Which right microSD card Best for Android Phone
Hello M8s! As You Know there are a lot of microSD cards available in the market, but not all of them will better work with your Android phone or tablet or any android device. When you are trying to choosing between SDHC and SDXC, or Class 10 and UHS-I Class 1, here i am sharing few tips to help you make sure you are choosing the best microSD for your android device and your needs.
You will most often come across two types of microSD cards — SDHC and SDXC. The difference between the two is the range in capacities they provide.
SDHC cards have a limited capacity of 2GB to 32GB. On the other hand, SDXC cards can range from 32GB to 2TB Storage. To put this in perspective, one photo taken on a 16MP camera is about 7MB worth of data. If you purchase a 32GB card, you could store 4,500 or more photos on it. (This number would differ if you’re using a Galaxy S7, which can shoot in RAW format, creating photos with much larger file sizes as well as Quality)
You might be tempted to choose the largest capacity, but you will need to check what your device supports. For this you may google for it 🙂 . There are alot of phone available at many sites you may and check with an microSD card slot, and their supported storage capacity:
- Galaxy S and S7 Edge: 200GB
- LG V10: 2TB
- Moto G 2015: 32GB
- Xperia Z5 Compact: 200GB
- OneTouch Idol 3: 32GB
Once you choose a card capacity which you think that is better for your device, now here it’s time to choose its speed. The speed class of your card determines how quickly it can write data. When you’re working with video, or bursts of photos, the faster the better.
Most newer mobile devices will support three primary speed classes: Class 10, UHS-1 Class 1, and UHS-1 Class 3. UHS stands for Ultra High Speed, and currently has two bus types (the connection between card and phone hardware), labeled I and II, which help determine the card’s maximum speed. UHS-2 cards — which feature an extra row of pins — are being produced, but a limited number of mobile devices support them.
MicroSDHC and microSDXC cards can be any of these three classes, since capacity and speed are not directly related. Since maximum speed is only provided by some manufacturers on packaging, here are the minimum speeds and intended purposes of each class:
- Class 10: 10MB/s; burst photos and up to 1080p video files.
- UHS-1 Class 1: 10MB/s; live video and 1080p video files.
- UHS-1 Class 3: 30MB/s; live video and up to 4K video files.