FORUMS

Analysis & Opinion

Top Forum Discussions

Any felt the need of sd card yet?

1,260 posts
Thanks Meter: 145
 
By shad0wboss, Senior Member on 13th February 2013, 12:01 PM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
13th February 2013, 02:10 PM |#11  
graffixnyc's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator / Recognized Developer
Flag New York City
Thanks Meter: 6,008
 
Donate to Me
More
It has been a compromise for me. I'm also a musician and like to carry my entire music collection with me. I wasn't a fan of using the cloud because when I'm underground in the subway and I want to hear a song and if it's not cached I'm screwed. It has taken a bit of adjustment. I have a 32GB GS3 with a 64GB card and between music, videos, movies, pictures I filled more than half of the 64gb card.

I also don't have as many apps installed on my N4. I've definitely had to scale things down a bit. Although, I am having an easier time dealing with it then I thought I would.
 
 
13th February 2013, 03:21 PM |#12  
calanizzle's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Guayaquil
Thanks Meter: 169
 
Donate to Me
More
I have 8gb and what I miss from my s2 (16gb + 32gb sdcard) is all the backups, roms I had.. Besides that, everything is fine
13th February 2013, 03:50 PM |#13  
Senior Member
Austin, TX
Thanks Meter: 46
 
More
Re: Any felt the need of sd card yet?
I bought the 16 GB version and haven't needed one yet. I ended up buying a 32GB Nexus 7 which is mainly used for heavy games like Vice City and NFS, leaving me with quite a bit of storage left on my Nexus 4. I stream all my music from Google play since I have unlimited data and Wi-Fi is pretty much everywhere I go.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda premium
13th February 2013, 03:56 PM |#14  
shad0wboss's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Genève
Thanks Meter: 145
 
More
Any comments on the performance compared to S3? physically as well? I know that adreno 320 is much better than the mali 400 but by how much?
13th February 2013, 04:37 PM |#15  
molesarecoming's Avatar
Recognized Developer
Flag Berlin
Thanks Meter: 27,419
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by graffixnyc

It has been a compromise for me. I'm also a musician and like to carry my entire music collection with me. I wasn't a fan of using the cloud because when I'm underground in the subway and I want to hear a song and if it's not cached I'm screwed. It has taken a bit of adjustment. I have a 32GB GS3 with a 64GB card and between music, videos, movies, pictures I filled more than half of the 64gb card.

I also don't have as many apps installed on my N4. I've definitely had to scale things down a bit. Although, I am having an easier time dealing with it then I thought I would.

use google music. even when i used sd i couldnt put my collection on it, i had to cut it in half. with gm i have my entire collection with me whereever i go. i live in two countries with long travels in between without connection - its as easy as tapping on the stuff i wanna listen to while being offline. you can make it even easier if you use playlists. i wasnt sure about cloud either but the way i see it, it works pretty well. i'd even say better than cutting my collection in half to fit 32gb.
13th February 2013, 06:02 PM |#16  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 36
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by graffixnyc

It has been a compromise for me. I'm also a musician and like to carry my entire music collection with me. I wasn't a fan of using the cloud because when I'm underground in the subway and I want to hear a song and if it's not cached I'm screwed. It has taken a bit of adjustment. I have a 32GB GS3 with a 64GB card and between music, videos, movies, pictures I filled more than half of the 64gb card.

I also don't have as many apps installed on my N4. I've definitely had to scale things down a bit. Although, I am having an easier time dealing with it then I thought I would.

did you read what i posted about wireless drives? might help you.
13th February 2013, 06:13 PM |#17  
graffixnyc's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator / Recognized Developer
Flag New York City
Thanks Meter: 6,008
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by molesarecoming

use google music. even when i used sd i couldnt put my collection on it, i had to cut it in half. with gm i have my entire collection with me whereever i go. i live in two countries with long travels in between without connection - its as easy as tapping on the stuff i wanna listen to while being offline. you can make it even easier if you use playlists. i wasnt sure about cloud either but the way i see it, it works pretty well. i'd even say better than cutting my collection in half to fit 32gb.

I've been using GM. The only thing that sucks is sometimes I will be underground in the subway and feel like hearing a song out of the blue. If it's not a song that is cached then I'm out of luck.

Quote:
Originally Posted by theabsurdman

did you read what i posted about wireless drives? might help you.

Yeah I did. But I don't know if I'd want to carry it around with me. For that I could just carry my GS3 with me

I really was turned off by the lack of storage on the N4(I wasn't going to get one for that only reason) but I'm making due. If anything it keeps me on top of keeping my phone tidy and organized because instead of just leaving everything on the SD card I now clean it out every couple days to remove stuff taking up space. And instead of having like 50 games installed I only have the ones I'm currently playing installed
13th February 2013, 07:49 PM |#18  
shad0wboss's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Genève
Thanks Meter: 145
 
More
isn't there a way to unscrew the thing and replace the inner one? I think there's an inner sd card which can be replaced...I mean, my friend has htc mozart and it also doesn't have a proper slot for external card however if one unscrew the back, there's a card deep inside which can be replaced with a bigger one...Isn't it the same with Nexus 4?
13th February 2013, 08:07 PM |#19  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
For me 16 GB is plenty of space, the only thing I miss the SD slot for is easy transfer of files. I don't have to plug the phone in to transfer files.
I haven't tried the NFC / BT or WIFI (can;t use in corporate network) for file transfers.

Other than that I have been very happy with this phone, no root, stock ui, I am loving it.

PHR
13th February 2013, 08:48 PM |#20  
calyxim's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag London
Thanks Meter: 71
 
More
Re: Any felt the need of sd card yet?
I have my nexus 7 for the movies and honestly I don't understand people watching movies on a tiny screen.
I also don't understand people who "knows" more than 2500 songs.
And the ones who can play 5 different game loft games on a daily basis.
So 12 isn't enough for obsessive compulsive people who has to have everything with them.
I bet they carry a huge bag stuffed with stuff as well. In case they suddenly happen to go on a holiday or something.
13th February 2013, 09:00 PM |#21  
graffixnyc's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator / Recognized Developer
Flag New York City
Thanks Meter: 6,008
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by calyxim

I have my nexus 7 for the movies and honestly I don't understand people watching movies on a tiny screen.
I also don't understand people who "knows" more than 2500 songs.
And the ones who can play 5 different game loft games on a daily basis.
So 12 isn't enough for obsessive compulsive people who has to have everything with them.
I bet they carry a huge bag stuffed with stuff as well. In case they suddenly happen to go on a holiday or something.

Sometimes watching a movie or show on a tiny screen is the only option at the moment. I have a nexus 7, a nexus 10 and a galaxy note 10.1 and there are times when I don't have a tab on me and am bored somewhere(in a waiting room, standing on the subway platform etc) and want to watch something.

So you're pretty naive to not understand why people watch movies and shows on a little screen.

And there are some music buffs like me that have well over 2500 songs. Do I need to carry it ALL with me? no, But when I had a scaled down collection I cant even count how many times I felt like listening to a song out of the blue and didn't have it stored with me and that kind of sucks when you really want to hear a song and can't. When I carried all my music I didn't have that problem a single time

So while you might not understand it that doesn't mean that it's not logical for some people. What your needs are are the not same as the next guy and so on.. So just because you don't "understand why" that doesn't mean the people that do are wrong and you're right


Do I think the N4 has enough storage? no, Am I dealing with it and still loving the phone? yes(even though I thought I wouldn't be able to deal with such small storage) Has it been a bit of adjustment? Yes, would I give up my N4 and go back to my GS3 with it's 96gb of total storage? NO WAY.

Read More
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Message:
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes