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Hi,I want to get a micro sd card for my phone, I want to buy from Currys but what one do I buy as they are so many? Can someone guide me in the right direction?

MrsB66
3 days ago
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lynneh
lynneh3 days ago

No one knows your phone make .. curry’s might have a pop up assistant on their page to assist you.

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Golfforall
Golfforall3 days ago

Micro SD cards are not model specific , all will fit all phones . Decide how much additional memory you need (typically 256 or 512 GB ) and buy the cheapest . All cards from Currys will be OK . Do not buy from EBay or Amazon as most of the cheaper ones are useless Chinese fakes .

Presumably you realise that SD cards should primarily be used as storage as most apps will only run on the phones internal memory and not on the sd card's memory .

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lynneh
lynneh3 days ago

Thought certain types were needed like with cameras and compatibility/formats to be able to be read etc.

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Pppathome
Pppathome3 days ago

Argos do a 32gb Samsung £7.99 or pay £5.99 for cheaper one 32gb. They fine for your phone and descent enough memory for everyday things

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Golfforall
Golfforall3 days ago

I would get larger than that as 256gb and 512 gb cards are not as expensive as they used to be . 32gb would be fine for me , normal stuff and a few hundred photos . However if you want to have a dozen or so films on your phone ? you would soon use up 32GBs .

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Pppathome
Pppathome3 days ago

Golfforall yeah your right but for most like myself 32 is fine depending on the gig on the phone itself.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc3 days ago

Golfforall 256GB and 512GB for the average person is excessive, at most they'd use 64GB ~ 128GB storage.

I personally use a 64GB on my tablet, and 16GB on my phone (don't really use it too much for other than browsing and playing some BTC games).

Edit: It also helps to remove the preinstalled apps which tend to be bloatware (I removed almost all from my Samsung).

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Golfforall
Golfforall3 days ago

PhilipMarc I'm with you , I'd never use that much , just thinking others might . If someone wanted to carry around a dozen 4K films to cast on to a mates tele or watch on holiday (remember those ! ) that would make a big hole in a 64 gb or 128gb . You can get a decent 256 for £20 odd or a 512 for £30 odd . So if you think you might ever need that much you might as well get the larger capacity one . You can of course swap it between your phone and tablet (although I find them fiddly to put in and take out 🙄.

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Pppathome
Pppathome3 days ago

Golfforall yeah I agree for me when u watched a film that's it u delete it .

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neo1
neo13 days ago

Regardless of size that you go for just make sure its a 'Class 10' card, that means it has the fastest write speed

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rossruby1977
rossruby19773 days ago

You want to get one that’s a fast speed. Specially if you’re using your phone for filming.

Get as large size that you can use for your phone. There are plenty of brands. They will be over priced normally in places like currys.

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ImogenGroome
ImogenGroome2 days ago

I use the Argos 32GB PNY Performance Plus card cause it's only £5.99 but it's worth checking if it's compatible with your phone, try googling the micro SD you're considering and your phone model to see if others have it

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 days ago

I would of thought Currys are quite expensive for memory cards but wherever you buy it don't forget to factor in the speed of the card. You will slow down a phone if you use a micro sd card as extended memory and it is much slower than the built in flash memory. Some features require a very high speed memory card too like 4k video recording.

I find action cameras can often be very choosey over memory cards especially for the high resolution, high frame rates modes.

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