The Galaxy Note 8 is still an absolute workhorse of a phone over a year past its release. You’re able to get more done with the S Pen, and really the only limitations you’ll face will be battery life and internal storage. If you’ve used up the 64GB of base internal storage on the Note 8, you should invest in a quality microSD card and add up to 256GB of additional storage. The best part is the prices for microSD cards are getting better and better!
Straight from Samsung
Samsung microSD EVO+ 256GB
Using Samsung’s own microSD card offerings might make sense if you’re a huge Samsung fan, and it also helps that they’re some of the best you can buy. Go all out with the 256GB card for a breezy $61. With read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s, you’ll be able to record HD video straight to the card.
Double up for less
Samsung 64GB EVO
There are smaller cards available for less, but $15 to double up your phone’s storage is just too good to pass up. Samsung’s EVO microSD cards are incredibly reliable and a great option for all Samsung phones. Perfect if you’re on a tight budget but still have the need to double up your phone’s storage.
200GB for less
SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC Card
With read speeds up to 100MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s, this 200GB card from SanDisk will let you able to record in HD or 4K to your heart’s content. There are several microSD card options available — from 8GB all the way up to 400GB — but the 200GB card is your best value here.
Bring it all with you
Samsung Evo Plus 256GB
Any card that’s 256GB or bigger is going to be perfect for anyone who plans to take a ton of photos and videos wants to migrate a huge library of games, movies, and TV shows onto their phone. The Note 8 is also a great device for gaming emulation and watching content on the go. This is a top-class microSD that’s sold directly via Amazon.
Kingston Canvas Select 128GB microSDHC Card
This Class 10, UHS-I microSDXC card from Kingston features a 128GB capacity and advertises a read speed of 80MB/s and write speed of 40MB/s. It’s not quite as fast as others on this list, but with the SD adapter, you’ll be able to easily load up all your favorite media for your phone.
Most space possible
PNY Elite 128GB
PNY makes a 512GB microSD that the Note 8, sadly, doesn’t support. Instead, we’ll recommend this 128GB card that also comes with a USB adapter that makes it easier to transfer files from your PC.
Which microSD card you go with will depend heavily on your budget and whether you plan on loading the card up with your favorite media, or use it to expand your phone’s storage for photos and video. Our recommendation would be the 256GB card from Samsung ($92) which should satisfy even the most storage hungry users.
January 28, 2019 at 11:03AM