09-24-2015 09:39 AM
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  1. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Can someone recommend a reliable micro SD card model for 4k video shooting?
    Plan to get a 32/64g one.
    Thanks!

    Posted via Nexus 4
    I've used Samsung microSD cards for a few years and I've never had a problem with them.
    jimbo1mcm and jasmeer oberoi like this.
    09-04-2015 09:17 AM
  2. Bwangster12's Avatar
    I am having a hell of a time deciding between the 16 and 32. On my LG G2 rooted but stock rom, I have a little over 20 GB free. I'm only using about 4 gigs of space between apps, photos, downloads, misc. LG takes about 8 gigs, which totals up to the 32 GB phone.

    I feel like if the Moto XPE has 10-11 gb of unusable space on the 16 gb model, and I only use about 4-5 gigs, that still leaves me about 5ish gigs free... BEFORE my 64 gb sd card.
    Dan Peters likes this.
    09-04-2015 09:19 AM
  3. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I've always lived by the rule to buy as much memory as I can afford, and maybe a little more. The same with SD cards. So I ordered the Pure with 64GB memory, which was only 499.99 (just $100 more than the 16GB one). I already have a 128GB microSD card, so I'm set.
    travaz likes this.
    09-04-2015 09:22 AM
  4. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    question guys i made an order of a 16 gb verison thinking it would be fine with my 64 gb micro sd card. Should i stick with that or cancel the order and go for a 32gb verion because of the apps not being able to be stored on the sd card. However with android M coming out this fall it will support apps on the sd card and being that we should get the update fairly quick its a toss up... what should i do guys
    The 64GB version is just $100 more than the 16GB one; even less for the 32GB one. Don't skimp on memory, if you can afford it.
    09-04-2015 09:24 AM
  5. rushmore's Avatar
    I have a Note 4 and some app data is on the 200GB sd. I see no performance issues, but I am not sensitive enough to notice milliseconds of time difference Android does enough things already to ding performance as it is

    In comparison, I'll take my 232GB of device storage or 264GB with Moto X Pure ANY day over the far more expensive Note 5. Heck, even with the 200GB card the 64GB Moto X would be $150 less than the Note 5 and have 200GB more storage.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    09-04-2015 09:48 AM
  6. David Rosen's Avatar
    I have a Note 4 and some app data is on the 200GB sd. I see no performance issues, but I am not sensitive enough to notice milliseconds of time difference Android does enough things already to ding performance as it is

    In comparison, I'll take my 232GB of device storage or 264GB with Moto X Pure ANY day over the far more expensive Note 5. Heck, even with the 200GB card the 64GB Moto X would be $150 less than the Note 5 and have 200GB more storage.
    Haha yea, I would never complain about milliseconds either, but TEN SECONDS to open the gallery on my Note 4 (even after a system restore)... that I complain about and is why I'm jumping from the Samsung ship after 3 phones in a row with them.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    09-04-2015 10:47 AM
  7. Riccardo C's Avatar
    The 64GB version is just $100 more than the 16GB one; even less for the 32GB one. Don't skimp on memory, if you can afford it.
    So I decided to take your advice because it was weighting on my mind if it would be enough storage. So i canceled my first order which was surpisingly easy and reordered a new phone. I saw something online that scared me which was that my moto x was engraved i would only be able to recieve a credit. I had already bought the new phone with my credit card but to my surprise they canceled it straight away(maybe because it wasnt shipped yet).. the EST shipping date is still Sept 15th so im crossing my fingers.
    Internal Memory vs. micro SD cards?-screenshot_2015-09-04-12-04-27-1.png
    Ntchwaidumela and jimbo1mcm like this.
    09-04-2015 11:16 AM
  8. mohit9206's Avatar
    Oh, and rumor has it that with Marshmallow, there won't be much (any?) difference between SD card and internal storage.
    I read Marshmallow will have this feature called adaptive storage. What does this mean exactly?
    Does this mean we will finally be able to move app data to sd cards?
    Is this really true?
    09-04-2015 11:55 AM
  9. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    It should play locally if the music is on the sd card.
    Thanks

    XT1060
    09-04-2015 11:59 AM
  10. grooks's Avatar
    I am having a hell of a time deciding between the 16 and 32. On my LG G2 rooted but stock rom, I have a little over 20 GB free. I'm only using about 4 gigs of space between apps, photos, downloads, misc. LG takes about 8 gigs, which totals up to the 32 GB phone.

    I feel like if the Moto XPE has 10-11 gb of unusable space on the 16 gb model, and I only use about 4-5 gigs, that still leaves me about 5ish gigs free... BEFORE my 64 gb sd card.
    Based upon your usage you should be fine with the 16 GB. I have a 2013 Moto X with 16 GB storage and typically have 4-5 GB free. Keep pictures and music stored in the cloud and don't do a lot of gaming.

    Sent from my Moto X (2013)
    09-04-2015 12:16 PM
  11. philosopherisdog's Avatar
    I went with 32 GB for two reasons-

    1) Resale - if I decide to sell on Swappa or some other place in the future,it will be easier to sell than 32 gb.
    2) performance - this is purely anectdotal and I cannot support this with technical knowledge, but I've found that performance on my phone (currently a G2) is hampered when the storage is nearly full
    Riccardo C and dmark44 like this.
    09-04-2015 12:30 PM
  12. KSY77's Avatar
    I recently bought the Samsung Note 5 and unfortunately it only has 32 gb of internal storage. I was bummed out about this but found a fairly decent product that could somewhat compensate for the lack of internal storage. It's called the Seagate Wireless Plus 2 tb external storage product. Here is what it looks like if you are interested in it:



    For those in Canada, this product is on sale for $199 until Sept 10, 2015 at Best Buy:

    Seagate 2TB Plus Wireless 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive (STCV2000100) : Portable External Hard Drives - Best Buy Canada

    Cheers!
    09-04-2015 02:18 PM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    I have a 1TB version and though better than nothing, it is nowhere as convenient as local storage, another device to carry and uses more power. Not to mention the media can't integrate with the apps.
    09-04-2015 06:33 PM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    Think it'll be worth it to use a UHS-II card over UHS-1 or Class 10?

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    09-05-2015 10:31 AM
  15. Clocks's Avatar
    Think it'll be worth it to use a UHS-II card over UHS-1 or Class 10?

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    I think the only benefit would be if the phone let's you record 4k straight to the card.
    09-05-2015 11:08 AM
  16. dmark44's Avatar
    Think it'll be worth it to use a UHS-II card over UHS-1 or Class 10?

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    Sandisk cards are on sale at Best Buy and Amazon and the marketing will tell you to buy the faster speeds even for 1080 HD video recording. But I always thought anything Class 10 or higher or at least UHS-1 was good for 1080.

    That said, if I think there's any chance I'll repurpose the card later on, such as for my DSLR, I'll buy the faster cards on a good sale.
    09-05-2015 12:45 PM
  17. morphodone's Avatar
    2) performance - this is purely anectdotal and I cannot support this with technical knowledge, but I've found that performance on my phone (currently a G2) is hampered when the storage is nearly full
    It certainly can.
    From anandtech's review of the OG Moto X.

    "To really stress the eMMC implementation and F2FS, I filled my 16GB Moto X’s roughly 12GB data partition with sequential data. I left less than 200MB free on the device, and then ran our standard 100MB span of read/write tests. This is the same procedure that left the 2013 Nexus 7 with ~0.1MB/s random write speeds, but in the case of the Moto X we saw a small but nowhere-near-as-bad performance degradation."

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-05-2015 08:51 PM
  18. Anthony_NE's Avatar
    It certainly can.
    From anandtech's review of the OG Moto X.

    "To really stress the eMMC implementation and F2FS, I filled my 16GB Moto X’s roughly 12GB data partition with sequential data. I left less than 200MB free on the device, and then ran our standard 100MB span of read/write tests. This is the same procedure that left the 2013 Nexus 7 with ~0.1MB/s random write speeds, but in the case of the Moto X we saw a small but nowhere-near-as-bad performance degradation."

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Just so I'm reading this correctly, it grossly affected the Nexus, but negligibly affected the X?
    09-05-2015 10:26 PM
  19. jdk606o's Avatar
    I'm also up in the air on this one. I have 32gb on my current phone, and with all my apps, it only equates to 6.2gb.. and I can put my pics and videos on the SD card.. so 16gb or 32gb?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-05-2015 10:43 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    I went with 64. No need to worry about sd card for me.

    As dpham said.. I'd store apps on internal and other things (like music / movies) on SD card if I used one.
    09-05-2015 11:42 PM
  21. morphodone's Avatar
    Just so I'm reading this correctly, it grossly affected the Nexus, but negligibly affected the X?
    Yes.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7235/moto-x-review/9


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    09-06-2015 05:44 AM
  22. BoneDigger's Avatar
    My Note 2 has 16g and I have a SD for extra storage. Some apps will not install on the card. This go around I went with the 64g internal and will swap in my 128g card if it will work. I keep music, pictures, and movies on the card and will use internal memory for apps.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
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    09-06-2015 02:14 PM
  23. Flow39's Avatar
    I'd go with 32 and then get an SD card with whatever amount of storage you'd want/need.
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    09-06-2015 10:12 PM
  24. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I'm of the opinion that you can never have too much memory, especially internal memory. So I opted for 64GB internal, along with my 128GB microSD card (which I already have).

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-07-2015 01:01 AM
  25. YahyaRivero's Avatar
    Pre-Ordered my MotoXPure on the 2nd. Anxious for it to arrive. I'm currently looking into memory cards for the device. Read the article on this site regarding a Moto G 2nd gen and Sd cards. Great article.

    One thing that got me a bit confused. Within the article it said that Class 10 are good for read and write but that UHS cards is what you really want. Saw some cards online that have class 10 and UHS-1 on them. Are these good cards?

    32GB is good enough for me but saw great deals for today on the 64GB. Need a response by today to get this deal. Thank you all.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-08-2015 08:51 AM
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