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  1. dgcorn's Avatar
    Other than the some need for 1.5TB combined, is there a good reason to get 512GB internal as opposed to 128GB internal and xxxGB external?
    02-18-2020 03:20 PM
  2. jessewaldo's Avatar
    Other than the some need for 1.5TB combined, is there a good reason to get 512GB internal as opposed to 128GB internal and xxxGB external?
    Faster loading of music stored internally? Same with video stored internally. Likely faster saving 8k video?
    02-18-2020 03:29 PM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    It'll make the phone more future-proof. Apps are getting larger, requiring more space space because you can't move them to the SD card. Plus the speed and reliability benefits vs an SD card. Don't get me wrong, I love having an SD card for storing independent files, but I also suggest buying the largest internal storage option you can reasonably afford.
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    02-18-2020 03:42 PM
  4. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    You're also getting 4GB more of ram as well for the extra $200.
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    02-18-2020 05:50 PM
  5. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    some apps do not allow using external storage.

    considering how there is some minor cost of buying a storage card (however minimal), plus there is the additional RAM, i decided that i'm going for the 512gb so i won't have to buy an external card and would not have to think about having sufficient storage this time around at all.

    just enjoy the fastest possible storage (internal built-in memory) and forget about memory capacity as 512gb will be sufficient for my needs.

    all this for $200 more, a bit costly, but i'm willing to do it so i won't have to deal with external versus internal storage for any apps anymore this time around.
    02-18-2020 06:08 PM
  6. hasasimo's Avatar
    I'm still pissed off that Samsung isn't offering anything more than a 128gb model for the regular S20. I have the 512gb variant of the S10. It makes no sense how many steps backwards they took with this S20 line, for any improvements they also made. One step forward, one step back.
    02-18-2020 07:17 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    some apps do not allow using external storage.

    considering how there is some minor cost of buying a storage card (however minimal), plus there is the additional RAM, i decided that i'm going for the 512gb so i won't have to buy an external card and would not have to think about having sufficient storage this time around at all.

    just enjoy the fastest possible storage (internal built-in memory) and forget about memory capacity as 512gb will be sufficient for my needs.

    all this for $200 more, a bit costly, but i'm willing to do it so i won't have to deal with external versus internal storage for any apps anymore this time around.
    You're almost convincing me....I hate that the 512 is black only. I dont store apps externally but I have high res music files. I'm also not sure my 200GB sd card is fast enough for 8K recording. I bought it almost 4 years ago so I'm not sure if its adequate. Would have to look at the speed. A big card wont be cheap either.
    02-18-2020 07:39 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm still pissed off that Samsung isn't offering anything more than a 128gb model for the regular S20. I have the 512gb variant of the S10. It makes no sense how many steps backwards they took with this S20 line, for any improvements they also made. One step forward, one step back.
    I understand what you're saying but they probably did some kind of consumer study that showed most consumers didn't want 512 in the S20. Had they made it 256 like the Note 10+ it probably would be more palatable. I hate that the Uktra 512 only seems to be available in black. I was all set to get the 128 but now I'm thinking that might be tight with 8K video. I'm not sure how well 8K would run on my SD card. Might have to get a faster card so like someone already mentioned by the time you buy a card you're up near the 200 dollar difference anyway.
    02-18-2020 07:45 PM
  9. durandetto's Avatar
    I can't understand why the ultra would even have an option for 128gb. 256 should have been the base option on a $1400 phone. For the price 512gb should be the base option. If they're gonna charge a premium price they shouldn't skimp on the basics. I would love to pay 0 down, but I'm waiting for the phone that I'll be able to enjoy for more than 7 or 8 months and if this one is it I want the bigger storage and RAM.
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    02-18-2020 07:54 PM
  10. Ninjarette's Avatar
    I would never buy a phone with only 128gb of internal space, at this point in time, and probably not 256 either. 512gb on board is a nice sweet spot. I don't need anything more than that. I have cloud storage for files and documents. I prefer to run apps from my phone, and not an SD card.
    02-18-2020 07:58 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this card based on the older standard would support 8K? It's a 90mb/s but it's not a V90 which is also 90mb/s but I'm not that up on cards and not certain if there is something else to the equation. My guess is it should.Why pay 0 for 512GB internal?-screenshot_20200218-205722_chrome.jpeg
    02-18-2020 08:05 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I can't understand why the ultra would even have an option for 128gb. 256 should have been the base option on a $1400 phone. For the price 512gb should be the base option. If they're gonna charge a premium price they shouldn't skimp on the basics. I would love to pay 0 down, but I'm waiting for the phone that I'll be able to enjoy for more than 7 or 8 months and if this one is it I want the bigger storage and RAM.
    I agree, 128 is small as a starting point. There are some people who will not fill it but it should not have been the base. 256 was the base for the Note 10+. and it was cheaper by far.
    02-18-2020 08:09 PM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I would never buy a phone with only 128gb of internal space, at this point in time, and probably not 256 either. 512gb on board is a nice sweet spot. I don't need anything more than that. I have cloud storage for files and documents. I prefer to run apps from my phone, and not an SD card.
    I have the 512 S10+ and 256 Note 10+. Honestly 256 covers me well even with hi res music files. I do not run apps on SD. The 8K video has me concerned though. I can make do with 128 but now I'm not sure I want to. What sucks about paying for extra storage is it does not mean much for resale and means nothing on trade in.
    02-18-2020 08:15 PM
  14. hasasimo's Avatar
    I understand what you're saying but they probably did some kind of consumer study that showed most consumers didn't want 512 in the S20. Had they made it 256 like the Note 10+ it probably would be more palatable. I hate that the Uktra 512 only seems to be available in black. I was all set to get the 128 but now I'm thinking that might be tight with 8K video. I'm not sure how well 8K would run on my SD card. Might have to get a faster card so like someone already mentioned by the time you buy a card you're up near the 200 dollar difference anyway.
    That crossed my mind as well, but I think it's more likely laziness on Samsung's part, just like with the color options. I think if their research was that accurate, they wouldn't have taken out SD card support on the Note5, only to get serious backlash, then do it again on the Note10 (non-plus). There are a few examples of them doing something, then going back on it.

    Would have made a lot more sense for base storage to be 256gb, like you said. Good thing I don't plan on shooting any 8K video.
    02-18-2020 08:16 PM
  15. msm0511's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this card based on the older standard would support 8K? It's a 90mb/s but it's not a V90 which is also 90mb/s but I'm not that up on cards and not certain if there is something else to the equation. My guess is it should.Click image for larger version. 

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    You'd need as least UHS-3 I think.
    02-18-2020 08:20 PM
  16. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this card based on the older standard would support 8K? It's a 90mb/s but it's not a V90 which is also 90mb/s but I'm not that up on cards and not certain if there is something else to the equation. My guess is it should.Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm not completely familiar either, but I think the V90 means it can sustain 90mb/s write speed (not simply a peak/burst speed). That screenshot only claims 90mb/s read speeds, but otherwise only claims Class 10 write speeds. It may work for low and medium bit rate 1080p, but may struggle with high bit rate 1080p. Higher resolutions are likely out of the question.
    02-18-2020 08:21 PM
  17. durandetto's Avatar
    Just checked the storage on my note 10+ and I'm at 90gb used. With 8k video I would definitely go over 128 and I was really hoping to get away from SD cards. Looks like $200 down payment on the 512 ultra it is. Which sucks because I have to buy a $200 battery for my truck this week too.
    02-18-2020 08:27 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You'd need as least UHS-3 I think.
    Internet search mentioned V30 and V90. Is it just about read and write speed or is there another secret ingredient. These SD card people are notoriously deviant.
    02-18-2020 08:32 PM
  19. jessewaldo's Avatar
    Just checked the storage on my note 10+ and I'm at 90gb used. With 8k video I would definitely go over 128 and I was really hoping to get away from SD cards. Looks like $200 down payment on the 512 ultra it is. Which sucks because I have to buy a $200 battery for my truck this week too.
    Get a never start from Walmart. Phones are more important anyways. At least you can use it to call in to work when the truck won't start.
    02-18-2020 08:36 PM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Just checked the storage on my note 10+ and I'm at 90gb used. With 8k video I would definitely go over 128 and I was really hoping to get away from SD cards. Looks like $200 down payment on the 512 ultra it is. Which sucks because I have to buy a $200 battery for my truck this week too.
    I'm right there with you at 87GB out of 256. That's with no music stored. Just apps and maybe so photos because most everything is backed up to the cloud. 512 it's going to have to be. I'll have to eat pasta for a month and buy cheap bourbon.
    02-18-2020 08:37 PM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Get a never start from Walmart. Phones are more important anyways. At least you can use it to call in to work when the truck won't start. ������
    What are you talking about? With the S20 Ultra 5000mAh battery you can jump start the truck.
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    02-18-2020 08:38 PM
  22. Ninjarette's Avatar
    I have the 512 S10+ and 256 Note 10+. Honestly 256 covers me well even with hi res music files. I do not run apps on SD. The 8K video has me concerned though. I can make do with 128 but now I'm not sure I want to. What sucks about paying for extra storage is it does not mean much for resale and means nothing on trade in.
    Well, for me, this may be the last year I upgrade yearly. I've said that the last couple of years, and I always cave. But I'm not going to spend $1500 on a phone, and the S20+ with 512gb of storage is dangerously close. There's a psychological block for me. So I need 512 to cover me for at least a couple of years.

    I "could" keep my S10+ and be fine. I really don't need a new phone. I just want one, and I love Samsung phones.
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    02-18-2020 08:52 PM
  23. jessewaldo's Avatar
    Well, for me, this may be the last year I upgrade yearly. I've said that the last couple of years, and I always cave. But I'm not going to spend $1500 on a phone, and the S20+ with 512gb of storage is dangerously close. There's a psychological block for me. So I need 512 to cover me for at least a couple of years.

    I "could" keep my S10+ and be fine. I really don't need a new phone. I just want one, and I love Samsung phones.
    I've been thinking the same. Phones are getting too expensive now to do yearly upgrades. I can afford it, but... I'm going to try and do every other year after this. Unless there's a huge advancement next year. Not likely though except battery tech.
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    02-18-2020 08:57 PM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Well, for me, this may be the last year I upgrade yearly. I've said that the last couple of years, and I always cave. But I'm not going to spend $1500 on a phone, and the S20+ with 512gb of storage is dangerously close. There's a psychological block for me. So I need 512 to cover me for at least a couple of years.

    I "could" keep my S10+ and be fine. I really don't need a new phone. I just want one, and I love Samsung phones.
    None of us in here need a new phone....I'm with you.....lol

    The sick part is I'll probably buy the Note 20 Ultra if they make one and keep both like I have now with S10+ and Note 10+.
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    02-18-2020 09:00 PM
  25. msm0511's Avatar
    Internet search mentioned V30 and V90. Is it just about read and write speed or is there another secret ingredient. These SD card people are notoriously deviant.
    The number after the V class is the minimum sustained speeds. You need higher minimum sustained speeds for higher resolutions. I actually like how the V cards give the minimum instead of a peak speed like all other cards. The UHS-3 I mentioned earlier is basically the same as a V30 as far as the sustained speeds. Now whether or not that would be sufficient with 8K I'm not 100% sure. What I would suggest is to get at least a V30 or UHS-3 card, film with internal storage, then move to the SD card. That way you get the maximum performance out of the phone while recording, but you don't necessarily have to keep it there for playback.
    02-18-2020 09:00 PM
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