- 12-07-2012, 04:35 PM #26
BTW SD card slots are fine, but you can't run apps off them. I'd rather have more built-in memory if you're going to make me choose one or the other. The Lumia 920 is the obvious choice here IMO. At 32 GB I am NEVER going to wish I had an SD card slot. I didn't even use up the 16 GB on my Lumia 900.
- 12-07-2012, 04:39 PM #27
That's a good point, about not running apps from the SD card.
That said, I think I've installed all of 3 apps above and beyond the stock apps (I had more but I uninstalled Twitter and Facebook in favor of the built-in integration.) So I don't need a lot of "app space", the 8gb in my 820 serves me fine. Media space, on the other hand, I both want and need. :)
12-07-2012, 05:33 PM #29Not sure where pictures came into the equation. My concern for storage is about my 30+ gigs worth of music.
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As far as WiFi connections go, my wife works for a university. We have an apartment on campus provided to us as part of her contract. So we have the schools WiFi access. Problem is it doesn't stay connected. You have to keep connecting which is very inconvenient. My work has WiFi. But I'm usually too busy to use it for anything other than quick emailing. And I don't frequent coffee shops except to grab a coffee or eat lunch. I'll use data to upload the a photo or two. And now that I'm on a shared plan, streaming is definitely not an option. If I'd could afford it, I would love to rely on the cloud. Its just more economically better to just dump all my music onto the phone and listen to it when I please
- 12-08-2012, 02:09 AM #31
At any rate, think of the Lumia 920 as the Acura TL - thoughtfully done, several great and unique features, but it just isn't for everyone, and at times, it lacks a few of the other advanced features appearing in its class. I'd say NO phone has reached the 7 series, S class, Lexus LS level, yet, much less supercar territory... If any of that remotely approaches legible sense.
- 12-08-2012, 01:01 PM #35
Put me in the camp that wishes my 920 had an SD slot. I have 1.1GB of space left, and I REALLY wish I had more. I have a buttload of videos for my kids, and 14GB of music. I take lots of photos of my kids, and taking HD video eats up space REALLY REALLY FAST, way more than my skydrive can handle. I travel for work a lot (requiring roaming) so I load a lot of maps, and store Nokia mix radio. There are legitmate needs for lots of storage space. I'd do anything to put in a 64GB card.--------------
Lumia 1520, 1020, 920, 820, 810, 620, and 520
Past mobiles: E6, N8, N900, X7, C5-04, C3-00, N93, 5310xm, 6620, 3100, 6275i, 6310i, 6190 and a few ericcsons, motorolas, and even tried some androids and iphones
- 12-08-2012, 01:21 PM #36
- 12-08-2012, 01:48 PM #37
My advice is, if you need all that space, grab an 810, 820 or 822, or even 610 if your into Nokia. The 8S if HTC. Or hold out for Sammy's ATIV. They all seem to be solid devices. If you're within your exchange timeframe, take another option for a test drive. What could you possibly have to lose??
If you need to haul plywood, concrete, tools and guys, you're not going to buy a Corvette, Harley, Bugatti or Porsche. You're getting a big truck. On the other hand, if you can make good with that something swift, sleek, sexy, that's just mmmm, the former is for you. I love my 8X for said reasons!! But, its "ride" is right for me.
All said, I'm loving that we DO have all these options with WP8. And its a testament to the platform that there's these "problems".
12-09-2012, 04:48 PM #44
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This is a big problem for me, too. I could easily fill most of a 64gb SD card with my music library (transcoded to 128kbps), nevermind apps, etc. Even with a 32GB phone like the 920, it may be difficult to buy that if there is another 32GB Windows phone available with an SD slot. A 16GB phone with an SD slot may even be preferable to a 32GB phone without one in my case. If Nokia's successor to the 920 on Verizon fails to have an SD slot, I may go with another brand that does have one.
Of course, I'd still prefer 32GB on the phone itself in addition to the SD slot, as you cannot store apps on an SD card from what I heard.
- 12-09-2012, 06:04 PM #45
At "normal" usage, it'll take you months and months to get thru 30+gb of tunes on your phone. That is where the lol came from, as I see it. Humorous to me too. Just sayin.
12-09-2012, 06:11 PM #46
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I previously had a HD7 which had 16gb and I now have the 8X with 16gb, on both phones I never seem to use up more than about 5 or 6gb's and that's after apps and music. Personally I just stick to music that I would listen to rather than stick my whole collection onto a phone, even if the phone was capable of removable storage I do not think I would use it anyway.
- 12-09-2012, 06:15 PM #47
- 12-09-2012, 06:26 PM #49
I can understand the desire for a Micro SD slot, but personally I'm fine without one. I don't store a lot of music on my phone, and I never have any video on there (unless I have recorded it on the phone). Nokia Music is a great solution, even with saving mixes offline - it doesn't appear to take up too much space.
12-09-2012, 07:37 PM #50
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Just because you don't use your device in a way that requires space for media doesn't mean that others who do have no valid reason. That doesn't even touch bringing video with you, which requires a lot more space (quite a few of my non-DRM videos are ~1GB each). I'm waiting for the Ativ S primarily because of the space restrictions on the other high end devices (that and the replaceable battery for gaming).
PS. - That one playlist I mentioned... it's about 3.3 GB of files, not counting the Xbox Music/Zune Pass tracks.
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