1. CRitter's Avatar
    Just picked up the Play. Still trying to get it sorted out. Want to put in a 128 GB micro-SD. Very confused as to what "speed" I need to get to get reasonable performance. I am partial to SanDisk, but the models and prices range from okay to you-got-to-be-kidding?
    10-15-2016 09:48 PM
  2. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Just picked up the Play. Still trying to get it sorted out. Want to put in a 128 GB micro-SD. Very confused as to what "speed" I need to get to get reasonable performance. I am partial to SanDisk, but the models and prices range from okay to you-got-to-be-kidding?
    Are you going to use adoptable storage? If so, get the you-got-to-be-kidding Extreme Pro card. Otherwise, go for the cheaper Ultra.

    I did adoptable storage with both cards and the cheaper one made the phone feels really sluggish. With the faster card it now feels almost as fast as running apps directly from the phone storage.

    Inside Marshmallow: Adoptable storage | Android Central
    10-15-2016 10:16 PM
  3. NX1977's Avatar
    Make sure it's a branded class 10 and you'll be fine.

    Personally I like Samsung cards.
    10-16-2016 07:35 AM
  4. huungryshark's Avatar
    class10 U3(!) Samsung Evo and you should be fine normally for storing music&pics etc.

    Adoptable storage i don't know if this is enough, good cards are expensive.
    i mean really expensive, even 32GB.
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    10-16-2016 08:24 AM
  5. NX1977's Avatar
    I think the last card I bought was their ultimate edition (grey/silver card with coloured edge depending on size).

    Amazon used to do a twin 128gb pack which was a bargain of you needed a second card for another device.
    10-16-2016 09:46 AM
  6. AllenRulz's Avatar
    I'm getting the 32gb moto Z Play in a few days when it's released. I also was wondering which as card is best to put into this phone. So the Samsung brand 10?
    10-17-2016 08:06 PM
  7. NX1977's Avatar
    I'm getting the 32gb moto Z Play in a few days when it's released. I also was wondering which as card is best to put into this phone. So the Samsung brand 10?
    Any class 10 should be fine. Just stick to a major brand.

    It's just my personal preference to like Samsung cards as they've always been good whenever I've used them.
    10-18-2016 03:03 AM
  8. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Okay im searching and hardly any of them show classes. I know the number on the card isn't the class but its the UHS (which mostly says 3)
    10-18-2016 06:20 AM
  9. NX1977's Avatar
    10-18-2016 10:11 AM
  10. Farris Bueller's Avatar
    I understand if price is an issue, there is actually a deal on the sandisk 200gb card for $50 on Amazon I believe. Not sure on the speed for that one. I wanted the most GB for the cheapest price (before the 200 card went on sale) ended up buying a brand new 256gb Samsung evo+ on eBay for $100, so many people are selling them from the note 7 promotion for half the retail price.
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    10-18-2016 10:28 AM
  11. AllenRulz's Avatar
    I'm reading more about how it's not worth upgrading the SD card on mid tier phones. That it makes it slower so idk.
    10-18-2016 11:18 AM
  12. NX1977's Avatar
    I understand if price is an issue, there is actually a deal on the sandisk 200gb card for $50 on Amazon I believe. Not sure on the speed for that one. I wanted the most GB for the cheapest price (before the 200 card went on sale) ended up buying a brand new 256gb Samsung evo+ on eBay for $100, so many people are selling them from the note 7 promotion for half the retail price.
    Assume by 200gb you mean 256gb. There's no such thing as 200gb.
    10-18-2016 03:11 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    Assume by 200gb you mean 256gb. There's no such thing as 200gb.
    There is a 200

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00V6...cUvbUpU5503090
    10-18-2016 04:49 PM
  14. NX1977's Avatar
    Thanks for that.

    It's not to proper storage sizes though.

    Storage goes 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64,128, 256, 512, 1Tb......

    200 I suspect is made from mixing chip sizes?
    10-18-2016 04:57 PM
  15. YAYTech's Avatar
    I'm reading more about how it's not worth upgrading the SD card on mid tier phones. That it makes it slower so idk.
    Depends on how you use the storage. If you format it as internal and install apps to it, those apps will run slower than they would on internal. If you use it for storing photos/videos/music, you probably won't notice.
    AllenRulz likes this.
    10-18-2016 08:08 PM
  16. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Depends on how you use the storage. If you format it as internal and install apps to it, those apps will run slower than they would on internal. If you use it for storing photos/videos/music, you probably won't notice.
    Ah okay. That makes sense. I don't know too much about the SD card life lol. So I'm definitely trying to understand it more just in case I need more space. Never needed more with my LG Nexus 5 and this is only a 16gb internal with no extra slot lol. So I'm damn sure for me that 32gb is good for my needs.
    10-18-2016 08:26 PM
  17. YAYTech's Avatar
    Ah okay. That makes sense. I don't know too much about the SD card life lol. So I'm definitely trying to understand it more just in case I need more space. Never needed more with my LG Nexus 5 and this is only a 16gb internal with no extra slot lol. So I'm damn sure for me that 32gb is good for my needs.
    Then I would hold off on getting any SD card. Prices are constantly getting cheaper, so you'll get a better deal (or better speed/quality) if you wait
    AllenRulz likes this.
    10-18-2016 08:28 PM

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