Choosing a microSD card (Samsung Evo Plus vs Evo Select vs ?)Tips


Which 128GB microSD Card would you choose?

  1. 128GB Evo Select

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    33.3%
  2. 128 GB Evo Plus

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. 128GB PNY Elite

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    0.0%
  4. Stick with your plain 64GB Evo for awhile longer

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  5. Other that I'll list below

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  1. freakshow85

    freakshow85 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sup, guys, I've had the (white and yellowish/orange) Samsung Evo 64GB in my S7 Active for a few weeks, also had it in my Galaxy S5, and the S4 before it, if I remember correctly. I believe I got it when I had the S4, before 64GB was the max microSD card supported... so yeah, that's me, I like to make things out.

    I've liked it a lot, and really have no reason to upgrade except I am going to give the one I have (64 GB Evo) to my mom, and I'm going to go to, I guess, a 128GB model, hopefully fast for today's standards.

    I know benchmarks... and loading something on your phone are two different things. Moving a movie from your PC to your Phone is a lot different than moving hundreds of documents from your PC to your phone.

    Either way, I've been looking at the 128GB Samsung Evo card in Evo Plus and Evo Select.

    My S7 Active (and all S7's, as far as I know), are limited to 200GB SD card capacity. Well, I'm looking at the 128 GB's right now. They seem to be where the best price to performance is at the moment.

    Yes... I could max out my 64GB card with just movies, alone, to bring along everywhere, but I don't. But now with all my music, plus the massive pictures it takes and the S7's UHD video recording, the space won't hurt anything, and honestly, I'd just prefer more speed while transferring to my PC. Why not? I mean, it isn't necessary, it's just what I enjoy. Thanks for understanding.

    The Samsung Pro's seem out of the question. Double the price for half the capacity, but I see they have their reasons.

    So, I'm looking for one of the other brands, and it doesn't HAVE to be Samsung, that it currently reading at the 80-90mb/s range, but also writing above 20mb/s like they have been for so long.

    At the same time, it must be reliable. Yes, I back up vids, pictures, etc., but there is still time and files lost when a micro SD card goes bad. So, if you guys just want to swear up and down to me that SanDisk is the better option, throw me a reasonably priced 128-200ishGB version out that writes at at least.... well, I want to say 40 mb/s, but I think that's when the prices really go up.

    All I know is, the plain Evos, like I have, tend to be at the 48mb/s read speeds. The Evo Plus and Select go up to around 80 or 90 mb/s, while supposedly not going over 20 mb/s write speeds.

    Here's what I'm looking at, and if the write speeds are just a 20mb/s thing until you pay double for half the space, well, I MAY just wait it out another month or two. But, I'd like a nice 128GB microSD card that's pushing some mean speeds. I'm open to ALL brand ideas. Thanks for any advice. And I'm having a hard time seeing what's the difference between EVO Plus and EVO Select... I just know EVO Pro blows them both away.

    128GB Evo Select https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Sele...=1468584195&sr=8-11&keywords=samsung+micro+sd

    128GB Evo Plus https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-mc12...g_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PEZV1ZTYP90BSN9NJS6P

    128GB PNY Elite https://www.amazon.com/PNY-MicroSDX...=1468584717&sr=8-17&keywords=samsung+micro+sd
     

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  2. Shoturtle

    Shoturtle New Member

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    Samsung evo plus and evo select is the same card with different colors. And different factory. Specs are exactly the same. And your s7 cand only read at 67MB and write at 34MB at best.

    If you plan on shooting a lot of hd video with the s7 128gb or keep the world maps for here navi on you phone. Photo and normal uses 64gb is enough.
     
  3. Shoturtle

    Shoturtle New Member

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    Ps expect around 60MB read and 20MB write with either evo 128GB card with the s7.
     
  4. Washuai

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    Not knowing the S7 was so limiting, I was going to get an Evo+, as my upgrade. Technically, I still haven't verified the S7 read and write times. Even if it is slower, at least you all helped me save $10, last Friday and that's the important thing.
    I got the 128 GB Evo Select. My previous card (older phone) was just a 64GB Evo Class 10 . 80 is still faster than 48, either way and it looks like I will benefit
    I wanted to update this, because there sure are some misleading articles on this subject trying to get S7 owners to waste money:
    1. http://samsungrumors.net/galaxy-s7-microsd-cards/
    2. http://www.androidcentral.com/best-galaxy-s7-microsd-cards
     

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