The 5 best smartphones with expandable memory will ensure that all your data remains with you at all times and you’re never bound with the internal storage of a phone again. If you want to skip ahead, you can take a look at the 2 best smartphones with expandable memory as well.
Remember back when having 128MB in your MP3 players seemed absolutely amazing? Then we moved on to 256MB and 512MB, and you thought you’d never have enough songs to max out the storage. Now, it seems impossible that this small level of storage was so sufficient in those times.
It has never been more important to have a large storage capacity in your phone. There was a time when phones were just used for calls and messages, but now we have songs, videos, photos, files, document and so much more, necessitating a lot of storage, since its hard to delete your old data too. That’s why companies have been so quick in adapting to greater storage capacity and the top tier ones even offer up to 512 GB, which is what most laptops tend to offer! Other phones have found an easy way out and offer low internal storage, which can be topped up by external memory cards, which can basically be limitless. Add the fact that these external cards aren’t very expensive and you could easily buy a phone which may not have the best storage, but offers this option. Of course, it wasn’t that long ago that SD cards were quite expensive and you would have to think twice before getting one. Now, as phones’ prices keep increasing significantly, and this is especially true for the flagship, an SD card is a fraction of the price you’re paying for the phone and not a bad exchange at all.
However, surprisingly, many phones still don’t have this option. You are stuck with whatever the internal storage is. Perhaps the biggest offender of this is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which has some of the most popular and well received phones and is a market leader, yet does not offer expandable storage, which is a let down. Luckily, many companies, in fact most companies, offer this invaluable feature including many flagship phones as well. However, while most phones by default used to have expandable memory, as time has progressed, many phones have removed this feature, and so, you will see less phones with such an option. Another rarity now is the headphone jack, and you can take a look at the best phones offering it if you head on over to 5 best smartphones with a headphone jack in 2019.
To find the list of best smartphones with expandable memory, we consulted various websites such as AndroidCentral, Android Authority, and TheDroidGuy. Our list is based more on the quality of the phones after we first of course filtered the initial list to only include phones which actually have expandable memory. So let’s take a look at the phones where internal storage isn’t a major issue, starting with number 5:
5. Sony Xperia 1 II
Remember when Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Experia was all the rage over a decade ago? The Walkman style phones may be gone, but Sony is still in the game, and has recently launched its latest flagship phone. While it may be unable to complete with some of the more popular flagship phones, it is still a very solid offering including 4 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, which is of course expandable and a Snapdragon 865 chipset. It does look a bit lanky though cause of its dimensions but still a very solid purchase.