06-07-2014 10:36 PM
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  1. ebin5's Avatar
    Coolxap the Chinese leaker which had leaked startscreen video in l630 reports sd cards above class 6 and (class 10 recommended) is required after wp 8.1 update to install apps. I think this is for faster operation.if it is true then i will have to dump my 16 gb class 4 sd card😭.
    Link:http://wmpoweruser.com/you-may-need-...or-520-owners/
    03-31-2014 01:21 AM
  2. kartic's Avatar
    how can i check which class my card is ?
    03-31-2014 01:46 AM
  3. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    how can i check which class my card is ?
    There should be a number on the card itself.
    03-31-2014 01:56 AM
  4. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I'm fine I always buy class 10 microSD cards.
    03-31-2014 01:59 AM
  5. SRoshan143's Avatar
    Hope this is not the truth. :( I also have 16GB class 4 SD Card..
    03-31-2014 02:08 AM
  6. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    I think this is great. If someone using a SD class 4, with non-technology skills, have a bad experience on WP, they will blame the OS not the SD.

    This requirement it is fair enough to keep the operating system apps working properly.
    03-31-2014 07:51 AM
  7. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    Dammit. I bought a new SD card just a few months back for my Lumia 1320 and never knew about all the class and stuff. Now I rechecked to find its class 4. Once Windows 8.1 is out I have to get a new card. Duuuhhhhh !!!!
    03-31-2014 07:58 AM
  8. SaiKiran7474's Avatar
    I recently bought a 32GB SD card which is of class 4.. hope MS will not dissatisfy us
    03-31-2014 09:59 AM
  9. ntice_521's Avatar
    Eh...I can run android completely, OS and all, on a class 4 card and it's fine. They just need to weed out the cards with extremely slow random writes (which includes class 10 cards).
    03-31-2014 10:15 AM
  10. amrut_m's Avatar
    I think this is great. If someone using a SD class 4, with non-technology skills, have a bad experience on WP, they will blame the OS not the SD.

    This requirement it is fair enough to keep the operating system apps working properly.
    Your right Bro, I had a friend of mine who used a class 4 SD card with his Lumia 720, Result = Pathetic.
    It would always spoil the Video Playback if it was anything more than 720p it wud shutter and stop or lagg.

    Even when you click pics it takes a sec or 2 when you have a slow SD card and your saving Pics on SD card.

    I Think this is Great for WP8.1 OS will be fast like what it has been so far,

    For people who currently Use Lower Class SD cards,dont worry its not that your SD cards wont work, but it will be a bit slower.
    Which will end you will slower User Experience.

    I think it will be Recomended but not compulsary.
    03-31-2014 10:16 AM
  11. threefortyduster's Avatar
    Who buys class 4 cards for anything? They can barely keep up with point and shoot cameras.

    Trying to load a program from a class 4 is just a lesson in patience.

    I haven't shopped anything less than class 10 in cards in about 2 years, and now I only look at the ultra/extremes due to the stuff I use needing them.

    You can get a class 10 32gb card for $25 or less. Hardly a bank-breaker for decent performance.

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    03-31-2014 11:21 AM
  12. Jack Janik's Avatar
    Who buys class 4 cards for anything? They can barely keep up with point and shoot cameras.

    Trying to load a program from a class 4 is just a lesson in patience.

    I haven't shopped anything less than class 10 in cards in about 2 years, and now I only look at the ultra/extremes due to the stuff I use needing them.

    You can get a class 10 32gb card for $25 or less. Hardly a bank-breaker for decent performance.

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    No need to be so harsh..
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-31-2014 11:25 AM
  13. psychotron's Avatar
    Question is if that's the case then how do we inform the general public? Most average users don't pay attention to stuff like that. They just go out and buy the cheapest card they can find and then blame the OS anyway when it runs like crap because they didnt do their research. They're going to have to find a way to make it VERY clear if this is the case. Back when WP7 first came out and the Focus had that SD card slot it was terrible because the OS was so finicky about the brand and type. We don't need another fiasco like that.
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-31-2014 11:55 AM
  14. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    got a class10 sandisk
    03-31-2014 12:16 PM
  15. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    Your right Bro, I had a friend of mine who used a class 4 SD card with his Lumia 720, Result = Pathetic.
    It would always spoil the Video Playback if it was anything more than 720p it wud shutter and stop or lagg.

    Even when you click pics it takes a sec or 2 when you have a slow SD card and your saving Pics on SD card.

    I Think this is Great for WP8.1 OS will be fast like what it has been so far,

    For people who currently Use Lower Class SD cards,dont worry its not that your SD cards wont work, but it will be a bit slower.
    Which will end you will slower User Experience.

    I think it will be Recomended but not compulsary.
    It will be required.
    03-31-2014 12:57 PM
  16. colinkiama's Avatar
    Ir was either a class 4 16gb or a 8gb class 10. I picked the 8gb one, looks like I made the right choice :D
    Zapella Tiago likes this.
    03-31-2014 01:07 PM
  17. J Ice70's Avatar
    I'm guessing they won't allow app storage to SD if requirements aren't met.

    This is good because it Will prevent good apps from getting bad reviews.
    sahib lopez likes this.
    03-31-2014 02:49 PM
  18. jfa1's Avatar
    Hope this is not the truth. :( I also have 16GB class 4 SD Card..
    You still use lower class microsd cards you just wont be allowed the option of storing apps on the card
    03-31-2014 03:11 PM
  19. truly_sk's Avatar
    I don't know what class my sd is .. Are class 10 relatively expensive when compared to the low classes?
    03-31-2014 03:14 PM
  20. J Ice70's Avatar
    I don't know what class my sd is .. Are class 10 relatively expensive when compared to the low classes?
    they usually cost 10-40% more. The more GB the bigger the increase.
    truly_sk likes this.
    03-31-2014 03:21 PM
  21. Mafiatounes's Avatar
    I will buy a Sandisk Extreme 64gb, my current micro sd's 16/32gb are Class 4.
    03-31-2014 03:30 PM
  22. sahib lopez's Avatar
    it makes sense. well common sense why put something slower than internal memory. im glad msft is doing this
    04-01-2014 12:38 AM
  23. snowmutt's Avatar
    When I first read this, I was really annoyed. This seemed like one of those "do it on our terms" kind of decisions that I just hate in this day and age where it seems companies are just trying to control your decisions and lock you into their way of doing things. Once I did a little checking on the differences of memory cards, this makes a whole ton more sense. Like phones themselves, there are so many cheap versions that are being sold at cut-throat prices that Mom and Pop Consumer just grab and go thinking they are getting good deals, but end up getting such a degraded, crap experince it sticks with them.

    There are so many options out there in cards that good deals on decent sd cards are not hard to find. We just need to be sure our circle of friends and family know what they are getting.
    sahib lopez and BIGPADDY like this.
    04-01-2014 12:56 AM
  24. Nuno Alexandre1's Avatar
    After learning this news about the Class I buy a MicroSD SanDisk Ultra 8gb Cass 10, for now i think is great!
    04-01-2014 01:07 AM
  25. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    i hope this may result into better apps instead of those who require 1 GB RAM (apps, not games) such as 9GAG.
    Jack Janik likes this.
    04-01-2014 01:23 AM
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