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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  • 07 Dec 2022

[deleted post]Lmfaoooooo lol😭😅🤣

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    • Anonymous
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    • 07 Dec 2022

    Glen, 06 Dec 2022Depends on the end user. I have so many MicroSD cards rangi... moreAlso not everyone(except those who do photopgraphy as hobby/work) wants to carry or buy DLSR cameras & rather have their on-hand portable smartphone with built-in cameras to take photos or videos with.

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      • Anonymous
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      • 07 Dec 2022

      Glen, 06 Dec 2022Depends on the end user. I have so many MicroSD cards rangi... moreGuess one of those anti-social folks that dont travel or social activities with friends or families thats why your phone have mostly unused internal storage while majority of people who mingle alot with their fellow do alot of photos or videos or even work related stuff on their phones besides gaming thats why they fill up fast & with sdcard will give it an extra storage or even save those moments when phone bricks.

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        • Anonymous
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        • 07 Dec 2022

        Anonymous, 06 Dec 2022SD cards are pointless, the only device I have that still u... moreOh please, don't speak like you are representing the whole industry. If anything, you get laughed by them.

          Anonymous, 06 Dec 2022SD cards are pointless, the only device I have that still u... more"I don't use my camera anymore, therefore SD cards are obsolete"

          Nice logic you have there.

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            • briantho
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            • 06 Dec 2022

            i really wish micro sd cards were still a thing just like with wired headphones. I'm currently using a asus zenfone 6. My requirements for a phone nowadays are either large storage (256gb or greater) + dual sim or microsd card + dual sim. The zenphone fits both of those checkboxes, so i got it. I really like the camera on it, but Phone cases for it are terrible. i haven't found a good one yet, that's rugged and durable. I am kind of the opposite of most people, and like large storage so i can have all my photos, apps and videos on my phone and not in the cloud. 128gb is nowhere near enough for me, and even though i could plug a usb drive into a phone for watching movies on a plane, i prefer them on a micro sd card, so i don't have to use a usb drive. I guess i'm kinda old fashioned, and again prefer my stuff on my phone and not in the cloud. I really wish most phone vendors still used micro sd cards, but alas they prefer to just remove them and push for bigger internal phone storage. oh well

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              • Anonymous
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              • 06 Dec 2022

              Heretic G, 06 Dec 2022They're only pointless for low-tech skills people.If that's what it takes for SD cards to become obsolete then sure. The sooner the better.

                Anonymous, 06 Dec 2022SD cards are pointless, the only device I have that still u... moreThey're only pointless for low-tech skills people.

                  Reno Pro, 06 Dec 2022Stop pretending you don't know wht it has to do with ... moreWell, not everyone has the same 'bed' usecase as you. I was really confused what you meant by 'bed' there.

                    [deleted post]Stop pretending you don't know wht it has to do with english ??
                    I said earlier on I don't use any sht only have adapter for usb-c to hp and to usb-c again to charge while watching YT on h-phones and only in bed..

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                      • Anonymous
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                      • 06 Dec 2022

                      SD cards are pointless, the only device I have that still uses one is my camera and I never use my camera anymore. I can't wait for these to become 100% obsolete like 5.25 floppies...

                        Manufacturers delivery got rid of the headphone jack first, because they could sell their wireless headphones.
                        Now, the SD card will be gone. Why? Stupid decisions!

                          I remember obsessing over what memory card my phones used after I had a 4GB MicroSD die in my Nokia N81 in 2008, from that day on I made sure I only buy top quality. I still have my 128GB SXC-I SanDisk memory card that I used in my Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note8.

                            SoNic, 06 Dec 2022My wife dropped her S20 on the concrete and shattered the s... moreWonder if you would say the same if she dropped the phone in the river or lost it/got stolen. I use google cloud that cost me pennies, is shareable with whole family and if I loose the phone I will not loose the photos. SD card is overrated. I have a SD card slot in my phone(Sam Note 10+) but no SD card in it. No need. My phone is 256GB and that's enough

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                              • Adul Al Salami Kebab
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                              • 06 Dec 2022

                              any phone that does not offer the feature is trash! glory to sd card, sd card forever!!! o3o

                                • Glen
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                                • 06 Dec 2022

                                Depends on the end user. I have so many MicroSD cards ranging from 16GB to 128GB. Mostly the "High Endurance" card. I use them on dashcam in my cars and my old Canon DSLR(with SD adapter of course).

                                My 22 months old Redmi 9T has 128GB internal with empty mSD slot. It has 92GB space left. My 3yr old SM-N976F has 512GB internal, but also empty mSD slot. It has 420GB left. My 7yr old K920 has 32GB internal, but no mSD slot and it has 20GB left available.

                                I don't use my phone like a life support device, I don't stare and ponder deep into the depths of my phone and forget the world exist lol. And I don't even play mobile games anymore.

                                  Anonymous, 06 Dec 2022Removable batteries is not even a tech. It is a feature. A... moreIt was just example you wouldn't have any water resistant level with removable battery ..

                                    Tbh the only thing I ever got from using sd cards were corrupted files and lost of data. I don't really mind having the slot or not, it is just not necessary for me.

                                      I have a 32GB Samsung Evo plus in my Galaxy Trend which still works, rooted. I also bought a 64GB evo for my A01 which I gave to my mom, once deleted their photos there by mistake eish. I also have two 128GB cards, San Disk A1 card in my galaxy A21s, that card is slow for copying between phone and it , although I know my Samsung is the culprit, apps run fine, the second one is the Samsung evo plus in my Huawei Y7p, that card is fast , can easily hit >70MB/s write speed most the time, the card fills up a couple of times.

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                                        • Anonymous
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                                        • 06 Dec 2022

                                        potato4k, 06 Dec 2022What's the size? And how do you back them up? microSD ... moreTo an external Hard Drive of course. They are extremely inexpensive nowadays. All you need is an enclosure.