Technological evolution invariably brings an increase in the amount of data that is processed and the size of files. Because of this, the much-loved floppy disks that had a mere 1.44 MB became museum history and gave way today to solutions such as cloud storage.
The discussion of storage capacities went viral on Twitter this Monday (5), with many people debating what is the ideal memory size for cell phones. While some argued that 64GB is enough, others said that even 128GB “doesn’t work”.
As the internet is a chaos of information, the beginning of the great conversation on the subject is unknown. Despite this, one of the tweets that hit the most was that of a doctor saying that having a cat requires having a cell phone with more memory.
Apparently having a cat requires me to switch my cell phone to a 128gb one
— Reumalho (Use PFF2 and defend the Impeachment) (@reumalho) July 5, 2021
Probably, after that Twitter “bombed”, leaving the term “128gb” among the most talked about subjects in Brazil with more than ten thousand tweets. See below some of the memes on the topic.
People are saying that 128gb is not enough…
My 32gb cell phone is like this pic.twitter.com/AOUV8TRKYB
— LUAN MGP – NEW ACCOUNT (@luanmgp2) July 5, 2021
People saying 128gb is not enough and I’m looking at my 16gb pic.twitter.com/9LwrblKdL7
— ??????????????? ? (@ojailsongomes) July 5, 2021
I think it’s funny that they still manufacture cell phones with less than 128gb and expect them to pay more than half the minimum wage for it kkkkkk
— nate • (@lovkeigo) July 5, 2021
the guys saying they only buy a cell phone with 128gb, I went from an 8gb to a 32gb one and I’m feeling the drip
— abracadabra (@lu1ydh) July 5, 2021
When you’ve erased everything that was possible and all that’s left is the games on your cell phone…
— Cherry Up (@CherryUp_empr) July 5, 2021
seeing tt complain that 128GB is not enough, I remembered that I’ve been living with 8GB for two years, don’t ask me how… pic.twitter.com/p1kwX2yDYa
— pedrin (@scpedrovaz) July 5, 2021
How to solve the lack of space on cell phones?
The fact is, yes, files are getting bigger and cell phones are getting more “crowded” with this advance. 32GB models were considered a “luxury” until a few years ago, for example.
Reality, however, has knocked at the door, and in fact even operating systems are increasing in size, making it impossible to take advantage of all of the cell’s space natively.
Therefore, the TechWorld raised some alternatives to make the storage of cell phones better used by those who are in need of extra space to take pictures of cats.
Cloud storage is most recommended for those who don’t want to take up physical space on their cell phone. There are several platforms that even offer the service for free. See below for some options:
- Google Photos: 15 GB free;
- Dropbox: 2GB free;
- iCloud: 5GB free;
- OneDrive: 5GB free;
- Mega: 20 GB free.
Another option is to check if your mobile device has a memory card slot. The market offers 16 GB microSD cards starting at a modest price of R$30, while 32 GB ones usually start at R$50.
For smartphones that support even more space, you can opt for 128 GB cards that cost around R$ 110. The 256 GB parts are already a little saltier, starting at R$ 280 at retailers like Amazon.
Another important detail that consumers need to know is that cell phone memories, like those of computers and notebooks, are different. Just as there are HDs and SSDs, smartphones also have their terminology. Check out the main ones below.
- eMMC: the acronym stands for MultiMediaCard and is considered the “standard model” in the industry, as it is used in greater quantity. They are devices that store solid-state memory and are present in cards, notable for the small size of their parts.
- UFS: Universal Flash Storage is a little more advanced than the previous one and is equipped on phones that were high-end a few years ago, like the Pocophone F1. The technology’s flash memory ensures faster systems and is compared to computer SSDs.
- NVMe: this type of component is used in iPhones and is one of the reasons why Apple devices are (on average) a little faster than Android. NVMe is a non-volatile expression memory technology that allows higher file transfer speeds to be achieved.