More smartphones are coming with fixed internal memory, with no way to expand this other than opting for cloud based services, of which there are now many.
The era of fixed internal memory is upon us and many side either for or against it.
In the last 5 years SD or microSD card slots have generally been the means by which we expand the memory. Even though we can do this we have been limited by the memory card size which really is at a maximum of 32GB.
Phones that have internal memory have generally 8, 16 or 32GB of internal storage and bearing in mind that the limit has been 32GB with microSD cards it surprises us that so many people are against fixed internal memory.
Manufacturers do it to increase the speed of access to the memory, to reduce the potential of faults and make phones slimmer.
Yes, it does mean it is not so easy to swap content but a quick USB connection to the computer and a copy and paste isn’t a big deal is it? Or maybe it is if you swap phones a lot.
Here at Clove, some of us feel we want a microSD card slot but in reality remove the memory card once or twice a year, therefore fixed memory would not pose a problem.
We believe it is the psychology that we do not want to be limited. We do not necessarily want to have to pay out for the one with the biggest memory now because we think we might need it. MicroSD gives you the option to have 8, 16 or 32 or bigger if it exists and choose the memory when it is right for you.
The principle is the same with fixed internal memory, you just have to go to the cloud and many of us are not yet fully integrated with this and the 3G speeds etc. all have a bearing on our negative view of fixed internal memory.
Therefore we want to know your thoughts on this so please comment below, but do too complete our poll which asks how often you remove/removed your memory card from a phone if you own or have had one with a removable memory card slot. We will report back in a couple of weeks.