06-27-2013 01:28 PM
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  1. dave25A's Avatar
    I've had my S4 for over a week now, however I haven't put in an SD card yet. I was thinking of getting a 32GB one. What cards would you guys recommend? Also by putting music and or videos on an SD card does that still allow me to play them through the apps on my phone? (such as the music player)
    06-25-2013 03:59 PM
  2. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I've had my S4 for over a week now, however I haven't put in an SD card yet. I was thinking of getting a 32GB one. What cards would you guys recommend? Also by putting music and or videos on an SD card does that still allow me to play them through the apps on my phone? (such as the music player)
    This is the one I have: Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 32 GB MicroSDHC C10/UHS1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-032G-AFFP-A): Electronics

    Different folks will give you different opinions based on their experiences (Samsung has their own brand of SD cards that seem to work better for some folks), but I've never had an issue with SanDisk cards. I'd definitely recommend staying away from cheap generic cards though.

    When the card is new, put it in the phone and format it (Settings --> More --> Storage --> Format SD Card), then plug your phone into your computer with the USB cable. You should see 2 directories now for your phone, the internal storage and the card storage. Simply copy any files you want to the SD card directory and you're good to go. Oh, and yes, any media you place on the card (music, video, pics) will be accessible to the apps on your phone.

    EDIT: One other piece of advice: MicroSD cards are extremely convenient, but not always the most reliable form of storage. I've had SD cards that lasted for years with no issues at all, and others that crapped out after a few months. NEVER keep your ONLY copy of anything important on it. I generally try to back mine up to my computer every few months just to be safe.
    06-25-2013 04:10 PM
  3. OhAlfie's Avatar
    I got a 32GB Sandisk for my S4 but within a couple of months the S4 kept saying the card wasn't installed. After much frustration, I went and got a PNY card that was on sales at BB and all is well. I've read that the Sandisk brand has been troublesome with the S4's for some reason. Could be due to the 4.2.2 software it has. My old S3 never had an issue using Sandisk.
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    06-25-2013 04:15 PM
  4. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I got a 32GB Sandisk for my S4 but within a couple of months the S4 kept saying the card wasn't installed. After much frustration, I went and got a PNY card that was on sales at BB and all is well. I've read that the Sandisk brand has been troublesome with the S4's for some reason. Could be due to the 4.2.2 software it has. My old S3 never had an issue using Sandisk.
    Thanks, I knew I had read about the issues with SanDisk cards. I bought the one I have now before knowing that, but mine seems to be working just fine...[knock on wood].
    06-25-2013 04:20 PM
  5. Marck527's Avatar
    I use a Samsung class 10 32 gb card. So far no issues.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    06-25-2013 05:16 PM
  6. DSWR's Avatar
    I also recommend SandDisk. Always get the fastest speed card you can afford. Class 10 is the highest which means data will be transferred as fast as possible. This is really useful if you plan on having any applications on the SD card instead of the phone memory (available in latest update) I've got the 64GB version of what's been linked. Not being funny but you'd be a fool to chose the 32GB over the 64GB right now... Extra 5 for doubling your size? YES PLEASE!
    06-25-2013 06:49 PM
  7. fantom305's Avatar
    Samsumg ///32 GB. class 10........you could go no wrong....
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    06-25-2013 11:38 PM
  8. dave25A's Avatar
    This was the one i was thinking about getting http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Micr...cUvbUpU2882251 At the moment there are a few accessories i'm thinking of getting, another battery as a back up for when i'm back to university after the summer and a decent pair of headphones (at the moment i find that that on some songs my in ear phones crackle)
    06-26-2013 04:44 AM
  9. Marck527's Avatar
    I also recommend SandDisk. Always get the fastest speed card you can afford. Class 10 is the highest which means data will be transferred as fast as possible. This is really useful if you plan on having any applications on the SD card instead of the phone memory (available in latest update) I've got the 64GB version of what's been linked. Not being funny but you'd be a fool to chose the 32GB over the 64GB right now... Extra 5 for doubling your size? YES PLEASE!
    WHAT. you can transfer apps to SD do now?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    06-26-2013 05:01 AM
  10. sophiaygsm's Avatar
    Hi, dude ,i have been using SANDISK C10 32GB since i owned my S4. Till now i find no problem with it, and fully pleased with it ,complete with highest speed available on the market, and can enjoy music and videos comfortably, a good one..... Another good choice SAMSUNG C10 32GB on it . For me ,I prefer the previous one ,you can choose one from them ,both r no bad.
    06-26-2013 05:21 AM
  11. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    This was the one i was thinking about getting http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Micr...cUvbUpU2882426 At the moment there are a few accessories i'm thinking of getting, another battery as a back up for when i'm back to university after the summer and a decent pair of headphones (at the moment i find that that on some songs my in ear phones crackle)
    I think that would be a good choice, though as many have mentioned, you can probably get a 64GB for not too much more $ (or "" for those across the pond)...but that's up to you.

    WHAT. you can transfer apps to SD do now?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    Kind of...There was an update for the International version that provided some support for moving apps to SD *IF* the app developer supported it. I'm not sure which models and/or carriers this update applies to (I'm in the US on Verizon, so I definitely do not have it). There are also a few other tricks rooted users can do, but for the most part, you shouldn't really depend on being able to move apps to SD.
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    06-26-2013 07:57 AM
  12. Farish's Avatar
    If you live near any Frys Electronics, they always have sales on memory cards. I bought the Samsung 32gb (class 10 and all that other yada yada) for 22 dollars about two weekends ago.
    06-26-2013 08:01 AM
  13. dave25A's Avatar
    Ok thanks for the recommendations, think i'm going to go with the one i posted the link too (the Samsung card). Does anyone know the difference in design between the S3 and the S4? the reason i ask is because i've seen a case/skin i would like to get for my S4, the only problem is it says its for the S3 but no mention of the S4. I was wondering if it would still fit/work with my S4?
    06-26-2013 09:02 AM
  14. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Ok thanks for the recommendations, think i'm going to go with the one i posted the link too (the Samsung card). Does anyone know the difference in design between the S3 and the S4? the reason i ask is because i've seen a case/skin i would like to get for my S4, the only problem is it says its for the S3 but no mention of the S4. I was wondering if it would still fit/work with my S4?
    It will not. The S3 and S4 are similar, but definitely not similar enough for sharing cases. (I own both). Trust me, you wouldn't even be able to "engineer" it to fit, it's not even that close.
    06-26-2013 09:05 AM
  15. dave25A's Avatar
    It will not. The S3 and S4 are similar, but definitely not similar enough for sharing cases. (I own both). Trust me, you wouldn't even be able to "engineer" it to fit, it's not even that close.
    Ok thank you for telling me this, i was going to order it and hope for the best but i wont now.
    06-26-2013 10:00 AM
  16. DSWR's Avatar
    WHAT. you can transfer apps to SD do now?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    Came in the latest firmware update!
    06-26-2013 03:48 PM
  17. Farish's Avatar
    Came in the latest firmware update!
    Did it come out anywhere other than Germany so far?
    06-26-2013 03:53 PM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I've had my S4 for over a week now, however I haven't put in an SD card yet. I was thinking of getting a 32GB one. What cards would you guys recommend? Also by putting music and or videos on an SD card does that still allow me to play them through the apps on my phone? (such as the music player)

    I would just go with whatever brand you are familiar with. I would suggest looking at SanDisk, Kingston microSD Cards | Kingston, or PNY. Those would be the top three I would recommend.
    06-26-2013 10:02 PM
  19. anon6136263's Avatar
    I bought a 32gb SanDisk for my 5 day old S4 (iphone switcher on trial basis) and had to take it back today. It kept removing itself and was annoying. Got a Samsung Pro version and it works flawlessy. Don't trust SanDisk in your S4.
    06-26-2013 11:24 PM
  20. jneusch's Avatar
    I have had both a Sandisk and PNY fail on me. I have no reason why. You may want to try Samsung.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-26-2013 11:38 PM
  21. Omer San Gabriel's Avatar
    I've had my S4 for over a week now, however I haven't put in an SD card yet. I was thinking of getting a 32GB one. What cards would you guys recommend? Also by putting music and or videos on an SD card does that still allow me to play them through the apps on my phone? (such as the music player)
    SanDisk Ultra 32 GB MicroSDHC C10/UHS1 Memory Card with Adapter


    been using this for a month now and it works well. Also transferred some apps on the memory card and don't have any problems at all. It runs as if it's in my internal memory.
    06-27-2013 01:18 AM
  22. msavic6's Avatar
    SanDisk Ultra 32 GB MicroSDHC C10/UHS1 Memory Card with Adapter
    http://www.memorycow.co.uk/image/cac...il-550x550.jpg

    been using this for a month now and it works well. Also transferred some apps on the memory card and don't have any problems at all. It runs as if it's in my internal memory.
    I've had the same card for a couple days now and have had no issues with it.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-27-2013 01:47 AM
  23. monsieurms's Avatar
    I've had my S4 for over a week now, however I haven't put in an SD card yet. I was thinking of getting a 32GB one. What cards would you guys recommend? Also by putting music and or videos on an SD card does that still allow me to play them through the apps on my phone? (such as the music player)
    I've tried most over the years. I've had perfect results with (a) Kingston; (b) Panasonic. (The way things work today, they could be made by the same people! I dunno...) For less famous brands, I've found Transcend to be very good. I always liked SanDisk, but my 64gb card seems to have some difficulties transferring data, as indicated in some threads ongoing, that I did not experience with my Kingston.
    06-27-2013 06:45 AM
  24. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    I have an Adata 32 GB class 10 UHS-I memory card. It's a pretty great card! It was on sale recently at Canada Computers for a 1 day sale at $9.99 from $32 and I bought 2.
    06-27-2013 06:49 AM
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    06-27-2013 07:38 AM
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