Best MicroSD Cards for the Galaxy Note 7

After removing the option to add a microSD card to the Galaxy Note 5 and S6, which frustrated buyers, Samsung listened to customer complaints and returned it for the Galaxy Note 7. Now that users have the option, here’s a collection of some of the fastest and best microSD cards for the Galaxy Note 7.

This year the Note received a lot of upgrades, even if the design remains similar. It has double the storage with 64GB to fill with apps, games, music, movies and recorded 4k video. Not to mention water-resistance, a microSD slot, better camera, bigger battery and improved security. There’s a lot to like.

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Even though Samsung is giving out a free 256GB microSD card to early adopters who buy it within the first few weeks, millions of users will need and want to get a microSD card. With tons of different sizes, speeds, brands and more there’s a lot to consider, and below we’ll share out suggestions for some of the best choices for Note 7 owners.

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A microSD card is a little chip smaller than a dime, which goes inside the phone using the removable tray on the top. The same slot that houses the SIM cards for your network has a space for the microSD. Using the SIM slot removal tool that comes in the box owners can remove the SIM tray, put a microSD card next to it and slide it back in. Instantly doubling the Note 7 to 128GB for a low price.

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In fact, we can add a 128GB microSD card to the Note 7 in a matter of seconds, giving it far more storage than any iPhone. It’s a feature millions of users love, so lets take advantage of it.

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As many of you probably know, microSD cards have really come down in price over the past couple of years, all while sizes have increased to huge limits. There are now 256GB microSD cards readily available, and even 64GB options are as cheap as ever before. It’s worth noting that typical stores are not where you want to buy one, as they are extremely overpriced. Carrier stores like AT&T or T-Mobile, and even Best Buy are all a no-no. That said, Best Buy has good deals on occasion, and will price match Amazon and others if you’re looking to get one today.

Our recommendation for most average users would be a 64GB card, but power users may want to jump at something even bigger. With that all said, below is a collection of some of the best microSD cards for the Galaxy Note 7. Best in terms of price, speed, performance and more.

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Samsung 64GB EVO+ Class 10

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Samsung 64GB EVO+ Class 10

First things first, only buy a microSD card that is a "Class 10" or says "UHS-1" if you want the best performance. UHS stands for "Ultra High Speed" and Class 10 is visualized by a small circle with a 10 printed inside it right on the card. Our image above shows the "U" branding for UHS-1.

You can find a better, faster, and higher storage limit card for the same price (or less) at sites like Amazon or Fry's Electronics, than if you go to a carrier store. Don't rush, and choose something from our list.

First up should probably be the Samsung 64GB EVO+ Class 10 card. It's made by Samsung and goes perfectly with the Note 7, not too big and not too small, has some fast speeds for excellent performance while taking photos, recording video, or playing games that are installed on the SD card. And most importantly, it's cheap. This is a great way to double storage without breaking the bank.

Crazy enough, a high-speed Samsung 64GB microSD card can be found for under $20 on sites like Amazon, which are often over $50 at retail stores.

Buy it Now for $20 on Amazon

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