Best microSD Cards for the Moto G5 Plus

The reality is this: if you are buying a budget phone, you're kind of over the idea of paying a lot for accessories. No fancy, expensive case; no insanely high-performance microSD slot. You just want something that works.

Even though the $229 Moto G5 Plus has a pretty hefty 32GB of storage out of the box (and double that for an extra $70), if you're in need of extra storage for movies, music, or even large games, a microSD card can come in real handy.

The Moto G5 Plus even supports Adoptable Storage, which means that you can make the inserted SD card a permanent part of your phone's storage.

So which cards do we recommend? Take a look below!

SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD

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SanDisk is a well-known company when it comes to memory cards and storage products, and cards like this show you why. The SanDisk Ultra 128GB (around $44) is a Class 10 card that comes with a 10-year warranty, and has quick transfer speeds (up to 80MB/s), so it should check many of the boxes that you look for in a microSD card.

Samsung EVO 128GB microSD

Samsung's EVO 128GB microSD card (about $49) isn't the company's top offering, but it comes with decent speeds and a price tag to match. With up to 48MB/s read and write (Class 10 or U1 classification), it can handle 1080p video without a problem. If you want a well-regarded card that doesn't break the bank, this is the one to go with.

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SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD

If you're looking to add a lot of extra storage at a relatively low cost, the SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card (around $74) is the way to go. This Class 10 card provides transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s and can record Full HD video. If you like to keep your digital library with you at all times, you'll want one of these.

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SanDisk Extreme 64GB

The Moto G5 Plus can shoot 4K video which takes up a lot of space on the phone's storage. With SanDisk's Extreme microSD card, which is rated U3 and supports maximum write speeds of up to 100MB/s, you can force the phone's 12MP sensor to record directly to the external storage.

Though the SanDisk Extreme 64GB is a bit more expensive on a per-megabyte basis, at $35 it's a relatively inexpensive way to shore up the storage on your new phone.

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Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.