The holiday shopping season is in full swing. For many of us, there is a good chance that we’re putting a new camera, laptop, phone, or game console under that tree. Or maybe you are getting a new toy for yourself this holiday season. Whatever the device, it’s good to have extra storage.

MicroSD remains the main standard for expandable memory and right now is a great time to buy, as many retailers are slashing microSD card prices for the holidays. Act now while you can get a deal, instead of waiting until after you or a loved one has unwrapped that shiny new toy that needs more memory.

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. 


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 16 GB and 32 GB versions of the cards offer maximum transfer speeds up to 98 MBps, while the higher storage versions, going all the way up to 400 GB, bumps that up to 100 MBps. You can find the prices below:

Storage capacityCurrent price on Amazon
16 GB$7.49
32 GB$7.99
64 GB$11.99
128 GB$19.99
200 GB$39.49
250 GB$44.99
400 GB$99.99

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 32 GB all the way up to 256 GB and you get up to 100 MBps and 95 MBps 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
32 GB$5.99
64 GB$10.99
128 GB$19.99
256 GB$55.99

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