At the time of acquiring a new terminal always the same question appears: do I pay a little more for more memory or buy the most economical basic version? As a consolation prize for the cheapest choice, we often have the extension thanks to a micro SD card, but is it the same?
Admiralty, when you found out that the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge would support microSD card your euphoria increased as much as to embrace the first neighbor you found. I fully understand the enthusiasm. After the disappointment of the previous generation, the return of the microSD is an event that could not go unnoticed. You might find corrupted data but you can use corrupted SD card recovery software to solve the problem.
Not all space problems can be solved with a microsSD
This does not mean that all the possible problems of lack of memory will be solved with the simple gesture of introducing a card in the device. If you think that using a 32 GB micro SD card in a 32 GB device is the equivalent of having the same terminal in 64 GB, I think you are wrong. It would also be a simple and economical solution to save the price change from one version to another.
32 + 32 may be 64, but in this case the sum of the factors alters the result. Another point to keep in mind is that the final available memory is not in either case completely 32 GB. In the microSD card formatting takes a good peak and in the case of internal memory in addition to the formatted we have the memory that occupies the system.
For all devices with Lollipop or KitKat (and some also with Marshmallow) that support a microSD card it is possible to solve some memory problems by passing photos and other files to the microSD memory. But when it comes to moving applications or games, things get more difficult.
A microSD card and internal storage are not the same
The arrival of Marshmallow has changed the landscape. In principle, the new system supports the use of an external microSD card as part of the internal memory. But this has a double edge. First, not all manufacturers are including this new function in the firmware of their devices and secondly, not all applications support the microSD card and those that support it may reduce its speed of action.
Files can be passed to the microSD but with the applications, the thing changes
For example, in the mentioned S7 and S7 edge this new function of Marshmallow to use the card as part of the internal memory has been excluded. The reason given by Samsung is that most users use the card to pass files between devices. Let’s be honest, how many times have you removed the microSD from your terminal? Be that as it may, for the Korean brand the microSD is more for keeping photos and videos. The fundamental difference is in the speed of the two types of memory, although the manufacturers make cheap excuses. A microSD memory will never be as fast as the internal memory of the device. Simply because the microSD card has 8 pins of connection and the internal memory with many more than double.
Formatting the SD as internal memory on the HTC One A9
A terminal with 16 GB can be more than enough for ordinary mortals. If you like to take pictures and record videos, you can not count on a microSD card. But if you are a power user who spends the day playing and running very heavy applications or you can not walk without music and the 16 GB seems nothing to you, you will need at least 32 GB so everything runs at the speed it should.
What do you think about the subject? Do you prefer 16 GB + microSD or directly 32 GB at all costs?