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Accessories Class 2 or Class 4 microsd card for music?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Stanleyshmanley, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Stanleyshmanley

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    I plan on getting a 32 gb microsd card and load all my music on the card. I wnat to leave the 16 gb in the phone to my pictures and video recordings.

    I don't care how long it takes to transfer files over because I'm fairly patient. I'm just concerned about any lag that might take place when I open the music player.

    So should I go for class 4 or will class 2 suffice?
     

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    Go for the class 4. if you decide to get higher quality mp3's and such, you'll eventually be begging for a class 4
     
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    I have a class 4 16GB card. It has about 1,200 songs on it and there is no lag at all when i turn on the music player. When i boot up the phone it takes about 1 1/2 min. for the card to cycle and the phone is ready to go. Of course the more music, the more time it will take.

    One thing i dont like is i have the game Gangstar on my phone and while i like the game, all the sound bytes for it went to my card mixed in with my music and when i turn on the music player and have it on random, there is over 200 sound bytes from the game on it and it plays those sometimes which is annoying. I havent tried, but i wonder if i can put that game on my internal memory. That is the only game that has sound bytes mixed in with my music.
     
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    If I decide to get the Class2, is there going to be any stuttering while I'm playing my music. Becuase I don't mind waiting a while for the initial sync. Most of the music I listen to is encoded at mp3 and m4a at around 256 kbps.

    I guess what my real question is: Is there a significant difference in read speed between Class 2 and class 4?
     
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    there is a difference in speed but for you, you seem to already have your mind made up. I'd go ahead and get the class 2.
     
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    I'm actually still deciding, haha. Do you know how big of a difference it is in speed?
     
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    I've got a 32gb class 2 loaded with music, some at 256, some at 320. Never had a problem of stuttering or music player lag. (Clarification: I DID have some clicking at the beginning of tracks but it vanished after I applied ryan's lagfix.) I've also downloaded a sitcom from MediaHub, it played fine. And I've recoded several movies from TiVo using VideoRedo and transferred them to the phone, and everything has played w/o problems.

    So if you can live with slow transfer speeds and long power-up scans, Class 2 will work well. Especially for the prices now.
     
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    I have a class 2 32g card and have suffered no problems with music or video playback.
     
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    I too am confused re class 2 v class 4; I gather class 4 is faster. And now I've seen class 10 as well for sale! So, is 10 better than 4 and better than 2? I also have noted big differences in prices for 16GB cards (from 33 to 75$CA for the same 'class') whereas 32GB are around 115$CA consistently. What is worth paying for or is there likely to be any real world difference between cheap & expensive?
     
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    I just bought a 16gb class 4 sdhc card, flipkart said it's comparable with ACE...
    I know class 4 should be sufficient for phone so didn't think much and went for it..
    I wanted to know what class is the sd card bundled with the phone..


    and by the way this is a stupid question but is there any possibility that more amount of memory can reduce battery life?
     

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