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phones with expandable memory

If you’ve bought a new camera, laptop, phone, or game console recently, it’s always good to have extra storage. Huawei may be attempting to bring something new to the market, but microSD remains the main standard for expandable memory for now. 

There are a lot of brands, speeds, and capacities out there. To keep things simple, we are focusing on our two favorite memory brands: SanDisk and Samsung. Why these two brands? Simply put, they have a great combination of reliability, performance, and price. 

Best microSD cards:

  1. SanDisk
  2. Samsung

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best microSD cards regularly as new ones launch.

1. SanDisk

sandisk ultra 65gb micro sd card

Sandisk is one of the first companies to introduce microSD cards with the A1 rating, and these Class 10 UHS 1 microSD cards are some of the best options if you are looking for fast app performance. The 16GB and 32GB versions of the cards offer maximum transfer speeds up to 98MBps, while the higher storage versions, going all the way up to 512GB, bump that up to 100MBps. You can find the prices below:

Storage capacityCurrent price on Amazon

2. Samsung

samsung evo select 128 gb micro sd card

The Samsung EVO Select microSD cards are Class 10 UHS 3 cards that offer storage capacities starting from 32GB all the way up to 512GB and you get up to 100MBps and 95MBps read and write speeds respectively with them. Here is a roundup of the available storage options and their current price points:

Storage capacityCurrent price on Amazon

There you have it — these are the best microSD cards you can currently get. We’ll add more options to the post once they launch.