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  1. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Only One Major OEM supports expandable memory, ok fine then give me a 64g... Oh can't get that either.. No removable battery fine.. I can live with that.. As long as the one in the thing last.. Well looks i can't find an Android in this country with a great battery and huge amounts of memory (64g) i have a cloud service but don't want to stream all of the time. I need on board memory .. Unless i get a Samsung (which i have). But I would like to be able to buy another phone other than a Gs4 or Note(nothing wrong with them just would like another option)
    Apple at least has a decent battery and gives those of us who need a large amount of memory an option and i swear I'm thinking about jumping over because of it.. I don't like the Gs4 and I'm growing old of the size on the Note... But those are my only options for large amounts of memory and great battery... For android to be all about flexibility... Its sad



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    Actually the iPhone doesn't get that great of a battery life.

    I had the iPhone 5 for a week and a half in July and while it's has its strengths and weaknesses, battery life just isn't really one of them.


    It wasn't terrible but it really wasn't good. I got longer battery life from my GS3
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    09-18-2013 06:34 PM
  2. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Actually the iPhone doesn't get that great of a battery life.

    I had the iPhone 5 for a week and a half in July and while it's has its strengths and weaknesses, battery life just isn't really one of them.


    It wasn't terrible but it really wasn't good. I got longer battery life from my GS3
    Yea I heard its not great. .but do able. ..thats fine with me....

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    09-18-2013 06:41 PM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    I misunderstood ur post ...I edited my repost but u had replied...I get what ur saying. .what im wishing for is only an issue in America. .64gb internal memory phones are out ..just not here

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    I understand. We all need to choose what is best for us. Choice is good.
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    09-18-2013 06:49 PM
  4. Geodude074's Avatar
    I find it hilarious how OP completely ignored my previous post, but is arguing with every other post.

    What's the point of paying $200 for 64 GB of internal storage on a phone, when you can have more storage with a phone that offers expandable storage?

    32 GB internal + 64 GB external = 96 GB total, which is more than the iPhone's 64 GB internal.

    64 GB microSD card for $50 > 48 GB of additional internal storage for $200.

    Samsung, Sony, and Asus are all Android OEMs who make phones with expandable storage.

    One year old Motorola phones have expandable storage, if you're looking for a cheaper older device.

    Nokia with Windows Phone 8 has expandable storage.

    Even the new Firefox phones come with expandable storage.

    OP is just an Apple fanboy who's been drinking too much Apple flavored Kool-Aid and refuses to accept that 32 GB phone + 64 GB microSD card > 64 GB iPhone.
    09-18-2013 06:58 PM
  5. the1m.polo's Avatar
    I find it hilarious how OP completely ignored my previous post, but is arguing with every other post.

    What's the point of paying $200 for 64 GB of internal storage on a phone, when you can have more storage with a phone that offers expandable storage?

    32 GB internal + 64 GB external = 96 GB total, which is more than the iPhone's 64 GB internal.

    64 GB microSD card for $50 > 48 GB of additional internal storage for $200.

    Samsung, Sony, and Asus are all Android OEMs who make phones with expandable storage.

    One year old Motorola phones have expandable storage, if you're looking for a cheaper older device.

    Nokia with Windows Phone 8 has expandable storage.

    Even the new Firefox phones come with expandable storage.

    OP is just an Apple fanboy who's been drinking too much Apple flavored Kool-Aid and refuses to accept that 32 GB phone + 64 GB microSD card > 64 GB iPhone.
    U mad bro?

    Kill the fan boy shii...cause I'm far from an apple fan...really! Ive never purchased an apple products.. I don't want to upgrade to a year old phone...if that's the case I have a note2 and a gs3 why the hell would I do that ... and none of the other OEMs u mentioned offer phones across all major us carrier's except samsung.... wp isn't apart of this convo nor do I want one hell I bought my mom one and its to limited for her.. (so now I got her a gs4)... I know my phones man!..so dont get all bent because I shed light on a growing hole in android (for users like me) ..ooh yeeeeess "android is not perfect. .remove the guns dfrom ur head" no OS is!!


    I've owned a new an android every. 6mo to a year since the original dinc... but I keep it real ...the **** is what it is .. I want to stay on android I just wish they would start releasing a major android phone across all carriers with 64g..Sony and Asus are not in all major US carriers fyi...

    for now as I stated before for those who can't read...I'll stick with samsung.. until they drop the sdcard or I see an iphone released that I like (5" screen)

    But if I did like apple ..sooo what? I'm not tied to Android or any OS. .its a damn phone not a religion

    #read before saying stupid shiii

    The point was if google is moving away for sd card slots give Americans more 64gb phones

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    09-18-2013 07:52 PM
  6. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    Yea i dont know what ur (op) getting at they have 64 gb models in the US, unless im reading u wrong. Apple is not the only one who makes a 64gb model phone.

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    09-18-2013 09:59 PM
  7. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Yea i dont know what ur (op) getting at they have 64 gb models in the US, unless im reading u wrong. Apple is not the only one who makes a 64gb model phone.

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    Htc one on At&t thats it ...please inform me of another current flagship android that's available to all major carries with 64gb

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    09-19-2013 07:44 AM
  8. Geodude074's Avatar
    Htc one on At&t thats it ...please inform me of another current flagship android that's available to all major carries with 64gb

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    Your requirement of one flagship phone on all major carriers with 64 GB is retarded at best.

    If you recall a couple years ago, even the iPhone wasn't available on all major carriers.

    So how about this. Instead of whining and complaining that there aren't enough flagship phones on all major carriers that have 64 GB, how about you find a phone ON YOUR CARRIER that has expandable storage?

    That's much more realistic, since NOBODY shops for a phone THAT'S ON ALL CARRIERS. They shop for a phone that's on their carrier. And if they really do want a phone that isn't on their carrier, they'll switch carriers - they don't whine and complain that it isn't on their carrier.

    So enough with the trolling OP. Get a phone with expandable storage and stop complaining.
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    09-19-2013 11:05 AM
  9. mth785's Avatar
    I Love my 8gb Nexus 4 but the I don't listen to music on it. For music I never leave home without my 80gb iPod.
    Carriers decide which phones are sold in their networks not OEM's or Google.

    Via my Nexus 4.
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    09-19-2013 11:19 AM
  10. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Your requirement of one flagship phone on all major carriers with 64 GB is retarded at best.

    If you recall a couple years ago, even the iPhone wasn't available on all major carriers.

    So how about this. Instead of whining and complaining that there aren't enough flagship phones on all major carriers that have 64 GB, how about you find a phone ON YOUR CARRIER that has expandable storage?

    That's much more realistic, since NOBODY shops for a phone THAT'S ON ALL CARRIERS. They shop for a phone that's on their carrier. And if they really do want a phone that isn't on their carrier, they'll switch carriers - they don't whine and complain that it isn't on their carrier.

    So enough with the trolling OP. Get a phone with expandable storage and stop complaining.
    Now I'm trolling and my comments are retarted...lmao...smh.. some of you people need to work on reading comprehension... I have a phone with expandable memory... I have a note2 and a note3 on order..so wtf am I trolling.
    Dinc, thunderbolt, razr, gnex, gs3, gn2 all phones ive owned...all had expandable memory so I've become a custom to having large amounts memory other than gnex (reason why I didn't keep it long) ..but thats all changed. .

    The post was about choices slimming for large memory phones on android (64gb) since Google is moving towards no micro sd..idk why we aren't provided the option for the 64gb version many other countries get.. moto x, htc one, the new droid line, lg G2, all newer phones going to most US stores and only 1 is available in 64gb at one carrier....so again point made options are limited outside of samsung ... and thats trolling to you??? So I guess ur one of those..."I dont like what he's saying. .sooo he is trolling!!!!"

    Its also obvious others feel similar

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=315728
    Future of expandable storage in phones?

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    09-19-2013 11:43 AM
  11. the1m.polo's Avatar
    I'm also figuring I has to be the choice of the US carriers...idk why though...

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    09-19-2013 11:44 AM
  12. garublador's Avatar
    The post was about choices slimming for large memory phones on android (64gb) since Google is moving towards no sd..idk why we aren't provided the option fir the 64gb version many other countries get.. moto x, htc one, the new droid line, lg G2, all newer phones going to most US stores and only 1 is available in 64gb at one carrier....so again point made options are limited outside of samsung ... and thats trolling to you???
    The thing is that little of that has to do with Google. Android is open source so everyone has the opportunity to add or remove whatever features they want. Google just isn't adding micro SD card support in the versions they release. If OEM's aren't putting micro SD cards or large amounts of internal memory in their phones there is nothing Google or Android can do about that. Given that there are several options for phones with expandable memory and large amounts of internal memory available, you're correct in saying that it's a carrier decision, and my guess is that decision is based on demand vs cost.

    It's just that every time you blame Google or Android, you're not blaming the correct source. They have no say in what most OEM's put in their phones (Motorola claims Google has little to no say in what they do, but I'm a bit skeptical of that) or what phones any carriers offer. It can't possibly be a problem with Google or Android.
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    09-19-2013 11:53 AM
  13. the1m.polo's Avatar
    The thing is that little of that has to do with Google. Android is open source so everyone has the opportunity to add or remove whatever features they want. Google just isn't adding micro SD card support in the versions they release. If OEM's aren't putting micro SD cards or large amounts of internal memory in their phones there is nothing Google or Android can do about that. Given that there are several options for phones with expandable memory and large amounts of internal memory available, you're correct in saying that it's a carrier decision, and my guess is that decision is based on demand vs cost.

    It's just that every time you blame Google or Android, you're not blaming the correct source. They have no say in what most OEM's put in their phones (Motorola claims Google has little to no say in what they do, but I'm a bit skeptical of that) or what phones any carriers offer. It can't possibly be a problem with Google or Android.
    I can agree with that. ..also I wasn't intending to direct it at Google or android directly... more so saying being on android I'm left with fewer options. ..these days. .I could have better stated that

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    09-19-2013 11:56 AM
  14. garublador's Avatar
    Look at it this way, if you want to stay with Android and get >32GB internally on a phone you have the option of the Samsung phones with expandable memory, Sony phones with expandable memory or the HTC One with 64GB internally. If you want to stick with Verizon you have the Samsung phones (a couple Galaxy and a couple Note, IIRC). If you want to move to iOS you have the option of the iPhone 5c or 5s. That's literally it. Even with most Android phones not having that much storage, you still have way more options on any single carrier than you do with iOS phones on all carriers. You also have way more customization options with any Android phone you get over what you can do in iOS.

    You may not like the storage options of current Android phones (and I actually agree with you on how sorry it is right now), but you still have a lot more options than you would have if you used iOS. There are many good reasons to use iOS over Android, but "more options" is not one of them.
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    09-19-2013 12:08 PM
  15. TheyStoleMyName's Avatar
    Htc one on At&t thats it ...please inform me of another current flagship android that's available to all major carries with 64gb

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    Well there was the htc one x plus. Also unlocked phones have it too, i think the gs3 had a 64gb model.

    I still dont understand what the complaint is when there are android phones that do have it and if not most have expandable storage for 64gb cards for more than 64gb of storage.

    Like most ppl said on here already that most ppl never use that much storage, ppl are asking to much from a cell phone. if u cant make due with the storage of 64 from a few choices of android phones then figure something else out to suit ur needs.

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    09-19-2013 12:47 PM
  16. eshropshire's Avatar
    The thing is that little of that has to do with Google. Android is open source so everyone has the opportunity to add or remove whatever features they want. Google just isn't adding micro SD card support in the versions they release. If OEM's aren't putting micro SD cards or large amounts of internal memory in their phones there is nothing Google or Android can do about that. Given that there are several options for phones with expandable memory and large amounts of internal memory available, you're correct in saying that it's a carrier decision, and my guess is that decision is based on demand vs cost.

    It's just that every time you blame Google or Android, you're not blaming the correct source. They have no say in what most OEM's put in their phones (Motorola claims Google has little to no say in what they do, but I'm a bit skeptical of that) or what phones any carriers offer. It can't possibly be a problem with Google or Android.
    Maybe, but from what I can see most if not all Motorola Android phones had micro SD slots then Google bought them and now all the phones they have designed since the Google purchase have no Micro SD slots. Also, I don't think Google has ever released a Nexus device with a micro SD slot.

    Also interesting is that many of the HTC phones released in Asia have micro SD slots, but the US versions of the same phone do not have SD card support. I moved from Apple two years ago to get a larger screen, micro SD card support and a removable battery. Battery life has improved on new phones so this is not quite a critical, plus there are now affordable port recharging devices. Personally I do keep a lot of media on my phone and I don't want to have to worry about being connected or using data to download my media that I already own. The number one reason I recently went with a GS4 was micro SD card support and removable batteries. The SD slot was the main deciding factory for me. The only reason I can see to remove it would be to charge $50-$100 more for $5 worth of memory, or so US wireless companies can get you to spend more to pay for more data to download the content you already own.
    09-19-2013 02:48 PM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I thought I would need a huge amount of memory so I added a 64 GB SanDisk Extreme to my 32GB S4. Turns out I didn't really need 96GB of storage on my phone, so it was just overkill (for me), and a I have A LOT of content. Who knew?

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    09-19-2013 02:49 PM
  18. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Clearly some people just like to add their little $.02 and state obvious **** by naming old phones that have expandable memory.. by me saying "the direction Google is going" should obviously tell you those phones that are no longer relevant to the convo...Seeing that they now have a new successor that do not have expandable memory or have 64gb internal memory carried by a major US cell phone provider ...

    I never said there are no option I said there are few (fewer, less than before,) options... for me to have a new major cell phone (flagship, popular, highly know and supported) htc one, LG G2, moto x, droids,etc. ..with 64gb internal storage ...thats it! Thats the only point im making. .

    I dont hate android ..I dont love apple its a simple effin observation...


    ...is it ok with u if I simply wish these types of phones start coming to US carriers in the 64gb variety that other countries see..to our local US providers.... I don't give a damn if u don't need 64gb....I DO! My point is once im done with samsung (I dont know Sonys availability) ..with the current trend of NEW phones I don't have many options but 1 viable is to try the iphone @ 64gb ..if u can't understand that idk what to tell u


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    09-19-2013 03:10 PM
  19. garublador's Avatar
    Maybe, but from what I can see most if not all Motorola Android phones had micro SD slots then Google bought them and now all the phones they have designed since the Google purchase have no Micro SD slots. Also, I don't think Google has ever released a Nexus device with a micro SD slot.
    That's the reason I'm skeptical. From what I've read Google claims to not try to control what Motorola Mobility does, but they also "coincidentally" dropped micro SD card support after Google bought them.
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    09-19-2013 03:10 PM
  20. Geodude074's Avatar
    Clearly some people just like to add their little $.02 and state obvious **** by naming old phones that have expandable memory.. by me saying "the direction Google is going" should obviously tell you those phones that are no longer relevant to the convo...Seeing that they now have a new predecessors that do not have expandable memory or have 64gb internal memory carried by a major US cell phone provider ...

    I never said there are no option I said there are few (fewer, less than before,) options... for me to have a new major cell phone (flagship, popular, highly know and supported) htc one, LG G2, moto x, etc. ..with 64gb internal storage ...thats it! ...is it ok with u if I simply wish these types of phones start coming to US carriers in the 64gb variety that other countries see..to our local US providers.... I don't give a damn if u don't need 64gb....I DO! My point is once im done with samsung (I dont know Sonys availability) ..with the current trend of NEW phones I don't have many options but to try a long timed hated iphone...if u can't understand that idk what to tell u


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    Lol OP you're just a troll.

    You keep stating that the options are fewer and fewer with Android so you're hopping over to Apple.

    Well, what about Windows Phone 8? What about Firefox? What about Ubuntu?

    There are more options out there, you're just refusing to explore them.

    Samsung, Sony, and Asus are Android US OEMs that I know off the top of my head (without doing a Google search) that are building flagship phones that still have expandable memory. All you need to do is look harder.

    But like I said in a previous post, no one's going to feel bad if you opt to buy a 64 GB iPhone for $400 because it has 48 GB more internal storage lol.
    09-19-2013 03:16 PM
  21. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Lol OP you're just a troll.

    You keep stating that the options are fewer and fewer with Android so you're hopping over to Apple.

    Well, what about Windows Phone 8? What about Firefox? What about Ubuntu?

    There are more options out there, you're just refusing to explore them.

    Samsung, Sony, and Asus are Android US OEMs that I know off the top of my head (without doing a Google search) that are building flagship phones that still have expandable memory. All you need to do is look harder.

    But like I said in a previous post, no one's going to feel bad if you opt to buy a 64 GB iPhone for $400 because it has 48 GB more internal storage lol.

    Oh by the way which store can I pick up that ASUS or Sony?

    I dont want another OS outside of android or ios ...the post states "android" is leaving me with little options. ..not Apple has the most.... this is about Android Android Android ...got it!!

    I didn't ask you to feel bad..
    I didn't say I was just going to hope over to Apple...but if and when I do ..so what...is that a problem?

    I prefer to have more choices on android to have more memory......
    u my friend are the troll its clear....

    I've explored my options. ..and its on its way...my note3 .. ...I wanted a 64gb G2...

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    09-19-2013 03:23 PM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Thank u for ur opinion. .God bless!! Oh by the whay which store can I pick up that ASUS or Sony?

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    I think TMobile offers Sony phones. I don't think anyone should be directed to use the clould unless they want to use the cloud. I must admit, I'm not a big "cloud" fan and I prefer to have my content local. As long as I have the option local storage is what I'll use which means local storage has to be adequate. 64GB sounds reasonable to me for comfort and room for growth. Expandable storage means I don't to spend time considering how much local storage is available. However, it looks like things are not headed ina direction of my choosing. Such is life.

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    09-19-2013 03:38 PM
  23. the1m.polo's Avatar
    Lol OP you're just a troll.

    You keep stating that the options are fewer and fewer with Android so you're hopping over to Apple.

    Well, what about Windows Phone 8? What about Firefox? What about Ubuntu?

    There are more options out there, you're just refusing to explore them.

    Samsung, Sony, and Asus are Android US OEMs that I know off the top of my head (without doing a Google search) that are building flagship phones that still have expandable memory. All you need to do is look harder.

    But like I said in a previous post, no one's going to feel bad if you opt to buy a 64 GB iPhone for $400 because it has 48 GB more internal storage lol.
    Its obvious ur opinions aren't valued ...since 2009 u have 0 thanks thanked 6 times in 3 post...probably cause u spend too much time talking shiii..so shut up and move along

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    09-19-2013 03:40 PM
  24. _X_'s Avatar
    ...lmao...smh.. some of you people need to work on reading comprehension...
    LOL, I agree but you also need to re-read your posts. There is some poorly written English in them.


    Yes the vendor choice is decreasing but there are still plenty of choices. Dismissing Sony as a viable alternative seems disingenuous like if you're dismissing them because they don't jive with your arguments.

    I get your frustration but instead of trying to win an agreement keep and open mind with devices an solutions because of all the platform Android is the one with the most choices.
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    09-19-2013 03:50 PM
  25. Kayone73's Avatar
    The only HTC one available is 32g in the US other than At&t it's an exclusive.... But again thanks

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    Nope both the AT&T and the nonbranded Developer Edition One have 64gb.

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    09-19-2013 03:54 PM
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