mrp04, on 17 February 2013 - 03:41, said:
The only high-end WP8 with an SD slot is the ATIV S. Unfortunately that's not available many places. You are in Canada where it is available, though. Take a look at that one. Not including SD cards on high end models is an artificial limitation for some odd reason. I don't get why Nokia did it on the 920, where they only offer 32GB and that's it. They could have easily fit an SD slot in, but they reserved it for their lower end 820.
They never specifically said why no apps can be installed to SD, but it's probably for performance reasons. SD slots are far slower than the NAND built into phones. They shouldn't have allowed 4GB ROM WP8 phones, it's just pathetic. The launch WP7 phones all had 8GB or more. The difference in cost from 4GB to 8GB is negligible.
The Samsung ATIV S looks like a great phone but it's too expensive for my needs. It's also $50 more expensive than the Galaxy S3 which seems odd because that phone has a dual-core processor. I know the Krait CPUs are newer than the processor inside the Galaxy S3 but it looks like it still gets outperformed (despite how well WP8 runs on two cores).
I was really hoping I'd come across news that Microsoft will add support for installing apps on SD cards. I'm fortunate enough to have been offered a new smartphone as a gift from my aunt and my choices are the HTC 8S and Nexus 4. As much as I like the Nexus 4, I am leaning toward the HTC 8S because it's a cheaper phone and I don't need anything high-end. I've also fallen in love with WP8. I used to think it was mediocre but the more I've researched it, the more I liked it. The meagre internal storage of the HTC 8S is putting me off though. It would have been perfect if it had 8 GB instead of 4 GB.
-Razorfold, on 17 February 2013 - 03:52, said:
Doesn't it work just like WP7 does? Put in a storage card and the internal space + sd card space are added together into one big storage pool.
Yes, but app installations are limited to internal storage only.