Although some Android smartphone manufacturers have ditched the microSD card slot, there are still a good number that haven’t. In case your phone can use a bump in storage, here are our top three microSD card suggestions for your Android smartphone…
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The most important thing to remember about purchasing any microSD card for your new smartphone is that it should be SDXC that has at least a U3 speed class rating.
If you’re looking for a microSD card that will let you add as much storage as possible, Sandisk offers one of the best 400GB cards on the market. You’ll have transfer speeds around 100MB a second which is perfect for all of your needs.
Of course, only a handful of phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ accept cards as large as 400GB. If yours doesn’t, Sandisk offers an entire line of cards that should work with your handset.
Purchase the Sandisk Ultra 400GB Micro SDXC UHS-I card for $200
Purchase the Sandisk Ultra 256GB Micro SDXC UHS-I card for $122
Purchase the Sandisk Ultra 200GB Micro SDXC UHS-I card for $69
Purchase the Sandisk Ultra 128GB Micro SDXC UHS-I card for $38
Samsung EVO Select
If you’re just looking to expand the storage on your device, you don’t need to look much further than Samsung. The company’s EVO Select microSD cards are not only fast enough to transfer your data between the card and the phone but also offer a variety of storage/price options.
Depending on the GB size of the card, you should get read speeds between 90MB and 95MB per second.
The SanDisk Extreme series was made specially to handle 4K video capture and to survive “challenging environmental conditions.” While the price of these cards can be slightly more expensive than the Samsung offerings above, they do come with a lifetime warranty if it ever stops functioning correctly.
Purchase the SanDisk Extreme 64GB Class 3 microSDXC card for $33
Purchase the SanDisk Extreme 128GB Class 3 microSDXC card for $50
Purchase the SanDisk Extreme 32GB Class 3 microSDXC card for $19