1. emathed's Avatar
    I just purchased my first Android phone a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I was wondering what kind of memory card should I buy? I'm new to all of this so your help is appreciated...thanks!!!!

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    10-10-2012 04:58 PM
  2. SenseMonkey's Avatar
    A samsung 32Gb one,have had it 3 phones ago. Still works perfectly.

    Sent from my S3(:
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    10-10-2012 05:02 PM
  3. Skunkape60's Avatar
    It doesn't matter. As long as you format it with the fat 32 file system.
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    10-10-2012 05:12 PM
  4. emathed's Avatar
    Ok. Thanks!! I'm basically just wanting to store pictures, videos, and music. Do you think a 16g is ok?

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    10-10-2012 05:21 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Ok. Thanks!! I'm basically just wanting to store pictures, videos, and music. Do you think a 16g is ok?

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    16GB is a good size! I have a 16GB and I have over 20 albums on my phone plus a lot of pictures and I still have space

    I would recommend a MicroSDHC card by Sandisk, Kingston, or Samsung
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    10-10-2012 08:23 PM
  6. emathed's Avatar
    Alright. Thanks everyone!!!

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    10-10-2012 08:38 PM
  7. pkinneavy's Avatar
    its good that you just want to store media files. found out yesterday that the GS3 wont allow you to move apps to the SD card.
    10-15-2012 12:08 PM
  8. litlprince's Avatar
    Well it really depends on how much you are planning to put on it. I personally have alot of music so even the 64gig sdcard i have is not even close to being enough. Even so you can get quite a bit on it. Given the online prices i wouldn't bother with anything less then 32gig. Hell even a 64gig is only 50-60. its a good investment even if your not gonna use it all.

    Beyond simply storing media on the card... also consider if you plan on using the camera alot. I record video quite often so the sdcard comes in handy considering a few minutes of video comes to about 1gig or so.

    Beyond all that there is some debate of the class of memory card. Some people will say you should get a class 10 but im using a 6 with no issue at all.

    Also there is no need to format it beyond what your phone will do once you put it in.
    10-15-2012 12:31 PM
  9. riderrick65's Avatar
    MY SG3 is about a month old, and I purchased a San Disk Ultra 32 gb micro SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 memory card. I was told in this forum to @ least get 32 gb if not 64, but I felt 32 would do me just fine.


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    10-24-2012 05:14 PM
  10. winmod21's Avatar
    MY SG3 is about a month old, and I purchased a San Disk Ultra 32 gb micro SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 memory card. I was told in this forum to @ least get 32 gb if not 64, but I felt 32 would do me just fine.
    I purchased the exact same one as riderick65, and after one week its been working great with no problems, after storing music & pics & files & videos on it. I'm a newbie too, so I'd guess I'd pretty much agree with all the others--- who say that, due to the price, you might as well get a 32GB. You can find the [32GB San Disk Ultra microSDHC Class 10 UHS-1] like riderick65 & I purchased--- for approx. $23. - $25., unless they've already dropped in price some more.

    And, no formatting needed. Just pop it in and it works great.
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    10-24-2012 09:28 PM
  11. SHO_ONE#IM's Avatar
    I bought a class 4 32gb SanDisk and after 2 months just crapped out on me... I bought a class 10 to replace it as other forums / people were claiming success. Well, 3 weeks and I have no problems.... But I was kinda ticked my card ended up being a $20 guitar pick. I originally bought the card from Amazon, but SanDisk was the retailer and so I called SanDisk, explained my issue and now they're sending me a new one.

    I then called At&t and explained how their latest update fried my card (the truth) and how I lost pictures and videos and other files that are irretrievable also very @$?#'n true!!!!! ..... They gave me a credit of $97.... I was shocked.... The DeathStar did something nice.... Isn't the lost pictures of my late boxer Rya, but it was a kind gesture!

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    10-25-2012 09:15 PM
  12. bogdaryl's Avatar
    I'm using a 32gb class 4 that I bought for my GSII I've had no problems at all. BUT if I happen to come across a good deal on one that's a class 10 at 32gb I'll probably get it. Oh yeah forgot it's Sandisk.
    10-26-2012 02:30 PM

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