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What kind of micro SD card to get?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ackmondual, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. ackmondual

    ackmondual Member
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    They're rather inexpensive, so why not? However, I'm also trying to decide what capacity and type to buy. I currently use a Samsung Galaxy s2 4G on tmobil. AFAIK, the benefits of a class 10 card isn't really going to make for the extra cost. 16GB is pretty good price, but don't think 32GB will be worth it. All I want to do is.....

    --fast and easy way to transfer media files on the go, or directly on the phone
    --keep a few scant few files (e.g. Office documents) and media around (the bulk of my music is on my classic Ipod anyways)
    --backup some crucial data perhaps (although my contacts list already run off the SIM card, but changes to UI and menu options perhaps)
    --backup game saves (dunno if it's possible to do that. The only thing I have for now are Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. Not a big deal, but I did sink alot of time into those. I'd hate to have to replay them from the beginning)

    What I won't be using it for....
    --supplement storage space on phone
    I don't anticipate storing mounds of data and media on the phone nor cSD card


    Any other good uses I'm missing with an Android device and micro SD cards?
     

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  2. Clevo89

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    Some good 32G SD cards on e-bay at great prices...I'm talking about those speed rated 10.

    I've only used about 3G of the space so far but my photographs are increasing and occasionnally I find it a quick way to move big video files between work & home.

    You'll find a way to use the space at some time...but go with what you can afford...just make sure it's a high speed rating (it's the little number in the circle)
     
  3. chanchan05

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    IMO class 10 ain't worth the price tag for use on a phone. A class 4 or 6 would do very well.
     
  4. Shocky

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    I only buy class 4 sdcards, I don't see the benefit of anything faster, at least not yet.
     
  5. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy
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    Over there <points>
    Beware buying cards from online sources. eBay is littered with counterfeit cards that don't work as well as they advertise, or just don't work after 3 weeks. Always buy from reputable sources (Amazon, NewEgg, etc).
     
  6. earthw0rmjim

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    Just go for a Sandisk, you can't go wrong with it.
     
  7. mikabuc

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    I use an 8GB Sandisk class 4 in my G2. It took about 28 mins to transfer 800 full length songs from my comp to my micro SD card(almost filled the card) I don't know how much faster a class 10 would have been, if any, but I bet my computer was maxed out on transfer speed anyway...
     
  8. ackmondual

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    sorry to revive a dead thread if that's a taboo thing here.... I ended up getting a 16 GB, class 4 cSD card. Although it's not quite the same thing, it's nice that getting these 16GB didn't cost an extra $100 (yes, rip on IpT and Iphones). Appareantly, there's no plug and play to transfer photos over, so transferring media via micro SD works well.
     
  9. vitor14

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    The game saves are probably located in "/data/data/com.rovio.angrybirdsrio" for Angry Birds Rio and a similarly named folder for the other game. However don't rely too much on backups you make of those folders, as I have never tested that procedure.
     
  10. Dual2thecore

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    I bought a Lexar 16gb class 4, & its working great for me.
    It only cost me $20, so cost wasn't really an issue for me.
    I may look for a 32gb, in the future.
     
  11. Matt31

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    So is class 10 really worth it?
     
  12. Dual2thecore

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    I think it all comes down to what your going to use it for.
    If you're going to use it to transfer data/large files, & need to transfer them fast, then by all means get the class 10.
    It also depends on how fast your/the computer can transfer files too.
     
  13. Ynomrah

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