Back in the day Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Note 5 didn’t have micro-SD card slots. The result was millions of upset and frustrated customers running out of storage. With the Galaxy S7 though, Samsung learned from their mistakes and returned this highly requested feature. Now that it’s back, 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 of 2016, millions of users are just now buying one, or received it as a replacement for the canceled Note 7. Old and new owners alike, add over 200GB of storage in a matter of seconds with a microSD card.
Running out of space on a smartphone is nothing new, which is why Galaxy S8 rumors suggest 64GB will be built right in. That isn’t an option for Galaxy S7 owners though. 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. Here we 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. Now it is both easy and cheap. 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 retail 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 in mind, below is a collection of some of the best microSD cards for the Galaxy S7. All of them also fit the Galaxy S7 Edge, of course. These offer the best speed, performance and durability for the price.
SanDisk Ultra 200GB
While not everyone will need 230+GB of space in their Galaxy, this is the best overall option in terms of size for the price. If I were to recommend one, it would be the SanDisk Ultra 200GB card. This is perfect for those after tons of storage with great performance. It's ideal for video recording thanks to 90 MB/s speeds, and can be filled with music, HD movies, games and other content.
SanDisk is one of the most popular and trusted brands in the industry, so get this knowing it's a great choice. This card was crazy expensive when it was released last year, but can now be yours for as low as $79. And yes, that's nearly the same price as a puny 64GB card at many retail stores. We'd recommend getting it online, at Fry's Electronics, Amazon, or have Best Buy price match. It's even on sale for only $70, the lowest we've seen yet.
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