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.


  1. 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 ?

  2. Jayce,
    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

  3. 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)

  4. 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

  5. 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.. 😀
    Currently 50%+ memory used..

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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