If you plan to download a lot of music, take a fair amount of pictures, and save TV shows and movies on your smartphone to watch later, a high capacity microSD card will go a long way in addressing any storage concerns that you may have. While there are higher storage capacities available, a 128 GB microSD card will definitely get the job done for the majority of users, and the great news here is that almost every smartphone, with the exception of really low-end devices, will support it. Here is our roundup of some of the best microSD 128GB cards currently available!
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Sandisk Ultra and Extreme
Sandisk is one of the first companies to introduce microSD cards with the A1 rating, which makes them compatible with the new App Performance Class standard that was recently introduced by the SD association. These Class 10 UHS 1 microSD cards are one of the best options if you are looking for fast app performance, and the 128 GB microSD card features a maximum transfer speed of up to 100 MBps. Like all the microSD cards on this list, the Sandisk Ultra cards are shockproof, temperature proof, waterproof, and X-Ray proof. The Sandisk Ultra 128 GB microSD card is currently priced at $56.61.
If you are looking for even more in terms of performance and capability, the Sandisk Extreme is the way to go. These Class 10 UHS 3 microSD cards also feature a Video Speed Class 30 rating, indicated by the V30 on the card, that makes it the best choice if you are looking to capture video in 4K. The 128 GB version of the Sandisk Extreme is currently priced at $66.99.
Samsung EVO Select
The Samsung EVO Select microSD cards are Class 10 UHS 3 cards that offer storage capacities starting from 32 GB all the way up to 256 GB, and you get up to 100 MBps and 90 MBps read and write speeds respectively with them. As the UHS 3 indicates, you are guaranteed a minimum transfer speed of 30 MBps. The 128 GB version of the Samsung EVO Select is currently priced at $44.99.
PNY Elite X
Like the Samsung EVO Select, the PNY Elite X microSD cards are Class 10 UHS 3 cards that offer storage capacities ranging from 32 GB to 128 GB, and offer read speeds up to 90 MBps. With a price point of just $39.99 for the 128 GB version, the PNY Elite X is also the cheapest microSD 128GB card on this list.
The Transcend Premium 400x series ranges from 16 GB to 128 GB storage options on Class 10 UHS 1 cards. They don’t offer as much speed as some of the other options on this list though, with transfer speeds up to 60 MBps across the board. For those looking for faster choices, The Transcend Ultimate 633x cards are available (Class 10 UHS 3) that offer read and write speeds of 85 MBps and 85 MBps respectively, but with only 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. The microSD 128GB version of the Transcend Premium card is currently priced at $59.
128 GB MicroSD cards – Conclusion
So, there you have it for this roundup of some of the best microSD 128GB cards currently available!