When will android phones come in 128g

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by GadgetSN, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. GadgetSN macrumors 6502

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    As per title. Stop giving us a micro sd slot but then limit the internal memory to 16gb. 16gb+ a 128gb card is still a 16gb phone/tablet because of the limitations of what can bs stored on an external card.

    Worse thing is is that some of these 16gb devices are priced higher than a 64gb iphone.
     
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    I'd rather buy an SD card than pay a fortune for a 128gb model. Also an SD card can be removed and put into other devices.
     
  4. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    What 16gb android phone is priced higher than a 64kb iphone? Gimmie unlocked prices only - None of these scewed contract pricing tricks!

     
  5. GadgetSN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean what limitations. Sd card can only store music and pics. You cant store apps on sd card. Therefore you effectively have 16gb space for apps/games etc. Some apps don't even let you store files used onto the sd card making internal memory vital.

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    Did you read my post?

    I didn't say I didn't like the option of an sd card slot.
     
  6. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    You can store anything on the SD card including apps. Go into the app manager, select the app and Move to SD card. Remember that android apps are quite small so it's very unlikely you would exceed 16gb of apps (unless you're app crazy and installing hundreds). I have 115 apps and still have 4gb left (and I also have photos and music)

     
  7. GadgetSN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Please elaborate. There is no option to move to sd card. Do you mean by using a thord party app to do this?

    Ever since ice cream sandwich Google have prevented apps being stored on sd cards I guess to increase smoothness of the UI. They have gone Apples route but the Android phone manufacturers haven't appeared to take it on board giving us a paltry 16g thinking the presence of an sd slot makes up for it.

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    Note 3 on release. No doubt the 16gb/32gb Note 4 and Note edge will be more expensive than the 128gb iphone.
     
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    You should do some research. There has been an Android update, I think around a year ago, that allows you to move apps onto storage cards out of the box. No root, 3 party app, hack, or etc needed. This is native.
     
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    All I know are the prices where I live (Sweden), but the relation between the price levels should be the same in the rest of the world:

    Note 4 (32 gb): 7490 SEK (afaik there is no 16 gb model planned)
    iPhone 6 (128 gb):8395 SEK

    So, the 32 gb Note 4 more expensive than the 128 gb iPhone 6? Not quite.

    The more interesting comparison however would be between the same screen and RAM size models, and there the iPhone 6 Plus (16 gb) costs 7395 SEK here, in other words basically the same price as the 32 gb Note 4. So, the iPhones are still priced higher.
     
  11. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on the device and the app. Some apps and devices will allow it and some won't.

    Just like some native apps on Android end up taking more than 8GB of storage.
     
  12. jamezr macrumors G4

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    IMHO....the iphone wastes storage. You can add whatever data you want on a SD Card on a Android phone. The storage can also be recognized as a hard drive allowing for drag and drop to store any files or data you want to the SD Card. Then compare the price of adding 64GB or 128GB of storage to a base model 16GB phone. Android phones (with CD card slots) can INCREASE the storage by adding a SD Card. I cannot do this on my iPhone.
     
  13. GadgetSN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Been googling the past 30mins and still no luck. Every article/video points to a “move to sd card” button upon clicking settings>apps>(specific app) but I dont see this button. All I see is clear cache.

    So how do I move a 2gb game for example to the sd card?
     
  14. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Nope....you can just click on Manage Apps, click on the app from the list that pops up and then click move to SD Card.

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  15. GadgetSN thread starter macrumors 6502

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    At the end of the day I think a sd slot is good. However what I want is a 128gb internal memory with an option to insert a 128gn card. I hate android devices capping out at 32gb let alone 16gb

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    I dont have that option on my Sony Ultra.

    Besides that button will not work for all apps especially the big apps and where it does work it doesnt always move the full amount over.
     
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    http://www.techpanorma.com/bug-fixe...t-xperia-t2-ultra-updated-android-4-4-kitkat/

    Unexpectedly Sony has surprised us by rolling Android 4.4.2 update for Xperia Z1 Compact today in form of exclusive 14.4.A.0.108 firmware. Users of Sony’s flagship smartphones, including Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia Z1 can now avail the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. Android 4.4.2 Xperia Z1 Comapct 14.4.A.0.108 firmware update is confirmed in regions Russia, Indonesia, Italy and still seeding to other parts of the world. According to information on Sony’s Mobile Support pages, the latest firmware from Google offers many special features, counting camera updates, App to SD card transfer, plus the most recent apps editions.


    App to SD Card Transfer

    Google removed the “App to SD card” transfer on Android KitKat OS which was included to previous Android versions such as 2.3 Gingerbread, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.1 to 4.3 Jelly Bean, but SonyXperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia T2 Ultra (4.4.2) regained the “App to SD Card” feature which enables us to move some specific applications to the external storage.


    This feature can be accessible by going to Settings>Applications. Sony Mobile has included a latest column in the Applications Manager labeled “On SD Card” it allows to move apps to external storage. Thus, more space will now be available on these two devices’ internal storage by transferring selected apps to the SD card.

    This feature, however, is not present in the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for Sony Xperia Z series.
     
  17. chabig macrumors 68040

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    That's the trouble with them. What is the OS supposed to do when the card and its data just disappears?
     
  18. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Must be a Sony Ultra thing/perhaps it's version of the OS. On the Note 3, I've moved most of the larger ones like TomTom GPS, Sygic GPS and all their maps, FxGuru movie maker, etc over to the SD Card. I also have my camera defaulted to the SD Card.
     
  19. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    The reason Apple went with 128gb is because they don't have external storage option. Yes I would like 128gb on both internal and external too. But as long as I have 32gb of internal and SD slot, it's not that necessary yet.

    Also realize, any device that support XC can support whatever the SD card manufacturers make. If card makers decide to make an 500gb or 1TB micro SD card tomorrow, even my S4 will support it.

    You must not be updated. A simply Google search found me answers quickly about your device.
    https://www.google.com/webhp?source...v=2&ie=UTF-8#q=xperia+z+ultra+move+apps+to+sd


    Your reaching now. I've had no problems easily moving the app and ALL it's data to the SD card
     
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  21. jamezr macrumors G4

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    The apps wont work that are on the SD card.......same as removing any storage. The data on the storage is no longer available. But then just put it back in and all is well.....or just don't remove it if it is critical. You can remove a SD card that has music or pictures on it and put it in a SD card adapter and insert it into just about all laptops and most computers.
     
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  23. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Never had a problem with any SD cards yet. As long as you get the high speed cards your good to go. And you can always transfer apps back into memory, and still sync app data in the cloud.
     
  24. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Sandisk 512GB SD Card, but it isn't cheap! Then again that is double the storage that the base Mac PRO comes with!


    http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/11/sandisk-512gb-sd-card/

    If you've been dabbling in 4K video recording, you probably know that most SD cards won't cut it; you'll be thankful if you have enough space for a wedding video, let alone a magnum opus. SanDisk may have a solution for that space problem in its new, extra-capacious 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC card. It's fast enough (95MB/s) to shoot interruption-free 4K, but also has more than enough storage for a day's worth of movies and high-speed photography. Capture 60Mbps video on Sony's AX100, for example, and you could theoretically keep going for almost 19 hours. You're going to pay dearly for all that headroom, though. The 512GB card sells for a whopping $800 -- unless video production is your bread and butter, you're probably better off "settling" for the Extreme Pro's 128GB or 256GB variants.
     
  25. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    The highest Micro SDXC is 128gb. Somebody on XDA did a hack and used a full size 256gb SDXC by taking it apart and putting it in his phone.

    Micro 128gb is going for about $100.
     

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