Weekly poll results: most people are fine with 256GB storage on their phones

26 June 2022
Some can squeeze into 128GB or less, but not as many as last year. Also, the importance of the microSD slot is waning.

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Anonymous, 08 Jul 2022India isn't the only country out there man. Also, i im... moreWe realise we're basing all this on a research with sample size of only 9000 respondents? But ok, let's accept it for a moment.
And with the biggest option sounding like "MicroSD is nice to have but not essential", how come the end result sounds what the industry wants to echo?

So, why can't the conclusion be something like, "MicroSD for majority of people (around 90%) is still either an absolute essential, or something that's nice to have, and is noticed and appreciated even if not absolutely needed".
Maybe the word political was a below the belt comment. But sorry to say, their entire conclusion gives only negative vibes. Their comment on how second sim is more important than card for cheap mobile data, this is a far fetched conclusion, to support a bias/ viewpoint.
On the flip side, none of GSMA users's comments on the poll actually made it to the article.

With 90%~ users appreciating the microSD card slot's presence, essential or not, we still have a negative conclusion.
Anyhow, peace.

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    • Anonymous
    • H0v
    • 08 Jul 2022

    Samath N8 808 owner, 02 Jul 2022But its irrelevant because no one company sells expensive d... moreIndia isn't the only country out there man. Also, i implore you to read this part:
    "The importance of microSD slots has waned. A year ago more than 50% of people thought that a memory card slot is vital. Now that that number has fallen to 40%. It seems that the slot is transitioning into “nice to have” territory."
    They don't focus on the advantages of a microSD card slot because people care less and less about it. I know how microSD can be a must for someone, but to say they're playing a "political game" is a bit of a stretch

      Anonymous, 28 Jun 2022"And to some that is more important than having extra ... moreBut its irrelevant because no one company sells expensive data anymore. I have 4 companies in India, all selling dirt cheap data.
      As for usage of "some", I think it warrants research before we comment but ok I'll accept this. Bigger problem is that...

      Focus on how GSMA totally ignored the good points of having a MicroSD card. Totally ignored. They're just an industry front ends now.
      Was this article complete without the words: convenience, choice, practicality, cost efficiency, expansion?

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        • WUT
        • Fv1
        • 01 Jul 2022

        My SD card is insurance on the fact that phones are impenetrable if they crash, lock up or are completely smashed. Paying for online cloud storage is an option for some, or for me simply having an SD card you back up yourself that can be removed regardless of the state of the phone.

        I know which I would rather rely on. My SD card costs considerably less than years of cloud storage for a few hundred GB of photos.

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          • James
          • d%t
          • 30 Jun 2022

          People who vote for they dont need one,or "nice to have" are actually iphone users.

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            • AnonD-844232
            • Cx@
            • 29 Jun 2022

            Ho Quoc Du, 28 Jun 2022I can recording LQ videos including for both CIF and VGA, c... moreIt is good to have micro SD V30 or V60 or V90 speeds.. V60 and V90 very expensive..

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              • Deni
              • fXs
              • 29 Jun 2022

              I still need SD card in my phone if the phone is damaged I can recover my pictures that I have stored in memory card

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                • 28 Jun 2022

                jason, 28 Jun 2022A friend of mine lost all of her photos from Japan, due to ... moredid she get hacked? I've had some of my photos stored on my microSD card corrupted before for some reason

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                  • jason
                  • 0fZ
                  • 28 Jun 2022

                  A friend of mine lost all of her photos from Japan, due to them being in the iCloud storage, and then iCloud, for some reason, deleted that portion. This is why I have SD card. I may be in the minority, but 512 GB is good for me.

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                    • Mack
                    • Tr0
                    • 28 Jun 2022

                    no sd card slot = no buy!

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                      • Anonymous
                      • H0t
                      • 28 Jun 2022

                      Samath N8 808 owner, 27 Jun 2022A very political game played by GSMArena. Really, huge resp... more"And to some that is more important than having extra memory on their phone." please try to understand this sentence here.
                      Key word: some

                        Anonymous, 28 Jun 2022do you know what real human interaction is like?That so arrogant who using "normie" term to perfectly explained about features not coming back, I already comment

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                          • Anonymous
                          • H0t
                          • 28 Jun 2022

                          Anonymous, 28 Jun 2022still hating the normies in these comments you wanna kno... moredo you know what real human interaction is like?

                            AnonD-844232, 27 Jun 2022No point doing 4k yet .. because it is not 60 fps only 30 ... moreI can recording LQ videos including for both CIF and VGA, compressing low filesize will be resulted

                              Anonymous, 27 Jun 2022some brands dont even let you disable them, thats the worst oneVery true 👍

                                Djnady99, 28 Jun 2022It started from screen card, earpones, sd card, 3.5 audio j... more"It started from screen card, earpones, sd card, 3.5 audio jack, charging adapter (mostly from flagship segment)
                                next could be Charging adapter (from all type of segment like budget phones, flagship killer and so on), Simcard Slot, Sim ejector, USB-cables, maybe ? :|
                                I hope someone stop them & make it a law to include all basic requirements that comes on the phone or in side the box..... :(",

                                "(...) help them more to save mother earth, make less usage of plastic & other materials (...)"

                                And...

                                "they are stealing our money, harming more the environment......... very sad & dangerous for everyone."

                                A very myth game played by GSMA users. That comment which is "enviromental friendly" struggle, too old and huge lost respect

                                  It started from screen card, earpones, sd card, 3.5 audio jack, charging adapter (mostly from flagship segment)
                                  next could be Charging adapter (from all type of segment like budget phones, flagship killer and so on), Simcard Slot, Sim ejector, USB-cables, maybe ? :|

                                  I hope someone stop them & make it a law to include all basic requirements that comes on the phone or in side the box..... :(

                                  just take an example of charging adapter, iphone said, because of that box size increase & usage of extra material which can be harmful (understandable, but they should ave given option to give back the old adapter and get a new 1 which can help them more to save mother earth, make less usage of plastic & other materials + old charger bricks can be recycled instead of asking customer to purchase a complete new which comes with new box and customer has to pay for it -_-

                                  same goes for earphones, they want use to buy bluetooth and so they do not offer earphones anymore and so as well as, for sd card slot, they wanna make more money and hence, they want use to pay $50 to $100/$150 or $200 extra for a phone which comes with higher high internal memory capacity or replace the old phone with new even when the old phne was functionaling very well and we just had issue with storage, like is it not easy to buy sd card which is cheap & we have a permanent storage & backup of our own files ?

                                  they are stealing our money, harming more the environment......... very sad & dangerous for everyone.

                                    Anonymous, 28 Jun 2022still hating the normies in these comments you wanna kno... moreYour use of the word "normie" perfectly explains why these features are not coming back. I'm not being dumb and, that guy needs to stop being so arrogant

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                                      • reality
                                      • P@c
                                      • 28 Jun 2022

                                      People nowadays are getting dumb and dumber

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • 4Iy
                                        • 28 Jun 2022

                                        still hating the normies in these comments

                                        you wanna know what a real smartphone is like?

                                        it's not a 6.5in phablet, you can use it with one hand. it has a 3.5mm jack and an sd card slot. It has one camera on the back good enough for nighttime. there is no curved edge on the screen and there's enough bezel to pick it up without giving