Originally Posted by Gomjaba
The 64GB is almost $300 more here in the UK compared to the 16GB model .. Whilst I would prefer more internal storage (don't even know why lol), I don't prefer it $300 worth
Agree, charging over the odds prices should not happen, especially when they do not want us to use external memory.
Originally Posted by Frisco
Android users like to root and get apps to sd and all that. Big removable sd cards are there for us as a choice and the phone can be an inexpensive one or the latest and greatest.
With iPhone you just pay the big bucks for the internal storage or not. That's their market. It works for them, at least some of them for a while; we see many iPhone refugees here.
The thing is though not everyone will want to root their device. That and the fact the likes of Samsung do not like owners rooting their devices.
As such given the situation of storage space manufacturers should at the very least provide larger storage models at realistic prices.
Originally Posted by Shocky
It's just an easy way for them to milk money from us, HTC and Samsung advertise 64GB versions but most countries only get the 16GB/32GB versions.
I agree, it is shocking the amount they ask but are not prepared to meet us half way.
Finally ~ At least Apple gives you choice albeit at a heavy cost but the choice is there.
If you wish to place an order for a larger storage model you either purchase one Directly from Apple Online or through one of their Apple Stores.
Android manufacturers do not have this. All sales are done either through Carriers or Wholesalers who do not like to stock due to high costs.
The only way to guarantee a larger storage model is for the likes of Samsung to go the same route as Apple in having direct Online and High Street purchase.
Again if Google wishes us to use internal storage and cloud services they should at the very least look at manufacturers providing cheaper storage and reliable/cheaper cloud cover.