Recently, a 200GB microSD card made its debut. That’s an impressive feat for all sorts of reasons, and I’m sure that there are people out there that want a 200GB microSD card. I’d probably be one of them, too, if I hadn’t seen the price tag for the little thing. At almost $250, it’s just not something I’d even remotely consider.
At the same time, I realized that, despite the fact that I still use phones that have access to a microSD card slot, I don’t ever use it. I haven’t in a very, very long time. And, when Samsung made the decision to forego any microSD card slot in their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, that wasn’t a reason I used to not consider picking up Samsung’s latest flagships.
It feels like a really long time ago now, but I used to love microSD cards. I was switching phones so often, and cloud storage wasn’t all the rage it is now, that using a microSD card to transition pictures, and other files, from one handset to the other just made sense.
Plus, I was rooting devices all the time, so my microSD cards and I were very familiar.
But then I went with onboard storage, and I haven’t looked back since. Granted, I had to be acutely aware of the storage granted to me out of the box, which is obviously less than what’s advertised, but I’ve only ever run into complications a handful of times.
And those issues effectively went away when I started using the cloud to store more of my digital stuff. Pictures, for instance, were no longer this constant reminder that I was running out of storage space. Now, I can simply offload the images to the cloud, and yet still have access to them whenever I want thanks to an app.
Pretty awesome, if you ask me.
So, I’m curious: How many of you out there still use microSD cards on a daily basis, and what’s kept you using them, instead of jumping over to the other option? Let me know!