How much storage do you have on your microSD card?

How much storage do you have on your microSD card?




When reviewing handsets, a lot of times we focus on storage as a major deal breaker. To some extent it’s important and on occasion, it may have turned off a lot of people from actually buying a smartphone because of the lack of storage capacity.

Of course, there will be isolated cases. The 16GB iPhone is still the most popular variant of the iPhone line (it’s usually the first one to run out of stocks).

The same cannot be said of other handsets though — especially all the Windows Phone 7 smartphones that do not support external storage.

Based on observations though, I think the tolerable amount of internal storage for a handset would be in the vicinity of 8GB to 16GB. That’s assuming there’s absolutely no option to expand the internal memory.


 

I’d like to test this theory and do a little poll.

Can you folks check your smartphone and see what’s the capacity of the microSD card you are using with it?

Please let us know what’s the internal/built-in storage your phone has and what’s the size of the microSD card you used with it.

Here’s mine: Internal – 16GB; microSD – 8GB.

I’m just very curious if people really buy high-capacity microSD cards for their phones (like 16GB to 32GB). By the way, I was surprised to see that a 32GB KingMax microSD card (Class 4) sells for only Php1,880 at CDR-King.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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87 Responses

  1. sherwood says:

    Internal 125MB, microSD- 2GB. k

  2. LunaTech says:

    Here’s mine: Internal – 16GB; microSD – 16GB.

  3. I got mine with 1gb internal and originally with 2gb external.. though i purchase 16gb as an upgrade..

  4. Jovel G. says:

    Internal: 1GB | microSD: 32GB

  5. Joshua M says:

    16gb. I cannot find 32gb here in Philippines… >:(

    • maverickron says:

      Have you tried in the Vmall in greenhills. My sister bought a 32 GB Micro MMC and 64GB Micro MMC last January 2012. Also in Trinoma Mall and in SM North EDSA Cyber Zone. The stores I mentioned already had those MMC last 2011. Anyway good luck hunting!

  6. ice says:

    Bought a transcend micro SD 32gb class 10 (php1850 locally) with limited lifetime warranty,paired with 16gb galaxy note… cdr-king short warranty sucks!

  7. ice says:

    Bought a transcend micro SD 32gb class 10 (php1650) locally) with limited lifetime warranty,paired with 16gb galaxy note… cdr-king short warranty sucks!

  8. Christian says:

    4gb msdhc Sandisk
    32gb msdhc Class 4 Patriot
    64gb msdxc(thats XC) Class 6 Sandisk

    http://instagr.am/p/I-eWNYDMz6/

  9. Mara says:

    I have 16GB internal and 4GB microSD.. well I don’t listen to songs that much and I just delete the files that aren’t needed.. but I think I might buy a 16GB for my photos.. I’ve been taking a lot of photos recently..:D

  10. Pao says:

    Internal: 16GB
    MicroSD: 32GB

  11. mo says:

    16gb microsd 500 pesos na lang sa cdrking and 1gb internal

  12. Jc says:

    internal: 2GB
    external: 8GB

  13. GensanBoy says:

    Internal: 16GB
    Micro SD: 16GB

  14. jhepoyski says:

    Internal: 1GB (320MB Usable)
    External: 16GB (class 10)

  15. benchmark says:

    My moto droid razr has 8gig built in…previously i got 2gig micro sd…now i bought at cd-r king 8gig micro sd.

    IMO, for now 8 gig will be ok. But soon apps and videos plus music, you will need bigger capacity. (But just weird having big capacity but stored only for music knowing you only listen to about 10% of music stored in it)…. just my opinion.

  16. Name: chickboy says:

    Internal: 16GB – 2.5GB free
    External: 16GB – 12GB free (Micro SD)

  17. Maverickron says:

    Primary mobile (Personal use)
    For gaming, books, music, photos, and videos etc…
    Internal mem: 64GB
    External: None
    Free space: 3GB

    Secondary mobile (for business)
    For documents, presentation, media etc…
    Internal mem: 32GB
    Free space: 6GB
    External mem: 32GB
    Free space: 5GB

  18. Nforcr says:

    Internal: 1 GB
    External: 8 GB

  19. neruma says:

    Internal – 1GB
    External – 16GB

  20. frenchy says:

    Internal: 1 GB
    External: 8 GB

  21. Gelo says:

    4gb internal. 16 gb micro sd

  22. Cywel says:

    Internal 125MB, microSD 4GB only!!

  23. Eason says:

    currently 16GB but will upgrade to 32GB microSD when I change phone

  24. chamito says:

    Internal: 300mb
    external: 16gb kingston class 4 (if it makes a difference)
    I just bought yesterday from cdrking for 600php.

  25. joestar says:

    Internal: 420MB
    External: 16GB Class 10
    (Sony Ericsson Neo V on ICS 4.0.3)

  26. raul says:

    internal: 16gb
    Microsd: 32gb

  27. LeonKaiser says:

    Internal: 148MB
    External: 16GB

  28. Glen says:

    Internal: 1.5GB
    External: 32GB Microsd class 10

  29. 1st phone
    Internal: 8gb
    external: 8gb

    2nd phone
    internet: 40mb
    external: 2gb

  30. DeNc!0-H says:

    Here’s mine:

    Internal – 4 GB (1 GB user available)
    MicroSD – 32GB

  31. Paul says:

    Internal – 16GB
    MicroSD – 64GB
    (Galaxy SII on Stock ICS DXLP7)

  32. r3JAM says:

    Here’s mine

    Internal: 1GB (300MB user available)
    External: 8GB

  33. internal: 1GB
    external 16GB

  34. pippo says:

    Internal is 4 on a bb torch 9850

    Microsd is 16

  35. vince says:

    1st Phone:

    Internal: 756MB
    External: 16GB

    2nd Phone:

    Internal: 50MB
    External: 2GB

  36. Internal :86 MB
    microSD :8 GB.

  37. nls says:

    main phone:
    internal: 220MB usable
    microSD: 4GB

    2nd/office phone:
    internal: 512MB usable
    microSD: 2GB

    3rd phone:
    internal: 41MB usable
    microSD: 2GB

  38. poBEaR says:

    sandisk 64gb mSD

  39. miguel says:

    Internal 16 gb

  40. Dan says:

    Internal – 1GB (300 MB usable)
    Micro SD – 32GB – 29GB music

    The internal memory is never enough.

  41. Daryl says:

    On my Samsung Focus(Windows Phone)
    Internal: 8GB
    External: 16GB

  42. Tony says:

    Internal: 1.5 GB
    External: 32GB Class10 (9GB free)

    ~ Optimus 2X

  43. moondancer says:

    dumb phone
    Internal: 24mb
    external: 16gb

  44. Welsh says:

    Main Phone:
    16 GB internal memory
    16 GB external memory

    Secondary Phone:
    256 MB internal memory
    2 GB external memory

  45. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    Huawei IDEOS u8150
    Internal = 167mb
    External = 16gb

    Used to run on an 8gb micro SD Card with a 2nd 512mb partition just so I can install more apps while retaining crucial apps on the phone memory. BTW I used Link2SD

  46. Justice says:

    16gb internal
    16gb external

  47. Brainyoreo says:

    Nokia N8
    Internal 16GB
    External 8GB

    Blackberry Curve
    Internal: 256MB
    External: 4GB

    iPhone 2g:
    internal 8GB
    external N/A

  48. Leo says:

    Internal: 16Gb
    External: 128Gb
    Mainggit na lang kayo! Mga $up0t ang mga SD card nyo!

    • Sandisk says:

      you better die for being delusional…128gb micro sd cards aren’t out yet…but at least they’re out in your own dreams.

    • lax says:

      haha, delusyonal ka pala eh!?
      sa panaginip mo lang merong 128gb na micro sd!
      128gb mo mukha mo!
      128gb your butt.

    • panaginip says:

      haha, delusyonal ka palang hayup ka eh!

      walang maiingit sa pagiging delusyonal mo kasi wala pang 128gb na microsd ngayon!

      sa panaginip mo lang merong 128gb na microsd!

      pakinggan mo pa tong kanta ni noynoy zinuga entitled “doon lang” para lalo mong mapatunayan sa sarili mong tunay kang delusyonal:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyC95bsuAU
      128gb mo mukha mo!

      128gb mo lolo mo!

      128gb mo tumbong mo!

      128gb mo tito mo!

      mag-128gigabytan kayo ng aso mo!

      128gb mo si erwin tulfo!

      128gb your face!

      pa-supot-supot ka pang nalalaman, ah?

      utak mo supot, hindi kami…delusyonal ka lang kasi eh.

    • tangina_you says:

      haha putang!na mo may painggit ka pang nalalaman eh hindi naman pala totoo eh.

      mamatay ka na lang.

      tanga lang maiingit sa mga pinagsasasabi mo.

      tangina mo!

      eto para sayo:

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    • pak yu says:

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  49. panaginip says:

    haha, delusyonal ka palang hayup ka eh!

    walang maiingit sa pagiging delusyonal mo kasi wala pang 128gb na microsd ngayon!

    sa panaginip mo lang merong 128gb na microsd!

    pakinggan mo pa tong kanta ni noynoy zinuga entitled “doon lang” para lalo mong mapatunayan sa sarili mong tunay kang delusyonal:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyC95bsuAU
    128gb mo mukha mo!

    128gb mo lolo mo!

    128gb mo tumbong mo!

    128gb mo tito mo!

    mag-128gigabytan kayo ng aso mo!

    128gb your face!

  50. panaginip says:

    haha, delusyonal ka palang hayup ka eh!

    walang maiingit sa pagiging delusyonal mo kasi wala pang 128gb na microsd ngayon!

    sa panaginip mo lang merong 128gb na microsd!

    pakinggan mo pa tong kanta ni noynoy zinuga entitled “doon lang” para lalo mong mapatunayan sa sarili mong tunay kang delusyonal:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyC95bsuAU
    128gb mo mukha mo!

    128gb mo lolo mo!

    128gb mo tumbong mo!

    128gb mo tito mo!

    mag-128gigabytan kayo ng aso mo!

    128gb mo si erwin tulfo!

    128gb your face!

  51. Muckie says:

    internal: 16gb
    microsd: 32gb
    dahil sa microsd, punong-puno ng movies ang phone ko, it’s like having a big time media player.

  52. maico says:

    Main phone:
    Internal: 16 gb
    External: 4gb

    Extra phone:
    Internal: 200 mb
    External: 2gb

    Both Samsung Galaxy

  53. roiji says:

    Internal: n/a
    External: 16GB

    I bought a 32GB Class 10 card from eBay (HK) auction.
    It went permanently corrupted when once I had pulled it when copying files. Cost me Php1.8k for such stupidity.

    For phones, I don’t really mind the internal storage.
    For tablets, I want to get the larger variant as much as possible.

  54. Ro-V says:

    internal: 1gb
    External: 32gb

    Guys san kau nakabili ng 64gb micro sd? nghahanap ako sa mga malls pero so far 32gb lang pinakamalaki na nkita ko. . . how much did it cost you?

  55. aze says:

    Internal: 4gb user available 1.2gb
    SD Card Out of the Box: 8gb
    SD Card that Im using now: 32gb (22gb is currently in use.)

  56. aerie says:

    recently bought a 16GB for my Galaxy Tab P6800, coz 8GB won’t suffice for my downloaded movies.

    Also, would like to share you that I saw a Transcend 32GB micro SD on Office Warehouse which only costs PhP1660.

  57. papapau says:

    Model: Droid RAZR (Feel like saying droid. ^^)
    Internal: 16GB
    SD: 32GB

    Not using laptops anymore.. ^^

    Game of thrones, big bang, himym, modern family, movies! Movies! Movies!

    all via TORRENT downloads on my device. Boom!

    But for casual users, 16gb Internal with ni SD would still do..

    • Ronron says:

      Hi how can you download direct torrent from your droid? Ive tried yet its no sucsess can you teach me where and how? Thanks

    • papapau says:

      download mo lang ttorent free or sa playstore pre. Then open any torrent files you’ve already downloaded at it can also search Torrents.

      Hope it helped..

      Add ko lang.
      Box.net:50gb for my titanuim backup files
      Dropbox:15GB for my auto upload pics
      Gdrive: 5gb. La pa ko pag gagamitan.

    • alloneaian says:

      this is DOPE!!

      i mean fuck!

      i mean cool! lolz

    • Ronron says:

      Salamat pre. Works great ignoring my loptop lol

  58. Ryan says:

    Got a 9900. Internal – 8GB microSD – 4GB

  59. Internal: 8GB
    External: n/a (using 25GB cloud storage via SkyDrive)

    Unit: Nokia Lumia 710

  60. zer0ice says:

    Internal – 16GB
    microSD – 8GB

    Galaxy S II

  61. itachi1 says:

    Internal – 16GB
    External – 16GB
    Unit – Samsung Galaxy S II

    … and bitin pa ako sa dami ng Torrent downloads ko… divided between both storage devices. Planning a 32GB soon pero siguro I’ll go past Class 4 to get decent read/write speed.

    • Papapau says:

      I’ve been down to that road before..

      Thought hindi sulit 32gb now since Class4..

      But I tested my 32GB and it is a LOT FASTER than my 8GB Class 10, previously owned, microsd.. i have my screenshots with me as proof. (Optimum Cache Size is 1024 for 32GB class 10, 2048 for 8gb class 10)

      Don’t know why yet, i’ll try googling later..

      So buy now. Use “SD Tools” from play store for quick test before buying..

  62. I believe 16 GB is the sweet spot for your microSD card. Di sapat yung 8 GB, mp3 pa lang 6 GB na sa akin, di pa ako naglalagay ng movie nun.

  63. daniel says:

    Xperia Neo

    320mb – internal
    8gb – external

    — grabe puro Movies at Naruto Shippuden daig pa ang SM Cinema lol. kulang talaga… no music ako. pure video at games… gusto ko mga 16gb or 32gb…

  64. alloneaian says:

    would not really buy a 32gb sd card and store important files that can easily get corrupted. 8gb is fair enough though i’m a heavy file junkie i often move files around in the cloud and in my pc.

    • Papapau says:

      I assume you were assuming..

      I haven’t experienced any file corruption with my 32GB. I maxed out and freed it lots of times na.

      I am also big with important files so i think in case na totoo sinasabi mo eh ako kaunaunahang magwawala siguro..

      At I think if you were correct, isusugal ba ng Transcend, etc ang business nila?

      I assume you also mentioned that statement of yours last 2006.. It probably went like this..

      “would not really buy a 1gb sd card and store important files that can easily get corrupted. 512MB is fair enough” ^^

      Peace!

  65. rocketlog says:

    Internal: Practically wala, kasi yung 8GB nya for apps only

    External: 16GB

    No complaints, except when I’m in the mood for a phone movie marathon. LOL!

  66. Jomar says:

    LG P500
    16 GB

    Alcatel 918N
    2GB (will upgrade to 8gb)

  67. abubu says:

    internal – 200mb
    external 8gb

  68. rjignacio says:

    stock:
    internal: 500MB/64MB usable
    external: 8GB

    after some tweaking:
    internal: 500MB+1GB = 1GB usable
    external: 7GB

    nagpartition ako ng external SD card ng 1GB tapos nimount ko yung system sa new partition na yun..hirap kasi kapag naubos yung internal storage eh..

    the only thing is when transferring files to your SD, you can’t mount the SD card through USB, since magcrash yung system ng cp, so via network shares/smb ung pagtransfer (less hassle, less cables hehehe)

  69. RoM_aDiK says:

    Samsung Galaxy S II
    Internal: 16 GB
    External: 32 GB (P1900 Transcend class 4)

    Full of movies and musics…

  70. junsymed says:

    Samsung Focus
    Internal: 8GB
    External: 32GB

    di ko sya mapuno puno

  71. Jay Luis says:

    Internal: 8GB
    External: 16GB

  72. rain says:

    “I was surprised to see that a 32GB KingMax microSD card (Class 4) sells for only Php1,880 at CDR-King.”

    speaking from personal experience, i know that cdr-king is not above selling fake items. i think it’s safe to consider any item considerably marked down from its regular price elsewhere as not the real mccoy.

  73. ztefanzzz says:

    Samsung galaxy s2 note
    Internal: 200mb
    External: 56mb :'(

    Guys pa help nman. Bbli ako ng mic. Sd. Anu kaya maganda
    16gb oh 32gb? Price dont really matter to me.

    Sabi ksi ng friend ko mabagal daw ung 32gb at prone daw na macorrupt

  74. badz says:

    Internal 16gb
    External 4gb only.but planningto buy 64gb.does anyone knows where i can buy aside from net?

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