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Which smartphone has the most internal storage?

Which smartphone has the most internal storage? Including microSD!

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Jun. 18, 2012 at 14:57

An alternative, of course, would be a device with usb-on-the-go - at least for folks who always have a USB drive in their pocket.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 14:18

Not sure - but there is a 64GB Samsung Galaxy S III that takes a 64GB card... That's a lot of storage... There is a 64 GB Nokia N9 - but no expansion. (and hard to get)
And, of course, the 64GB iPhone 4S. Nokia's classic N900 has 32GB internal and handles 64GB cards.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 14:37

There are several phones which have 64gb of internal memory. Though the most possible memory is the S3 with a total of 128gb made up from the 64gb of internal memory and a 64gb MicroSD card.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 14:57

An alternative, of course, would be a device with usb-on-the-go - at least for folks who always have a USB drive in their pocket.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 15:02

An alternative, of course, would be a device with usb-on-the-go - at least for folks who always have a USB drive in their pocket.
Can't you get 1TB portable USB HDDs nowadays :p? Now that's a lot of storage...

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 15:15

An alternative, of course, would be a device with usb-on-the-go - at least for folks who always have a USB drive in their pocket.
Can't you get 1TB portable USB HDDs nowadays :p? Now that's a lot of storage...

Exactly. That's why I have a Nokia :D I can't go out without my 10 million favourite pics :p

jaybear88  Jun. 18, 2012 at 15:25

An alternative, of course, would be a device with usb-on-the-go - at least for folks who always have a USB drive in their pocket.
Can't you get 1TB portable USB HDDs nowadays :p? Now that's a lot of storage...


Wish that would work as simply as that as it would be permenantly mounted in my car! Even 2.5inch laptop drives (typical for portable HDs) require a fair bit of juice and I don't think the USB OTG thing quite cuts it. You would have to have an external power source to power it and then it kind of detracts from the idea of having it on a "mobile" phone :(

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 15:39

An alternative, of course, would be a device with usb-on-the-go - at least for folks who always have a USB drive in their pocket.
Can't you get 1TB portable USB HDDs nowadays :p? Now that's a lot of storage...


Wish that would work as simply as that as it would be permenantly mounted in my car! Even 2.5inch laptop drives (typical for portable HDs) require a fair bit of juice and I don't think the USB OTG thing quite cuts it. You would have to have an external power source to power it and then it kind of detracts from the idea of having it on a "mobile" phone :(

128GB usb stick http://www.expansys.ie/kingston-datatraveler-hyperx-usb-3-0-128gb-233117/ really cheap o_O :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 15:48

You genuinely could get an larger capacity, faster SSD and an external enclosure for a lot less money :p.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 15:58

You genuinely could get an larger capacity, faster SSD and an external enclosure for a lot less money :p.

or 28 used PCs ;)

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 19, 2012 at 16:33


Wish that would work as simply as that as it would be permenantly mounted in my car! Even 2.5inch laptop drives (typical for portable HDs) require a fair bit of juice and I don't think the USB OTG thing quite cuts it. You would have to have an external power source to power it and then it kind of detracts from the idea of having it on a "mobile" phone :(


There are USB cables for HDDs that have two connectors - one for data and one for power. You would need to connect power connector to 5V supply for HDD to work. Not sure how hard it is to do as you need 5V. 12V one is easy as you would connect it to car's audio system, but 5V could be more problematic.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 19, 2012 at 16:35


Wish that would work as simply as that as it would be permenantly mounted in my car! Even 2.5inch laptop drives (typical for portable HDs) require a fair bit of juice and I don't think the USB OTG thing quite cuts it. You would have to have an external power source to power it and then it kind of detracts from the idea of having it on a "mobile" phone :(


There are USB cables for HDDs that have two connectors - one for data and one for power. You would need to connect power connector to 5V supply for HDD to work. Not sure how hard it is to do as you need 5V. 12V one is easy as you would connect it to car's audio system, but 5V could be more problematic.


Yeah, but you can get a converter with a standard 220/240 volt socket :D

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 19, 2012 at 16:40


Wish that would work as simply as that as it would be permenantly mounted in my car! Even 2.5inch laptop drives (typical for portable HDs) require a fair bit of juice and I don't think the USB OTG thing quite cuts it. You would have to have an external power source to power it and then it kind of detracts from the idea of having it on a "mobile" phone :(


There are USB cables for HDDs that have two connectors - one for data and one for power. You would need to connect power connector to 5V supply for HDD to work. Not sure how hard it is to do as you need 5V. 12V one is easy as you would connect it to car's audio system, but 5V could be more problematic.


Yeah, but you can get a converter with a standard 220/240 volt socket :D


Those are big and will not fit behind dashboard. Easiest way - use cigarette charger to USB adapter. If you want to hide cables take USB adapter apart and wire it directly to cigarette charger. However, if you taking dashboard apart it might be easier to find 5V power source and avoid adapters all together.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 19, 2012 at 16:48

I know you can power at least some HDDs from at least some USB ports. I don't have a USB port in my car, but in the Mrs' Fiesta, the USB port could power a 2.5" 250gb Seagate External HDD that I had, you could then use the controls in the car to search through the music.

If you want to connect anything and everything to your car, a Ford Fiesta is a much better choice than an Audi, oddly :p.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 19, 2012 at 16:49

You genuinely could get an larger capacity, faster SSD and an external enclosure for a lot less money :p.

or 28 used PCs ;)

Each with their own 40GB SATA HDD...40x28=1120...if only there was a way to RAID all of the drives :p.

jaybear88  Jun. 20, 2012 at 11:49

CTPAHHIK
Depends what size ampage you're looking for, you can get quite small ones that will fit behind most dash boards. I took a hacksaw to my dash, fiberglassed in an LCD screen and fitted a Sega Mega Drive in the glove box. I really wouldn't recommend this for most people though, I knew it was going to be a pain, but I really underestimated how much of a pain in the ass it was going to be! Totally worth it for Golden Axe and the cool points (right?) though. 8)

Matt - yea, you're right but it appears that there are different grades of USB sockets and some won't power any HDDs. I've seen laptops that the USB on the left side of the machine spins up the drive and the one on the right side doesn't have the juice. I wonder how well Android handles USB multi-card readers though :P 4x32gb SD cards would be nice!

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