Micro SD Card for my S3


  1. neil154

    neil154 Well-Known Member

    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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  2. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member Guide

    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.
  3. neil154

    neil154 Well-Known Member

    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
  4. lmaker

    lmaker New Member

    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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  5. neil154

    neil154 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. neil154

    neil154 Well-Known Member

    Thanks that is exactly what I bought and I put it in yesterday
  7. screenprintr

    screenprintr Active Member

    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?
  8. screenprintr

    screenprintr Active Member

    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.
  9. neil154

    neil154 Well-Known Member

    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
  10. screenprintr

    screenprintr Active Member

    Thanks Neil. If I remember, the slot is a little tiny slot. Hope I don't lose it.
  11. neil154

    neil154 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. AxlMyk

    AxlMyk Active Member

    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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