>there are people who think microSD cards are a "dead technology" and are unnecessary
>"Nobody needs anything over 32GB, SD cards are completely pointless, goy- I mean guy."
>"You should use the cloud instead! It's not like we can see anything you upload, and we'll charge you per year/month!"
If the above are true, why are OEMs who previously abandoned SD expansion on their phones (HTC, LLG, Motorola) have all recently went back to having them? Face it, SD cards are here to stay and there's nothing you can do about it, Google.
>Slow technology is even slower than putting your shit on a server hdd hundreds of miles away through wireless internet on a home connection.
Oh ya man, this shit must be the future!
Man have prices for microsd cards ever been kept high now that those gopro cameras are super popular and many smartphones and other tech gadgets take them.
I bought an 8gb card for $11 2 years ago in a store, and nowadays they're sill almost at the same price. It's disgusting.
>You can't listen to all of your collection in several weeks, much less on a single battery charge.
>What's the point?
So every time I charge my phone I should choose what music I want to listen to later?
Fuck that shit.
If it's on my phone it's always there.
~1.5 years till 256gb cards, if the pacing continues. Can't fucking wait.
People with large amounts of music and videos.
>You can't possibly watch all that / listen to that in x amount of time
It's not the point. Being able to put everything on your phone once, not having to remove files and put new files on every time you want to update it, and having access to it regardless of internet connectivity are. Plus being a local storage device its infinitely faster than 'the cloud™' and you don't have to rely on the stability of your connection / a third party to access your data.
>Plus being a local storage device its infinitely faster than 'the cloud™'
I'm all for microSD and thing the guy you're responding to is an idiot, but be careful.
Most 4g LTE devices these days are faster than a microSD card, if only by a small amount.
It's one thing that really bugs me with SD, the slow transfer speed. I'd love it if they made a faster protocol, even if it meant putting a controller on the cards, what's an extra $20?
Several hundred photos with sizes ranging from 15-40MB each, GPS offline maps, 100MB/min video capture.
That's precisely the card I want but the price/GB is still pretty awful since no one else makes a 128GB MicroSD card.
I could mess around with constantly transferring stuff to my NAS but I like the convenience. Even though I've moved most of it anyway, right now I've got 48GB of storage space on my phone with 2GB free.
The Sandisk Extreme 64GB does 92MB/s which is 700Mbps. The 128GB Ultra is around 300Mbps which is still faster than any LTE service I know of.
And I'd bet latency on the flash is still better than the cloud.
I was using that as an extreme to demonstrate my point.
Even some skinny jean wearing faggot could carry a phones battery. Seriously, these things are tiny.
I work on field and I would like to have my music collection as I can stay there for a week or two months. I can charge my battery BUT I cannot get more music.
>totally forgot that most of /g/ people lives at their mom basement
>hurr why does anyone 128GB micro sd card?
>hurr why does anyone need 1440 x 2560 resolution on a phone?
>hurr why does anyone need gigabit connection?
By supporting low standards you are holding back the technology industry as a whole. We can never have 4K streaming when hardly any devices are even capable of playing it!
Hard to believe but prices are higher in my region. But even on fat wallet(site for discussing retail prices of electronics in the US) people have complained about the constantly high prices of memory cards for a while now.
And a class 6 card is no good for me, I want to be able to take HD videos and not have it buffer out after 5 seconds or take 6 16megapixels pictures in RAW and write them to the card, a class 4 or 6 rating is far too slow for that.
Doubt it. Galaxy S4 reads the Extreme at around 17MB (136Mbps) Huawei Mate gets 200Mbps.
But compared to LTE which maxes at around a tenth of that in the US, there's no comparison.
Reminder that it's the gpu that uses the most battery life, not the panel itself
Reminder that current phones coming out with 4k will have more efficient gpus that can handle 8k (yes 8k) with ease and when operating in 4k mode it'll use less power (1/3 according to Qualcomm) than current s801 processors handling 1080p.
Reminder that you're a luddie and to kill yourself.
Skinny jeans aren't the same from every manufacturer.
Tapered legs (like Levi 511s) are a PROPER fit and it should be similar to what you're wearing unless you work out your legs a lot.
Kill yourself, retard. I bet you have some inhuman vision to differentiate anything above 450ppi.
>less stress on the GPU while operating at higher resolution compared to lower one
I know, but the sooner someone makes a 4k 5" for phones the sooner we'll get one for VR.
Yeah, it's pointless on a phone, but if it means a push for higher storage capacities, faster transfer speeds, and better mobile GPU's then I'm happy.
I RMA'd this today.
It still works even though it's bent.
Raspberry Pi you fucking piece of shit.
Why have a shit tier resolution when you can have a higher one while still maintaining more battery life than previous generation phones at 1080p?
Your case is plausible because nobody would would put an outdated panel with a flagship soc. Even if they did the power consumption differences would be negligible.
>Maximum Resolution of the Eye
>So this is how it is. If a healthy adult brings any display screen or printed paper or whatever 4 inches (100 mm) from his or her face, the maximum resolution he/she can see at is 2190 ppi/dpi. It doesn’t get any better than this for 99.99% of us, except maybe during pre-kindergarten years.
Not the guy you're replying to but given the same fabrication tech, it's almost a given that a chip driving a 1080p display will use less power than one driving an 8k display.
And a lower density display is likely to have greater transmission/luminance.
because someone shopping for a new phone isn't going to look at previous generation 1080p phones but current generation ones. And if the battery life is better than the current generation 8k, that might be the more important consideration.
You've been pixel peeping too much if you think 1080p on a phone is shit-tier.
Can't find the slide, but I specifically remember qualcomm stating it'll consume significantly less power than the s800, way beyond the 40% mark.
I never said it was shit tier. I just said it's inferior to upcoming 4k phones.
Just because our current phones will become outdated it doesn't mean the new ones will be shit.
But the 805 driving a 1080p display will almost certainly use less power than the 805 driving a 4K display.
If that can buy me an extra half hour of battery life, I'd definitely go 1080p
>I never said it was shit tier.
Well I was replying to this guy, champ.
>Why have a shit tier resolution when you can have a higher one while still maintaining more battery life than previous generation phones at 1080p?
And if 1080p with the new chips enables longer battery life than 8k with the new chip, I will consider the new gen 1080p phone to be better.
If the only option is 8k, I'll be fine with that too as long as the battery life hasn't deteriorated.
Far from a half hour. Try a few minutes. It's already designed to handle 4k natively at the idle clock, scaling back to 1080p might allow you to underclock it by a fraction of a mw, which is nothing.
Just look at the history of resolution jumps. Even single generations we've been getting higher and higher battery life.
>microSD cards are a "dead technology"
Recovering data from a microSD card is hell.
Imagine losing 128 GB of data, just because there is a 30% chance of successful data recovery. You won't have anything important on that microSD? Then why the fuck do you use such large card in the first place?
>Recovering data from a microSD card is hell.
So is recovering data from a phone's internal eMMC or a SSD with a fried controller.
>not storing your data on Baudot punched tape
>SSD with a fried controller
Actually, it's pretty easy as SSD's have normal, full size memory chips. No monolith bullshit like in microSD cards.
Pic related :
standard memory chips, which you can find in PenDrives as well.
>You won't have anything important on that microSD? Then why the fuck do you use such large card in the first place?
Read the thread, moron. Movies, music, Chinese cartoons, you know, the stuff that you have sitting on a hard drive back home?
You start Russian software and if it can communicate with SSD in Techno-mode you are good to go.
If it fails, you check the database for those memory chips and if they are supported, you unsolder them, and dump them into image. Once you have the image, again you emulate the controller in your software to get the data from the XORed, rotated, inverted etc. data.
Problem with MicroSD is that it has no standard interface, there are no ready solutions to read them. There is almost no support for their controllers. Basically, you receive microSD card in data recovery lab and, you are fucked at least for now.
Then stop living in a 3rd world country. Even in Ausfailia with their shitty internet, they get 42MB/s on their 4G network, this 128GB microsd card maxes out at 30MBs read and 17MBs write.
>mfw I'm a foreigner living in South Korea so I may as well be
4G also consumes more battery than local storage; and the bandwidth doesn't really matter when everything you do on the phone doesn't even come close to maxing it. 4G is nice, but there are times when local storage is nothing but better.
Swefag here, 4G up to 100mbit truly unlimited data.
The cloud isn't for your anime porn horde, you should leave that shit at home. Also, this isn't a question of how to ensure that hundreds of gigabytes of content can get onto your 4" screen. If you need it THAT BADLY when you are out and about, there is something seriously wrong with your life.
I have wifi at home and at the office, for anything that I need when I'm in neither location, my 4 GB per month is WAY THE FUCK MORE than I will ever need.
You people are hoarders. I shudder to think what your bedrooms look like.
What is there to rationalize? I had 16 GB on my last phone and I never came close. I went with the 32 GB this time but I haven't even gone over 16 GB yet.
What the fuck are you keeping on your phone anyway?
> Phone lens
> MicroSD write speeds
So, you're using a tiny sensor, a media format which can't handle even sRAW, and without manual controls for exp/focus/whitescale/etc.
And you call yourself a photographer.
Man, fuck off.
>recording 4k with my note 3
>5 minutes takes up 1.6gb
>I didn't even enable sound
>128GB MicroSD card
this is currently the top tier, and its still sub 1$ per gb. not bad honestly.
i could imagine an airplane device, goggles that would make the screen look like its large and far away, to really use all those pixels and it would be used for airplanes and long term waits.
Is it gonna be possible to use a 128GB microSD in a smartphone that is only able to handle 32GB microSD cards to the max?
Can it be supported by software updates?
Sansa clip only "supports" till 32gb micro SD but handles 64gb SDXC just fine.
It will probably a combination of both hardware and software. Some hardware won't be able to cope I guess but some will and does.
>tfw nexus 5
Yeah I have no choice but to take the cloud up the ass. Mind your SD card privilege.
So what you're saying is if I want to listen to a different album, I have to plug my phone into my computer, remove one album to make space for the other, then add the other? Every time?
And don't even give me shit about using Google Music or Spotify or any of that shit. I'm not wasting my entire month's mobile data on streaming music when I can store it locally on my phone.
So can Google Play Music, but what if I'm out of available storage space to use? Then I have to stream it, because obviously I don't need additional storage space.
It's like you read half the post and missed the point. The point being that the reason I "need" or rather want that additional storage space is so that I'm able to store all of my music offline without having to use streaming services in the first place.
Oh yeah, that's totally practical for portable use or anything that involves not leaving your phone to sit on a table. Let me just have this flash drive sticking out of the bottom of my phone while I walk around, yeah that's fucking brilliant. And I'm sure there's no change of the USB port on the phone being damaged by the OTG cable being jostled around while you use it.
Then you un-offline something and offline something else.
I'm not actually arguing against microSDs though, I was just pointing out that Spotify can offline. I actually offline Spotify onto my 64GB microSD.
>Then you un-offline something and offline something else.
That's the problem. If I have to remove some albums to add others, that's either wasting my time (if I do it over MTP) or my data (if I do it over Google or Spotify).
I want the additional storage so I don't have to deal with that hassle at all.
So then why not just use cloud services? In effect, you're basically getting the same results. You're deleting one thing to add another.
Because cloud storage wastes your data.
If you use a flash drive, you waste less time than if you MTP it because you can use flash drives in massive sizes, even HDDs.
I'm saying this for everyone who doesn't have a microSD slot of course, if you do, use it for fucks sake.
I need it, not for my phone, but for my shitty old Android Galaxy S WiFi 5.0.
I listen to a lot of music, about 50% of it lossless and another chunk that's vinyl rip or hi-res.
At the moment, I've got under 500mb free on a 64GB MicroSD card, and I've got a bunch of Moody Blues Quadreel rips ready to go, Just I have no money to get a 128GB card.
Protip: with Opus and high(er) bitrates, you'll never notice the difference and save 10x the space.
>idiots that don't understand this
>idiots that think "hi res" means anything
>idiots, every last fucking one of you
Thanks buddy, I'd rather not convert an album just to put it on my media player, and I'm happy enough continuing on like I am.
I also like being able to play my files on (most common) media players.
The only thing I'll keep converting before copying is comics.
I'm not sure transcoding/converting tracks to Opus would help me much anyway as I'm really banking on a 512 GB storage medium for my PMP.
I'm not an idiot.
I store my music on 1.8'' HDD.
>some people actually try to claim that you don't need more storage in your pocket computer
Wow, its almost like these retards think you don't need more processing power either. Then again, I've seen a handful of arguments against improved battery life here as well. It always amazes me how little a tech board actually knows about and uses technology.
You don't need more processing power you silly man.
I have a dumbphone that lasts almost 2 months on 1 charge and still manages to make phone calls and send sms.
For music I use mp3 with dynamo power generator. It has ultra low power SOC inside that can only play music. Why the fuck would I want more power, space?
Enjoy your shitty battery life boys.
>misquoting that fake quote
>still repeating quote that was plain to anyone born before 1990 as not possibly true as gates was annoyed by the 640k limit and had to fight hardware manufacturers to get it up to 640k from 512k
Why are you even on /g/?
>Hmm, I sure feel like watching Yuru Yuri in 1080p
>I sure would love to listen <random artist> from my really huge music library
>I sure would love to take high res pics of my friends and I having a jolly time
>Oh wow a nigger is going ape shit don't want to miss this! Let me film it
>Nigga goes on and on
There, that would easily take up ~90GB for me, and that's all in a day.
>You can't listen to all of your collection in several weeks, much less on a single battery charge.
>Man I sure feel like listening to some shoegaze
>Oh wait, I only have black metal on it at the moment, and I would have to wait till I get home to listen to some shoegaze
>Now I feel like listening to IDM
>Oh wait, I still have to wait till I get home
Please kill yourself
>Far from a half hour. Try a few minutes. It's already designed to handle 4k natively at the idle clock, scaling back to 1080p might allow you to underclock it by a fraction of a mw, which is nothing.
We'll see. But it's basically guaranteed that 3D games at 4k are going to use a lot more than a "fraction of a mw" more than 1080p. If they're smart they'll implement a pixel doubling scheme to make it 720p.
In any case, pushing fewer pixels means better battery life. I'll probably get a 4k phone in the future just because all phones will have that resolution - but it doesn't mean it was the best way to develop mobile phone tech. And I have 20/10 vision so I can definitely see the difference at greater distances than most.
But better sunlight readability and better batteries are what I want to see. It's pathetic that none of today's high resolution phones have matched the sunlight readability of the 2012 Nokia 808.
>Just look at the history of resolution jumps. Even single generations we've been getting higher and higher battery life.
And we'd see an even faster rate of improvement with smaller resolution jumps. Tradeoffs.
I use my external HDD for cloning my internal HDD.
I use my flash drive as a Clonezilla disk.
And, well... I use my microSD card, (with a microSD to SD adapter,) for... um... Nintendo consoles.
Anyways, tell me, Google, if I could use the, "cloud," for any of that. Oh, right, you can't.
I got this cheap tablet running Jelly bean a few weeks ago for 20$, the catch was it only had 4gb storage space.Most of which was already taken up by pre installed garbageso it was <1gb
Get microSD card now have 14.1gb to throw movies,books, and mini series on
What? It's 6000000 times more likely that you won't have reception somewhere than that your SD fails. Also, highly I doubt that most people can get truly unlimited data for a reasonable price in an age when some people still have data caps on their home connections. Also, enjoy paying the monthly fee for your superior cloud storage.
>46 mbps with no sound
I always thought that phones that shoot 4K use <28mbps and the video looks all shit, but guess I was wrong. BTW what would happen if you recorded it to SD? Could it handle it?
>tfw you want these 128gb to come down so you can store the entire wikipedia and google sat maps on your tablet