Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Cost Of Memory In Smart Phones

Okay so here's my starting point:

Micro SD Card 16GB: (I'm going to round this to an even $10.)
http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-16GB-MicroSDHC-Memory-Class/dp/B001F7AJKI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355249561&sr=8-1&keywords=card+sd+16gb

Micro SD Card 32GB: (I'm going to round this to an even $20.)
http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Mobile-microSDHC-Memory-SDSDQ-032G-AFFP/dp/B007KFXIDE/ref=sr_1_fed0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1355249542&sr=8-3&keywords=card+sd+32gb

Micro SD Card 64GB: (I'm going to round this to an even $50.)
http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter-SDSDQUA-064G-U46A/dp/B007WTAJTO/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1355250115&sr=8-7&keywords=64gb+sd+card

Now...

Nexus 4    8GB: $300 (Google Play Store)
Nexus 4  16GB: $350 (Google Play Store)
iPhone 5  16GB: $200 (Verizon Wireless)
iPhone 5  32GB: $300 (Verizon Wireless)
iPhone 5  64GB: $400 (Verizon Wireless)

Is Google really telling me that 8GB costs $50?

Is Apple really telling me that 16GB costs $100 in one upgrade and that 32GB costs $100 in a different upgrade?

Through Amazon 1GB costs $.63 until you get into the 64GB territory where it costs $.79 a GB because apparently there are limitations or something on space.

Through Google 1GB costs $6.25.

Through Apple 1GB costs $6.25 until you get to the 64GB model which you are then paying $3.13 for 1GB.

It seems even Apple is being ridiculous with the pricing, you get half off the price of GB's if you get the largest size.

Are we as consumers really just going to sit here and take it?

Does anybody even care?

I've considered myself a power user for years and 32GB should just be the standard size for any Smart Phone.

It's time we stop accepting this as normal.

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