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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to replace the 2GB micro SD Card in my S3 with a 16GB or 32 GB card. I see that there are many cards available with different specs.

Please tell me if any of the cards are acceptable or what minimum specs do I need to make sure that I have satisfactory performance

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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are just storing music, documents, apps, you can use a class 4 or higher. I have a 16gb class 6 and a 32gb class 10 and I don't notice much of a difference other than size.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information. I will be using it only for basic storage and backups of PC data so I guess class 4 would be okay
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The class is for the speed the data is write in the card. 2 is the slowest 10 is the fastest. If the card is more of 4GB is a HC(Hi Capacity) Class 10 is recommended for video recording and high quality pictures.
There other classifications for other applications like XC used in some camcorders.

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I intend using the card for basic data storage and taking some pictures but the pictures would not behigh quality picture but only used propbably for postint etc. so I am guessing that class 4 would be adequate. Also, I saw another posting that some one suggested that S3's have a history of destroying SD cadrs particularly class 10 cards.
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Thanks that is exactly what I bought and I put it in yesterday
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I don't mean to be dumb, but where does the Micro SD HC card go on the Galaxy S3? Is it below the battery?
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My co-worker just told me it gets installed below the battery, next to the Sim card. In NJ we have to use the SIM card.
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Like they say the only dumb questions are the ones you don't ask.

If you take the back cover off and just below the battery on the left side is a place where the card slides into
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Thanks Neil. If I remember, the slot is a little tiny slot. Hope I don't lose it.
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The sim card is not dependent on the location it is dependent on the cell phone provider and I believe all crriers of the S3 have sim cards. The sim card is located to the right of the sd card and is larger.
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I am looking to replace the 2GB micro SD Card in my S3 with a 16GB or 32 GB card. I see that there are many cards available with different specs.

Please tell me if any of the cards are acceptable or what minimum specs do I need to make sure that I have satisfactory performance
This one works for me. Do not format it, and take the battery out when installing it.
Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A): Electronics

EDIT: There are a lot of complaints about the SDHC cards going bad in the GS3. I had one go south on me, and SanDisk replaced it.
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