02-27-2016 06:03 PM
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  1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Well, well, it seems that Samsung have listened and thus caved, to the masses, and now offering an SD Card slot, on the new S7\S7 Edge.
    But, the question I have to Note 5 owners & users, is an SD Card slot, compulsory?

    With Cloud storage being offered by multiple online companies, how important is an SD Card option?
    02-22-2016 07:01 AM
  2. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    I didn't think it would be a problem for me but without it so far I cannot get the Gallery to display my photo or any other Gallery app for that matter.
    02-22-2016 07:03 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...as in show 'photos'? What if you try to open photos from an app, like Solid Explorer?

    I didn't think it would be a problem for me but without it so far I cannot get the Gallery to display my photo or any other Gallery app for that matter.
    02-22-2016 07:07 AM
  4. nickdeck's Avatar
    No SD card hasn't been a problem for me, as I store very little on my phone. More concerned about the long-term battery life.
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    02-22-2016 07:08 AM
  5. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    No SD card hasn't been a problem for me, as I store very little on my phone. More concerned about the long-term battery life.
    I have a 64GB Note 5 and I'm not worried about no SD card slot either. I don't keep music or videos on my phone so space is really never a problem,. Even with my Note 4 and Note 5, I have SD cards in those phones but I never actually needed them. I just put cards in them to keep pictures on so I can easily swap them between those two phones.

    As far as battery life, you shouldn't worry about it. I still have an old Nexus 4 that I keep charged and use for apps. I've had that phone for three years now and it still holds a charge and lasts a complete day, even if I put a sim card in there and use it for a phone. The battery will likely last far longer then you will use the phone. I do own a battery charger and extra battery for each of my Note 4 and Note Edge phones and use them.
    02-22-2016 07:35 AM
  6. JohnnytheK's Avatar
    I really miss the sd card. I have years of photos, family videos, and thousands of songs. My journal was on my sd in my note 3,when i got my Note 5 I never was able to get it ported over. The cloud works great for music but only so so for my pics. Recently I found the OTG adapter and it works but somehow over the months of goofing around i lost my journal.
    02-22-2016 07:59 AM
  7. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...curious, can't all your items merely be stored in the likes of Dropbox, or Box?
    To me, an added benefit of cloud storage, 'free' backups, and thus various editions of documents, etc. Also, albeit not often an SD card goes bad, but, one less thing to worry about

    As you switch from device to device, no need to worry if the new device has an SD slot, you can simply log into your cloud app, and away you go...

    I really miss the sd card. I have years of photos, family videos, and thousands of songs. My journal was on my sd in my note 3,when i got my Note 5 I never was able to get it ported over. The cloud works great for music but only so so for my pics. Recently I found the OTG adapter and it works but somehow over the months of goofing around i lost my journal.
    02-22-2016 08:03 AM
  8. JohnnytheK's Avatar
    That's the point, it doesn't seem to be automatic. I had my sd card setup so all my pics loaded there.
    02-22-2016 08:07 AM
  9. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I thought not having a SD card would be a problem in the beginning, but now that I've gotten used to being without one it's fine. I'm still album to have a majority of my 6k songs and I utilize my drive and Dropbox for my photos.
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    02-22-2016 09:08 AM
  10. beh's Avatar
    I don't miss the external SD card at all. In fact the much faster internal SSD works better and the Cloud stores everything such that all my laptops and android devices have everything always. That said, having the option to choose is never a bad thing.
    02-22-2016 10:37 AM
  11. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Having cloud storage would be useful if you have a signal. IF you don't have a signal, you're out of luck. I haven't worried about SD cards since I got my Note 5 because I knew what I getting into from the start. But, it would be nice to have the option of using an SD Card, if necessary. That could come in handy if I'm on a flight, and want to watch movies. Load up my movies, and not worry about cloud storage.
    02-22-2016 10:49 AM
  12. OceanView's Avatar
    I miss the SD card option so much that I didn't sell my Note 4 even though I have a Note 5.
    But now the S7 Edge has it, I will be getting it and selling everything else.
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    02-22-2016 12:09 PM
  13. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    BRILLIANT point!

    Having cloud storage would be useful if you have a signal. IF you don't have a signal, you're out of luck. I haven't worried about SD cards since I got my Note 5 because I knew what I getting into from the start. But, it would be nice to have the option of using an SD Card, if necessary. That could come in handy if I'm on a flight, and want to watch movies. Load up my movies, and not worry about cloud storage.
    CehowardNote7 likes this.
    02-22-2016 02:55 PM
  14. BergerKing's Avatar
    My Tablet supports SD, and if I want to watch movies, a 7" screen is a lot nicer to watch it on.
    02-23-2016 12:18 AM
  15. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Having cloud storage would be useful if you have a signal. IF you don't have a signal, you're out of luck. I haven't worried about SD cards since I got my Note 5 because I knew what I getting into from the start. But, it would be nice to have the option of using an SD Card, if necessary. That could come in handy if I'm on a flight, and want to watch movies. Load up my movies, and not worry about cloud storage.
    If you are going on a flight you can load movies on your phone even without an SD card to watch during the flight.

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    02-23-2016 06:29 AM
  16. calicocat2010's Avatar
    If you are going on a flight you can load movies on your phone even without an SD card to watch during the flight.

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    True, but I have a LOT of movies that have been converted to mp4 or .mov and they would take up a lot of space. It's better to have a SD card. Besides, my movies are backed up in Dropbox.
    02-23-2016 09:13 AM
  17. Collin Carter1's Avatar
    I have the Note 5 and to help with the sd card situation I got me a USB OTG ADAPTER that works perfectly with my 200 gb micro sd card.

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    02-23-2016 03:07 PM
  18. calicocat2010's Avatar
    I have the Note 5 and to help with the sd card situation I got me a USB OTG ADAPTER that works perfectly with my 200 gb micro sd card.

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    I have a SanDisk Wireless USB Flash Drive, but haven't used it in months.
    02-23-2016 06:31 PM
  19. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    ...as in show 'photos'? What if you try to open photos from an app, like Solid Explorer?
    I can open them through Dropbox but it takes extra steps to get there. Would prefer a gallery app that opens directly to my photos. Have tried a couple with no luck and the developers don't respond.
    02-23-2016 07:23 PM
  20. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    I have a SanDisk Wireless USB Flash Drive, but haven't used it in months.
    Uh, this may be a dumb question but how/where do you plug a flash drive into a phone? I don't have a port it would fit in.
    02-23-2016 07:27 PM
  21. anon(19981)'s Avatar
    I can open them through Dropbox but it takes extra steps to get there. Would prefer a gallery app that opens directly to my photos. Have tried a couple with no luck and the developers don't respond.
    Are you talking about just access to photos? I use Google photos and have had no issue with it plus I have access to all the photos via Google Drive also.

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    02-23-2016 07:37 PM
  22. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Uh, this may be a dumb question but how/where do you plug a flash drive into a phone? I don't have a port it would fit in.
    Good question. You don't plug it into your phone. You plug it into your laptop, tablet and use their App to access your files when synced to the drive after it's charged.
    02-23-2016 09:42 PM
  23. recDNA's Avatar
    I prefer larger internal sd (i use otg to transfer pics and other files) however I like the idea of a bigger battery and water resistance. In fairness though I only have a note 3 so the 5 and 7 edge both look great to me.
    02-23-2016 10:20 PM
  24. recDNA's Avatar
    Uh, this may be a dumb question but how/where do you plug a flash drive into a phone? I don't have a port it would fit in.
    There are special flash drives called on the go drives with normal usb on one side and micro plug for phone on the other. It works in your phone and computer like any other flash drive. You can copy pics, files, anything saved on your phone to a computer quickly and easily. It is much easier than transferring sd cards.
    02-23-2016 10:26 PM
  25. tubbz the bull's Avatar
    I know im going to sound like the 27year old 60 year old but yes plays a major part on my devices. I got something like 21days of music and dont really like Pandora so being able to hit shuffle and play everything past and present is great for me. Plus i take alot of work trips so its great to be able to have enough space for a movie or 2 on my phone Plus audio books. My storage has looked like this since i had to b the camera man for xmas and new years....

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    02-23-2016 10:53 PM
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