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Best microSD cards for smartphone storage

Best microSD cards

We often talk about microSD cards here at Tesco Mobile, but what exactly are they? Simply, they’re a handy way of upgrading your smartphone’s storage if you’re finding the factory storage a little bit on the small side. Not only do they allow you to keep more on your phone, they provide protection should anything ever happen to your device as everything should be saved to your trusty microSD card.

When looking for the best microSD card for your needs, speed and capacity are the most important things you should consider. If you have a premium smartphone, then it’ll undoubtedly be worthwhile to splash out on a high-end microSD card to reap the rewards like better speed and performance. To help you out, we’ve pulled together a useful list of the best microSD cards currently available to boost your smartphone’s storage.

Samsung EVO Plus

Samsung EVO Plus

As far as reputable brands go, Samsung is up there with the best of them. So, if want guaranteed quality – and happen to have a Samsung smartphone – you can’t go wrong with the Samsung EVO Pus microSD card. The EVO Plus is a speedy UHS-1 Class 10 card, which comes in a range of sizes from 16GB to a mighty 128GB. Not only will the Samsung EVO Plus expand your phone’s storage, it will help apps and media load faster with read speeds of up to 80MBs. Samsung claims their handy microSD card will enable you to save well over 10,000 photos on your Android device, as well as 30,000 songs and over 16 hours’ worth of video content. Best of all, you can simply slide the EVO Plus straight into your smartphone to get started!

SanDisk Extreme Plus

SanDisk Extreme Plus

SanDisk is another well-known name in the digital world and its flagship microSD card, the SanDisk Extreme Plus, does not disappoint. Available in 16GB to 128GB, the Extreme Plus boasts read speeds of up to 95MBs and write speeds of 90MBs, worthy of its UHS Speed Class 3 rating. This microSD card is a particularly good choice if you enjoy recording videos, as it supports 4K Ultra HD which captures minute details in crisp resolution. A hardy choice, the SanDisk Extreme Plus lives up to its name by being waterproof, shockproof and able to withstand adverse temperatures. Not only can the Extreme Plus be used in your smartphone, you can pop it in any camera, tablet or laptop with an SD slot.

Toshiba Exceria M301

Toshiba Exceria M301

This UHS-1 Class 1 microSD card is intended for recording Full HD videos on your smartphone. With read speeds of up to 48MBs, the Toshiba Exceria M301 certainly isn’t the fastest microSD card around, but for those wanting good quality videos and speedy apps, it’s enough. With a 128GB Exceria M301 card, you can save over 30,000 photos and almost 33 hours’ worth of videos, as well as 960 hours of music. Toshiba has also ensured its microSD card is durable, as it is waterproof and shockproof, so you can rest assured your media is safe out and about. What’s more, the Toshiba Exceria M301 comes with an SD card adaptor that allows you to transfer and share your media in a flash.

Transcend Ultimate 633x

Transcend Ultimate 633x

Another Speed Class 3 microSD card, the Transcend Ultimate 633x is capable of impressive read speeds of 95MBs and write speeds of 85MBs. This significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to transfer your media, which is great if you use your phone to document your adventures. These speeds also allow you to capture Full HD, 3D and 4K Ultra HD videos – depending on your phone’s capabilities – in stunning resolution. The only downside of its remarkable speeds is the Transcend Ultimate 633x only goes up to a maximum storage of 64GB, but you can easily transfer your media to your computer or laptop to clear up some space.

Kingston MicroSDXC

Kingston MicroSDHC

Last, but by no means least, the Kingston MicroSDXC is a Class 10 UHS-I card that comes in sizes 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. This reliable microSD card supports read speeds of up to 90MBs and write speeds of 45MBs, boosting transfer speed and performance on your smartphone. Capable of capturing high quality HD videos and stunning photographs, the Kingston MicroSDXC is a great choice for those wanting solid improvements to their device without breaking the bank. Say goodbye to buffering and so long to corrupted clips with a microSD card that is designed to help your smartphone fulfil its potential.