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    Default 2014 and were still getting 32gb

    If we were to buy a 2.3ghz quad core cpu 3GB ram on a laptop im sure we would get a 500GB hard drive on it. So my question to mobile phone manufacturers why do you give us only 16 or 32GB storage I dont understand the rest of the spec is great but the memory is terrible. ...

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    The problem is most people don't need more storage or want it. So those of is that do kind of get stuck with it. Unfortunately the majority rules when it comes to what is made.

    I would love more storage but I do get why this is happening.

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    Part of it is space, part of it is keeping costs down and I think we are all grateful that it's flash storage instead of spinning HDDs. I completely agree that we need to start seeing larger options, but OEM's seem to be telling us that even when they put out the larger versions, most consumers still buy whatever the cheapest version is. A little over a year ago an article was released saying that we'd overcome the 64GB limitation on a single chip and iPads already had 128GB versions on those, so we know it's possible.. but are people going to pay a $100-300 premium for that, especially when we've been becoming more acclimated to an "all your data everywhere" cloud style for a few years now? Costs will go down when demand goes up and demand will go up as costs go down. We need a catalyst and it's competing against the essentially free cloud for price consideration - that's a rough place to start from.
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    There is something called micro SD storage. I have a 64 GB micro SD card on my Note 3, and there's a 128 GB card available.
    If you get that, that'll be 160 GB of total space.... Sounds enough for me

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    I have the 128GB card. It is nice to have so much space. The problem is the SD card only works for certain things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavrrick View Post
    I have the 128GB card. It is nice to have so much space. The problem is the SD card only works for certain things.

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    Yeah but I save all my pictures, music, books, etc on the SD card and leave the main memory for things like apps and games that won't go on the SD card

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchi5 View Post
    There is something called micro SD storage. I have a 64 GB micro SD card on my Note 3, and there's a 128 GB card available.
    If you get that, that'll be 160 GB of total space.... Sounds enough for me

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    See its people like you just dont get it have a internal storage device is important and if your buying a simfree phone for 500 plus or on a heavy contract why are we paying more for a external sd cards

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    Plus so true games apps only work better on internal I download about 6 movies per week I cant even keep them cos of space so after a week or so I have to delete them because of space

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    Quote Originally Posted by waz ahmer View Post
    See its people like you just dont get it have a internal storage device is important and if your buying a simfree phone for 500 plus or on a heavy contract why are we paying more for a external sd cards

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    But I do get it. Go get an iPhone or iPad, with like 32 or 64 GB internal storage and no option for expandable storage, then come back and gripe about the Note 3 and it's little storage.



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    I agree - I have a 64gb SDHC card...and its more than enough. It was $49.99 at Costco and I could have purchased a128 had I needed more. I don't want stuff stored internally, as if something happens to the phone and I have to wipe it, I lose the internal memory storage. I use the SD card and I sync to Google Drive every so often. I suppose I could do the same with internal storage, but I don't need more than the 32GB it comes with. If I do, I use the SD card.
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    I do exactly the same thing. Most everything goes to the sd Card. I reserve as much of the internal storage for the phone and apps.

    The problem is there is s big gap in performance and reliability between eMMC storage and a micro SD card.

    What I would like to see is a new standard about storage emerge. Basically the phone os storage be built in. Then a swappable MMC module for all user related content. The module would be required for the phone to do anything. OEM could include a 8gb one, then the retailer could allow a upgrade for a small fee. Basically allow the users to pic there user storage at purchase time. The OS would be written to mount the removable MMC module to a specific space for user data. I think the OS already has user data split this way.

    Project Aura could be a great example of how this could be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waz ahmer View Post
    If we were to buy a 2.3ghz quad core cpu 3GB ram on a laptop im sure we would get a 500GB hard drive on it. So my question to mobile phone manufacturers why do you give us only 16 or 32GB storage I dont understand the rest of the spec is great but the memory is terrible. ...

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    Can you say, "$"? I knew ya could. Is there anything, anything at all in the mobile phone industry that isn't about profit? Think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepmanjr View Post
    Can you say, "$"? I knew ya could. Is there anything, anything at all in the mobile phone industry that isn't about profit? Think about it.
    You're 100% correct. I read somewhere apple makes around 45% profit on every iPhone they sale (I could be wrong about the actual number but close to that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchi5 View Post
    You're 100% correct. I read somewhere apple makes around 45% profit on every iPhone they sale (I could be wrong about the actual number but close to that)

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    And it's not just hardware. Take a good look at the data plans. I'd have a good laugh if it weren't so painful to pay for it. Why do they do it? Cuz people will pay, and pay, and pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepmanjr View Post
    And it's not just hardware. Take a good look at the data plans. I'd have a good laugh if it weren't so painful to pay for it. Why do they do it? Cuz people will pay, and pay, and pay.
    Lol don't get me started on data plans. Thank goodness my wife and I are grandfathered into AT&T data plan, so we have unlimited data, but I love how they slow down your 4G speed after you exceed around 3gigs a month...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepmanjr View Post
    Can you say, "$"? I knew ya could. Is there anything, anything at all in the mobile phone industry that isn't about profit? Think about it.
    No im in uk so its pounds please dont reply if your going to insult

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    For me, I keep 18 GB of music files on my SD card. Also, I have a bunch of movies and games. 32 GB of internal storage is simply not enough, specially if you're recording in HD/Full-HD.. The Kitkat update really bothers me because I can't edit the tags on my MP3s anymore if they're on the external sd card.
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    I am glad of the 32GB internal storage of my Note 3 but I think in the case of Samsung it would be nice to have the 64GB of internal storage that Samsung had stated would be available for the Note 3. Would I fill that space, who knows ? Would I buy it if Samsung actually released that variant ? Absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakedsnake View Post
    For me, I keep 18 GB of music files on my SD card. Also, I have a bunch of movies and games. 32 GB of internal storage is simply not enough, specially if you're recording in HD/Full-HD.. The Kitkat update really bothers me because I can't edit the tags on my MP3s anymore if they're on the external sd card.
    You can use the stock music player to edit the Artist, Title, and Album fields of MP3 files on the SD Card. I didn't see a way to edit album art or others. Go to Details for the track and click on the pencil up top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Spock View Post
    Part of it is space, part of it is keeping costs down and I think we are all grateful that it's flash storage instead of spinning HDDs. I completely agree that we need to start seeing larger options, but OEM's seem to be telling us that even when they put out the larger versions, most consumers still buy whatever the cheapest version is. A little over a year ago an article was released saying that we'd overcome the 64GB limitation on a single chip and iPads already had 128GB versions on those, so we know it's possible.. but are people going to pay a $100-300 premium for that, especially when we've been becoming more acclimated to an "all your data everywhere" cloud style for a few years now? Costs will go down when demand goes up and demand will go up as costs go down. We need a catalyst and it's competing against the essentially free cloud for price consideration - that's a rough place to start from.
    This. Most users won't pay for it a manufacturers don't see a reason to up it... Also it is a space thing as well (for now).

    I would say those are the two main reasons. Also waz for now why not nab a big SD card so you can out stuff on it? It's the best work around for now.

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    No im in uk so its pounds please dont reply if your going to insult
    I really don't think any insult was intended.

    Regardless of weather it is the Dollar, British pound, Rubles, Peso's, Franks, Yen, or Dinar, it is all about profit for the product being sold. Until we as users decide we won't buy a phone with lower storage then this will continue to happen.

    The problem is how many users do you think really just use their fancy powerful mobile computer for just posting on Facebook, playing Candy Crush, taking a few pictures, along with being a phone. I would suspect a large portion of people. Very few people understand how much they can do, and probably fewer that really do care enough to really try to push it. So those few of us that do get stuck with trying to work around what the mass wants. The best solution for now is the SD Card.

    I think allot of people like the idea of a smart phone and really don't actually use it as a smart phone.
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    It is about demand. When enough people won't buy a phone because it doesn't have enough internal memory then manufacturers would accommodate. Honestly the number of people who need 64gb internal in addition to 128gb sd card is very very small.

    But if you need it, you can get an android with 128gb internal memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavrrick View Post

    The problem is how many users do you think really just use their fancy powerful mobile computer for just posting on Facebook, playing Candy Crush, taking a few pictures, along with being a phone. I would suspect a large portion of people. Very few people understand how much they can do, and probably fewer that really do care enough to really try to push it. So those few of us that do get stuck with trying to work around what the mass wants. The best solution for now is the SD Card.

    I think allot of people like the idea of a smart phone and really don't actually use it as a smart phone.
    I agree with your statement. Why I think so many people use Iphones, because it is great for social media, emails, texting etc

    The Note 3 is also good for all those things but I can use it for so much more. Scheduling, Bill pay, spreadsheet, etc. I use to carry my iPhone and iPad everywhere. Now I only use my Note 3 For everything.

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    Well I use my phone as a laptop allways listing items taking pictures downloading movies watching youtube yes they should give us at least 100GB hard disk space and ladt but not least I have games with over 10 gig lots of music albums im only on 3gig to go so yes yes yes lol I sound like the wwe wrestler give us space Samsung please

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