09-03-2014 07:14 PM
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  1. unstoppablekem's Avatar


    That post and some others were fine, but the majority were talking how 16GB should be in all phones.

    And I also say 32GB should be minimum because soon, 128GB will be in phones. We already have 128GB microSD cards. Content is becoming bigger in size, and the more stuff and more pixels, means more use of storage space.

    Anyways, I would get the Moto X+1 in 64GB if they don't offer microSD.
    08-18-2014 08:02 PM
  2. PFKMan23's Avatar
    As has been said, the people on this website are in the minority. I know plenty of regular people where 16 GB is more than enough. As far as the iPhone being the instigator for 32 GB being the case, I have no idea. It very well might be, but if they can get away with charging $100 more for a 32GB, why wouldn't they try to prolong it? Like I said before, I want 32 GB or bigger to become standard, but I just don't think it will be, certainly not this year.
    08-18-2014 08:22 PM
  3. delrey1900's Avatar
    Anyways, this seems as a huge debate rather than answering my first question to you guys. D:
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    Uh, most of us did.
    08-18-2014 08:31 PM
  4. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Uh, most of us did.

    I meant to say that, my bad. I didn't mean all of you guys. But just imagine, the Moto X+1 with microSD card support would be better than just the built in storage. But if I had no choice, I would hope for a 64GB model.
    08-18-2014 09:00 PM
  5. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    What happens when Apple will make 32GB the minimum requirement for their newest high end phone? Will it be okay then? Or you still on denial that the company shouldn't lose $4 in being nicer to the consumer.
    You really think companies want to be nice to consumers?

    Maybe you're the one in denial.....

    EDIT: Companies can do consumer friendly things, sure, but they aren't going to knowingly take a hit in profit for the sake of the consumer.
    08-18-2014 09:33 PM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    You really think companies want to be nice to consumers?

    Maybe you're the one in denial.....

    EDIT: Companies can do consumer friendly things, sure, but they aren't going to knowingly take a hit in profit for the sake of the consumer.

    Yeah, not every company is nice, especially Samsung (jk, lol), but doesn't mean they have the right to charge $100 for a storage upgrade when it costs them like 90% less.

    Like I've said, all I want is a Moto X+1 with microSD and/or with 64GB. Is that too hard to say without people going crazy here?
    08-18-2014 09:38 PM
  7. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Yeah, not every company is nice, especially Samsung (jk, lol), but doesn't mean they have the right to charge $100 for a storage upgrade when it costs them like 90% less.

    Like I've said, all I want is a Moto X+1 with microSD and/or with 64GB. Is that too hard to say without people going crazy here?
    They absolutely do have the right to charge that. They can charge whatever they want. They will have no incentive to change until they stop making money making those types of decisions.

    And no, that's not too hard to say. I'd be ok with 16GB + microSD or 32GB myself.
    08-18-2014 09:41 PM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    They absolutely do have the right to charge that. They can charge whatever they want. They will have no incentive to change until they stop making money making those types of decisions.

    And no, that's not too hard to say. I'd be ok with 16GB + microSD or 32GB myself.

    I'm fine with 16GB and microSD too. But if it was just internal storage, I would want 64GB.
    08-18-2014 11:30 PM
  9. efstuck's Avatar
    16gb + microsd would be ideal. I have the 16gb moto X and ...surprise..it isn't enough.
    08-20-2014 07:34 PM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Offering a 16 GB version lets them keep the base cost down. Adding a microSD slot lets people who need more storage get it, and adding the slot costs little. That's what I expect as a base model, but hopefully they'll offer a 32GB model, too.
    08-27-2014 03:19 PM
  11. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Offering a 16 GB version lets them keep the base cost down. Adding a microSD slot lets people who need more storage get it, and adding the slot costs little. That's what I expect as a base model, but hopefully they'll offer a 32GB model, too.
    "We" actually don't know the cost of adding the sd card slot. If you want NTFS support, there's a licensing fee for that. I would be curious to know how much engineering time/energy is put in to making sure it functions the way it's expected to as well.

    Either way, now that official support is back in Android manufacturers have decided that cost/benefit is good enough to put resources in to including one. Considering Moto released a version of the G that has a slot, odds are good that this new X will have one as well.
    08-28-2014 06:47 PM
  12. raptir's Avatar
    "We" actually don't know the cost of adding the sd card slot. If you want NTFS support, there's a licensing fee for that. I would be curious to know how much engineering time/energy is put in to making sure it functions the way it's expected to as well.

    Either way, now that official support is back in Android manufacturers have decided that cost/benefit is good enough to put resources in to including one. Considering Moto released a version of the G that has a slot, odds are good that this new X will have one as well.
    FAT32 + VFAT has a licensing fee as well if you are producing and selling a device that supports the file system (it's free to use in software). Unless you're using ext4 (which has poor support in Windows and Mac OS, so would not be ideal for a non-MTP device) you're going to be paying something to include sdcard support.

    That said, the licensing fee for FAT32 is $0.25 per device sold, so I don't think it would be a major factory.
    09-03-2014 12:44 PM
  13. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    FAT32 + VFAT has a licensing fee as well if you are producing and selling a device that supports the file system (it's free to use in software). Unless you're using ext4 (which has poor support in Windows and Mac OS, so would not be ideal for a non-MTP device) you're going to be paying something to include sdcard support.

    That said, the licensing fee for FAT32 is $0.25 per device sold, so I don't think it would be a major factory.
    That's my point. It adds cost. $0.25 doesn't sound like a lot, but when designing a device that will sell in large volumes every penny matters.
    09-03-2014 07:14 PM
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