In 2015 Samsung decided not to add a microSD slot to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5. The result was millions of upset and frustrated customers running out of storage. This year though, Samsung learned from their mistakes and returned it for all their flagship smartphones. With that in mind, here are some of the best and fastest microSD cards for the Galaxy S7.
Even though the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been available since March, millions of users are just now buying them, or are realizing the built-in 32GB of space simply isn’t enough. Thankfully in a matter of seconds we can add over 200GB of storage, and fill it with apps, games, music, movies and more.
The new Galaxy Note 7 is being sold with a free 256GB microSD card for those who buy it early, but the same awesome deal wasn’t around for the Galaxy S7. If you’re the proud owner of that impressive water-resistant smartphone with a great camera, get one of our microSD cards below and do more with your device.
With tons of different sizes, speeds, brands and more there’s a lot to consider, and below we’ll share our suggestions for some of the best choices for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners. Getting a cheap microSD card can be one of the best accessory purchases for your device, but make sure you don’t pay too much.
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 adding 64GB, 128GB or even 256GB of storage in seconds.
Just a year ago 200GB of space in a smartphone was nearly impossible without spending hundreds of dollars, but now it’s easy, and fairly cheap. In 2016 the cost of microSD cards has really declined, all while sizes have increased to huge limits. There are now 256GB microSD cards readily available, and even 64GB options are less than you’ll spend going out to dinner.
It’s worth noting that typical stores are extremely overpriced, so do not buy one there. Carrier stores like Verizon or T-Mobile and even Best Buy are all a no-go. That said, Best Buy lowers the price with deals all the time, and will even price match Amazon if you want to buy 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 S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. These offer the best speed, performance and durability for the price.