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[Other] Dual SIM Slots And microSD Cards Relationship Explained!

2018-06-26 03:55:44
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Hi MI Fans!
How are you doing? Hope everything fine! Today I am going to discuss the "relationship between dual SIM slots and microSD cards" and what the advantage of having a dedicated micro sd slot. So let's not waste time and start the topic!

SIM_ the Subscriber Identity Module – is an ever-shrinking card that acts as your access pass to the carrier’s cell network. Once it was used to store your phone book and text messages, now it’s under threat of extinction.

Embedded SIM solutions have started cropping up, mostly in smartwatches where a maker can make a reasonable claim that dropping the card slot is a space-saving solution. But Google put an eSIM in its second-gen Pixel phones (used to connect to the Google Fi network), and Apple has its own “Apple SIM” embedded in iPads.

Apple, in particular, does some iffy stuff where an iPad on AT&T locks the eSIM to that carrier while iPads on Verizon’s network have their eSIMs deactivated altogether. With such restrictions, we’d instead manually swap out nanoSIM cards as needed.

Apple isn’t a fan of user-inserted cards in general – the company has never supported microSD (or other flash card format) on its mobile devices, and we’re pretty sure it never will.
And it’s not just Apple too; many phone makers have stopped offering a memory expansion slot. Sure, a microSD card is nowhere near as fast as embedded memory, especially if we’re talking about UFS storage. What happened to UFS cards anyway? Samsung designed a slot that works with both microSD and UFS cards two years ago, and we haven’t heard a peep since.

The good news is that there are plenty of models out there that offer a microSD. There are some dual SIM models with a dedicated microSD card slot, but most often with dual SIM phones, we’re looking at hybrid slots.

What are the advantage of having Dual SIM Slot and dedicated MicroSD slots?
Dedicated slot refers to a non-hybrid slot. You can use two sim cards as well as a micro sd memory card at the same time. So in total, there are three slots, 2 for sim and 1 for a memory card. Advantages of dedicated SIM slot is you can use two SIM cards and an SD card to expand your device memory. You won't have to compromise with a SIM card and an SD card to increase your storage if you want like hybrid SIM card slots.

Xiaomi devices with Dual SIM Slot and a dedicated MicroSD slots?
- Yes, there are many devices available with the configuration. Like Redmi Y2, Redmi 5A, Redmi Y1, etc.

So Friends! Hope you all find this thread helpful. Share Your feedback in comments below!
Source: Quora, gsm arena, Google


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Wow.... I like it....
2018-06-26 04:16:25

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Thank You for your feedback!
2018-06-26 04:21:31

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Nice info...
2018-06-26 05:30:37

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Useful Information
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Thanks for feedback!
2018-06-26 06:42:09

Thanks! Have a nice day
2018-06-26 06:42:25

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Well Explained. Thanks For Sharing:-)
2018-06-26 07:44:42

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very good information
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