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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Serious question for y'all out there. Am considering picking up an S7 - but I'm not much of an expert when it comes to SD cards. SO...

    Can anyone give me some helpful hints or input on the best brand/size/speed to get? Any insight would be particularly helpful!

    Thanks in advance!
    BergerKing likes this.
    03-07-2016 03:04 PM
  2. philly's Avatar
    I went with a sandisk extreme. the phone is capable of 2160p @ 30 fps recording so I want an micro sd card that is rated for that.
    03-07-2016 03:28 PM
  3. lmandl's Avatar
    Sandisk has a lifetime warranty! I wouldn't get anything less than 64, I went with 128, and 3 is better than 1.
    03-07-2016 03:29 PM
  4. 20blks's Avatar
    I went with a sandisk extreme. the phone is capable of 2160p @ 30 fps recording so I want an micro sd card that is rated for that.
    I've heard that the 1080 recording at 60 fps is the best hands down. Samsung pro + uhs 1 128gb card for me
    03-07-2016 03:31 PM
  5. BergerKing's Avatar
    In a Samsung device, I recommend Samsung's media cards. It may seem illogical, an SD card should be an SD card, but I've lost three different-branded cards in Samsung devices. Two in phones, one in a tablet. My Samsung cards have shown none of this behavior. They are also competitively priced for Class 10 cards, which are the only ones I run.
    jwalker9715 likes this.
    03-07-2016 03:31 PM
  6. SergeantDroid's Avatar
    I went with a 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro. I had a problem with a Sandisk in my Galaxy S4 a few years ago. Sandisk's customer support and warranty was top notch. I will only purchase Sandisk because of the way they handled it.
    03-07-2016 04:08 PM
  7. mattguirguis's Avatar
    I went with Sandisk Ultra 128GB Class 10
    03-07-2016 04:51 PM
  8. Tempest790's Avatar
    I'm coming from a Lumia 950 and already had the Lexar 128GB 633x card. It's pretty fast and haven't had any issues with it.

    I did buy the UHS-II U3 64GB Lexar 1000x card but had all kinds of problems with it. Not sure if they fixed it yet, so I'd stay away from those.
    03-07-2016 07:24 PM
  9. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Samsung Pro Plus 128 GB. Fastest UHS-I U-3 card on the market and it's on sale right now on both Samsung's site and Best Buy for $89.99. They'll price match in store so I went and picked one up yesterday.
    AndroidJay and BBBold-calgary like this.
    03-08-2016 04:05 PM
  10. 20blks's Avatar
    Samsung Pro Plus 128 GB. Fastest UHS-I U-3 card on the market and it's on sale right now on both Samsung's site and Best Buy for $89.99. They'll price match in store so I went and picked one up yesterday.
    Wow. I paid 99.99 at best buy. They owe my 10 bucks. Lol
    03-08-2016 07:24 PM
  11. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Wow. I paid 99.99 at best buy. They owe my 10 bucks. Lol
    Take it back if you bought it recently. As long as you're within the returns and exchange window, they'll price match it!
    20blks likes this.
    03-08-2016 07:27 PM
  12. brilang's Avatar
    How do the PNY U3 cards compare? Amazon has one "PNY U3 High Performance 64GB High Speed MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-I, up to 60MB/sec Flash Memory Card (P-SDUX64U360G-GE)" for $19.99 which is why I ask. They also have "PNY U3 Turbo Performance 64GB High Speed MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-I, up to 90MB/sec Flash Card (P-SDUX64U390G-GE)" for $24.99.
    03-08-2016 09:58 PM
  13. tomatosouplabs's Avatar
    I bought this today, kind of impulsively.
    SanDisk Pixtor Advanced 64GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-3 Memory Card Gold SDSQXSG-064G-ABCCA - Best Buy

    $39.99 regular $149.99 (yeah regular price doesn't mean much) this week. Probably overkill to get UHS-3, I don't think I'll do 4K video but I wanted to make sure the phone works with highest speeds.

    If I don't use it for my phone much I can use it for a camcorder I'm probably going to buy.
    03-08-2016 11:08 PM
  14. jma78b's Avatar
    I've rediscovered my old micro sd cards. Loving the music on it which I thought I had lost when I had to factory reset a previous phone and laptop! Also found video footage of Christmas long ago! Must have been the S4 I took that footage with. Video was awful lol!
    03-09-2016 06:51 AM
  15. Dschlitz's Avatar
    I preordered from Best Buy just to get the 64gb card. I think the 64 plus 32 phone storage should be good for now!
    03-09-2016 10:10 AM
  16. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    How do the PNY U3 cards compare? Amazon has one "PNY U3 High Performance 64GB High Speed MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-I, up to 60MB/sec Flash Memory Card (P-SDUX64U360G-GE)" for $19.99 which is why I ask. They also have "PNY U3 Turbo Performance 64GB High Speed MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-I, up to 90MB/sec Flash Card (P-SDUX64U390G-GE)" for $24.99.
    Supposedly the up to 60MB/s is still throwing up numbers in the 90s when it comes to read speed. I'd just save the $5 and go with the first one.

    The PNY cards can't compare to the the speeds the Samsung Pro+ cards can hit, but it's way cheap and a huge bang for the buck.
    03-09-2016 02:38 PM
  17. terrain's Avatar
    Pro +
    Attached Thumbnails What microSD card are you buying for your S7?-20160309_141454.jpg  
    03-09-2016 11:25 PM
  18. lostsoul2's Avatar
    my 128GB evo plus got: R:43.02MB W: 18.80MB
    carlossanchezmx likes this.
    03-10-2016 01:17 AM
  19. alien130's Avatar
    I got the SanDisk Ultra 128GB Class 10

    On that note, is anybody else experiencing a wake lag (a full 2 to 3 seconds)? I've concluded that it's because of the SD card (on the fact that it happens when I have it mounted vs when it's not)
    03-10-2016 09:29 AM
  20. SalixIncendium's Avatar
    I bought this today, kind of impulsively.
    SanDisk Pixtor Advanced 64GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-3 Memory Card Gold SDSQXSG-064G-ABCCA - Best Buy

    $39.99 regular $149.99 (yeah regular price doesn't mean much) this week. Probably overkill to get UHS-3, I don't think I'll do 4K video but I wanted to make sure the phone works with highest speeds.

    If I don't use it for my phone much I can use it for a camcorder I'm probably going to buy.
    Ditto.

    I'm sure I'll never come close to filling it up, as I store everything on the cloud, but it's nice to have the space and speed if I ever need it. Funny, I'm the same way with cars...
    03-10-2016 11:42 AM
  21. lyun17's Avatar
    Guys, just wondering how important the r/w speeds are for memory cards. Is there a noticeable difference in taking pics or recording videos? How about playing back media? I see cards with 20MB r/w and others 70-90MB r/w. Would you sacrifice speed for storage and save money? Any feedback would be great. Thanks.
    03-10-2016 12:38 PM
  22. SalixIncendium's Avatar
    Ditto.

    I'm sure I'll never come close to filling it up, as I store everything on the cloud, but it's nice to have the space and speed if I ever need it. Funny, I'm the same way with cars...
    Correction: Mine is a SanDisk Extreme 64GB Class 10 U3.
    03-10-2016 01:46 PM
  23. lostsoul2's Avatar
    I wouldnt chance it.. card are not that expensive and the good ones go on sale all the time. Stick with the name bands with good reviews. anything could go wrong but but with tons of family pictures its something I dont want to mess with. Always backup..
    03-10-2016 02:27 PM
  24. StuffOfInterest's Avatar
    I preordered from Best Buy just to get the 64gb card. I think the 64 plus 32 phone storage should be good for now!
    Ditto on the Best Buy free card. I have no plans to record 4K video, and my old phone was OK with 16GB internal and a 32GB card, so the free 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 card should hold me for a while.

    Really liking my edge so far. Even got it early enough to take advantage of the free charger offer for signing up to Samsung Pay.
    03-10-2016 06:31 PM
  25. cdjohnson25's Avatar
    Ditto on the Best Buy free card. I have no plans to record 4K video, and my old phone was OK with 16GB internal and a 32GB card, so the free 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 card should hold me for a while.

    Really liking my edge so far. Even got it early enough to take advantage of the free charger offer for signing up to Samsung Pay.


    Picked up max storage for our S7 and S7E from Amazon
    SSpinball likes this.
    03-10-2016 06:43 PM
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