Till I used 16GB sdcard, I was hungry for more space, but once I upgraded to 32gb 6 months back on my HD2, space has been never an issue for me. I keep movies, music and even heavy Gameloft games.
Also I own an ipod touch 4gen 32gb, similarly I have never felt shortage of space on it.. Huge games, movies, music etc are on there.
You may be underestimating the amount of storage which will be taken by the OS. On my HTC Flyer 16 GB tablet, 3 GB is taken by the OS, and 4 GB partitioned for app data only, leaving less than 9 GB for user accessible storage (media).
If the One X follows similar partitioning (3 GB for OS and 4 GB for app data) that will only leave 25 GB for user accessible storage.
People always seem very disappointed about the actual user accessible storage available on HTC devices ("How come I don't have 32 GB available?"). So make sure you understand what the actual partitioning is before you buy the phone. Especially true in this case, since the storage is not expandable by MicroSD.
okay, enough with this embracing the cloud junk. The cloud is slow. I don't want my stuff on some server that I may not be able to access. What happens when someone goes into the subway and they have no data access? What happens when you forget to backup something? Syncing, oh that was turned off to save battery or is off because the user is traveling and doesn't feel like paying $10 per KB while out of the coverage area. Where is your cloud then? I have seen people saved by an SD card when their phone is dropped in water and their contacts/apps were on the card. Whew, don't need to start on level 1 again after all that time playing that game. Don't need to facebook everyone to get their numbers again. That chick you met last night, well her number isn't gone forever now. THAT is something I can embrace. Having to depend on a data connection and a server somewhere... sorry, but hell no. I've been screwed by that one before. I want my stuff here and perhaps an additional copy can be in the cloud.
Cloud storage and sync aren't the way to go because they're not feasible. They're over-reliant on a technology infrastructure that doesn't exist. There is no cloud on the underground, I barely ever get maximum speed from my phone when out and about and it's not feasible for me to leave my WiFi on at all times. I'd much rather have an SD slot be in full control of my data and information locally than be susceptible to the rigmarole of the whims of Dropbox. Let's not forget that Facebook and Google were handing over private data to the FBI before it was even formally or legally requested and yet everyone is supposed to be happy to just leave their stuff anywhere? Nope. No SD Card slot is ridiculous. Especially for a device that was by HTC's own admission designed for the likes of people that hang out on here. Dump the SD card on the lower end phones where people expect the same microSD card they've had for the past 10 years to still be a good shout on the newest shiniest phone available at the time of the contract renewals.
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