Best SD card for mobile or other devices

Choosing the right sd card can be difficulty, there are many different versions of SD cards on market.
SD cards are widely used for many devices like mobile phones, small computers etc.
They come with different sizes, compatibility support can be found in your device manual.
Most devices these days have microSD slot for cards, older cameras or Raspberry Pi has a bigger sd slot for mounting.

SD Card comes with different classes, what dose it mean?Best micoSD card for smartphone

Today’s sd cards are categorized by classes, size and type.
Class means on the card how well will it write on card.

ClassMinimum speed
22 MB/s
44 MB/s
66 MB/s
1010 MB/s

Choosing for devices like Raspberry PI, Odroid XU4, Banana PI or other such devices, it is recommended to choose atleast class 10 card.

UHS types on SD card

Some microSD cards come with UHS-1 or UHS-3 compatible support, basically it means it can get transfer speeds up to 312 MB/s. But smartphones don’t support UHS on these days yet.

Choosing the right one for my smartphone

Getting the right microSD card for your device depends how much storage is needed and what kind of performance are you seeking for. We recommend you to get always class 10 microSD card.
microSD cards come with different size, the most popular size are listed below.

Size
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB



NameSizeSpeedsClass 
SanDisk Extreme SDXC64GBRead up to 90 MB/s
Write up to 40 MB/s
Class 10
UHS-3
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Samsung 64GB EVO Select Micro SDXC64GBUp to 80 MB/sClass 10
UHS-1
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SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC64GBUp to 80 MB/sClass 10
UHS-1
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PNY Elite Performance 64GB64GBUp to 95 MB/sClass 10
UHS-3
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SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB64GBUp to 90 MB/sClass 10
UHS-3
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SanDisk Ultra SDXC64GBUp to 80 MB/sClass 10
UHS-1
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SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC128GBUp to 80 MB/sClass 10Check price
Samsung 128GB EVO Select Micro SDXC128GBUp to 80 MB/sClass 10Check price
PNY Elite Performance 128 GB128GBUp to 95 MB/sClass 10Check price

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC

One of our favorite microSD cards for smartphones, it hasSandisk Ultra 64GB a great speed up to 80 MB/s, it has class 10 support and UHS-1 compatibility.
For recording 4K videos or having a great HDR pictures it gives great data transfer speeds. SanDisk Ultra comes with a lifetime warranty.

ProsCons
Great speed up to 80 MB/sPricey
Comes with SD Adapter
Lifetime warranty

 

 

Samsung 64GB EVO Select Micro SDXC

Samsung Evo 64GB

EVO’s are really good performance microSD cards for smartphones, tablets, small home computers like Raspberry PI.
Samsung gives 10 year warranty, data transfer speeds for 64GB Samsung EVO is up to 80 MB/s. It is great for Raspberry PI-s or other small home computers.
Samsung EVO supports UHS-1.

ProsCons
Great speed up to 80 MB/s10 year warranty
Comes with SD Adapter
Cheap price

PNY Elite Performance 64GB

PNY Elite Performance 64GB Flash Memory High Speed SDXCPNY comes with UHS-3 compatibility and class 10 support. This card supports up to 95 MB/s data transfer speeds. 64GB card stores approximately 16 000 photos with regular size of 4 MB per picture.

ProsCons
Speed up to 95 MB/sPricey
UHS-3 compatibility
Lifetime warranty



 

 

SanDisk Extreme 64GB SDXC UHS-I CardSanDisk Extreme 64GB SDXC UHS-I

Sandisk extreme card is more used in camcorders or other cameras, it is shockproof, temperature-proof, x-ray proof and waterproof. This card is good for you car dash cam.
Supporting UHS-3 and V30 video speed class its good for 4K recordings. Read speeds are up to 90 MB/s.

ProsCons
ShockproofPricey
UHS-3 compatibilityLow write speed
Lifetime warranty

Choosing best SD card for small home computer

When choosing a sd card for device like Raspberry PI, Odroid XU4 or other similar devices, it all depends on size of need. Always look for class 10 cards and with bigger sizes comes bigger speeds.
For a computer thats always on, its recommended to get a bigger sd card and keep some of the card empty for better life time cycle. We recommended for most devices SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC or Samsung 64GB EVO Select Micro SDXC. For Raspberry PI 1 you will need a adapter for microSD card. Raspberry PI 2/3 comes with microSD card slot so no adapter is needed.
Raspberry PI also offers preloaded SD cards: Raspberry Pi 16GB Preloaded (NOOBS) SD Card and Raspberry Pi 8GB Preloaded (NOOBS) SD Card