The best micro SD card for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The best micro SD card for Samsung Galaxy Note 2


What is the best micro SD card for Samsung Galaxy Note II? Most of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 out there is 16 GB version. 32 GB and 64 GB versions are not available for all regions yet. Therefore, you need a big size microSD card if want to store lot of games, songs, videos… Personally, I got myself a 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 Card for Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Performance is good – able to get half of internal storage speed for both reading and writing…

The best micro SD card for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Based on SD Card Tester benchmark, 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 Card manages to get 19.84 MB/s sequential reading speed and 9.36 MB/s sequential write speed on Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Interested? You can grab one here.

  • Afiq

    Hai jayce, can I know where u bought it in malaysia?

    • Jayce

      Lowyat Forum.

  • sandbox

    can email me the lowyat seller name?

    • Jayce


  • CrimsonMoon

    Hi Jayce, u mention earlier when u just bought the 64gb Sandisk card that the Galaxy S 3 doesn’t support UHS-I yet, but does the Galaxy Note 2 supports it ?

    • Jayce

      No since their hardware are basically the same.

  • Chris

    Do you know if apps can be installed onto the micro SD card with the Note 2? I know they cannot with the Galaxy S3… Thx

  • hanisroslan

    Hi, i am using 4gb micro sd card class 4 on my Glaxy Note 2. I have not rooted yet the phone and i obtained the result after testing using SD card tester apps: write (10.88MB/s) and read (26.22MB/s)

  • riswan hassan

    I bought Samsung galaxy note 2 with 16 gb memory. Could you please suggest what size memory sd card I can use? One of my known friend adviced 64 sd card reduces the performance of processor? Kindly

    • Jayce

      I am using 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 Card. Performance as above.

  • haslinda

    may i know how much is the price for 32GB? tq

    • Jayce

      Hi haslinda, you can get the latest pricing at Amazon website.

  • James

    I have it too..
    Its writing speed is a little slugish for a class 10 card..
    But it’s fir enough due to its big capacity..
    Happy to have it since I am a memory eater.. :D
    Currently 50%+ memory used..

  • Serguei

    Hi Jayce,

    I have Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Will 64gb card work on it? Thanks

    • Jayce

      Yes Serguei.

  • Guru

    I am a absolute novice. I just got the Note II and am finding difficulty using the SD card. How do you root the device for the site you mentioned

  • Reyhan

    Hey Jayce, can you suggest best MicroSD for SGS2 :D

    • Jayce Ooi

      Any branded class 10 SD card should do just fine.

  • reyhan

    Can 64 gigabyte of memory read on SGS2 jayce ?

    • Jayce Ooi

      Yes, it can support 64GB SD card.

  • Deanoo

    Hai Jayce, your 64gb micro sd formatted using Fat32 or Exfat?

    • Jayce Ooi


  • Chuck Ryan

    Hi Jayce

    I’m using my 16GB FAT32 on my rooted Note2 formerly used in GalaxyS3.
    It’s readable with FileManager’s and some programs can load stored files.
    App2SD message: “The device does not have a real primary external storage, or the primary external storage is emulated”.
    Made a primary and secondary partition, no success.
    The Samsung salesman told me when I turned in my S3: “Your card will not work in the N2″.
    Partly he was right.

  • zul

    Hi Jayce, may I ask why exFat and not Fat32? Thx.

    • Jayce Ooi

      exFAT supports file size above 4GB. FAT32 can’t.

  • xnyash

    my 64gb sandisk card removed unexpectedly and duh now i cant format it ., by the way its not ultra as i was not aware earlier before inserting to use ultra especially , any chance to reformat it?

    • Jayce Ooi

      Try to use PC to format it.

      • xnyash

        nothing happends , says windows was to unable . ” even tried easues disk recovery and easeus disk partition , even tried command prompt no results

        • Jayce Ooi

          Send for warranty claim then.

  • xnyash

    Thanks for the tip I got the replacement but data lost :(
    Purchased new card ultra 64gb sandisk the one u recommend in blog. Due I need to format it using note2 or exfatgui for fat32 /ntfs?

    • Jayce Ooi

      Just format it with Galaxy Note 2 will do.

  • Lisa

    My galaxy note 2 has ruined two sd cards.First one was a 32 gb sandisk and the second one was a 16 gb pny. I just bought a transcend 32 gb micro sdhc uhs-I class 10 card but haven’t put it in yet. I’m wondering if this card will be ruined within a couple of months too. I know there is an issue with S3 and note 2 phones ruining sd cards. I just don’t know for sure if it’s the phones or the sd cards.

    • Jayce Ooi

      Weird… I don’t have SD card issue on Galaxy S3, Note 2 and S4. Samsung and SanDisk cards are working fine here.

  • Ivan

    Hi, hope i’m not too late to ask u..

    Did sg note2 really support uhs? or it just use it as compatible for class 10 only?
    with your 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Class 10, it should performs more than 30mb/s right?

    Thank you.

    • Jayce Ooi

      Nope. Class 10 only. I don’t think so.