Ready to expand the storage on your new Samsung Galaxy S7? So are we.
Although the option to add a microSD card to the Galaxy S6 was absent, Samsung listened to consumers this time around and added the feature back with the new Galaxy S7. This means more room to save photos, record HD video to, and upload your extensive library of music. There are many sizes and speeds to sort through when it comes to choosing a microSD card for the Galaxy S7, but we'll be sticking with mostly 64GB options as a good starter card — shedding light on some of the best ones worth considering.
SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC Card
Perfect for the Galaxy S7 owner after serious storage space, this 200GB microSDXC card from SanDisk provides transfer speeds of up to 90MB per second and can record full HD video. Announced just last year, this beefy card is ideal for video recording or for storing plenty of movies and music on your Galaxy S7. We've seen the prices drop as low as $79 on these cards at Amazon.
Samsung EVO Plus 64GB microSDXC Card
Last up is Samsung's EVO Plus 64GB microSDXC card, which can transfer data up to 80MB per second, record full HD video, and comes with its own SD adapter. This Class 10 storage card is built to handle high temperatures and is currently priced at $28.
PNY U3 Turbo 64GB microSDXC Card
This UHS-1 (Ultra High Speed) U3 microSDXC card from PNY is capable of 90MB/sec transfer speeds, making it ideal for continuous full HD video recording, even in 4K. It's built with durability in mind, providing a waterproof design that can handle high temperatures and accidental drops. This PNY microSD card is backed by a lifetime limited warranty and its largest 64GB option goes for just $24.99.
SanDisk Extreme PLUS 64GB microSDXC Card
SanDisk's Extreme Plus UHS-1/U3 microSDXC card boasts transfer speeds of 95MB per second, capable of full HD and 4K video recording. This card comes with its own SD adapter to use with laptops and notebooks, and is capable of reading and writing to microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards. You snag the 64GB Extreme Plus microSDXC card for around $50.
Kingston Digital 64GB microSDXC Card
This Class 10, UHS-I microSDXC card from Kingston features a 64GB capacity and advertises a read speed of 90MB per second and write speed of 45MB per second. Included is an SD adapter which the microSDXC card slides into when using on a computer or other standard SD device. The Kingston Digital 64GB microSDXC card is currently available for $35.
How much storage will you add to the Galaxy S7?
While 64GB will add a good chunk of storage space to your Galaxy S7, there are always smaller and larger options to roll with depending on your needs. If you're planning on upgrading to the S7, what size microSD card are you after? Let us know in the comments or join this forum discussion.
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