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Looking to upgrade SD card...class 4 or 10?

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  1. cougnole

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    no it is not worth it. you get more than twice the speed so your pictures load in like .01 seconds instead of .02 seconds. in reality the operating system and other factors holds you back more than the sd card would.

    its 4 megabytes per seconds versus 10 megabytes per second. either way the difference isnt really noticeable on a phone.

    if however, the android system and ALL apps were stored on it, then you might notice a difference. unfortunately were stuck with the stock 8gb of storage
     
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    I would think the impact would be minimal on a phone. On a DSLR camera when taking strings of pictures in burst mode or HD video it makes a bigger difference because the buffer doesn't fill up as fast.

    Mathematically, I'm sure there is a difference even on a phone. Would you notice it? Doubtful.
     
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    I got a class 10 for my tablet, thinking that I might want to run a rom off the sd card or dual boot (menu asks which rom to run). Made a nandroid and although I didn't time it, it seemed to take about the same amount of time.
     
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    From everything I've read, the bottleneck is on your phone so there should not be any noticeable speed difference. As mentioned in other posts, if you directly connect your SD card to your PC for transfers, you might (and should) see a benefit.
     
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    Depends on the speed of your usb adapter. All my flash drives read about the same, about ~16-18 mbps. I believe the 16gb class 10 I just bought was also 18, which concerns me. I will recheck that tonight tho. BTW, my speeds are via HD Tach.

    I'll have to check with my usb 3.0 adapter (when I get home) or work pc w/ usb 3.0 to see if that makes a difference.
     
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