That's right, even though Samsung announced three versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4, with three different amounts of internal storage, some carriers are offering only one option. Is 16GB of on-device storage enough? In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer some advice to a reader deciding if she should buy the only version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 available on Verizon or if she should wait. I also help another reader understand why even if he pays the full cost of his phone, his wireless carrier is still under no obligation to unlock it for him.
Dear Maggie, Do you obliq skyline advance iphone 6s / 6 stand case - space grey have an inside scoop on whether or not Verizon Wireless will offer the Galaxy S4 32GB? They only have the 16GB version for pre-order, It ships May 30, But there has been ZERO news on whether it'll be offered in the 32GB or 64GB, I saw one place online which said that Verizon "confirmed" it will not offer anything but the 16GB, But I have a hard time believing this, For one, Verizon never seems to confirm anything, And the second thing is a customer representative told me they might offer the bigger versions, Have you heard any info on this?..
Thanks, Brea. Dear Brea, As you indicated in your question, Verizon Wireless has announced only the 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. I spoke with a company representative, who told me he doesn't have any news to share on whether the company will carry other versions of the product. Does this mean Verizon won't add other versions of the device in the future? Well, the rep didn't say that. But if you're in the market for a new phone right now, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Verizon to offer anything other than the 16GB. And that's for the foreseeable future.
So far none of the U.S, carriers has indicated that it will support the 64GB version of the Galaxy S4, And right now the only major U.S, carrier I know of that is offering the 32GB version is AT&T, The company is charging $250 for the 32GB version of the phone with a two year contract, which is $50 more than the 16GB version, Again this doesn't mean U.S, carriers won't eventually obliq skyline advance iphone 6s / 6 stand case - space grey offer bigger storage versions of the Galaxy S4, Some people have suggested this is a result of a supply issue with Samsung, But as I said above, I wouldn't put off getting a new phone in the hope that carriers will offer bigger versions sometime soon..
Still, Verizon and other carriers have emphasized that all versions of the Galaxy S4 come with a microSD card slot so that additional memory can be added. The device can accommodate memory cards up to 64GB. The devices can also connect to Google Cloud storage. But to be perfectly honest, I still see this as a potential issue for some wireless subscribers. While it's true that you can add storage to a device via a memory card slot, the reality is that not all storage is created equal. Some apps simply can't be downloaded onto a microSD card. And depending on how many apps or games you use that can't be stored on a microSD, you could run out of memory rather quickly.