MicroSD cards - more expensive per GB the bigger they are?

I'm getting an HTC Desire next month when upgrade time rolls around next month, and from what I can tell it only has 512MB of on-board memory but can accept Micro SD cards up to 32GB in size. Having bought 8GB cards in the past, I know you can get them for £10-£15 depending on brand/class etc.... I've been trying to look for 32GB ones though and I can't seem to find them for any less than £80-£100 which seems like a complete mugging!! Am I missing something here or do they actually get more expensive with the more memory you want?

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there's a sweet spot.

Just get two 8gb cards, or a 16 if you can find.
32 will not be manufactured as much, and not as many people iwll use it, so it isnt a s popular as a 8gb card, therefore they wont be able to make as much money selling it cheaper.
if htey sold it at £32, then the sales of thier other cards would decline because its better value for money.
Simple business plan tbh.

munaaf;8315023

Just get two 8gb cards, or a 16 if you can find. 32 will not be … Just get two 8gb cards, or a 16 if you can find. 32 will not be manufactured as much, and not as many people iwll use it, so it isnt a s popular as a 8gb card, therefore they wont be able to make as much money selling it cheaper.if htey sold it at £32, then the sales of thier other cards would decline because its better value for money. Simple business plan tbh.



And the fact they cost more to produce.

girlfriend just got a desire. comes with 4gb card. that not big enough?

Grab an 8GB for about £10-12.

Job done.

dcx_badass;8315186

8GB is the best value for microSD, isn't it obvious they get more … 8GB is the best value for microSD, isn't it obvious they get more expensive as they get bigger as they are fitting more into the same space.



True, they increase exponentially as size increases. 8GB is indeed best value, 16GB is dropping, you can get a 16GB from Amazon for around £22 [but Class 2].

I have never seen a 32GB one, do you have a link?

hdizzle;8315500

True, they increase exponentially as size increases. 8GB is indeed best … True, they increase exponentially as size increases. 8GB is indeed best value, 16GB is dropping, you can get a 16GB from Amazon for around £22 [but Class 2].I have never seen a 32GB one, do you have a link?



One of the main sites have a pre-order for a 32GB card.
Can't remember which one, or when at this moment in time.

Get an 8gb class 6, they are around 13-14 quid on 7dayshop, well worth it because the speed is fastest of the lot (unless you count the new Sandisk class 10, but thats a fortune). You can get 16gbs but they are expensive even for class 2 - seen class 6 16gbs for around 60 squid which is well not worth it. 32gb and 64gb cards are in the pipeline but the Desire can only handle up to 32gb and they will probably cost around £100-150

Original Poster

I didn't realise that these things weren't in abundance. I have bought a couple of 8GBs in the past and just presumed that a bigger size would be readily available at a price proportionate to size (so if you're looking at a tenner for an 8GB, I presumed you'd be able to get 32Gb for say £40-£50). Considering how I always see that mobiles and things can take up to 32GB, I just thought they were widely available. That's a pain, I wasn't so annoyed about having to sell my iPod as I realised that 8GB wasn't necessarily enough space.

I've seen this one: play.com/Mob…tml?&_$ja=tsid:11518|cc:|prd:14279098|cat:Mobile+

but hadn't noticed it's a class 2. Not that I'd buy one for that price, regardless. I may get a 16GB card or perhaps even look at a different phone now. The Nokia X6 has 32GB as standard (I think), so I might look at that now.
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