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Old July 1st, 2013, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, First time posting here, so please bare with me.

I just got a Galaxy S4 and I am now looking to get a SD card for it but im not to sure which one to go for.

There are a few versions out there the SDHC and SDXC, which one of these should I get and what brand would you recommend?
I'm only looking for 8 or 16GB cards, nothing super fancy just enough for music, videos and photos.


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Hi auzzie1077!! Welcome to the forums!! If you are on a budget go for the cheaper one, as for the size, bigger is better!!

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SDHC was the standard for cards up to 32GB. SDXC is essentially the same only for larger ie 64GB cards. I suspect you would almost instantly regret buying an 8GB card as you won't fit much on that but I don't know your needs.

Brand shouldn't make much difference but don't buy a suspiciously cheap one from eBay as it will be a fake (ie it will report that it is 16GB but will actually be 2GB so any data over 2GB you put on it will silently be lost). SanDisk used to have a good reputation but they have produced some duff 32GB and 64GB cards recently. You should be safe with Samsung.

Having said that, any card you buy from a reputable seller such as Amazon should probably be fine. You should probably go for one of the faster cards such as a class 10 card. If you are only buying a small card, it will still be fairly cheap.
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A lot of people are happy with this one. Different sizes are available.

Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A): Electronics

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Hi, First time posting here, so please bare with me.

I just got a Galaxy S4 and I am now looking to get a SD card for it but im not to sure which one to go for.

There are a few versions out there the SDHC and SDXC, which one of these should I get and what brand would you recommend?
I'm only looking for 8 or 16GB cards, nothing super fancy just enough for music, videos and photos.


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Amazon.com: SanDisk Extreme 64GB Class 10 microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card: Computers & Accessories
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Why do SD cards have classes? What is their significance?
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So they will be qualified for better jobs and be able to earn more.
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Keeping in mind that you can now install apps to the SD card along with the need for faster write speeds for recording 1080p video and burst shots, it would be best to go with the fastest class of card you can afford. Class 10 is ideal but definitely no slower than class 6. The faster the card, the quicker all of these functions will operate.
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Speed only. It doesn't tell you anything about the quality or toughness of the card. This article on Wikipedia explains the detail Secure Digital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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i just bought a 32gb no need for 64 gb
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I'd be careful about getting a Class 10 32GB, Samsung phone's seem to have a habit of killing 32GB Class 10 cards no matter the brand. Maybe a 64GB MicroSDXC will be better otherwise a 32GB Class 6 is what I'd get.

My GS4 just tore through my 2nd SanDisk Ultra U1 Class10 32GB, my GS3 ruined the 1st one, it's a huge issue.
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my vote goes to Scandisk class 10....32g
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Did I mention that I recommend getting a Class 10 card?
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I'd be careful about getting a Class 10 32GB, Samsung phone's seem to have a habit of killing 32GB Class 10 cards no matter the brand. Maybe a 64GB MicroSDXC will be better otherwise a 32GB Class 6 is what I'd get.

My GS4 just tore through my 2nd SanDisk Ultra U1 Class10 32GB, my GS3 ruined the 1st one, it's a huge issue.
It could just be that your phone has issues or you bought one of the many FAKE SanDisk cards. Always buy SanDisk cards from reputable dealers. What makes you say Samsung phones vs your Samsung phone? You are the very first person I've heard of any phone having an issue just because of the Class of a memory card. I've used Class 10 cards in every device that I own that accepts an SD or MicroSD card and never had a card failure. I've had a SanDisk 32GB Utra in my Samsung Galaxy S4 from the day I bought it. I'd do a little research on exactly what the "class of cards mean".

Also many people are saying buy the fastest speed out there. The device you are using the card in determines just how much of that speed you can use. If a device can only transfer to or from the card at a particular speed, as is the case with all devices, then it does no good to buy a card faster than your device, just for the sake of buying a fast card. I'm a long time photographer and many people use to say the same about the memory cards you buy for your camera. You can now look up how fast your camera transfers, and base your card speed on that. Now with that having been said, I buy Class 10 cards, as the cost difference is not that much.
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I'm having issues with this one:

Amazon.com : SanDisk Ultra 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter SDSDQUA-064G-U46A : Electronics

Files disappear, the entire card disappeared once, etc. It's going back.

Edit: Before removing it I reformatted it, and it came back as 0 GB.
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I'm looking for an SSD card too. Does anyone know what the Mb/s on the S4 is? Any specs with how fast this thing can go?
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So they will be qualified for better jobs and be able to earn more.

Hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.
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It could just be that your phone has issues or you bought one of the many FAKE SanDisk cards. Always buy SanDisk cards from reputable dealers. What makes you say Samsung phones vs your Samsung phone? You are the very first person I've heard of any phone having an issue just because of the Class of a memory card. I've used Class 10 cards in every device that I own that accepts an SD or MicroSD card and never had a card failure. I've had a SanDisk 32GB Utra in my Samsung Galaxy S4 from the day I bought it. I'd do a little research on exactly what the "class of cards mean".

Also many people are saying buy the fastest speed out there. The device you are using the card in determines just how much of that speed you can use. If a device can only transfer to or from the card at a particular speed, as is the case with all devices, then it does no good to buy a card faster than your device, just for the sake of buying a fast card. I'm a long time photographer and many people use to say the same about the memory cards you buy for your camera. You can now look up how fast your camera transfers, and base your card speed on that. Now with that having been said, I buy Class 10 cards, as the cost difference is not that much.

There is a quite exhaustive thread on the S3 forum, currently third page I believe, about SD cards being disabled by that phone. Different brands and speeds. His statement is not the first I've heard of that and in fact, I just got rid of my S3 and moved up to the S4 and was having some issues with the card in my S3 as well. Having said that, I don't think it was the card, but they phone having issues. Although, in reading through that thread, there were some statements regarding replacement cards from SanDisk I believe that were acknowledged as being in a bad batch of cards, specifically certain size and speed, if I'm not mistaken. My card is a Samsung 16 gig card that came with my old memorize. Lol. It is now housed in its 4th phone and luckily no longer in the S3 where I was becoming afraid it my die.
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There is a quite exhaustive thread on the S3 forum, currently third page I believe, about SD cards being disabled by that phone. Different brands and speeds. His statement is not the first I've heard of that and in fact, I just got rid of my S3 and moved up to the S4 and was having some issues with the card in my S3 as well. Having said that, I don't think it was the card, but they phone having issues. Although, in reading through that thread, there were some statements regarding replacement cards from SanDisk I believe that were acknowledged as being in a bad batch of cards, specifically certain size and speed, if I'm not mistaken. My card is a Samsung 16 gig card that came with my old memorize. Lol. It is now housed in its 4th phone and luckily no longer in the S3 where I was becoming afraid it my die.
Note I said "because of the Class" of the card...meaning typically there was either a problem with the phone or the card being defective.
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Note I said "because of the Class" of the card...meaning typically there was either a problem with the phone or the card being defective.

Your statement was noted. I was simply directing your attention to some interesting statements regarding the class AND size of some (actually more than some) cards that are being fried. No harm no foul.
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Whatever you do is stay away from SanDisk 64GB cards, i spent 60 bucks on one and everytime i go into my s4's picture gallery i always get a "sd card has been unexpectedly removed" message.

Very annoying, what a waste of 60 dollars.
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Whatever you do is stay away from SanDisk 64GB cards, i spent 60 bucks on one and everytime i go into my s4's picture gallery i always get a "sd card has been unexpectedly removed" message.

Very annoying, what a waste of 60 dollars.
I'm not sure how long you've had it, but part of the reason I buy from Amazon is returns are a breeze. I seldom hassle with returns other places.

Also, I think at Costco you still have a year to return on electronic devices.
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Thus far, I've had great luck with my 16 GB Samsung card.
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Win.

I've got one of those in my new S4 and it runs like a champ.
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Win.

I've got one of those in my new S4 and it runs like a champ.
That's the one I'm returning because it's having a ton of issues. Files lost, card not recognized, reformat and comes back at 0 GB.

BTW, I note that Amazon sells that card in their "frustration free" packaging option. I didn't opt for that, but I do wonder if that's how they deal with their returns of products that have a high rate of return.
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My new MicroSD card arrived, and it seems to be working. At least it's doing more than the Sad Disc ever did--all my music is in place and recognized. We'll see if that holds up. [Edit--Sad Disc should have been San Disc, but I'll leave it because it fits.]

Amazon.com : Samsung 32GB MicroSD HC Plus Class 10 UHS-1 48mb/s MB-MPBGB Ultra Fast Speed Memory Card with SoCal Trade, Inc. Memory Card Reader : Computers & Accessories

This one came with a USB thumb drive type adaptor, rather than the SD adaptor the San Disc product came with. I don't know if it's the different connector on my PC, but the transfer speed was much more stable with this card. The other one varied about 75% when attempting to copy files. This one probably didn't vary 5%.
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anyone in the UK bought an SD card supply any recommendations?
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I have the 32gb version from the same order page. Works flawlessly and with Apps to SD now, I've been moving stuff over. I also use it to record my HD video.

It works flawlessly and fast.
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I bought this exact card from Amazon for my S4. This was before I'd read about the reports of problems with the pair. Fortunately, my experience has been flawless.
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I have the 32 GB version of that SanDisk card and it works great on my Motorola Droid 3. I should be getting my SGS4 today. Do I need to reformat the card or will the S4 recognize the file structure/format of the card that I had on my D3? I'd of course would like to not have to copy my 20+ GB of multimedia files to my PC, have the S4 reformat the card, and then copy the files back onto it. TIA.
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I have the 32 GB version of that SanDisk card and it works great on my Motorola Droid 3. I should be getting my SGS4 today. Do I need to reformat the card or will the S4 recognize the file structure/format of the card that I had on my D3? I'd of course would like to not have to copy my 20+ GB of multimedia files to my PC, have the S4 reformat the card, and then copy the files back onto it. TIA.
I have the same card and when I removed it from my Droid Razr and put in my S4, all files were there without any formatting.
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I have the same card and when I removed it from my Droid Razr and put in my S4, all files were there without any formatting.
Great to hear - thanks.
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Buying a class 10 for this device would be a waste of money. It's faster than the phone is... so you will gain nothing from its potential speed.
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Buying a class 10 for this device would be a waste of money. It's faster than the phone is... so you will gain nothing from its potential speed.
Class 6 vs. Class 10 price difference is minimal. Besides, the microSDHC card can be used in a future device, which may make use of the Class 10 speed.

That said, if someone is on a tight budget and can only get either slower speed or more capacity, I'd vote for more capacity.
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Class 6 vs. Class 10 price difference is minimal. Besides, the microSDHC card can be used in a future device, which may make use of the Class 10 speed.

That said, if someone is on a tight budget and can only get either slower speed or more capacity, I'd vote for more capacity.
I mainly agree and was even going to say something similar, but then I remembered my old microSD card in my Droid 2 Global is still sitting in that device. So while you might be thinking of future devices, I'm not sure how often that really happens.
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Class 6 vs. Class 10 price difference is minimal. Besides, the microSDHC card can be used in a future device, which may make use of the Class 10 speed.
It didn't used to be a year and a half ago when I bought my S2.
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I mainly agree and was even going to say something similar, but then I remembered my old microSD card in my Droid 2 Global is still sitting in that device. So while you might be thinking of future devices, I'm not sure how often that really happens.
Well, I had an 8 GB microSDHC card that I used 2 phones ago (enV 3) and my last phone (D3). Then I got a 32 GB micro SDHC card for the last half year I owned the D3 and have now tossed that into my S4. Who knows, maybe I'll get a 64 GB card by the time my 2 years are up w/ the S4. But if not, you can be certain that the 32 GB card will go in my next phone. (And you can be certain that I won't buy a phone that has no expandable storage.)

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It didn't used to be a year and a half ago when I bought my S2.
I don't remember the price differences per speed last year. But back in Feb. when I bought the 32 GB microSDHC card, even name brand SanDisk, it was only a couple bucks for Class 6 vs. Class 10, which is what I got.
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I don't remember the price differences per speed last year. But back in Feb. when I bought the 32 GB microSDHC card, even name brand SanDisk, it was only a couple bucks for Class 6 vs. Class 10, which is what I got.
If it's like RAM desktop memory, the newer stuff can actually be cheaper. There though they have you over a barrel if you need old memory.
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If it's like RAM desktop memory, the newer stuff can actually be cheaper. There though they have you over a barrel if you need old memory.
Very true. I remember with my old computer, it needed DDR RAM. I got a 2 GB stick. Several years later, I decided to look for another stick. By then, DDR RAM was no longer being manufactured and it cost a lot more for it than newer DDR2 (at the time) memory. Needless to say, I stayed w/ 2 GB until I got my current computer.
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By the way, to avoid killing off your sdcard early and become member of the famous "my galaxy kills my SD card" thread, make sure you use it as mass storage only and not 'live' storage. Let me explain. SD cards don't like constant writes. It limits its lifespan. You can move movies and music , pictures and downloads to it. However, if you download torrents straight to the SD card (constant access) or run storage intensive games from it, your SD card will like live a short life.

I run any cheap SD card for months or years without issues and it died (it and new ones) within weeks of using it as torrent destination.
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