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[Discussion] Do we need SD card in our smartphone?

2022-06-26 16:50:09
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Hello, Mi fans,
In this rapidly growing technological era, the progress is so fast that new smartphones with amazing features are launched one day or the other. Today we have smartphones with 1 TB of internal storage. Most of the latest smartphones in the market have a minimum of 32 GB storage which is enough and we even get 64 & 128 GB of storage options in the budget segment.

What is an SD Card?
A Storage Digital card is a device used as an external storage alternative or as expandable storage in smartphones. They are small and portable making them as best secondary storage device starting from 512 MB, they can store up to 1 TB of storage capacity with a maximum write speed of 160 MB/s.

Present situation
Currently, there are varieties of smartphones available in the global market. Most of them have SD card slots either a dedicated SD card slot or a hybrid slot as an expandable storage option. Even some of the flagships offer this alternative. But things do change over time. People owning a smartphone with 64 GB or more storage prefer not to use SD cards.

Advantages of SD card
  • Increase storage:- You can increase your device storage by storing all your large files on it.
  • Small and portable, can be carried easily.
  • They are a little cheap than the phones with huge Storage.
  • Can be used with any smartphone, PC, media player,  etc.

Limitations
  • SD cards aren't reliable. Many of them get corrupted soon after purchasing them unless it's a good quality one, which means the data can be lost. The data recovery is also not possible
  • They are slower than the built-in storage. If it's a lower-class one, you'll not get higher frame rates in a high-resolution video. Also one will experience slower app loading if he has moved the apps to SD Card.
  • There are more fake SD cards available than the original ones. This seems shocking but people generally prefer to buy cheaper SD Cards.
  • They aren't secure. For example, if you lose your smartphone and it's locked no one can access your data. But SD cards can easily be removed and the data can be recovered fromSD cards easily.

Conclusion
There was a time when there was a direneed for SD cards as there was very less storage available on the smartphone. But now SD cards are becoming a thing of the past. The time will come when we can store a lot of 4K movies, a lot of our favorite stuff offline, and even more. Removing dedicated SD card slots will give manufacturers some extra space, which they can use to implement other features.

Hope this thread was informative, catch you soon with another topic.  
Do share your thoughts down in the comments section.
2022-06-26 16:50:09
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2022-06-26 18:37:07

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RichG | from MI 8

#2

(1) Sure in today's market, you talk about having 1Tb of internal space in smartphones but please ask yourself as to how many of such variants are made available globally? (2) Let's not go too far,now... how many of Xiaomi's 512 GB sets are launched in Global Market? The simple answer here Xiaimi and team, it's very very low and short indeed.
(3) In today's market we have so many high resolution cameras but at the most Xiaomi choose to launch to global market with only 256gb smartphone and does not jive at all. Here...this is where your SD Card slot comes in handy. There will also come a time whereby a smartphone with 512gb will also need extra SD Card slot. Now... be the first to concentrate on this segment and your sales will pick up. So my answer is YES - SD Card is handy and required!!
2022-06-26 19:35:34

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Fatih Yusuf | from Redmi Note 8 Pro

#3

Thanks for sharing ❤️
2022-06-27 04:11:38

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Suter | from app

#4

Yes I like to have a card. They are handy.
2022-06-27 06:53:08
I think it's different for everyone.
2022-06-27 14:22:48
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