Buying a smartphone with 16GB or 32GB internal storage and then adding a microSD card slot for extra storage space is not the same as getting a phone with more internal storage space of 64GB or 128GB. Data stored on microSD cards, depending on their speed, might take a little more time to process files in comparison to phone’s internal storage. If you are a power user who uses smartphones for recording 4k videos, editing video files, running 2k videos and playing HD games, you will need a device with ample internal storage.
Going for phones with good hardware but lower storage requires user to free up storage frequently. A phone with internal storage of 128GB or higher means you don’t have to worry about these things less frequently.
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
Xiaomi’s Mi Max Prime is full of surprises. It has a 6.4-inch display which makes for a more comfortable games and typing experience. The real deal is the 128GB internal storage which is a rarity even in mid range phones. Despite its slim form factor (7.5mm), this metal clad smartphone houses a long lasting 4,800mAh battery. It runs Android 6.0 with MIUI 8 and runs on Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM in tow.
Successor of the One Plus 3, this smartphone is also better in many ways. Not only it runs on a better Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor with 6GB RAM, it also offers a bigger 3,400mAh battery and 128GB internal storage. The Dash Charge support allows the battery to be charged from 0% to 59% in just 30 minutes, making it one of the best fast charging enabled smartphones. The phone’s runs Android 6.0 with OnePlus custom ROM called Oxygen OS.
Asus ZenFone Zoom
The ZenFone Zoom is a rare smartphone that allows users to capture distant objects by packing in an optical zoom. Unlike some of the phones from past like Samsung Galaxy Zoom which have achieved this feat at the expense of phone’s size, the Asus ZenFone Zoom has been designed like a regular smartphone that can be handled with the same ease as any average 5.5-inch screen phone— it weighs 185g. Its 13-megapixel camera supports 3X optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilization. The phone runs on Intel Atom Z3590 quad-core processor with 4 GB RAM and offers 128GB internal storage.
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Google Pixel XL
The Pixel XL is a Google smartphone which has its own advantages. The phone will get each and every Android updated including the minor security patches and bug fixes before any other smartphone. It runs on the latest Android Nougat (7.1) with a newly designed Pixel launcher and offers Google’e new AI powered personal assistant. Powering the device is a top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor with 4GB RAM. Even among flagships, it is one of the few smartphones which has 128G of internal storage.
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7 Plus is a better bet than the small screen iPhone 7 on account of its bigger display, better battery backup and superior camera. The only difference between the multiple variants of the iPhone 7 Plus is of storage. Its 128GB is ample for most graphic intensive needs. It is available in jet black and matte black colour variants and has a premium aluminium finish. It runs the latest iOS 10 and is powered by Apple’s latest A10 chipset.
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