11-30-2015 07:58 AM
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  1. Trooper29's Avatar
    With the ability to add a SD card is it worth paying the extra 70? I'm not a gamer, but take lots of pictures and I back them up with cloud. Only positive is the ablity to get another color within a year.
    10-30-2015 02:30 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    With the ability to add a SD card is it worth paying the extra 70? I'm not a gamer, but take lots of pictures and I back them up with cloud. Only positive is the ablity to get another color within a year.
    What do you do with your old phones?
    10-30-2015 03:00 PM
  3. PowrDroid's Avatar
    With the ability to add a SD card is it worth paying the extra 70? I'm not a gamer, but take lots of pictures and I back them up with cloud. Only positive is the ablity to get another color within a year.
    With 32GB SD cards around $12 and 64GB SD cards available for around $20, I'd say no, it's not worth paying the extra $70 to get another 32GB storage. Only you can decide if the $70 is worth it to change the color down the road. Personally, it wouldn't be for me.
    YAYTech likes this.
    10-30-2015 03:06 PM
  4. benjamminh's Avatar
    With the 64gb model, you do get one free refresh if that has value to a particular person.
    10-30-2015 04:43 PM
  5. kmf1's Avatar
    Are SD cards less susceptible to corruption these days? It used to be that you couldn't count on them, and that the regular hard/flash on board memory was safer in the long run.
    10-30-2015 04:49 PM
  6. dmark44's Avatar
    With the 64gb model, you do get one free refresh if that has value to a particular person.
    Not only can you change the style, but you'll essentially get a like-new battery too.
    10-30-2015 04:50 PM
  7. dmark44's Avatar
    Not saying there will be any issues with these phones, but I have bad memories of having to go into settings to remount the SD card every time my HTC phone restarted. I like having all of the internal memory I need!
    10-30-2015 04:53 PM
  8. elvee68's Avatar
    I like having the extra internal memory. Seems like apps are getting bigger every update.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    10-30-2015 06:11 PM
  9. Davidoo's Avatar
    I agree with getting the 64GB as I did with the Turbo1. SD cards are notoriously unreliable along with the fact the internal memory is much more reliable and faster than SD. I'm one of those that is happy they are getting away from SD cards in favor of bigger internal storage.
    10-30-2015 06:34 PM
  10. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I agree with getting the 64GB as I did with the Turbo1. SD cards are notoriously unreliable along with the fact the internal memory is much more reliable and faster than SD. I'm one of those that is happy they are getting away from SD cards in favor of bigger internal storage.
    I must be lucky, I've never had an issue with any SD card on any of my phone's or my other three family member's phones.
    10-30-2015 09:03 PM
  11. sbrashear's Avatar
    With 32GB SD cards around $12 and 64GB SD cards available for around $20, I'd say no, it's not worth paying the extra $70 to get another 32GB storage. Only you can decide if the $70 is worth it to change the color down the road. Personally, it wouldn't be for me.
    It might also be worth noting that inexpensive SD cards tend to have slower read and write, which probably makes it significantly slower than on board memory.
    Davidoo likes this.
    10-31-2015 10:16 AM
  12. PowrDroid's Avatar
    It might also be worth noting that inexpensive SD cards tend to have slower read and write, which probably makes it significantly slower than on board memory.
    So what's the speed difference between, say, a class 4 card and a class 10 card? I doubt there is a humanly discernable difference in real world use.
    10-31-2015 12:24 PM
  13. ST_Jim's Avatar
    What do you do with your old phones?

    With the refresh, you make a $499 deposit, they send you a "like new" phone is you configuration, you send them back your old phone, and they refund your deposit. I'm personally not that thrilled with the idea of reconditioned phones, so I would pass unless mine looked seriously ratty.
    10-31-2015 12:30 PM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    With the refresh, you make a $499 deposit, they send you a "like new" phone is you configuration, you send them back your old phone, and they refund your deposit. I'm personally not that thrilled with the idea of reconditioned phones, so I would pass unless mine looked seriously ratty.
    I was asking the OP what they did with their old phones.

    Resell?
    Keep?

    If I resold my old phones, I would go for the 64GB with refresh.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    dmark44 likes this.
    10-31-2015 01:37 PM
  15. Snareman's Avatar
    So what's the speed difference between, say, a class 4 card and a class 10 card? I doubt there is a humanly discernable difference in real world use.
    And between those and the on board memory speed.
    10-31-2015 07:18 PM
  16. YAYTech's Avatar
    "Worth it" is always up to the person opening their wallet. For some yes, for others no.
    10-31-2015 08:00 PM
  17. sbrashear's Avatar
    So what's the speed difference between, say, a class 4 card and a class 10 card? I doubt there is a humanly discernable difference in real world use.
    And between those and the on board memory speed.
    The difference between the Class 4 and the Class 10 is considerable, especially when it comes to write speeds, and will be considerably (and noticeably) slower than onboard memory. If it were possible to run the phone off the SD card, I'm sure you would notice a considerable slow down in performance. Read speeds also tend to be a slower but there is not as much as difference as the write speeds. One practical example might be if the onboard memory is almost full, you may not be able to shoot 4K video more than a few seconds at time. There may be some users who don't see any sort of slow down.

    Almost as important as the speed of the media is the throughput speed of the bus. So, it may not matter if the card speed if the bus is slow. An analogy: Think of hooking up a SSD to an external drive enclosure with USB 2.0. While the SSD is lightning fast, the USB connection will make the speed of the SSD, practically worthless. The same is true for the bus on phones. In most cases, the onboard memory will have a faster bus speed than any bus for external memory.

    Lastly, I think any device, in which the on board memory is almost full, may slow down considerably.

    I think that the performance of onboard memory will almost always be noticeably and considerably faster than external memory and probably higher quality memory as well, which, somewhat justifiably or unjustifiably, accounts for the price differences. I wouldn't ever use external memory to replace onboard memory, only to supplement it.
    11-03-2015 11:32 AM
  18. xoomer1's Avatar
    moto's like new is hardly that...my wifes T1 headphone plug went out right after we got it, sent it in for a replacement and they sent back one that had been visibly dropped. it worked, but the case was dinged up. Its amazing how rough people on phones...lets see if they are still as rough after having to pay full price for them

    With the refresh, you make a $499 deposit, they send you a "like new" phone is you configuration, you send them back your old phone, and they refund your deposit. I'm personally not that thrilled with the idea of reconditioned phones, so I would pass unless mine looked seriously ratty.
    11-03-2015 01:42 PM
  19. bdrG19mm's Avatar
    no.
    11-03-2015 03:12 PM
  20. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    So what's the speed difference between, say, a class 4 card and a class 10 card? I doubt there is a humanly discernable difference in real world use.
    There's a HUGE difference, especially if you have a large card with a ton of files. You are crippling your experience by going with a cheap card.
    dmark44 likes this.
    11-05-2015 10:24 AM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    If you're gonna use an SD card, IMO - class 10 is minimum.
    dmark44 likes this.
    11-06-2015 05:15 PM
  22. Jay A whY's Avatar
    If the refresh was a brand new phone and not a refurb, it would be worth it to me!
    11-26-2015 12:53 AM
  23. cjp39's Avatar
    Seems the refresh may be a selling point when time comes to Swappa it. The buyer will be getting a like new phone. That's why I got it, that and never had a 64gb phone before.
    Jay A whY and RichardJTesla like this.
    11-26-2015 03:24 AM
  24. RichardJTesla's Avatar
    Refresh not sure. 64 GB ya even with the SD card slot.
    dmark44 likes this.
    11-26-2015 01:38 PM
  25. Jay A whY's Avatar
    I pulled the trigger on a 64GB, w/ $200 off retail and $240 trade-in on my Nexus 6 via Verizon BF Sale online..
    RichardJTesla likes this.
    11-26-2015 01:40 PM
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