Android's domination. The main thing keeping Nokia afloat is there pureview 808 and now the 920

6. wendygarett unregistered

Actually i don't mind whether it have microSD or not. It just that wp8 has finally has this feature and nokia doesn utilise it... that's sad :(

15. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

32Gbs is fine with most users, also as Kevin Shields said it would compromise the polycarbonate unibody.

16. wendygarett unregistered

oh ok :) i understand... +1 btw, have we chat before?? your username sound familiar tho >.

20. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i have chatted with you, just haven't been on in months because my school took my mac to replace it with a mac air.

30. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Also, the new model mac air i just mentioned? it sucks

31. wendygarett unregistered

well then, may I take your mac please... just joking :D

38. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Apparently the school system gave us the ones with 60gb hard drives and they won't connect to internet unless your right on top of the router

82. Adithya7184 unregistered

this is not a chat room...lol...

106. epdm2be

Posts: 821; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

If only they sold the 808 PV at the price they originally quoted (450 euro before taxes). Then it would have sold a lot better. But as usual Nokia favored WP devices by either - crippling features (Nokia 700 with a 3,2" screen... come on did you REALLY think ANYBODY would buy this), - crippling retail markets (the 701 isn't available in most parts o/t world and if it is you can only find the silver version) and/or - deliberately price the device out of the market (N9 and 808 Pureview) Who the f**k runs that company! Monkeys?

78. nokiatemp

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Especially since you can't connect wp to a computer with mass storage mode. So how to get data easily off it!? Mr. Elop ruined the best phone company! I'll keep my n900 until something better comes along but nothing is on the horizon. Gun Sword fan?

107. epdm2be

Posts: 821; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"Mr. Elop ruined the best phone company! I'll keep my n900 until something better comes along but nothing is on the horizon." There is. Just not from Nokia. Have you looked at the proposed Samsung Ativ S (if WP8 is your thing)? It's cheaper, looks IMHO much better (I would LOVE to see an android phone in that casing) AND has a MicroSD-slot. I'm personally more hung on to the LG Optimus G (international verion). If it can record phone calls like the 4XHD can then it's a no brainer for me.

3. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Its's enough for me,unless for those people who wants to store lots of HD porno vids!!

40. SleepingOz unregistered

Yeah right, for YOU! Ain't anough for my FLAC Discography.

44. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

How many songs of your ''FLAC Discography'' do you listen to in a day??

53. SleepingOz unregistered

More than the 920 can store! =]

46. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

WP play flac? every android 4.0 or higher plays that sh1t

52. SleepingOz unregistered

Does it not? LMAO! My GSII played FLAC on 2.3

59. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

so good... you dont need to buy 920 there are other choices you know..nokia lumia 920 is not the only phone in the world i bet if you want large storage you can get GS III..if you dont like it dont get it but do stop complaining its gonna devour your life,better starting living and enjoy whats' there!!

105. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Porn in that really? unless is in HD but dude my music library taken more than 16 gb.... my movies .... my youtube videos...... my documents...please don't mention sky drive ... i hate that idea... you need to get connected to use it.... i just want everything in that local space personally. 64gb is nice really.

108. epdm2be

Posts: 821; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Yeah right, as if nobody would notice me when I'm jerking off at the bus while going to work! I guess SleepingOz music library is a much better idea :-)

5. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Someone should come up with a range anxiety word from electric cars but for on board storage. "i have only 1 GB left and no micro sd card on this bi*ch...nooooooo! [Start sweating] Where's the paper bag, where's the paper bag..."

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