Nokia 8 only exclusive to FAT32 micro sd card format
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7 months ago
How come Nokia 8 which is expandable up to 256gb of external storage could not handle NTFS and exFAT format of micro sdxc card? If the phone is capable of 4K videos, why limit the external storage to a FAT32 format? Micro SDXC cards nowadays have exFAT format as a default. Make sure you format your micro sd card to FAT32 before putting it into your Nokia 8, otherwise it could make your exFAT / NTFS micro sd card unreadable.
It's because a license fee has to be paid to Microsoft to use NTFS or exFat file format. Nokia haven't paid the license fee so don't support it, Fat32 does not require a license fee to be paid and is supported by almost every device.