Last year Samsung decided against adding 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 and S7 Edge.
Even though the S7 series has been available since March, millions of users are just now buying one, or bought the S7 as a replacement for the recalled Note 7. Thankfully in a matter of seconds we can add over 200GB of storage and fill it with apps, games, music, movies and more.
Running out of space on a smartphone is nothing new, which is why the Note 7 storage was doubled to 64GB. That isn’t an option for most Galaxy S7 owners. As a result you’ll want to grab one of the many SD cards we’ve recommended below.
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 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 declined 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.