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Old January 21st, 2012, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which micro SD card?


I got a used Fascinate and did not receive a micro SD card with it. I admit I do not understand much about memory or about SD cards, so need to be educated like the noob I am, thank you.

Advice about what kind of SD card to get? What should I look for? What size? (Prefer not to spend over $30.)

Here's where I get confused. What kinds of things take up a lot of space on an SD card? (I was told for instance to put as many apps as possible onto an SD card, but I'm not sure why - presumably this is to prevent the apps from slowing down the phone? I like apps and might load a lot of them.)

I don't anticipate loading on a lot of videos, music, photos, etc., the things that would take up space (I would think). If I am on a trip and take 100 photos on the phone, I imagine I'd move them to my computer and delete them from the phone upon my return. On the other hand, I would like to have a lot of my work files (Word docs, etc.) available, and I'm going to be syncing with Outlook, for which the calendar & contacts may take up a lot of space.

What resides on the SD card versus somehow in the memory of the smartphone? What is the strategy?

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Old January 30th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, fairly new to the Fascinate too.

Standard issue was the 16GB card, and if you're not doing a lot of videos and music that will store quite a few documents and apps. Photos can take up a lot of space depending on the resolution you save them in. Usually, nothing goes on the SD card that you don't put there.

With careful shopping, you may find a 32GB card very near your price range but you could just start with the 16Gb and decide if that's enough. A spare never hurts if you decide more is necessary
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