The HTC One is one of the most respected Android devices on the planet. Yet, quite a few people seem to think the Galaxy S4 has a slight edge thanks to its removable battery and microSD card slot. The new HTC J One (KDDI’s variant of the HTC One for Japan) may not sport a removable battery, but HTC has managed to cram in a microSDXC card slot, which gives the 32GB device the ability to store an extra 64GB of data. Unfortunately, the hardware components needed to include microSD card support have forced HTC to chop up the aluminum frame of the HTC J One (note the back-panel latch in the image above). The thickness and weight of the device also had to be increased by 10% (69 x 138 x 10.5mm at 157g compared to 68.2 x 137.4x 9.3mm size at 143g).
A 10% bump in thickness and weight may not sound like much, but the difference is certainly noticeable. The HTC J One is 33% thicker than the Samsung Galaxy S4. How many of you would be willing to compromise the HTC One’s current size and weight in order to gain expandable storage?