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Best microSD cards for the Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 8 is a great handset for getting things done on the go and for that purpose you often need more storage than the device comes with. The 64GB internal storage of the Galaxy Note 8 is going to be good enough for some but not all users which is why this list of the best microSD cards for Galaxy Note 8 will help you decide which card you should invest your money into to externally expand the storage of your Samsung flagship.

Using microSD cards on the Galaxy Note 8

Much like many of the other smartphones available on the market, the Galaxy Note 8 can support external memory expansion up to 256GB. You can have that on top of the 64GB of internal storage that the handset ships with which means that you’ll end up with substantial storage for all of your documents, files, multimedia content and more. Moreover, it’s also possible to export apps from the handset’s internal storage to the microSD card. Those who don’t know how to do that can learn from our guide on how to move apps to SD card on Galaxy Note 8. You may also want to learn how to encrypt the Galaxy Note 8 microSD card to keep your data secure.

Best microSD cards for Galaxy Note 8

Samsung EVO+

Samsung EVO Plus

Unsurprisingly, the first contender on our list of best microSD cards for Galaxy Note 8 comes from Samsung itself. The Samsung EVO+ 256GB microSD card will enable you to max out the external storage on your device. It promises read speeds of up to 95MB/sec and write speeds of up to 90MB/sec thus enabling you to quickly transfer your files.

The Ultra High Speed Class bus interface enables it to achieve those performance figures, making it ideal for video recordings and high-resolution photography. It ships with a microSD adapter so that the card can easily be used in the full-size SDHC/SDXC slot. You can buy it now from Amazon for $109.

SanDisk Ultra

SanDisk Ultra

The SanDisk Ultra is also one of the best microSD cards for Galaxy Note 8 that money can buy. Available in a wide range of storage capacities, it promises write speeds of up to 100MB/sec. It’s also shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray proof. The card is rated A1 which indicates that it has been optimized to deliver faster app launch and performance.

The SanDisk Ultra microSD card is available for purchase from Amazon in capacities ranging from 16GB to 256GB which costs $109.99.

SanDisk Extreme Pro

SanDisk Extreme Pro

The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSD card is also rated A1 for faster app performance and the company says that it’s ideal for 4K Ultra HD video as well. The read speeds of up to 100MB/sec help save time when transferring 4K videos and high-resolution photos.

You should consider this microSD card for Galaxy Note 8 if multimedia content is the main reason why you’re looking to expand the handset’s memory. Amazon has the 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro on sale for $81.91.

Kingston Digital

Kingston Digital

Kingston’s entry-level offering is on this list of best microSD cards for Galaxy Note 8 because it provides an affordable way to externally expand the handset’s memory. If you only need external storage for storing files that you may not access on a daily basis then Kingston is your best bet.

It features read and write speeds of 45MB/sec and 10MB/sec respectively. The card itself has been designed to withstand harsh environments and it’s waterproof, temperature-proof, shock and vibration proof as well as X-ray proof. The cheapest option available on Amazon is the 32GB microSD card which costs $13.59. You can also get it in 64GB and 128GB capacities.


So these are some of the best microSD cards for Galaxy Note 8 that you can purchase right away to expand the storage on your handset. Have you felt the need to use a memory card on your handset or do you rely more on cloud storage services now to fulfill your extra storage requirements? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ketan Sanghvi
Ketan Sanghvi

I’ve also had frequent trouble with SanDisk SD cards to the point where I’ve decided to stay away. Have been using Samsung Pro 64 gb without trouble in my old Note 4 & my note 10.1 2014 tab. Am now using Samsung Evo + 256 without trouble on my note 8 since a few months.

Crazy Johnny
Crazy Johnny

I had 2 SanDisk cards fail a few years back, never again. I’ve been using Samsung ever since with no problems.

walkrog
walkrog

I use SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB.

ijazali
ijazali

I prefer samsung .
Just me being a brand nerd.

locarno
locarno

Note 8 support 400gb cards ?

Biransahin
Biransahin

It does. I have a 400gb SanDisk Micro SD in mine.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Good list of card choices Adnan. Just one point. You mentioned the Note8 can take up to 256gb of external storage. I have a 400gb SanDisk card in my Note8 and it’s functioning perfectly. It might be that when the Note8 was announced only 256gb cards were available, but I guarantee if anyone is interested the 400gb card will be fine in your Note8, in fact I know one person who’s using it in an S7 Edge. The downside is it’s very expensive still, but worth it if you make a lot of 4k videos though it’s slower than Samsung… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

You keep missing out Samsung Pro editions with faster write speeds. helps with moving 4K videos and other high-res stuff. never had issues with Samsung’s own stuff.
I still have a 128GB SankDisk in my Tab S and it works fine too.

alawadhi3000
alawadhi3000

EVO+ has up to 95MB/s write speeds.

mrblur
mrblur

Personally I wouldn’t buy any SanDisk flash device anymore. Had two USB drives (different Cruzer generations), both bricked. Both stopped working on plugging into PC.
Had two microsd cards, also both bricked. One was not responding at all, the second one has been missing blocks over time to the point that whole filesystem was unrecoverable.

On the other hand, I am using Kingston microsd in two car DVR’s and one tablet – for years. Not a single problem. No failed filesystems, no missing files. No errors.
Also, my S8+ and wife’s S7 edge, both supplied with Samsung cards, also no problems here.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Had exactly the same problem with a 32gb Kingston, died after 6 months. You can be unlucky with any brand and get a faulty one. Though I’m using a 64gb Kingston now in my tablet and it’s fine, one failing didn’t put me off the brand. I have a 400gb SanDisk in my phone and it’s excellent and very fast.

allargon
allargon

I’ve had Samsung and Kingston microSD failures. Sometimes things just happen. I believe those of us that live in hotter environments just accept that as an unfortunate risk.