Why New Unexpandable Memory Phones with 8GB & 16GB like Nexus 4 Droid DNA
What's with the brand new top-of-the-line phones coming with such little memory and unexpandable? Everyone is gaga over Nexus 4 and now HTC is releasing Droid DNA. Can't get over 16GB on either. Typically the trend should be MORE memory as new devices are released and memory costs go down. I have a 15GB MP3 library alone. And with higher megapixel cameras and HD video, file sizes are just getting larger! So where are you going to store everything, "The Cloud" - That must be what Google is thinking at least.
If they are assuming you are going to stream your big music collection (via Google Play), doesn't that mean more data usage? And last time I checked, I had unlimited data on AT&T a couple years ago, but now it's not even an option - and if it is, it ain't cheap. Maybe if you have 4G LTE and Unlimited Data, heck you could get along fine with 8GB as it would be so darn fast to load photos and video! But the Nexus doesn't even have LTE!
So do these really high-powered full featured phones with mediocre RAM sizes mean carriers will make data cheaper - or are the phone designers in cahoots with the manufacturers trying to create more revenue for them in data usage via forcing more people to store more stuff in the Cloud?