Flashback: the rise (and fall?) of the microSD card

04 December 2022
The microSD card grew to bigger and bigger capacities over the years and got faster along the way. So why is it waning in popularity?

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Anonymous, 08 Dec 2022Justify what? You were wrong about devices with removable b... moreWell only two ? Where is then standard so why we don't have removable batteries on all tech devices ? This is what I meant .. The actual purpose to have rem batt..

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    • Anonymous
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    • 08 Dec 2022

    I still keep my LG V60 for the microSD card slot and the headphone jack but honestly I could give up these two things now. I'm happy I still have them but I don't actually use them as much as I used to.

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      • Anonymous
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      • 08 Dec 2022

      andibad, 08 Dec 2022Is same as cloud storage, when their building get fire, and... moreCloud storage rooms are fireproof. Not to mention they aren't isolated to one single building for redundancy purposes.

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        • Anonymous
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        • 08 Dec 2022

        Reno Pro, 08 Dec 2022 I have corrected post.. Woos soo many devices you show... moreJustify what? You were wrong about devices with removable batteries can't have water resistance. Apparently it's too difficult for you to admit that you're wrong.

          YUKI93, 08 Dec 2022Clearly you don't even bother to read the article at all. 😂🤣
          I have corrected post..
          Woos soo many devices you shown.. TWO 😁 That's like 2% of world purchase 😂🤣
          Man try harder, show more devices.. To justify yourself..

            Anonymous, 08 Dec 2022Remember that time when all Google services went down? That... moreI remembered that. It was almost chaos in my office while we were scrambling for viable alternatives. We even resorted to buying multiple external hard drives to keep all the files for offline work.

              potato4k, 07 Dec 2022How do you back them up? If your phone is stolen or the sd ... moreIs same as cloud storage, when their building get fire, and many of drive are get damaged. and your file is not on their backup, so your file lost too. haha

                Reno Pro, 08 Dec 2022Well only these two? from the whole world of smartphone and... moreClearly you don't even bother to read the article at all. 😂🤣

                  YUKI93, 08 Dec 2022So much for "ancient tech" when Samsung released ... moreWell only these two? from the whole world of smartphone and tab tech industry? That is only exclusive I would say not standard..

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                    • Anonymous
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                    Anonymous, 07 Dec 2022Cloud storage is far more secure than any SD card. Unless g... moreAgain clueless and baseless argument to defend the marketing and google. The real reason they remove the microsd is because they want to force you using their service and product periodically, so you always pay the bill to them monthly and try to take control your data activities.

                    1. If the cloud service is secure than microsd, why the government, bank, and company is focused on security is rarely using thirdparty cloud service like google? because is not really secure and guarated your privacy. I have question to you, more secure place your car on parking lot provider which they claim have a lot security system or on your own house? both option have chance someone to stole your car. So pointless to argue is more secure because anytime the provider can leak it to third party or have problem on their system which can damaging your data whihout you knowing about it.

                    2. Even you think the cloud service guarantee you to retain your files when you still subscribe on their services. And you know sometimes their service get disturbed and have chance your file is corrupted, is just same as your own storage. So is not different with local storage solution like microsd.

                    3. "buy an old pixel device to get unlimited cloud storage", another lie from you.

                    4. "then just keep that phone at home or you can setup your own cloud backup server from your own house", why not using microsd then? why to make them more complicated just defend the marketing want? huh?

                    5. you say only small percentage is using microsd and jack port? the reason the majority of user are let it slide because they still have option to pick middle-low which is still have microsd slot, fm radio, and jack port. But when the vendor being pussy to remove all of their model, off course the silent user will complaining.

                    The reason sony is declining is not because they kept microsd and jack port, but is expensive and exclusive.

                    oh boy is so hilarious to see this kind of comment.

                      Reno Pro, 08 Dec 2022That's what I said ancient tech who won't use it ... moreSo much for "ancient tech" when Samsung released a 2022 XCover6 Pro* and 2022 Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro** with both running modern Snapdragon 778G Soc and Android 12 out of the box. :v

                      *https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_xcover6_pro_official_with_5g_connectivity_and_removable_back_-news-54855.php
                      **https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_active4_pro_is_now_official-news-55604.php

                        YUKI93, 07 Dec 2022Samsung's Galaxy XCover and Galaxy Tab Active series s... moreThat's what I said ancient tech who won't use it today oh with android 5 ?? :DDD

                          AnonD-1075716, 08 Dec 2022I'll never explain it anymore.What do you even mean? Explain what?

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                            Anonymous, 07 Dec 2022Cloud storage is far more secure than any SD card. Unless g... more"Why do you think Sony market share for smartphones is constantly declining year over year even though they are the only ones keeping headphone jacks and SD card slots on their flagship phones?"

                            Then explain to me how Sony can get profit from their Xperia lineup. 🙄

                              Anonymous, 07 Dec 2022lmao what? IP68+removable battery. ANd a 2022 successor as ... moreNow, we have the 2022 XCover6 Pro with Snapdragon 778G and USB-C 3.1 with video output and DeX support. Definitely on my to-own list.

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                                • Anonymous
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                                • 08 Dec 2022

                                potato4k, 07 Dec 2022Exactly. That's what most people do anyway, thus less ... moreRemember that time when all Google services went down? That is why microSD card is still relevant. The only reason you use cloud storage is because you want a secondary backup, that's it.

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                                  • Anonymous
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                                  • 08 Dec 2022

                                  Anonymous, 07 Dec 2022Cloud storage is far more secure than any SD card. Unless g... moreLol, more secure? They can access you cloud storage files at anytime they like. They can even delete it without your consent, even if you never share the file to anybody.

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                                    potato4k, 07 Dec 2022Exactly. That's what most people do anyway, thus less ... moreWell you gotta $$$ monthly if you want large cloud storage & not that measely 10gb storage, also google compresses uploaded media files & will lose quality when you download it back.

                                    Id rather pay 1 time with 1tb sdcard than waste money every month.

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                                      Mediatek sux, 07 Dec 2022Just look at the price difference between sd card and addit... moreI'll never explain it anymore.

                                        An0n, 04 Dec 2022It's a fantasy scenario. Why would you need to access ... moreI use it for my work: ref materials. I'm not an average joe.