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    What is the point of having an expandable sd card slot if your are restricted to what you can save on it, basically the phone only has 5gbspace for you to save all your apps to, this is a tiny amount?

    Plus it seems the os won't let you import videos into a private app, so any videos you might not want anyone seeing(in my case videos of my kids) could be accessed by any app or person that can access your photo area. I may have to go back to ios for these reasons.
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    What do you mean the phone only has 5GB? The 822 I have has about 12GB on it free.
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    Its pretty simple.

    The whole reason people moan about lack of storage, is they want to put huge music, video and/or picture collections onto the phone.

    This is completely possible with the removable cards. Private apps will definitely be able to access the content, but they'll likely need to be WP8 apps using APIs that weren't present on WP7.

    5GB just for apps should be plenty.
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    I do agree with your point, but I also think this is less of an issue, especially now that so much of the content digitally is steaming, like Pandora, Spotify, Xbox Music, and so on.

    I do forsee this being "fixed" or updated in a future update. I'm almost certain of it. Remember that Android didn't allow this functionality until a later update either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk-093 View Post
    What do you mean the phone only has 5GB? The 822 I have has about 12GB on it free.
    The 810/820 only have 8GB of storage. Only the 822 has 16GB.
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    There was a WPCentral podcast months ago that covered this. Basically due to security within apps and the api's you won't be able to store them on a card. They are to easy to hack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiff_p239 View Post
    The 810/820 only have 8GB of storage. Only the 822 has 16GB.
    Issues like this make a compelling case for a separate forum for the carrier-specific models.
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    Exactly. I dont know why 822 does not have its own section. 822 is a different phone than 820.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easyrun99 View Post
    issues like this make a compelling case for a separate forum for the carrier-specific models.
    +1
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    Android is the same now. All the ICS and JB phones with micro sd only store media there.
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    Huh. One of those issues I knew about, but didn't make the connection how little space there is to work with. It may not be a deal killer, but it is a strike against it. I do not download a ton of games, but I do download a ton of tools. Will have to really check into how much space I use.
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    Not a problem for me if anything it will force me to uninstall apps I don't use keeping the phone tidied
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    The average WP app is 3.5 megabytes. With 5 gigs of free space, that means you will be able to store "only" about 1,460 apps on your device before you run out of space...
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    I got my 820 last night and already I only have 2.6GB left; apps are only taking 1GB so I'm losing space somewhere else. My big question is; will this be enough space for me (all music and pictures are saved to the SD card)?
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    Apps are 3-4meg a piece. You should be just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narr View Post
    I got my 820 last night and already I only have 2.6GB left; apps are only taking 1GB so I'm losing space somewhere else. My big question is; will this be enough space for me (all music and pictures are saved to the SD card)?
    I have the same issue, I got rid of stuff that's never used but when I go into the storage options it's telling me that I have almost 2gb of 'other' being used, this plus the almost 2gb of system memory means I have just over 4gb, I cannot find out what this 'other' memory being used is for, it's not apps, music or pictures, if I can reduce that the memory situation would be,much better...
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    It's overhead, etc WP OS is using to run your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbayrae View Post
    It's overhead, etc WP OS is using to run your phone.
    Ok thanks, only thing i don't get is that my girlfriend got the same phone a few days before me and her phone is using almost 1gb less in this memory field than mine.... Same carrier, contract etc. I don't understand why there is such a massive difference since everything about them is the same. Dunno if this helps but if on the main screen and you swipe to the large list of apps, hers are indexed alphabetically, i just have a long list.... Any thoughts on that? I had a big rant earlier about this phone, i really want to like it but don't want to regret keeping it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haggishunter81 View Post
    Ok thanks, only thing i don't get is that my girlfriend got the same phone a few days before me and her phone is using almost 1gb less in this memory field than mine.... Same carrier, contract etc. I don't understand why there is such a massive difference since everything about them is the same. Dunno if this helps but if on the main screen and you swipe to the large list of apps, hers are indexed alphabetically, i just have a long list.... Any thoughts on that? I had a big rant earlier about this phone, i really want to like it but don't want to regret keeping it.
    Are you using any apps that are saving large files to your phone - a podcaster, or YouTube downloader for example?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammered Pizza View Post
    Are you using any apps that are saving large files to your phone - a podcaster, or YouTube downloader for example?
    no, don't think so anyway, no podcasting apps, i have the Microsoft youtube app but i thought that was just a quick link to the browser. I have removed every single app that i can and just put on what i had on my old phone. What about halo waypoint? I have that but i started to check how much they took up and they're all small apps...
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    After a hard reset I had almost 4.5 GB of space available, the apps I downloaded sent that down to 2GB. I doubt the 3-4MB for an average app is accurate.
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    If i do the hard reset can i back up everything I've set up so i can just put it back to everything that i have done to it so far using the same zune software i used for the old phone or do i need to use Nokia software?
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    The reset makes the phone as it was when you first got it: no user settings applied or user installed anything. So if you have some shots of your Aunt Sue, that can't be replaced, you will lose them.
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    When look at an app in the marketplace, the first line tells you the size of the app. So go look up all the apps you've downloaded, add up their sizes, and see what you've got.
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    How about offline maps? That could end up in Other since its not tied to a specific app. I'm not sure though
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