Anyone else getting impatient [waiting for the 32gb S4]?

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    I'm getting impatient waiting for the 32gb S4. AT&T has confirmed the 32gb, but who knows how long that will be. I'll probably wait 3 more weeks at the most, if I don't hear any confirmation on a date, I'll just pick up a 16gb. I've done just fine with 16gb and 64gb card on my S3, but I really wanted 32gb this time as I plan to keep the phone for at least close to two years.
     
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    AutoUnion39

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    You're not the only one lol. I have my upgrade waiting. I want this now :D
     
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    How long you plan on waiting?
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    I read that usable space on the 16GB is 9-ish GBs. That's quite little, but there's expandable storage, so that's nice.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    On the 16gb S3 it's about 12gb. 12gb down to 9gb on the S4 is a huge difference. I guess all those new features add up to 3gb more. :eek:
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    Aye. Here it is from Android Police's S4 review:

    "Storage: 9.6GB of usable internal storage. OK, so you get a microSD card slot, and that's great and all, but I can't put apps or games (or Google Music, or Play Movies, or some other content-heavy services) on that, and there's no sign of an impending 32GB S4 coming to the US. What gives, Samsung?"
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Yes you can put apps and games on a card. App2sd
     
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    AutoUnion39

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    I asked the local AT&T stores here in Boston. They expect them in the next few weeks. I'll give it like 2 weeks. If that doesn't work, I'll just go to Wal-Mart and pick up the 16gb S4 for $168
     
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    As far as I'm aware, App2sd doesn't work on ICS or JB.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Looks like you might be right. Says on XDA Google stopped allowing it starting on 4.1. Oh we'll, another reason I'm not missing leaving Android. Between Google, the manufacturers and the carriers, its getting awfully limited these days on Android. I will still never forgive them for taking out the native tethering in non Nexus devices.
     
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    The tethering decision was more likely the carrier and not Google.
     
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    daneoni

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    So what exactly is the SDCard slot for if you can't put apps, music, games or videos on them?

    His point is still valid though.

     
  13. pdauser92, Apr 30, 2013
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    SD cards are intended to be used mainly for media files, i.e. music or video. There has been a lot of misinformation spread online about the advantages of having an SDCard slot. If you have a large music/video collection and want to have it with you at all times then that would be a good reason for insisting upon being able to use SD cards in your device. Otherwise in daily use plenty of onboard memory is preferable as it can be used to store any kind of file or app. Also, some games are 1GB+, and will only install to internal memory.
     
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    I never tested this and wonder how true it is. This is about the S3, but should apply to the S4 as well if the comment is correct.

    http://www.modaco.com/topic/355282-cant-move-apps-to-sd-card/

     
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    The Game 161

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    You can put it on music and videos...
     
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    does anyone know if the galaxy s4 would support 128GB microsd cards, whenever they get released?
     
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    I'd like a 32 also, but ATT wasn't able to give me any kind of window. I really don't like using external storage.
     
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    I was going to go ahead and get the 16gb version, but I'm being held over nicely by the LGOG I picked up used, so I may wait for the 32gb to show up now.
     

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