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Galaxy A34 5G dual sim + SD card

(Topic created on: 24-05-2023 03:06 PM)
WobSleptHere
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I have just purchased a new Galaxy A34 5G dual SIM phone. It is advertised as being Dual SIM +microSD card. When I purchased it I discussed with the sales agent about fitting these 3 cards: SIM1, SIM2 + microSD saying I have an existing Galaxy A51 which similarly supports 3 such cards. My A51 has a tray with 3 slots, (one for each of the 3 cards). I asked whether the A34 supplied with a similar 3 slot tray and was told "yes".

However, when I installed my A34 I discovered there were only 2 tray slots - 1 smaller and the other larger. Clearly the larger slot will take a microSD but no 3rd slot as I expected. The manual is a little unclear, but I know some manufacturers have card slots which take 2 separate cards in one slot by
- one card facing up one way and
- the other facing the opposite direction. 

My question is will the A34 take all three cards with the larger slot taking both a SIM + microSD facing opposite directions or do I just have the options of either:
- 2 SIMS or
- 1 SIM + microSD
?

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Easty
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Is it esim aswell as physical sim + sd card ?
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That'd be why you were told it's dual sim maybe ?
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SocietyGirl
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I'm sorry you were misinformed - you can fit EITHER 2 Sim Cards or 1 Sim card and one Micro SD card.


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WobSleptHere
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OK, it's a pity I was misinformed. Interestingly I've got a Samsung tablet which has a single card slot. But after purchase I discovered to my surprise it can actually take two separate cards in the one slot!  It's a pity they haven't implemented the same idea on my A34 but, never mind, I still like the phone because of other good features it has!

SocietyGirl
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Yeah, just one of those things. I have dual sim + eSim BUT no micro SD, which some people miss. I guess it's just one of those 'what you value the most' things.

If you've had the phone less than 14 days, you could maybe check with the retailer about a refund or swap for another wonderful Samsung device?


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keith30
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Most phones coming on the market now don't have the SD Slot only the lower midrange do like yours. The S22 tother S23 series don't have it as they have bigger storage and therefore don't need it.
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Further to this, the internal storage is much faster than an SD card, so saving, storing and downloading is much faster.


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WobSleptHere
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@keith30 wrote:
Most phones coming on the market now don't have the SD Slot only the lower midrange do like yours. The S22 tother S23 series don't have it as they have bigger storage and therefore don't need it.

Yes, I understand that. Certainly in the past default storage was so low that often I couldn't even get all my apps installed, so I found SD card pretty essential. Nowadays I go for at least 256GB internal storage which covers all my basic needs. However I would still like to have some "alternative" storage on SD card for stuff like books, video/films etc. I have a few 512 GB SD cards but, as you say, "modern" mobiles generally don't accommodate them. What kind of big internal storage capacity is now on offer on the more upmarket devices? Is there any kind of external (plugin) storage available these days on any mobiles?

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Neo001
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You should be able to connect SSDs and pendrives via the USB C port to your phone.