[Weekly Discussion #3] External Storage Support: Is it Essential for a Phone?

731

6

2018-04-29 19:10

Show all posts
Edited by ScarletSpidy at 2018-04-29 16:52

download (3).jpeg

Hello Fellow Fans,
Welcome to the third Volume of Weekly Discussion Series
When choosing a new phone, the amount of internal storage space is often one of several key factors which influences the decision to buy one phone over another. But exactly how much of the promised 16, 32 or 64GB is actually available to use varies greatly between devices.

samsung-galaxy-s7-insert-micro-sd-card.jpg
Internal Versus External Memory
When considering the memory specifications of any phone, it is important to understand the difference between internal and external (or expandable) memory. Internal memory is the manufacturer-installed storage space, usually 16, 32 or 64GB, where the operating system, pre-installed apps and other system software is installed. The total amount of internal storage cannot be increased or decreased by the user, so if your phone has only 16GB of internal storage and no expansion slot, this is all the storage space you will ever have. And remember, some of this will already be used up by the system software.

External, or expandable, memory refers to a removable Micro SD card or similar. Many devices which feature a MicroSD card slot are sold with a card already inserted. But not all phones will have this extra storage space included, and not all phones even have the facility to add external memory. To overcome the problem of reduced internal storage space, several high-end smartphones are sold with free cloud storage accounts. This could be 10, 20 or even 50GB.

Another Option is,
422493-best-cloud-storage-solutions.jpg
Cloud Storage
To overcome the problem of reduced internal storage space, several high-end smartphones are sold with free cloud storage accounts. This could be 10, 20 or even 50GB. Whilst this is a nice extra, bear in mind that not all data and files can be saved to cloud storage (apps for example). You will also be unable to access files stored in the cloud if you do not have a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection.

Share your Opinions,

"Support of External Storage: Is it Essential for a Smartphone?"




Previous Volumes:

[Weekly Discussion#1] Which Method is the Most secure for Unlocking your Device?[Weekly Discussion #2] Dual Cameras: How important they are for you?