As we find out each time a major manufacturer decides to release a flagship phone without a micro SD slot (we're looking at you, Galaxy S6), Android users remain passionate about options to expand their storage. But how well your micro SD card performs depends on its class and speed, as well as the capabilities of your phone. Here, we tell you everything you need to know to help you pick the best micro SD card for your Android device.
When buying a micro SD card on a site like Amazon, you'll see that there's a lot more information than just '[brand name] 32GB micro SD card'. Usually, the name of the micro SD card is two full lines of text, which can be baffling. Below is a diagram showing you what crucial bits information on a micro SD mean, and below that we go into the details that'll help you choose the best micro SD card for you.
Will a better micro SD card speed up my phone?
What's the difference between SDHC and micro SDXC?
What does 'class' mean on a micro SD card?
What does UHS mean on a micro SD card?
|UHS class||Minimum speed|