How To Choose the best MicroSD card for your Android phone

The best thing associated with the term ANDROID was CUSTOMIZATION, and it will stay with it forever.  So one basic thing that any Android user can relate to is storage expansion. You get an option to expand storage using SD cards. So, choosing a right SD card for your purpose becomes a significant issue certainly. So, here we get your job easier by getting you into details with the most used categories of SD cards.

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MAKE SURE THAT YOUR DEVICE SUPPORTS SD CARD

Before you buy or get an Android device, check out for whether it have a SD card slot or not, because nowadays some devices come without  SD card slot , So make sure that if you can survive on that limited storage or not.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SDHC AND MICRO SDXC

You will notice two types of SD cards available. You’ll notice that it’s either a micro SDHC or SDXC card. The key difference between both of them is the amount of data they can store. SDHC stands for Secure digital High  Capacity and it can store up to 32 GB  of data. The latter one stands fro Secure Digital Extended Capacity and it is able to store 64GB of data and above.

Some low-end devices do not support SDXC cards , and are limited to SDHC only, so before getting a SDXC for it check out for details. Most of the SDXC extend upto a storage of 128 GB . The SDXC card with the largest capacity carries a storage of 512GB made by SanDisk.

WHAT DOES CLASS STAND FOR IN RELATION TO SD CARDS?

SD cards comes in different categories, So, Class 2,4,6,8 and 10. Almost every friend of mine has asked me about what does “class” relates to. So basically the class reflect its data transfer speSo, a class 2 SD card will transfer files at a rate of 2MB/s, while the class 1o one will do the same at a speed of 10MB/s . So it was not that complicated you thought it to be.

SDHC and SDXC classes’ speed
CLASS MINIMUM SPEED
2 2 MB/s
4 4 MB/s
6 6 MB/s
10 10 MB/s

 

The class directly reflect its minimum read and write speed for files, However, the top-notch category cards can hit the peak speed even up to 95MB/s, from one such card is SanDsik Extreme Pinmy opinion, the san disk SD cards are best in all categories.

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So, if you need a SD card for a mid end device, the class 2 will work, but class 4 is preferable . Class 4 and Class 6 cards proves the best in everyday purposes and provide a good performance in smartphone and other works.  Class 10 are for heavy users , like for DSLR and Videography users.

WILL A BETTER SD CARD SPEED UP YOUR PHONE?

Now for the question that whether choosing a better SD card will improve something in your smartphone? So , the answer is YES. When your SD card will initiate file transfer at higher speeds, it will help your phone doing things faster. The file transfers will take place faster.

Note : If you are storing apps on SD card then it might be a bit slower than opening apps stored on Internal phone storage coz there’s an extra layer of communication between your phone and micro SD card that needs to be carried out.

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So, guys if you think this post helped you, let us know and comment down your valuable feedback in the comment box below.

 

Sanju Gautam

Student tech blogger, like to dig the internet . Night person. Lazy . And a fast learner.

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