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Smartphones with MicroSD Yes or No? Advantages and Disadvantages

There are many users who put the scream in the sky when Samsung decided to eliminate smartphones with MicroSD from its high-end catalog. Now this has come back to produce when checking that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, one of the best phones in relation quality-price of the market does not include this option either. However, from our website we ask ourselves … Are MicroSD cards really necessary in current mobiles?

Recently Google intended to settle this debate through a new function of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the ability of the system to automatically convert a MicroSD memory card into internal memory in any of the devices that have the aforementioned version of the software. In this way we would not have smartphones with MicroSD or smartphones with internal storage, but a form of “mixed” storage. The mixed storage brings a risk of corrupted data and to handle this problem,  corrupted SD card recovery software is needed.

However, this system still requires time to be established and adopted by different companies, and aware of the needs of users who are torn between acquiring a smartphone with MicroSD, or pay a small plus for having an internal storage to test from problems”; We will show the different advantages and disadvantages of using external storage in a mobile phone.

Advantages of MicroSD

Use in different smartphones: The fact of having an external component to host our data makes it easier to exchange the contents hosted on the MicroSD card with other compatible smartphones or with other devices equipped with the relevant reader for these cards.

Price: Of course, being able to buy a smartphone with less internal storage available at a cheaper price is not a big problem as long as we can add a MicroSD card to expand the memory. In fact, the price of the same usually does not exceed 20 euros provided that we stick to sizes of 16-32 GB.

Disadvantages of MicroSD

Less security: When accessing the contents stored in the phone memory, it is necessary to know the password or unlock pattern of the terminal. However, if someone is done with our MicroSD card you can access your content easily and quickly.

Reading errors: Memory cards can be one of the accessories that give you the most problems on a day to day basis with your smartphone, since smartphones with MicroSD are usually more vulnerable to failures.

Speed: Here we would enter into relation with the price of the previous section, since there are high-speed cards such as “Class 10”, but they are much more expensive than the best-selling cards for smartphones. The latter are significantly slower than the mobile phone’s own memory.

Despite these advantages and disadvantages, it seems that one of the major brands will once again rely on MicroSD cards to enhance the storage of their smartphones. We refer, of course, to the rumor about the return of the memory cards to the next Samsung series.


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