Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c offers just 3.7GB less storage than Samsung's "16GB" flagship Galaxy S4

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  • Reply 161 of 194
    mj webmj web Posts: 918member
    STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!

    There are 12 inches in a foot. Excellent reporting AI! ;)
  • Reply 162 of 194
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SudoNym View Post

     

    He's saying that SD cards are as archaic as floppy disks.  


    Well, he's way off then.. 

     

    a 15x11x1 mm package with 128GB capacity and 250MB/s write rate, fast enough to capture 4K video and super low power consumption...

     

     

    more like bleeding edge... 

  • Reply 163 of 194
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member
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    Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

     

     

    Yeah, I shouldn't have relied on SAMSUNG'S SITE to find out this information.

     

    I guess they are liars, silly me.


    No you should have at least considered that the numerous people like me and others telling you there was a 128GB card that showed as 128 GB was at least a possibility before you embarrassed yourself and told us we were wrong. This is not about Samsung's website this is about your hubris. 

  • Reply 164 of 194
    Card slots! Yippee! Why don't you petition Samsung for a floppy disk drive? I'm sure you'll have many supporters.

    I don't miss card storage. But then again, I haven't had an 8GB iPhone since 2009.
  • Reply 165 of 194
    ws11ws11 Posts: 159member
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    Originally Posted by ChiA View Post

     

     

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    The iPad is much lighter than a Surface Pro to carry around when doing fieldwork, its battery probably lasts a lot longer too.

     

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    AutoCAD 360 might be decent for viewing and minor creation, but is by no means equal to a complete CAD software running on a U series Intel Core i5.

     

    Yes, the iPad Air is lighter than the Surface Pro (about half the weight in fact), but these devices will be used in different scenarios for different purposes.  The Surface Pro is very much a niche product. 

  • Reply 166 of 194
    ws11ws11 Posts: 159member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SudoNym View Post

     

    He's saying that SD cards are as archaic as floppy disks.  


    How did he come to this conclusion?

  • Reply 167 of 194
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,991member
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    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

     

    No you should have at least considered that the numerous people like me and others telling you there was a 128GB card that showed as 128 GB was at least a possibility before you embarrassed yourself and told us we were wrong. This is not about Samsung's website this is about your hubris. 

     

     


     

    It's about relying on Samsung who have proved, once again that they are unreliable, lying scum and random strangers are a better source of information about their own products.

     

    Gotcha.

  • Reply 168 of 194
    droidftwdroidftw Posts: 1,009member
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    Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

     

     

    It's about relying on Samsung who have proved, once again that they are unreliable, lying scum and random strangers are a better source of information about their own products.

     

    Gotcha.


     

    Yup, Samsung is even better then they say.  They underpromise and overdeliver, those lying scum!  <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 169 of 194
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,312member

    Although SD cards have some use, I personally would find it odd to have more than half my data on such an easily losable external drive, better the cloud. That said none of these companies are covering themselves in glory with regards to internal memory.

  • Reply 170 of 194
    patpatpatpatpatpat Posts: 628member
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    Originally Posted by asdasd View Post

     

    Although SD cards have some use, I personally would find it odd to have more than half my data on such an easily losable external drive, better the cloud. That said none of these companies are covering themselves in glory with regards to internal memory.


    SD cards are pretty much the normal for all digital cameras nowadays. In any case once you plop in that 128GB card why would you ever want to take it out again?

  • Reply 171 of 194
    arlorarlor Posts: 499member
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    Originally Posted by patpatpat View Post

     

    SD cards are pretty much the normal for all digital cameras nowadays. In any case once you plop in that 128GB card why would you ever want to take it out again?


     

    That's the main use case I see for SD cards. Serious photographers, or even casual photographers while on trips, need to have removable storage. But then, good as phone cameras are getting, they're not going to catch up to quality cameras without some sort of breakthrough in optics. 

     

    And video takes up even more space. 

  • Reply 172 of 194
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by asdasd View Post

     

    Although SD cards have some use, I personally would find it odd to have more than half my data on such an easily losable external drive, better the cloud. That said none of these companies are covering themselves in glory with regards to internal memory.


    What are you talking about? Once you install it you will likely never remove it again until you perhaps sell the phone. 

  • Reply 173 of 194
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member
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    Originally Posted by Arlor View Post

     

     

    That's the main use case I see for SD cards. Serious photographers, or even casual photographers while on trips, need to have removable storage. But then, good as phone cameras are getting, they're not going to catch up to quality cameras without some sort of breakthrough in optics. 

     

    And video takes up even more space. 


     

    We aren't comparing the Galxy or SD cards to cameras though. The discussion was about the S4 vs the new 8GB iPhone 5c. And I would much prefer to have a 128 GB card on a vacation for photos and videos than 5.4GB free space. 

  • Reply 174 of 194
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by patpatpat View Post

     

    SD cards are pretty much the normal for all digital cameras nowadays. In any case once you plop in that 128GB card why would you ever want to take it out again?


    You wouldn't except maybe when you are ready to sell the phone. I don't know why people say such stupid comments. You would think they have never used a flash card. You can transfer data by wireless or via a USB cable attached to the phone but would rarely if ever have a reason to remove a 128GB card once installed. 

     

    I own an iPhone and I want an SD card so sue me. If Apple releases a 128 GB iPhone 6 is will largely be a non-issue but until then....

  • Reply 175 of 194
    The rony is that Samsung also has an SD card slot. Of course it has been castrated by Android, but hey it has one right?
  • Reply 176 of 194
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,991member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by patpatpat View Post

     

    SD cards are pretty much the normal for all digital cameras nowadays. In any case once you plop in that 128GB card why would you ever want to take it out again?


     

    To load the images onto your iPad and upload them to Facebook or Instagram, a 24 megapixel selfie is a good selfie, playful kittens look wonderful and meals look fantastic.

     

    ***Warning may contain faint traces of sarcasm.

  • Reply 177 of 194
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,991member
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    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

     

     

    Yup, Samsung is even better then they say.  They underpromise and overdeliver, those lying scum!  <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />


     

    Like a phone sold as 16GB only having 8 usable GB.

     

    Less is more and all that stuff, right?

  • Reply 178 of 194
    patpatpatpatpatpat Posts: 628member
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    Originally Posted by youngexec View Post



    The rony is that Samsung also has an SD card slot. Of course it has been castrated by Android, but hey it has one right?

    Care to explain?

  • Reply 179 of 194
    droidftwdroidftw Posts: 1,009member
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    Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

     

     

    Like a phone sold as 16GB only having 8 usable GB.

     

    Less is more and all that stuff, right?


     

    Using your figures and the article stating that an 8GB iPhone 5C offers 3.7 GB less storage then the 16 GB S4 would mean that an 8GB iPhone 5C only has 4.3 GB of useable storage.  4.3 GB of useable storage out of 8 GB.  Highway robbery!  ZOMG Apple are unreliable, lying scum and random strangers are a better source of information about their own products!  :p 

  • Reply 180 of 194
    ws11ws11 Posts: 159member
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    Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

     

     

    Using your figures and the article stating that an 8GB iPhone 5C offers 3.7 GB less storage then the 16 GB S4 would mean that an 8GB iPhone 5C only has 4.3 GB of useable storage.  4.3 GB of useable storage out of 8 GB.  Highway robbery!  Apple are unreliable, lying scum and random strangers are a better source of information about their own products!  :p


    The usable space is 3.7 GB less than the 16 GB Galaxy S4 which has 8.56 GB of usable space.  Therefore, the iPhone 5C 8GB has 4.86 GB of usable space, not 4.3 GB. This is just a minor correction, but it's still a very small amount of space.

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