Contest Poll: Win a Brand New Elephone S2 Smartphone!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Aug 3, 2015.

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MicroSD Card Slots on smartphones...

Poll closed Aug 11, 2015.
  1. ...are not important to me and never have been important to me.

    2.5%
  2. ...are no longer as important to me, but they used to be.

    14.8%
  3. ...are no longer needed. I am indifferent, but I can see why some may want one.

    7.4%
  4. ...are important to me, but I could live without one.

    40.2%
  5. ...are very important to me, and I don't want a phone without one.

    34.4%
  6. ...other (please share your other perspective in a reply to this thread.)

    0.8%
  1. dgstorm

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    We have a special treat for you folks, thanks to @Jeffrey (for negotiating this) and the folks at Elephone (who graciously gave us the unit). DroidForums is giving away a brand new Elephone S2! This is the same phone that our very own @cereal killer reviewed last week.

    The contest to win this device is fun and easy too. The topic of Micro SD Card slots missing from smartphones has been cropping up a great deal lately, and here at HQ this made us curious to see just how much the trends have changed on the subject. What better way is there to figure that out than with a poll?

    To enter the contest, you simply need to vote in the poll. We will make your votes visible and then choose a winner from among them randomly. Since you can't enter more than once, there's no way to get duplicate entries, and it let's you continue discussing the subject in the thread if you want without messing up the contest.

    The contest/poll will stop on Monday, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:44 PM (CT), and the winner will be announced Tuesday.

    *Update - We extended the timeframe for voting and entering the contest to match up with when the poll closes. OP Updated above.


    Full Disclosure: the Elephone S2 DOES include a Micro SD Slot.

    Here's the poll:

    MicroSD Card Slots on smartphones...

    A. ...are not important to me and never have been important to me.
    B. ...are no longer important to me, but they used to be.
    C. ...are no longer needed. I am indifferent, but I can see why some may want one.
    D. ...are important to me, but I could live without one.
    E. ...are very important to me, and I don't want a phone without one.
    F. ...other (please share your other perspective in a reply to this thread.)
     
    #1 dgstorm, Aug 3, 2015
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    Good luck everyone!
     
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    E...I use a lot of SD Cards and it makes it easier to throw into a camera or use as storage space when connecting to a computer. I like the sleekness of a phone without SD slots,, but overall SD slots are the key to organization for me.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk
     
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    I know I'm not allowed to win because I'm staff, but I voted anyway. I like to have an SD card slot, but I don't fully utilize it. As @DomHack said, it's nice to have that extra storage space on the occasion I need to use my phone as a portable drive for a PC, but I also have a USB stick sitting in a drawer that I rarely use that could fill that usage need.

    Best of luck to all who're eligible to win! That device looked pretty sweet in the video.
     
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  5. dgstorm

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    Yes! Please vote, even if you are staff and can't win. We want to gage this topic effectively so we need as many members to vote as possible. :)
     
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    C Maybe I'm unusual but I have wifi available nearly everywhere. I also chose TMobile for unlimited LTE even if coverage isn't the best (though its pretty damn awesome in my area). I know everyone cant' say the same but with stuff like this microSD is a thing of the past. Put that on your keychain and there ya go.
     
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    I gave up on SD Cards with my current phone (Turbo) but I am going back with my next phone which will be whatever LG releases next if they don't get all Sammy and get rid of them... or MAYBE AN ELEPHONE! :D
     
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    Voted for C.

    For me with the cloud I have been ok without an external sdcard. As much as I voiced for one in the past my past two phones (nexus 5 and Nexus 6) didn't have one and frankly there were few times I needed it.

    With that said I do not think it is fair to lump everyone into the same group as we all use our phones differently. Think it is similar to the UD (unlimited data) argument in that just because you may not need it, it is not fair to suggest no one else does. People on the go, or who are away from a strong signal, may need to rely on a larger storage space for multimedia, pics, and other files.

    Will we adapt, yeah, but I hope we continue to offer devices with external memory for those who need it. ....

    Sort of off topic but I am interested in seeing where Blackberry will fit in all this.
     
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    E I use it to keep from having to use data when I'm on the road. Without it I could use DropBox or Drive or one of the many other cloud storage options I have but they all consume data if I'm away from WiFi

    [edit] one more thing, adding a microSD card is cheaper than purchasing most phones with more internal storage.
     
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    I'd prefer to have an SD slot, but between my OG Nexus 7 and my LG G2, I've grown accustomed to doing without one for a long time.
     
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    A - got a tablet with everything on it. Never even close to full on the phones
     
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    I like having an SD card... I just wish android allowed full use of it as it did in older builds, when I could decide if apps were SD or internal.

    maybe we need a pico SD card... so small that it won't take ANY space and then this will be a non issue
     
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