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Why doesn't the HTC One have a microSD slot?

Why doesn't the HTC One have a microSD slot? Is there a genuine design reason? I don't understand why many phones don't have microSD.

Most Useful Answer Pondlife  Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:55

Because they didn't realise it was one of the reasons the One X didn't do so well?
Because they wanted fewer holes in their pretty phone shell?
Because it's one less thing for their devs to worry about?
Like Jan hints at it does mean they won't get any returns that were due to crap sd cards rather than actual phone problems. Also means people can't break the port and send it for repair.
Means that they control the memory that apps run from so should lead to more consistent speeds.
I'd rather have 32gb onboard than 8gb or less onboard and sd expansion though, but I guess comparing this to lower end phones isn't fair on them.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:09

Cause Apple started the trend. Then people put up with it... It's obviously cheaper. Eliminates a port of potential hardware problems etc etc....
Most smartphones in the USA are iPhones....all without SD cards.

Pondlife  Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:29

Yeah but why worry about such a backwards nation when it comes to mobiles, besides that's not accurate.

Pondlife  Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:55

Because they didn't realise it was one of the reasons the One X didn't do so well?
Because they wanted fewer holes in their pretty phone shell?
Because it's one less thing for their devs to worry about?
Like Jan hints at it does mean they won't get any returns that were due to crap sd cards rather than actual phone problems. Also means people can't break the port and send it for repair.
Means that they control the memory that apps run from so should lead to more consistent speeds.
I'd rather have 32gb onboard than 8gb or less onboard and sd expansion though, but I guess comparing this to lower end phones isn't fair on them.

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