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I think that with every thread and set of article comments discussing the merits of expandable storage, it's not a hidden fact.
For those that have rocked an 8, 16, or 32 GB sd card and never filled it up, or one of the iPhones with 16 or 32 GB, the fixed 32 GB storage of the One is not a big deal. Not having to buy an sd card is one less thing to hassle. For those needing more, there's the 64 GB model.
That takes in a lot of people. They don't care about not having an sd card, not because they're uniformed or don't know the question to ask or because they're stupid, they don't care because they don't have to.
That's why the One is neither defective nor deficient - it's simply targeted to that not-small group of people.
Then, there are the others. People that have run out before, and don't want to again. People that want to carry multiple sd cards for alternative uses - work and home, videos vs other, etc etc, it's an interesting solution.
For them, the flexibility of the SGS4 is essential. It's neither defective nor deficient in offering a more complex array of choices to purchase.
We have a whole thread here discussing the merits of small vs large built-in storage on the SGS4, along with selecting an sd card by class.
With flexibility comes complexity. And from that, frustration at times. We have the internal vs external sd card storage management threads to prove that in abundance.
With simplicity comes limitations. We have those threads of frustration in abundance as well.
Criticizing each other for "not getting it," something that I see in both camps sometimes, brings to mind diners at two different tables telling the other that their choice of lobster or filet mignon is wrong because they're not getting it.
Discuss, go nuts on the positive merits of the feature, whichever camp your in. Just please don't make fun of the other guys, their opinion matters too.
And lest assumptions be made because I presently roll with an HTC, mine is the One X 16 GB variant with an sd card slot. And I've been rocking a 64 GB sd card for almost as long as I've had it. And I very often want more or for it to be configured differently, more simply. So I'm very much on both sides and especially the third side that doesn't see this as black and white simple.