Micro SD class 2 or 4 for my HTC DesireAccessories


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  1. cala

    cala Member This Topic's Starter

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    Guys, I'm in need of a newer higher capacity micro SD card (instead of the default 2GB), but which one should i have?

    the standard micro SD entry level is class 2, but if i were to use this, will it lag my HTC Desire? or should i opt for the next level, which is class 4?

    I know memory card is important for high load hardwares such as digital camera. Wonder if class 4 is an overkill for a HP?

    Would love to hear your thoughts on this. cheers!
     

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  2. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Well-Known Member

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    to be honest it depends what your planing to use the phone for, if you are going to be uploading lots of music to it, or using the camcorder a lot especially using 720p video, or playing movies from it or games, then you really want a class 6 card, otherwise a class 4 will do. Class 2 is really a bit slow unless you are just going to use your desire like a dumb phone and not make use of its features, the only reason it is supplied with a class 2 is because they are saving money by doing so.
     
  3. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

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    I accidentally purchased a class 2 SDcard since it was sitting with the pile of class 4 sticks, anyways it seems to be fine for most things but I don't use the camcorder. It will matter most when you record alot of video and use apps2SD's dalvik-cache feature, which mine is using but haven't had a hiccup yet.
     
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    wellibob Well-Known Member

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    Class means the sd card should be upto spec, however, ALOT of class 2 cards perform near class 6. Risk i know. If you got the money, get the higher class, or gamble. It might pay off however ;)
     
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    If you do a search in these forums you'll find out that all the "classes" mean is that it raises the "minimum" mb/s transfer rate and not the maximum. So, a class 2 could be, for example... 7 mb/s - 50 mb/s, class 4 14mb/s - 50 mb/s, and class 6 35 mb/s-50 mb/s....these are just fake figures, to give you an idea on what i was talking about.
     
  6. zigson

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    Conventional wisdom on the forums says you need a higher class to cope with higher definition video, but as far as I know, this is just based on assumptions. I honestly
    can't tell the difference between videos recorded on my class 2 and class 6 cards.
     
  7. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Well-Known Member

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    My class 2 card works perfectly fine,just stick to the top brands and avoid Ebay and you'll most likely be fine.;)
     
  8. Androidin'

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    I bought a 16gb Kingston class 4 card to replace the Samsung 8gb class2 that came with the phone. Don't notice much of a difference really, except maybe transferring music to the new card seemed faster. For $40CDN for a brand name 16gb card, the fact it was a class 4 was just an added bonus.
     

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