When purchasing a new terminal appears always the same question: do I pay a little more for more memory or buy basic cheaper version? As a consolation prize for the cheapest choice many times we have expanded through a micro SD card, but is it the same?
when you heard the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 micro SD card edge withstand up your euphoria so as to embrace the first neighbor you met. I fully understand the enthusiasm. After the disappointment of the previous generation, around the micro SD is an event that could not go unnoticed.
This does not mean that all possible problems of memory are to be solved with the simple gesture of inserting a card into the device. If you think that using a micro SD card 32GB on a 32GB device is the equivalent of having the same terminal in 64GB, I think you’re wrong. It would also be too 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 factors affect the result. Another point to keep in mind is that the final available memory is not in any of the two cases completely 32GB. In the micro SD card formatting it takes a good bill and in the case of internal memory in addition have formatted memory occupied by the system.
For all devices with Lollipop and Kit Kat (and some also with Marshmallow) supporting a micro SD card can spare a little memory problems happening photos and other files to the micro SD memory. But when moving applications or games it gets more difficult.
Marshmallow’s arrival has changed the landscape. In principle, the new system supports the use of an external micro SD card as part of the internal memory. But this is double-edged. First, not all manufacturers are including this new feature in their devices firmware and second that not all applications support the transition to the micro SD card and those that support it can to reduce their speed of action.
You can pass files to the micro SD but things change applications
For example, in the aforementioned S7 and S7 edge Marshmallow this new feature to use the card as part of the internal memory is excluded. The reason given Samsung is that most users use the card to transfer files between devices. Let’s face it how many times you get micro SD your terminal? Whatever the case for Korean brand micro SD is rather to save photos and videos.
The fundamental difference is in the speed of the two types of memory, although manufacturers put cheap excuses. A microSD memory will never be as fast as the internal memory of the device. Simply because the micro SD card has 8 connecting pins and internal memory with many more than doubled.
A terminal with 16 GB can be more than enough for ordinary mortals. If you like photo and video recording is not others have a micro SD card. But if you’re a power user who spends the day playing and running heavy applications or can not walk without music and you think nothing 16GB, you’ll need at least 32 GB for everything to run at the speed it should.
What do you think about it? Do you like 16GB + 32 GB micro SD or directly at any cost?