Re: "There's no way to customise this in current software builds: you get what you're given."
So to put it another way: If the built in storage on phones was priced the same as an SD card, would there still be the same demand for an SD card slot?
If phone makers didn't charge a mark-up on bigger built in storage, is there still any advantage to an SD card slot?
So yeah, I'm still curious as to why people say they want an SD card slot, when what they really want is 'lots of storage for a reasonable price'.
The idea that you can rescue your photographs from a broken phone by removing an SD card is fine, but only if you're not using encryption (or have the keys stashed off the phone). In any case, a regime that backs-up all new photos to your home server over WiFi also works if lose your phone in addition to breaking it.