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    Default 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    Some guy at Costco one day said that the difference between the 16 GB and the 32 GB Galaxy S3 was that the 32 GB merely had a 16 GB micro SD card installed in it and only had 16 GB internal memory. Is this true? If not, then there was probably a miscommunication between me and him.
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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    ha, he's an *****. Neither come with a removable micro sdcard and the numbers are for actual INTERNAL storage.
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    Dude was a dumba-- the 32gb s3 has 32gb of INTERNAL storage with 64gb SD card access

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    Samsung Galaxy S3 32GB in White

    Specifications
    LTE, CDMA/PCS/1xEVDO Rev. A (800/1900 MHz)
    Dimensions: 5.4” x 2.8” x .3”
    Weight: 4.7 oz.
    Operating System
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    Display
    4.8” 1280x720 16M HD Super AMOLED™ display
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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    Lady at Verizon told me it was 16 internal and 16 card. I was going to upgrade but changed my mind.
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    I thought there was some issues with the 64GB sd cards not working and they needed to be reformatted in FET 32 split

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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    32 is 32 built in internal memory. Phone DOES support up to 64gb external micro SD card. This is fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smbrooks32 View Post
    I thought there was some issues with the 64GB sd cards not working and they needed to be reformatted in FET 32 split

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    I didn't have any issues with my SanDisk 64gb card... I just popped it in and formatted it on the phone...

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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by RickG. View Post
    Lady at Verizon told me it was 16 internal and 16 card. I was going to upgrade but changed my mind.
    Same here. Not that it makes a huge difference to me but I asked him several times and that's what he kept saying and now that I know it to be false, it kinda pisses me off

    Edit: although with my wife's law enforcement discount on accessories, it turns out it was cheaper for me to get a 16 GB S3 + 16 GB sd card than a 32 GB S3
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    Quote Originally Posted by smbrooks32 View Post
    I thought there was some issues with the 64GB sd cards not working and they needed to be reformatted in FET 32 split

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    It only needs to be formatted FAT32 if you want to backup/restore to the removable sdcard in clockwork mod or flash a AOSP/CM9/CM10. For those remaining stock, exFAT is fine.
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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by JWLthief View Post
    Same here. Not that it makes a huge difference to me but I asked him several times and that's what he kept saying and now that I know it to be false, it kinda pisses me off

    Edit: although with my wife's law enforcement discount on accessories, it turns out it was cheaper for me to get a 16 GB S3 + 16 GB sd card than a 32 GB S3
    There is only $50 difference between the 16 and 32gb versions. Understand that you cannot load apps to the SD card. Out of the box the end user has 12gb available in a 16gb version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waipio11 View Post
    32 is 32 built in internal memory. Phone DOES support up to 63gb external micro SD card. This is fact.
    This is not a fact - you've had a typo. The device supports up to a 64gb card - I've never seen a 63gb card.
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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    I was told the EXACT same thing.....I am guessing because they were out of 32GB phones. I may try to take it back now that I know he lied to us
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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    Hahahahahaha...funny.

    Seriously though, sometimes Costco adds something extra to electronics they cell. I don't know if this holds true for cell phones. But I woudn't be surpised if they threw in an SD card with a phone purchase.

    I have a 32 Gb S3 and it had 28 Gb available for apps, files, etc.. It'll also take a 64 Gb SD card, but I don't have one installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorroth1 View Post
    I was told the EXACT same thing.....I am guessing because they were out of 32GB phones. I may try to take it back now that I know he lied to us
    Show them this image if they try to say it again.

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    It is a shame that many of the people the majority of the buying public have to rely on when purchasing a mobile device truly do not know what they are talking about.

    The majority of my experiences when going in to purchase phones end with me shaking my head at how little many reps know about the products they are selling.

    It is no wonder many people have such low opinions about mobile carriers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJnc284 View Post
    Show them this image if they try to say it again.

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    I installed the app for this site so I can!!!!! Pisses me off
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    Quote Originally Posted by STL Tech Talk View Post
    It is a shame that many of the people the majority of the buying public have to rely on when purchasing a mobile device truly do not know what they are talking about.

    The majority of my experiences when going in to purchase phones end with me shaking my head at how little many reps know about the products they are selling.

    It is no wonder many people have such low opinions about mobile carriers.
    I feel like a fool because I THOUGHT I had done my homework............I even went back later yesterday to get my husbands phone, worked with another rep and made a comment about what the previous rep said...she didn't disagree..........
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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    Something tells me that they were out of 32GB and they wanted to move the 16GB ones and started bundling them with 16GB SDcards. BTW, I have a 16GB with a 32GB SDcard and it suits my needs very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJnc284 View Post
    ha, he's an *****. Neither come with a removable micro sdcard and the numbers are for actual INTERNAL storage.
    Yes, he is an ***** or a liar. But he works in a phone booth in Costco so I wouldn't expect much especially if he is trying to sell you a 16 GB phone when you want 32 and he doesn't have it.
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    Default Re: 32GB Galaxy S3 is merely a 16GB with a 16GB Micro SD Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by snookie View Post
    Yes, he is an ***** or a liar. But he works in a phone booth in Costco so I wouldn't expect much especially if he is trying to sell you a 16 GB phone when you want 32 and he doesn't have it.
    Wants that commission! haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorroth1 View Post
    I was told the EXACT same thing.....I am guessing because they were out of 32GB phones. I may try to take it back now that I know he lied to us
    I'd damn sure do it. It's worth the hassle in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcman73 View Post
    Something tells me that they were out of 32GB and they wanted to move the 16GB ones and started bundling them with 16GB SDcards. BTW, I have a 16GB with a 32GB SDcard and it suits my needs very well.
    Any limitations such as apps not working on the SD card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snookie View Post
    Any limitations such as apps not working on the SD card?
    You can't have apps on the SD Card. You can only store them on the device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snookie View Post
    Any limitations such as apps not working on the SD card?
    I have about 89 downloaded apps on my phone right now and I've only used about 1GB for the apps. After all the other "Misc" files and such on my phone, I have 10.61GB free. I have an SD card for all my pictures and music on it.

    I can see wanting a 32GB if for some reason you don't want to use an SD card and store all your music/pictures on the phones internal memory.
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