Android microSD Cards A1

Buying microSD cards for your phone just got a lot easier

November 23rd at 12:47 PM

Buying microSD cards for your phone just got a lot easier

Most Android devices out there come with one critical feature that’s not available on iPhone: support for expandable memory. There are some exceptions, including all of Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices — oh, and that time Samsung decided it wanted to try to ditch the microSD card.

But not all microSD cards are created equal. Some offer more storage than others, but that’s not the only differentiating factor. Some are crazy fast, while some are slower than you’d want them to be. Thankfully, going forward you won’t ever have to worry about buying the wrong microSD card for your smartphone or tablet. More →

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Fastest 256GB MicroSD Card: Samsung UFS

Samsung just killed the microSD card and this is what will replace it

July 7th at 10:56 AM

Samsung just killed the microSD card and this is what will replace it

Samsung and SanDisk are looking to one-up each other when it comes to expandable memory for smartphones and any other device that supports a microSD card. SanDisk made a 200GB card last year that is quite affordable, and then Samsung came up with a 256GB model. A few weeks ago, SanDisk matched Samsung’s 256GB card with two new microSD options of its own, both more affordable than Samsung’s card. But Samsung stepped up its game and killed the microSD card completely.

The company’s latest memory offering is a UFS 2.0 1.0 storage solution that will work with any device that has microSDXC support future devices that can support expandable storage, but it offers the same lightning-fast storage experience as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7. In fact, these new cards are just as fast as SSD drives.

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SanDisk’s giant 256GB microSD card is also the world’s fastest

June 28th at 9:00 PM

SanDisk’s giant 256GB microSD card is also the world’s fastest

MicroSD cards are about the size of your fingernail, but they’re capable of storing way more stuff than, say, 3.5″ floppy disks of yore. Every year it seems like cards get better, and 2016 is no exception.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-1 card takes the crown as the new fastest microSD card on the planet. It’s got transfer speeds of 100MB/s, and write speeds of 90MB/s. That should be enough to comfortably keep up with 4K hi-speed video recording from action cameras and drones, and way, way overkill for even the fanciest Android smartphone.

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Samsung’s new 256GB microSD card will be the envy of every iPhone user

May 10th at 2:06 PM

Samsung’s new 256GB microSD card will be the envy of every iPhone user

Smartphone owners looking for as much expandable storage as possible have probably considered or even purchased the incredibly affordable 200GB microSD card from SanDisk. But Samsung just came out with a microSD card that’s able to deliver even more storage for your Galaxy S7 or any other smartphone that supports expandable memory: a 256GB EVO Plus card that offers the highest capacity in its class.

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Galaxy S7 Edge Tips microSD Adoptable Storage

How to fix the ‘broken’ Galaxy S7 microSD memory

March 11th at 7:45 AM

How to fix the ‘broken’ Galaxy S7 microSD memory

Samsung this year acknowledged its mistake to remove microSD support from the Galaxy S6, by adding expandable storage to the Galaxy S7. The microSD slot lets you add as much as 200GB of extra storage to your handset, but as we explained recently, that’s not necessarily great news.

For whatever reason, Samsung left out one of the best memory features that Google added to Marshmallow last year. Adoptable Storage surprised the audience last year, given Google’s stance on microSD expansion in its own Nexus handsets. The feature lets you merge the phone’s flash memory and expandable microSD card into a single chunk of storage that’s treated as built-in storage.

While Samsung shunned this awesome feature on the Galaxy S7, someone figured out how to enable it on any Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge device, without having to mess with rooting procedures. More →

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Nexus 6P 5X 128 GB MicroSD

Nexus 6P leak: We have some good news and some bad news…

September 21st at 1:06 PM

Nexus 6P leak: We have some good news and some bad news…

If there’s one common problem for iPhone and Nexus buyers, it’s storage. Apple and Google aren’t fond of microSD cards, and while the iPhone maker has “fixed” storage problems by offering customers storage tiers up to 128GB, Google has often disappointed Nexus fans in that regard. However, it looks like that’s about to change with the next-generation Nexus devices. More →

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512GB microSD Microdia Xtra Elite

Ultra-fast 512GB microSD card is more expensive than a Galaxy S6 edge

June 4th at 6:20 PM

Ultra-fast 512GB microSD card is more expensive than a Galaxy S6 edge

Many Android fans love phones that come with microSD slots that allow them to significantly expand the internal storage of a device, even though certain smartphone makers aren’t willing to support them any longer. And many of those fans will be happy to hear that someone made a 512GB microSD card, though it’ll cost them a pretty penny. More →

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How to Add Storage to Phone

How to add more storage to any phone that doesn’t have a microSD card slot

November 19th at 4:15 PM

How to add more storage to any phone that doesn’t have a microSD card slot

Apple took a step in the right direction by eliminating the 32GB models of its most recent phones and tablets, but anyone who isn’t willing to pay a $100 premium for extra storage is still out of luck. The issue is that Apple’s mobile devices don’t feature microSD card slots for expanded storage, but ZDNet has alerted us to an interesting alternative. More →

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Verizon outs 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pre-orders start June 8th for $529.99

June 2nd at 10:55 AM

Verizon outs 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pre-orders start June 8th for $529.99

Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced that it will carry a 4G LTE version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet. The device — currently the thinnest tablet on the market — will be available in two capacities, 16GB and 32GB, and will launch in two color schemes: “metallica gray” and “glossy white.” Save for its 4G LTE radio and updated operating system, the tablet is nearly identical to the special edition that we reviewed earlier this month: it offers a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution display, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, and a 3-megapixel rear camera. Pre-orders begin on June 8th, and you can pick up the 16GB version for $529.99 or the 32GB model for $629.99 with a new two-year contract. Verizon Wireless also said that it will offer a range of accessories for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, including a full keyboard. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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AT&T announces Android powered Pantech Crossover

June 1st at 1:45 AM

AT&T announces Android powered Pantech Crossover

AT&T officially announced the Pantech Crossover on Tuesday, Pantech’s first Android smartphone. The Crossover is powered by a 600MHz processor, runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), sports a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, support for 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networks, a 2GB microSD card, a 3-megapixel camera, and a 1,500 mAh battery good for up to five hours of use. It may not offer the best specs, but it does come with an affordable price tag. You’ll be able to pick up the Pantech Crossover on June 5th for just $69.99 with a new two-year A&T contract. Hit the jump for the full release. More →

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HTC DROID Incredible 2 review

May 27th at 3:00 PM

HTC DROID Incredible 2 review

The DROID Incredible 2 recently landed on Verizon Wireless, and it has some tough shoes to fill. When the original launched, it was BGR’s favorite Android phone to date despite stiff competition from the Motorola DROID, which launched at the same time. The DROID Incredible 2 packs some decent hardware, like a 1GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p video, and more, but its specs — and data speeds — don’t match those of phones at the higher end of Verizon’s portfolio. Is the DROID Incredible 2 a worthy successor to the original or does it fall short? Read on to find out!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99

May 18th at 7:01 PM

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet is now available for pre-order from J&R. The 16GB tablet is priced at $499.99 while the 32GB version will set you back an additional $100. Here’s a quick rundown of its specs: it offers a 10.1-inch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, full 1080p HD playback, a 3-megapixel camera capable of recording 720-p video, a 2-megapixel forward-facing camera for video chats, and more. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also happens to be the thinnest tablet on the market right now. If you want a deeper dive, be sure to check out our full review of the limited edition version.  J&R doesn’t specify exactly when the tablet will ship, although we’ve heard the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available on June 8th. More →

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