Many people ask same question and its not new but your phones are, so getting the best micr0-sd card for your android smartphone would be important for you after all, all your precious memories (pictures, videos) , music, apps are now saved in SD-Card if you wish to.
We all know how much is the usable space in Galaxy S4 (9.5Gb ish of 16gb in total) so when you shoot a 13MP photo or capture precious moments at HD mode you really need SPACE & SPEED for all that.
We’ve noticed, as I’m sure you have, that there are some very cheap Micro-SD cards out there with prices which look too good to be true. Well they are too good to be true! This short article hopes to explain why the wrong micro SD card could severely limit your Smartphone experience and gives a set of best buying practises.
So question arises,
What Kind of Memory Card I should get?
There are many types of Micro SD card available and that doesn’t mean by storage (8,16,32GB) but also very important factor here is “CLASS” of the SD Card.
You might have seen on the internet many SD-Cards have Class 2, 4,6,10 written on them, higher class means high read/write speeds.
Simple comparison in layman language :-
- Class 2 for SD video recording – not recommended at all.
- Class 4 and 6 for high-definition video (HD) to Full HD video recording. – Class 6 is fine.
- Class 10 for Full HD video recording and consecutive recording of HD stills
- UHS Speed Class 1 for real-time broadcasts and large HD video files
Now as you know Galaxy S4 supports HD recording and you can move your heavier apps to SD card we recommend you to get at least Class 6 or Class 10 micro-sd card.
Please note we recommend this guide for Galaxy Note 3 and other older android smartphones like Galaxy S3 and Note II also.
We won’t recommend you purchasing over eBay as many fraudulent sellers try to sell “FAKE” Class 2 SD card with the sticker of Class 10 and that can really make fool out of you so its always better to buy from reputed shops or online by Sandisk themselves.The above is Class 10 card, as every manufacturer have their own rating style to promote their brand. This is SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter i.e. rated as Class 10.
We recommend you to purchase this Micro SD-card as this is future proof and you will be able to use this at least for two-three years more in coming up smartphones or else there is always Class 6 card available. As there is just $1-3 difference in the price of Class 6 and Class 10 cards (at higher capacities), its always better to get future-proof electronics!
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