Do you miss Expandable Storage on your Smartphone?

In the early times (I am talking about 2006-2011 and not the stone age), expandable storage was in it’s boom. A flagship phone had to have expandable storage and consumers fell in love with it and they had every right to be. They were cheap, portable, small, came in varied capacities and were reliable to a certain extent. After the iPhone was announced it was a question mark on whether the absence of an expandable storage would work to their benefit because at that time top manufacturers like Nokia and Samsung, all were offering expandable storage and were doing quite well in the market. As it turns out, it did.

Only a few flagship phones are now announced with expandable storage and they are mostly from Samsung. Manufacturers are ditching expandable storage to boost their cloud storage services. LG announced the Nexus 4 and subsequently the Nexus 5 sans the expandable storage because it wanted to promote Google Drive as it is a Google phone. HTC too have recently dropped the expandable storage slot in their devices in their ‘One’ series of phone. Nokia ditched them in their lineup of Lumia smartphones and wanted to promote the Onedrive (formerly known as Skydrive) service by Microsoft. Many cloud storage services like DropBox, Box, Google drive, One drive have increased their subscribers by many folds because of this move.

It is quite clear that the advantages of a microSD card cannot be met by any cloud service present in any part of the world. Their cheapness, portability and size are still missed by many who had to fall for the cloud service trap. It didn’t need an internet service to work and it was all in all a better way to store media.

So the question here arises: Do you still miss that microSD slot in your device or have you become accustomed using your favorite cloud service? Drop your comments below and let us know your views.


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