When the Nexus 4 was announced, there was really no secret that it wouldn’t have an SD card slot. We haven’t seen ’em since the Nexus One days. Slowly but surely, the industry has been moving away from expandable storage, and while there are numerous technical reasons for this (better, more secure file systems, easier user experience) there’s still no denying that, well… it kinda sucks.
It’s so bad that I’ve actually seen people in our comments say “crazy” things like they’re going to pass altogether on the Nexus 4, opting instead for one of the other many varieties of Android being offered by various OEM’s. Yeah, I know. It’s nuts. But, I have to admit — I’m kinda right there with some of you. Maybe not enough to keep me away from a pure Nexus phone (I gotta have them updates, dawg), but I do see the inconvenience posed by lack of memory expandability only because a 32GB version doesn’t yet exist.
But alas, there’s no such thing as a perfect device and in the end, you just gotta weigh out your priorities. With that, comes our poll. The question is simple: do you care about having an SD card slot so much, that you’re willing to pass on the Nexus 4? Or is there nothing that will keep you away from that beautiful, stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean goodness?