15-03-2023 05:09 AM - last edited 15-03-2023 07:07 PM
I was hoping that the S23 will bring back the Micro SD Card, but sadly that is not the case. There are people like me who don't always have access to the nearest hotspot and it is not always convenient to use mobile data, especially when the signal is weak or I am at a place where the connection is poor, to gain access to my cloud storage services and it is a bother to pay for extra storage.
15-03-2023 05:21 AM in
I totally understand and appreciate your viewpoint on wanting a Sd Card.
There is quite a few existing threads on the Samsung Community Forum in regards to this topic as to where some want Sd Card options back and some prefer Online Vaults.
Unfortunately personally I don't see a return anytime soon for that function @Joshua Sison
The same being for the 3.5mm earphone jack.
The space they took up inside the phone has long since been taken up with other hardware.
Personally I've had a few Sd cards corrupt on me causing catastrophic loss of my informatio, and I've seen in some instances slow down of the phone.
Now I use Samsung Cloud and Dropbox.
There are quite a few vault options that are free for a certain amount of storage with some of the free storage options being large, and then relatively inexpensive costs to buy more space if needed.
I periodically go through what I've stored and delete old or rarely used stored information. This keeps me within the free storage capacity.
In regards to access and using vaults and not being near a Wi-Fi connection have you looked at mobile data monthly allowances for your network's in your region.
Remember you can use two sim cards in your phone so maybe another network is cheaper for mobile data you can use.
This is something I do on my Samsung Galaxy s²² Ultra.
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15-03-2023 05:24 AM in
15-03-2023 09:23 AM - last edited 15-03-2023 09:25 AM
15-03-2023 11:36 AM - last edited 15-03-2023 11:37 AM
Speaking as someone who's never worried about whether my phone has an SD card slot or not, I still have to ask what the rationale is for not having them. It can't be the space in the phone right? Unlike a headphone jack, could it really take up any more space to have the SIM tray also support an SD card? Seems like it shouldn't.
I've never worried about it. I use cloud storage if things get tight, but it is weird that mid tier and budget phones usually do have memory expansion where flagship phones from a lot of brands are less and less likely to have it.
So again, just curious what the logic is in not offering it? Security? Some kind of research that says people don't really use it? It just seems odd.
16-03-2023 12:58 AM in
16-03-2023 08:52 AM - last edited 16-03-2023 08:53 AM
16-03-2023 10:29 PM in
I initially thought the elimination of the SD slot was a bad idea, I thought the same about the elimination of the headphone jack. Times change.
I have an eSIM, Bluetooth earbuds, and an external SD connected to a card reader thingy.
I used to be happy with Windows 3.1 with Norton Desktop. Times change.