phone micro sd card capacity

gudii9
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yesteray i put 256gb mini micro sd card (with about 220gb content) to my motorola 4g plus below phone

https://www.amazon.com/Moto-Plus-4th-Gen-Unlocked/dp/B01DZJFWNC

i played one video and my phone heating up a bit.

Do i not supposed to load that big micro sd card to my phone.

what is the maximum mini micro sd card that i can put safely without overheating etc issues


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Heating has nothing to do with storage.

This has to do with you playing certain types of videos.

Different videos will require different amounts of CPU cycles. This has nothing to do with length of file, rather relates to the video codec used when transcoding the video, along with video bit rate + profile + preset.

The only way you can fix this is to re-transcode offending videos so they place less load on your CPU.

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which is less offending video with less foot print?
how to change one format to other using some good open source tool?
please advise

if moto 4g plus specification says 128 gb mini micro sd card can i put 256gb card with 200gb of movies in it

how to see on my phone how much space in the card exactly used and can be used?
nociSoftware Engineer
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handbrake can transcode
vlc to some extend
slightly more low level: ffmpeg

There should be on the settings screens an item storage. That should be albe to tell the state of storage size.
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WakeupSpecialist 1
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According to the Specifications 128gb is max supported.  If you are able to test out and work with more than that, it is probably fine using and working with more.  It just isn't supported by Motorola.  Or untested by Motorola.
nociSoftware Engineer
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Inserting bigger chipsets might also make the usuable size limited to 128GiB.   (Gb = Giga bit, GB = Giga Byte  a 8 times difference, and most probably, GiB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024, GB = 1000*1000*1000 ).
So anything beyond 128GiB would be invisible. (It has to do with the number of address bits that is supported by the device);
It really depends on how the OS handles the differences in sizes. And might range from not accepting the card to getting read/write errors during use.)

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where can i get list of all phone and comparision of prices which support 256gb or 400gb mini micro sd cards?

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