Posted by Jayce Ooi as Hardware
What is the best micro SD card for Samsung Galaxy S4? My Galaxy S4 is a 16 GB model with 9 GB usable storage only. Definitely not enough for my MP3, music video, movie, TV series collections. So I am looking for the best in performance and value in price 64 GB microSD card. Kingston, Lexar, SanDisk, Samsung, Transcend and other brands out there. Which company 64 GB micro SD card provides the best performance on Galaxy S4 and yet value in price?
64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 Card
64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 Card was the card on my Galaxy S3. It performs well there. And performs about the same on Galaxy S4 too by getting 36.0 MB/s sequential reading speed and 11.4 MB/s sequential write speed.
64GB Samsung microSDXC Pro UHS-1 Card
64GB Samsung microSDXC Pro UHS-1 Card is my latest addition. It has higher specifications than SanDisk but higher in price too. Well, Samsung microSDXC Pro gets 36.6 MB/s sequential reading speed and 16.5 MB/s sequential write speed. About the same reading speed as SanDisk but 5 MB/s higher writing speed.
So which one is the best micro SD card for Samsung Galaxy S4? Personally, I choose Samsung over SanDisk even it is pricey a bit. Too bad that Galaxy S4 still does not support UHS-I standard. Else Samsung microSDXC Pro will get better reading and writing speed then.