1. neil154's Avatar
    I am looking to replace the 2GB micro SD Card in my S3 with a 16GB or 32 GB card. I see that there are many cards available with different specs.

    Please tell me if any of the cards are acceptable or what minimum specs do I need to make sure that I have satisfactory performance
    12-19-2012 11:26 AM
  2. DoesItMatter's Avatar
    Go for the 32GB - and get Class 10

    Don't bother with the 64GB or the Ultra class I speed cards - they are hit and miss from all the forum posts I've been reading.

    Not just with this phone, other phones as well.

    The 32GB Class 10's have been out for a while and don't seem to have issues.

    I have been using AData cards in my phones (NewEgg) and some other good cards I've read about are the Samsung microSD's

    Don't go too cheap on the card - pay a little more for a good name.
    12-19-2012 11:42 AM
  3. winmod21's Avatar
    No issues whatsoever with our: 32GB SanDisk Ultra microSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 cards (purchased back in October @ Radio Shack, on sale for $23.), and installed in GS3 & Galaxy Note. No formatting was needed; we just popped them in and they've been working great ever since. Both SD & SDHC work.

    You'll read pros & cons about all brands. Probably is good advise to stick the more popular ones.
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    12-19-2012 11:52 AM
  4. GrooveRite's Avatar
    My 64gb Sandisk card is working BEAUTIFULLY!! Stick to name brand cards like Sandisk, Samsung, etc.. and you should be fine!
    12-19-2012 12:17 PM
  5. neil154's Avatar
    Thanks all for the responses
    12-19-2012 12:40 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Make sure its MicroSDHC, those work much better
    12-19-2012 04:13 PM
  7. neil154's Avatar
    Make sure its MicroSDHC, those work much better
    Not sure what you are telling me.
    12-19-2012 04:37 PM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Not sure what you are telling me.


    Something like this, it works better for smartphones
    Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 32 GB microSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter SDSDQUA-032G-U46A: Electronics
    12-19-2012 07:59 PM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    Ive got the card above but id maybe have bought a samsung chip if id known about the s3's aparent "bug" of "frying" sds.....

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    12-19-2012 08:17 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I have never had a fried MocriSD...is that only for Samsung branded SD cards?
    12-19-2012 08:28 PM
  11. Rodawg71's Avatar
    There's been threads on various forms addressing fried sd cards on the S3.

    sent from a Galaxy far away
    12-19-2012 08:42 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    I have the 64GB micro sdxc Class 10 card by Sandisk from Amazon.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
    12-19-2012 09:19 PM
  13. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Go for the 32GB - and get Class 10
    Don't bother with the 64GB or the Ultra class I speed cards - they are hit and miss from all the forum posts I've been reading.
    Not just with this phone, other phones as well.
    The 32GB Class 10's have been out for a while and don't seem to have issues.

    I have been using AData cards in my phones (NewEgg) and some other good cards I've read about are the Samsung microSD's
    Don't go too cheap on the card - pay a little more for a good name.
    You haven't been reading the forums correctly. It seems the 32g SDHC cards are getting toasted.
    I have a Sandisk 64g SDXC in mine. Working just peachy.
    12-20-2012 08:56 AM
  14. neil154's Avatar
    I am expecting to buy a 16 GB card (fr my wife's S3) so do I need to do anything about frying bug? Also, my S3 has a 32 GB card (from SanDisk) is there anything I should do to prevent it from frying?
    12-20-2012 09:50 AM
  15. AxlMyk's Avatar
    I am expecting to buy a 16 GB card (fr my wife's S3) so do I need to do anything about frying bug? Also, my S3 has a 32 GB card (from SanDisk) is there anything I should do to prevent it from frying?
    Don't format it. It should be good to go right out of the wrapper.
    I put my SDXC 64g card in with the battery out. Didn't format it, and it works fine.
    12-20-2012 11:56 AM
  16. gwappa's Avatar
    Seems to be the class 10 cards that are getting wasted by the phone - I have 32gb Sandisk Ultra that fails to get recognised intermittently. I've ordered a 32gb Sandisk class 4 card...fingers crossed.
    12-20-2012 12:23 PM
  17. neil154's Avatar
    Thanks I guess I will stay away from class 10. My current card is a class 4
    12-20-2012 12:39 PM
  18. WAWood8's Avatar
    ... is there anything I should do to prevent it from frying?
    Unfortunately, no. I had TWO different SD cards fried on two different SG3s -- different brands, different speeds.

    What I recommend is that you backup you SD to a PC frequently -- so that you don't suddenly lose something valuable.
    12-20-2012 01:12 PM
  19. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Unfortunately, no. I had TWO different SD cards fried on two different SG3s -- different brands, different speeds.

    What I recommend is that you backup you SD to a PC frequently -- so that you don't suddenly lose something valuable.
    When have the sd cards failed for you? While it was in use in your phone or when you were transferring files to it via PC??
    12-20-2012 02:02 PM
  20. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You haven't been reading the forums correctly. It seems the 32g SDHC cards are getting toasted.
    I have a Sandisk 64g SDXC in mine. Working just peachy.
    I have a 32GB SDHC and works perfectly, I have a SanDisk one, the company I trust the most

    The best companies for MicroSDs are SanDisk and Kingston...the others idk
    12-20-2012 04:22 PM
  21. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Samsung has their own sd card coming out for those that didn't know. Might be expensive but you shouldn't have a problem and if you do you can click out on a Samsung rep lol
    12-20-2012 04:27 PM

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