Samsung rolled out the Galaxy S6 flagship with one surprise for many lovers of this company’s products.
There is no expandable storage on the new flagship, something that has only been a characteristic of Apple and the iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with three versions of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, so make sure you make the best choice since this is the only memory you’ll get. Well, maybe. If you still need more storage space on your Samsung Galaxy S6, it is possible to get some via an external storage. Even though you will get more space, the convenience you get is not similar to what a microSD card offers. Furthermore, there are times when using a cloud service isn’t just the real deal.
So, what you do? Here are some of the most viable solutions to getting extra storage space on your Samsung Galaxy S6.
Leef Bridge 3.0
In essence, Leef deals with production of smartphone and tablet-based flash drives; so, this shouldn’t be of any surprise whatsoever. If anything, the Leef Bridge 3.0 is one of the best available removable storage devices you can have on your Galaxy S6. The Bridge 3.0 comes with a microUSB on one side and a USB port on the other end. You probably have an idea of how this device works.
All you need is to plug the 3.0 USB port in your PC and transfer all you want to have on your Samsung Galaxy S6 on this device. After that, push out the microUSB part and plug it into the phone. The Galaxy S6 will detect it and explore it using the in-built file manager. You can transfer the files you want to the phone’s memory or even directly play others from the Leef Bridge 3.0. This device is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, with prices ranging between $30 and $70.
SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive
SanDisk in not a new name in the area of removable storage and in this matter, it also has a viable solution for your Galaxy S6. As opposed to the Leef Bridge 3.0 that sticks from the phone’s bottom, the SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive offers a much better option that uses Wi-Fi. This device can be tethered to your Samsung Galaxy S6 and stream content to the device. It comes with a rechargeable battery unit which can last up to 4 hours of usage.
The Wireless Flash Drive also comes with a USB port on one end meant for charging and transfer of data from PCs. To activate the wireless access point, long press the power button. However, you must download the SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive app and install it in order to succeed with this flash drive. This device comes preloaded with internal storage spaces of 16, 32 and 64GB with prices ranging from $35 to $90. However, the best part of it all is that the storage comes in the form of a microSD card, which can be removed and replaced with a much bigger one in case need arises.
SanDisk Ultra MicroUSB drive
The Ultra MicroUSB Drive by SanDisk has lots of similarities with the Leef Bridge 3.0 apart from the fact that they are made by different companies. One end comes with a USB port and the other a microUSB plug. It works in the same way as the Leef drive as far as transfer of data from PC to phone is concerned. The Galaxy S6 will detect it as a removable storage and you can browse the drive to view the files you want. You will get it in 16, 32 and 64GB versions from prices as low as $15, with the 64GB model going for just $35.
Samsung Wireless Hard Drive
Well, all the above devices will require you to carry them around somehow. While you might feel better with any of them due to their lightweight nature, you might as well go for the complete removable storage package that will get you everything you need in one place. You can get a wireless hard drive of up to 2TB from Samsung or other players like Seagate.
Rather than think of this addition as a replacement for the eliminated microSD card, think of it as an enhancement to your Galaxy S6. This is a huge storage space than what even most PCs can get. This device is equipped with a battery unit that can go up to 8 hours when in use and a Wi-Fi access point. Just like the Wireless Flash Drive from SanDisk, you’ll need a management app from the Play Store for this to work. Even though this option might sound lucrative, it is actually your best option if you want lots of storage space for your Samsung Galaxy S6.