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[Poll Results!] Will Galaxy Note 10’s 256GB storage make you care less about the microSD slot?

When we asked our readers if they’d skip the Galaxy Note 10 if it has no microSD slot in a poll a month ago, we saw more than 50 percent voters respond in the affirmative. We published that poll just a couple of days after the first rumor about the possibility of the regular Galaxy Note 10 lacking expandable storage came out, and recent leaks and reports have pretty much sealed the deal on that front. Yes, Samsung is yet to make the Galaxy Note 10 official. Still, it does seem the microSD slot is going away, along with the 3.5mm headphone jack.

256GB base storage a good way to make up for no microSD slot?

Not all is lost, however: It’s said that both the Note 10 and Note 10+ will have 256GB of storage on the base variant. We had discovered signs of a 128GB model a few months ago, but it doesn’t look like that storage variant is on the cards anymore. Samsung has always taken the lead in the smartphone industry when it comes to equipping its flagship smartphones with higher base storage – the company made the switch to 128GB of base storage with the Galaxy Note 9, and it’s not hard to believe it is doubling that with the Galaxy Note 10.

Perhaps Samsung wouldn’t have done it if it hadn’t decided not to put a microSD slot on the smaller Galaxy Note 10 and make it more of a Galaxy-S10-with-S-Pen Note than a proper powerhouse. But it did, and the higher out-of-the-box storage means not everyone will need to use a microSD card. Which brings us to the question we’re asking today: Would the 256GB of base storage make you care less about not having a microSD slot on the Galaxy Note 10?

Vote in the poll below, then take to the comments section to discuss your thoughts on the matter and get a conversation started!

Results: The highest percentage (39 percent) of voters said they would still need a microSD slot, although almost as many folks (35 percent) said they think 256GB storage is good enough. 17 percent of voters believe they should have the option to expand storage if they are paying so much for a smartphone, while 8 percent of voters say they are okay with even 128GB of storage without a microSD slot. The remaining 2 percent would be fine with the smaller Note 10’s lack of microSD expansion if the Note 10+ didn’t have a microSD slot, either.

Will Galaxy Note 10's 256GB storage make you care less about the microSD slot?

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TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

I’ve got a Samsung 512gb (currently $90) & store a bunch of data & media.

I’ll probably purchase a 1TB when they’re affordable- likely in 2020…

elkduwa
elkduwa

The SD card is an essential for modern phone, with the higher quality pictures and videos the internal memory will run out. The lower the internal storage lesser the performance of the phone as well. Personally I have a high resolution music collection, that takes up about 50gbs of space and for me I need to record calls as well for legal reasons. Most people don’t stream music or upload everything to the cloud and if something happens to the phone I will loose all the pictures, videos and call recording’s.

iceguyver
iceguyver

I have the 256GB N950N Note 8 but I still prefer to have a microSD Card slot. As I like to keep the internal storage for storing all my apps, games and other data. While I use the microSD Card to store media and other files.

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

for me, I dont need the sdcard slot right now, even for 128gb storage capacity on my S9+, but I CERTAINLY want the option to expand after 2 more years of use or something, otherwise it is gonna be like the 32gb Galaxy S6 today, which was plenty back in the day – doubling of what iPhone 6 had to offer for base storage, yet now you can feel like the restraint is growing day by day while app sizes get bigger and more and more photos/videos are being stored

ryanomaniac
ryanomaniac

The sd card slot is a must for a device that I buy. Especially on a Note. It’s supposed to represent productivity. A sd card slot seems like something needed related to business of all kinds. I guess I could do without the headphone jack, though I enjoy having it very much, but when it comes to productivity the sd card comes in very handy. No matter the onboard storage.

Floppyhat420
Floppyhat420

I currently have a note 8 which only has a whopping 64gigs internal storage with a 128 gig sd card, and still have 20gig internal free and 60-70 gigs on sd card free (I also only run it on balance mode with CPU at 2/3 output) So.since it appears there going be cheap on trade-in for note 8 200$ what s10 5g going for when s10 came out was still fetching 400$ at 200$ I rather keep it for my smart things as a controller. Main reason for getting it is the large upgrade in speed I receive from newer… Read more »

locarno
locarno

What is SoC 55 ?

_alex_
_alex_

lol…. not a single one is saying how damn expensive are prices…. probably everyone rich!!
i do not even care specs…. 1150 euros for a flagship is too much…. Apple has ruined the market..Samsung is following…. we will see when people will choose to buy other brands… better specs half the price!
Sammy lower the price, same specs new features maybe different design WIN
Follow Apple pricing…bye bye

Gunter2
Gunter2

It’s more expensive Alex but nobody needs to be rich. Look at minimum wage people working in McDonald’s or whatever, they often have iPhones or Samsung flagships. They sign on to carrier contracts and pay about 40 or 50 euros a month. You would spend that going to the cinema with your girlfriend once a month and double that for a meal at a mid range restaurant. Nobody needs to be rich to buy any mainstream flagship phone available now. Many people don’t really think about the total cost, they only think about what the monthly bill will be. Also… Read more »

ryanomaniac
ryanomaniac

Here in the USA you must have good credit to get the monthly financing you speak of. Most folks working at McDonald’s, I’m betting, might not have the greatest credit. I see those folks with older, used, devices. Technically flagships but older flagships.

I’ve always bought flagships but that is going to change soon if this pricing phenomenon continues. The value in a lot of midrange phones is to much to ignore much longer.

Gunter2
Gunter2

As I said, it’s all about what you are willing to pay. If you want a flagship you’ll get one. If you don’t, you won’t. Nobody is putting a gun to anyones head. Interestingly a recent video I watched on YouTube (Mr whose the boss, I think), shows an overall decrease of 3% in smartphone sales globally but an 18% increase in flagship phone sales so it seems people will buy flagships if they can. I personally upgrade every 2 years and always go for a flagship. Many do it every year. Once people get used to having one, they… Read more »

ryanomaniac
ryanomaniac

There’s definitely truth in what you’re saying. However, midrange devices are becoming indistinguishable from flagships at this point in time and getting better. So the peer pressure effect is going to wear off. Just a few years ago a midrange phone looked really cheap and had bad specs. Definitely no longer the case. One Plus is responsible for that, in my opinion. They reignited a terrible midrange market. Now you even have low end phones with glass backs and OLED panels. The market is changing. Hence, why Apple made the XR and Samsung the S10e.

_alex_
_alex_

in fact,,,, but on the market there are other brands… cost half and have better specs… so probably is better to think spending less than a half for having better specs, faster and les draining battery device…. used Oppo Reno for a while now after S9+…. i find no reason to go back… sorry! 400 euro device 😀

Gunter2
Gunter2

Exactly, if it suits you and you don’t mind sporting a cheaper brand, go for it. The important thing is that you’re happy with it

Gunter2
Gunter2

Yes, that’s definitely true, 100%, just as mid range priced cars often have the same bells and whistles as the more expensive ones. It’s all about what people want to own and what image they want to project of themselves. It’s definitely a reflection of this material world we live in, but that’s the way it is. If I took a cheap phone out of my pocket at a business lunch while everyone around me sports a Samsung or Apple flagship it would be noticed as I’ve noticed people myself occasionally. It’s a fake status symbol of course as how… Read more »

Lashy
Lashy

I don’t currently use the MicroSD slot in my Note 8 but I do use this slot for second sim card will this option still be available

blr29
blr29

i am with Note 5 yet and when i heard that note 10 will be without a headphone jack and MicroSD card slot..was obvious won’t even bother about the note 10 but going for the Note 9.

these things are mandatory.

Gunter2
Gunter2

That’s a good decision really. The Note9 is the ultimate Note. Big battery, stereo speakers, storage expansion, headphone jack, beautiful screen with no holes in it, and you get a great price as soon as the 10 comes out. Our engineers have decided to hold on to their Note9 phones as the Note10 isn’t appealing to them.

Erupt
Erupt

So Note 10 exists just to justify the existence of the Plus? If there isn’t a 10, the Plus will be a plus of what? I see it that way. And no, no amount of internal storage will suffice because physically separate storage is convenient and piratical.

LIVEFRMNYC
LIVEFRMNYC

I have the 1tb version of the S10+. My internal storage shows, 216.9GB used, and 807.1GB space left. I would personally say, 512GB is enough to not care about an SD slot. 256GB is a little to close for comfort.

blr29
blr29

except for if you are a designer or artist and takes high resolution photos daily 3000 then it will end really soon and not even talking about voice recordings, videos, and notes.

ryanomaniac
ryanomaniac

Exactly! For business professionals of all sorts a sd card slot is a great luxury to have.

elkduwa
elkduwa

For me I need to record all calls with my clients for legal purposes, a long call come out to a few MB’s at the least and these are not calls I can delete as well. On my Note 8 I have the call recording is on my SD card.

bayfisher
bayfisher

Not for the price of slight innovations and the absence of features in hardware design. Bigger doesn’t validate price. I had all the notes and S series as the recent flagships. Bump processor, and loose all notes or hole punch, and keep entry price as it will include 5g.
And bixby functions are yet to be explained.

gurmeet056
gurmeet056

Few years back i heard a rumour about that samsung is working on ufs2.1 based sd card and it will be as fast as mobile storage.it will also change its sd card slot point for ufs2 based cards also compatible with normal card but.in old phone new sd card not work .i think samsung is not doing that.sd card is always important for me.it depend on personal usage that he want to use sd card or not.i think noone is hesitate if his mobile has sd card slot and and he not used that.so give other persons choice to use… Read more »

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

After all it’s a phone and unlike PC it doesn’t have storage partition by which we can save data after resetting so 256GB is sufficient.

Gunter2
Gunter2

For work purposes it’s not so much about the storage amount but the swappability, (is that a new word? Lol) In areas where mobile data signals are weak or files too big, to be able to courier an SD card to a colleague on site is very valuable. I don’t think our engineering staff will be swapping their Note9 devices this year anyway as Bluetooth earbuds don’t work well in the statically charged areas they work in. However, I’m sure many people don’t have our particular issue.

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

As time goes by, apps and games got bigger and bigger in size. For me it’s not enough and i need micro sd card

martindale
martindale

This. Like house prices, it always seems like a lot today, yet seems so little a few years later. I like to keep my phone for several years.

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

I agree that Micro SD really impacts on phone performance. But utility of card is still important. Until the price of internal memory became near with Micro SD, it should be incorporated.

PJaya
PJaya

My current phone 64GB sd card just use around 30GB, i`m a light user, so 256GB is enought for me

vanillasky
vanillasky
fredphoesh
fredphoesh

I use my SD card just yesterday when I had to replace my Note 8 for another note 8 and SD card was invaluable when I backed up all my data, my settings, apps , everything and then restored it with one click… you cannot do this without the SD card easily especially if you don’t have a computer or a fast internet access where you are

Gunter2
Gunter2

Yes, another good reason.

SteveTud
SteveTud

Note 10 is such a disapointment

Gunter2
Gunter2

I hate to say it but you’re right, if these specs are correct.

brendonx
brendonx

I have the 1TB S10+ so I’m fine.

Master152
Master152

Samsung ur not apple quit thinking just cause retarded people kiss apples ass that u need to make ur phones the same way leave in the SDcard and the headphone jack we all that honor our loyalty to Samsung phones want things to stay the same if u really wanna do something amazing increase the stock speaker volume and for the us market release ur phones with the exynos processor that’s able to be bootloader unlocked and rooted

Gunter2
Gunter2

All great points. Well said.

ryanomaniac
ryanomaniac

Amen! I hope Samsung pays attention. Quit trying to out Apple, Apple. There’s a reason we don’t have iPhones.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

They should just cancel the note 10. It doesn’t have and good redeeming feature. Just release the note +

What’s the point of it? Low resolution, no headphone jack, no SD card, high price. Seriously buy an s10+ and get one of those free extendable pointer pens with a rubber tip to control the phone. It will be cheaper and pretty much it will offer 95% the same spec for the note 10+

Gunter2
Gunter2

Very good points though if you need an sPen there is absolutely no comparison between an SPen and a rubber tipped stylus. If I asked our engineering team to start using those on our engineering apps they’d laugh me out of the building. It would be like trying to use a 3″ paintbrush to replace a precision instrument. However, sPen aside and if one doesn’t really need one, people would be totally crazy not to get an S10 plus instead. You’re right on point there!

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Joking aside, unless you really need the spen for precision then why buy the normal note 10 over the note 9. The later will be considerably cheaper and also superior in features and specs.

Personally not a note fan as I have no need for the spen and I don’t need the added precision. For my work phone, the s10 and the s10e has been more than sufficient. As all I need is the ms office apps, Skype for business and webex.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Definitely agree. There’s no point in upgrading from Note9 to the smaller Note10 regardless of the sPen, even if you needed it. The Note9 is, a better phone and the S10 plus is better if you don’t need the pen. 👍

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

I need I minimum of 512GB to consider get the Note 10 I really hope I can get the Note 10+ 5G with otherwise I will more likely keep my Note 9

Gunter2
Gunter2

True, the Note9, apart from the faster processor is a, far better phone than that standard Note10. A big storage capacity Note10 plus would be the only suitable upgrade.