SanDisk has the first 128GB microSD card you need for these new phones

sandisk 128gb microsd card

If you haven’t noticed, a few of the latest and greatest smartphones are sporting microSD card slots that can accept memory up to 128GB. The newly-announced Samsung Galaxy S5 is one such smartphone (be sure to check out our hands-on). The only problem is there hasn’t been a 128GB microSD card to buy in the market… until today.

SanDisk has announced the world’s first 128GB microSD card. The product itself is self-explanatory: you stick it into your phone, drop loads of songs, movies, and photos on it, and do that until you fill it up. Except, of course, it’d be very hard for most people to fill up 128GB of data on a mobile phone (unless they shoot a lot of 4K videos and have absolutely steered clear of music streaming services).

Beyond the chip’s capacity, its class 10 classification means you’ll be seeing read speeds of up to 30 megabytes per second. The price is going to repel quite a few bit people, most likely — $200, if your pocketbooks can handle it. You’ll be able to snap them up from Amazon and Best Buy right away, so hop to it if 64GB isn’t enough and you anticipate you’ll be grabbing a smartphone that supports it.

[via SanDisk]

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  • nate wilborn

    I will keep my 64 gig until the price drops.

    • godrilla

      64 gigs @ 80 reads and 50 writes, just bought mine for my note 3.

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    This should help drop the cost of the 64GB cards in the near future…

  • xdapao3

    The way things are going fewer and fewer folks will be taking advantage of these advances in storage tech…
    Sadly, there are very few knowledgeable powerusers around, most people are dumber, dumber and slightly less than dumb users who don’t know much about taking full advantage of the capabilities of modern smartphones/tablets (Android ones first and foremost) and who buy integrated battery/non expandable storage/smaller display useless crap (Apple crap first and foremost)…
    On both my Note II and my G Pad 8.3 (soon to be replaced by a TabPro 10.1) I have 64 GB microSDs and need all of the storage I can get for music, video, photos and, above all (which very tellingly isn’t even mentioned in this article), OTHER FILES!!!! I keep on my smartphone and tablet the very same most used files I keep on my PC because with Android I CAN EASILY USE THEM much like I do on my PC… My smartphone is my “pocket PC” and my tablet is my “more portable PC” (I have a laptop but mostly use it as a destop connected to a ton of peripherals).

    • Treyhunnid

      So because one doesn’t need more than 32gb of data storage or need to carry extra batteries they aren’t power users? Get over yourself. Your doing the same thing everybody doing.

      • Gregory Opera

        Well a “power user” by definition is someone whom uses a device (or software) to its absolute maximum potential… In the case of a smartphone, phablet or tablet, that would include (but not be limited to) using the removable storage to its full potential also.

        Of course there’s more to being a “power user” than just storage… So technically you’re both right.

        • steveb944

          I have a Nexus 5 so the power user definition that’s implied does not fit. I have moved onto cloud storage which our OS creator has acknowledged where the future is going. And yes I am a power user using new age methods.

          • xdapao3

            You are most definitely NOT a poweruser by my personal definition of it.
            Like I just wrote above, I am an ex-expat who has worked in IT all over the world and my definition of a poweruser is likely way more “techy” than what you are probably thinking…
            That said, and to keep it short: Nexus 5 = integrated battery, “smallish” usable display, small and non-expandable storage = not a poweruser’s smartphone.
            Not to talk about the SW features that I use regularly, particularly when abroad, and that the Nexus 5 lacks out-of-the-box like USB host, MHL HDMI out, MultiWindow…

      • xdapao3

        I have just written some pretty long replies and don’t feel like going on for much longer since this is a discussion I have had too many times… Short answer: yeah, if you don’t use removable batteries and lots of storage (and a big ass display, let me add…) you are most probably NOT a poweruser. This is based on my real life observations and my definition of a poweruser.
        Now, I am an ex-expat who has worked in IT all over the world and my definition of a poweruser is likely way more “techy” than what you are probably thinking…

        • mcl630

          Your definition of “power user” doesn’t agree with most people’s definition.

          • xdapao3

            True…

            …and that’s because most people are NOT powerusers.

          • mcl630

            I would define “power user” as anyone who uses their device in ways the average user doesn’t or has real need for a high-end device (not just wanting the latest and greatest gadget). That would include your use cases, but also running custom ROMs, mods, the uncommon apps that actually need a powerful processor, developers, etc.

          • xdapao3

            We agree on part of your definition but to me, running custom roms or modding do not a poweruser make… (I mean on their own)
            Of course, I have root on my Note II, a non-stock launcher (Nova Prime) and use several Xposed modules but that alone wouldn’t make me a poweruser.
            I define a poweruser as someone who knows how to and takes full advantage of the full range of capabilities and functionalities modern mobile devices (or PCs for that matter) have.

          • mcl630

            There’s a difference between “knowing how” and needing. I know to do the things you listed, but don’t need them all.

          • xdapao3

            I didn’t and can’t list everything I do with it but besides, if you don’t need them and in fact you don’t do them, you are not a poweruser.
            I use my smartphone constantly during the day for productivity, fun, social/communication, it’s my “personal assistant”, my “pocket PC”, I should list the various activities but really, it’s pretty difficult to convey the whole concept by word. From my point of view it’s pretty simple to assess how you use it because, quite simply, if your handset lacks the HW (big storage, in this case) to do what a poweruser does, you cannot be doing it…

    • Troy

      Or there are those of us who think of people using local storage on phones as dinosaurs when there are so many advantages to using something like Spotify as your music service, auto upload photos and videos and get videos from various cloud services. I can’t imagine having to go back to the painful days of managing local storage on multiple devices and being stuck with listening to only what is on my sd card.

      • Anderson Diogo Casotti

        I would love to be a regular person instead of a “dinossaur”, unfortunatelly in the rest of the world there are many places where 3g is ridiculously slow and 4g even doesn’t exist.
        So, it’s not a matter of choice to many of us.

        • David Narada Brown

          not to mention those data caps some carriers have forced on its users

        • mtmjr90

          Except it is a choice. I’ll grant you that no phone currently has 128GB of built in storage but just because you can’t have removable doesn’t mean you can’t have local media.

          I use Google Music for example as well as PocketCasts for podcasts. I don’t ever “stream”. I simply pin or download. A poor data connection is thus irrelevant.

          That said, I will concede that video “pinning” as it were is not a common feature. So for services like Netflix, you’re outta luck for an airplane. But it’s not like an SD card would change that. Really what you need is more storage, there’s no reason it has to be removable.
          And if not, there’s always Samsung. To me, the battery life & form factor benefits from having non-removable storage & battery far outweigh those of having them, especially since the alternative (local “pinning”) is just as good.

      • rustygh

        Right because downloading your stuff over and over is the smart way. You’ve been had and fooled my son. Maybe you should step back?

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      • xdapao3

        Yeah.. Spotify…
        Dude, you totally missed the point. I LOVE “the cloud” but not as a 1:1 substitute for local storage since it definitely IS NOT. I use, each mostly for different things, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Box and I use them for quick syncing across devices of SMALL FILES which are updated VERY OFTEN, for (encrypted) backups of the most important of my local backups and for instant uploading of my photo and video “rolls”.
        Explain to this “dinosaur” how I could take advantage of the cloud for using my normal files (docs, xls, pdf etc etc) some of which are around 200MB each when I have no cellular service or very poor cellular service, explain to this “dinosaur” how I could avoid going over my data caps regularly downloading huge files over the cellular line, explain to this “dinosaur” how can downloading big files over the air (even on LTE which BTW I don’t have here in Italy) be any quicker or handier than instant on-device access…
        I have a very dynamic lifestyle and travel abroad a lot (often in 3rd world countries with poor mobile connectivity and sometimes in area with no connectivity), if all you need is spotify and you are always at home on Wi-Fi than please realize that somebody (powerusers) do much more on their mobile devices than listening to music… And somebody else also don’t live at home and in the office their entire life…

        P.S. “being stuck with listening to only what is on my sd card.” This is the point! To stick with the music example: I have the same music on my smartphone that I have on my PC. If all you have got is 8/16GB you can’t probably even try…..

        I do and keep almost literally everything on my PC and I can do most of it on my smartphone and tablet too. If I don’t have as much access as possible to my data whenever I may need it, I couldn’t do it anymore.
        It’s priceless to me, if you are not organized this way you can’t understand.
        And for what should I renounce all of this..? For the price of a stupid microSD card or the (admittedly exorbitant) cost of the biggest storage option?!?!?
        If people reasoned like me would live a much “comfortable” life believe me… and useless toys like the 16GB Nexus 4 wouldn’t exist (microSD expansion slots cost next to nothing BTW, Apple, Google et al don’t use them to screw you and you are letting them do it)

      • Henri Weich Conradie

        F$$% you and your cloud. If you like it so much jump out of a plane onto it and live there?

    • Fel Pe

      Amen.

    • malcmilli

      just because one does not have use for 128 gb of storage on their phone, doesn’t make them a dumb user

      • xdapao3

        Oh not on its own, that’s just one of the tell-tale signs…
        Would you be OK with a PC with 8 or 16GB..? Are you OK with a 8/16GB smartphone? Yes? Then it’s clear you are doing very little with it…

        • Duong Duc Ngo

          A PC is for work, very different from what a smartphone is for.

          • xdapao3

            This is a non-poweruser reply, like I said.

            (Android) smartphones and tablets can do A LOT, but you gotta know how to do it…… Most people don’t.

        • malcmilli

          I do things on my PC that wont be able to be done on mobile phones for another 5/10 years so that argument is moot.

          Would i prefer 32 gb or 64gb? sure, but would i buy the 16 gb option if it was cheaper? probably.

          You are pretty much calling every nexus 4 user a dumb user and a light user. I currently have a nexus 4 16gb.

          storage space doesn’t have a direct correlation with how much you use your phone.

          For example, i almost never re-watch movies. Even on my PC once i watch a movie, i delete it. I don’t need to see it again for a few years. So i dont need it sitting on my phone or on my PC for 3 – 4 years collecting dust. So the video folder on my phone/PC is a revolving door. I’ll have maybe 3 movies on my phone at a time and delete it when im done and plop a new one on there.

          As far as music goes, i lost my big collection of 56k obtain music a while back, never felt like going through the whole process again. I get new songs when i want them but also rely on streaming. My music collection is quite small and i dont mind that at all. I found myself listening to my “recently added” playlist 90% of the time anyway.

          But I could constantly be using the same 10 apps/web browsing/features for 8 hours every day, and i would be less of a user than someone who has a ton of music and uses their phone as an ipod that can aslo check facebook for 3 hours a day simply because they wanted more space for their music. Silly logic.

          • xdapao3

            “I do things on my PC that wont be able to be done on mobile phones for another 5/10 years so that argument is moot.”

            I do. Not everything, of course, but A LOT.
            I couldn’t if I bought a Nexus 4 and that’s why I have a Note II instead.

            “storage space doesn’t have a direct correlation with how much you use your phone.”

            It does have a direct correlation with the the things you can do with your smartphone.

            “For example, i almost never re-watch movies. Even on my PC once i watch a movie, i delete it. I don’t need to see it again for a few years. So i dont need it sitting on my phone or on my PC for 3 – 4 years collecting dust.”

            I do the same. Still, I have 300GB of various assorted data on my PC + around 200GB of videos (mostly TV shows I have yet to watch and some movies still to be watched).
            I always try to slim down the amount of data I keep but my life is “in digital format” as much as possible simply because it’s WAY TOO HANDY and once you “go digital” and you organize your life around having everything, every data you need instantly available to you everywhere, you never go back.

            I do and keep almost literally everything on my PC and I can do most of it on my smartphone and tablet too. If I don’t have as much access as possible to my data whenever I may need it, I couldn’t do it anymore.
            It’s priceless to me, if you are not organized this way you can’t understand.
            And for what should I renounce all of this..? For the price of a stupid microSD card or the (admittedly exorbitant) cost of the biggest storage option?!?!?
            If people reasoned like me would live a much “comfortable” life believe me… and useless toys like the 16GB Nexus 4 wouldn’t exist (microSD expansion slots cost next to nothing BTW, Apple, Google et al don’t use them to screw you and you are letting them do it)

          • malcmilli

            again, im not saying you don’t need 128 gb on the go… i’m just calling your assessment of those who do not use 128gb as being somehow less tech savy or less intelligent than you.

            The primary use for my computer (outside of porn) is Creating 3d animation content. The programs I use are extremely processor, Ram, and GPU intensive and have not yet been emulated successfully on a mobile device. My work computer has Dual Titan GPU’s and dual quad core intel Xeons with 16 gb of ram. That kind of horse power can’t be found in the snapdragon 800 as of right now. So my primary reason for storage on my computer is for my programs and the videos i output for clients or for my reel.

            As far as movies and tv shows go… i used to have seasons of stuff. But i’d watch it through and not be bother for years by it. So i just deleted it because i didnt find the use of keeping it. If i want to rewatch the series and its not on netflix i’ll just get new digital copies 3 years from now.

            I have yet to watch a tv show or movie, odds are it don’t yet have it in my possession. I get them when i need to watch them. Sometimes i might have one or two, but its just sitting there until i feel like watching it.

            I’m not saying i dont understand the convenience of owning everything on a harddrive, i’m just saying to me its not a necessity i personally require. It’s not about not understanding, its about working differently than you do.

            So to come back to the mobile aspect. I will reiterate my statement. You assessment and generalization is laughable. No one is saying you should renounce a microSD card, if that’s what you need then good for you, go get the gs5/note3. However I do not need one.

            Furthermore, it is ridiculous of you to expect me or anyone else to boycott the Nexus 4 when its purchase and use saved me $60/mo on my phone bill for 6 months, just because it doesn’t have a feature i personally don’t care about but one that YOU use.

          • xdapao3

            ” i’m just calling your assessment of those who do not use 128gb as being somehow less tech savy or less intelligent than you.” IME they usually are… :)
            Anyway, and jokes aside, “dumb user” wasn’t meant as “dumb person”, just dumb USER. Most users *are*. It’s unbelievable how little the average user KNOW about how to do stuff on their devices and even WHAT exactly their devices can do!!!!
            I use smartphones since 2001 (Sony Ericsson P800, Steve Jobs in 2007 invented my ass) and I have always been having folks in awe at what I can do. Stuff that with knowledge they could do as well.
            Today, (Android) smartphones and tablets are incredibly powerful.
            Just as an example since the Note II I am not even carrying around my laptop anymore for shorter stays abroad. I always find a TV in my hotel room/rented apartment and I can connect my Note II to it via HDMI, to small BT keyboard and mouse and to USB Pen drives/portable hard disks and easily and quickly access practically ALL of my data and use it almost like my laptop… For work, fun and social life/communicating.
            You just have to have knowledge and the right gear.
            The Nexus 4 is not the right gear…

          • malcmilli

            you also have to have the DESIRE to use your phone that SPECIFIC way. As nice as smartphones and tablets are… given the choice i will still always use a laptop over them… and i’d use a desktop over a laptop… they just simply cannot compete with the speed/power/flexibility/comfort/larger screens of traditional devices.

            I already explained to you how i cannot do what i do on my PC on my phone or even on your phone. Your phone is not powerful enough or large enough to be able to handle my PC tasks. So that has nothing to do with nexus 4 vs the note. I do more than just respond to emails and data entry.

          • xdapao3

            Not exactly, I have the NEED and WANT to use them that way. A lot more people would do the same (and I am not talking about connecting my Note II the way I just described, I am talking about all the other countless things I do with it that I have not detailed) if only they knew how to! An incredibly high number (the vast majority) of folks not only don’t know how to, they don’t even know what exactly it is that these devices can do for them……

            And to be clear, my laptop is more powerful (in capabilities and functionalities) than my mobile devices and I too use and prefer it over them when at home and thus have the choice (except for the few tasks that are exclusive to my smartphones, like for example the camera, or are indeed more handy to do on it since it is literally always very close to me, like voice notes/Google Keep, for example)

          • malcmilli

            yes but not everyone has the NEED and WANT to use them that way, even if they have the Knowledge.

            And to make a direct analogy. I apparently do not know how to put movies and music onto my phone because i have yet to max out the storage space on my phone? Or You listen to music for more hours in the day, simply because you have more songs on your phone? To me, those are a very silly statement.

          • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

            Quit it you two… I just scrolled past all your bickering (TLDR) and saw your new comment pop up! :)

          • malcmilli

            Sorry Sir.

          • xdapao3

            “yes but not everyone has the NEED and WANT to use them that way, even if they have the Knowledge.”

            Actually, I have met very few people who actually know how to take FULL advantage of the FULL range of capabilities and funcionalities of the modern (Android) smartphones and tablets and NONE of them were using their smartphone in a way that I would call “dumb” or limited. In other words, ALL of those that knew how to had the want and need to do so…
            That doesn’t mean that they do exactle the same thing I do, of course, (the overlap is big anyway) but they all had Note Series smartphone or flagship LGs or Galaxy S Series (or, IOW, big/biggish displays, removable batteries, big/expandable storage)…

            As for your analogy, all of my music is less than 10GB and although I love listening to music I listen to it mainly in the car and at home and only sometimes on my smartphone. Listening to music isn’t one of the main activity I do on my smartphone (although it’s certainly important, to me).

            Over half of the data I keep on my smartphone is “various and assorted” files (docs, xls, pdf, books, scans of various documents etc etc etc). The rest is the “usual” photos/videos/music everybody always (and only) mention.
            I am always battling for space…

          • mcl630

            To use your word, you are *dumb* for loading up your phone with huge amounts of music when you could put it all (and far more) in Play Music. Or use Pandora or Spotify, or whatever music service.

          • xdapao3

            Nope, you are “dumb” for understanding/assuming that I “load up my smartphone with huge amounts of music”. I have 80GB total storage on my Note II and slightly less than 10GB are my entire music collection (which, having it locally, I can enjoy *always* and *everywhere*, no matter what. This is not the case with the cloud and since I have those 80GB I don’t have to bother myself with connectivity issues or load times or whatever, I simply listen to my music whenever and wherever I feel like. Thank you).

          • malcmilli

            again, i’m not arguing that most people don’t use their phones to the max…that’s pretty common with technology, most people don’t use their home computers to the max either. I’m not arguing that…i’m arguing you cant judge how a person uses their phone based off of how much storage space they have.

          • mcl630

            I sure as hell know how to connect a phone or tablet to a TV, but I rarely ever have a need to do so. The amount of storage one needs has no correlation whatsoever about how much they know.

          • xdapao3

            Never argued a direct correlation the way you understood it…

        • mcl630

          You are seriously saying one’s intelligence is related to how much storage they need???

          • xdapao3

            Nope… Not exactly, at least LOL

    • steveb944

      Knowledgeable power users? Lolol. Ok I’m calm now.

      So because I don’t use the ancient methods of external hardware storage versus the cloud that is available to me with limitless and on demand use WHEREVER I am… I’m dumb? Get over yourself. I’d love to see you out and about when you forget that little piece of plastic in your ‘more portable PC’ at home and have thus lost all use of your ancient methods of storage.

      I’m not here bashing everyone who uses SD, it’s a good option to have vs not having it on a device. But don’t say we’re dumb when the very company that makes your favorite OS has moved away from SD and want you to embrace the cloud. I’m not even going to address your ‘crap’ rant as it’s a very narrow minded point of view. To each his own.

      • xdapao3

        I LOVE “the cloud” but not as a 1:1 substitute for local storage since it definitely IS NOT. I use, each mostly for different things, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Box and I use them for quick syncing across devices of SMALL FILES which are updated VERY OFTEN, for (encrypted) backups of the most important of my local backups and for instant uploading of my photo and video “rolls”.
        Explain to me how I could take advantage of the cloud for using my normal files (docs, xls, pdf etc etc) some of which are around 200MB each when I have no cellular service or very poor cellular service, explain to me how I could avoid going over my data caps regularly downloading huge files over the cellular line, explain to me how can downloading big files over the air (even on LTE which BTW I don’t have here in Italy) be any quicker or handier than instant on-device access…
        I have a very dynamic lifestyle and travel abroad a lot (often in 3rd world countries with poor mobile connectivity and sometimes in area with no connectivity), if all you need is streaming stuff or accessing SMALLISH FILES ONCE IN A WHILE and you are always at home on Wi-Fi than please realize that somebody (powerusers) do much more on their mobile devices than those simple things… And somebody also don’t live at home and in the office their entire life…

        I do and keep almost literally everything on my PC and I can do most of it on my smartphone and tablet too. If I don’t have as much access as possible to my data whenever I may need it, I couldn’t do it anymore.
        It’s priceless to me, if you are not organized this way you can’t understand.
        And for what should I renounce all of this..? For the price of a stupid microSD card or the (admittedly exorbitant) cost of the biggest storage option?!?!?
        If people reasoned like me would live a much “comfortable” life believe me… and useless toys like the 16GB Nexus 4 wouldn’t exist (microSD expansion slots cost next to nothing BTW, Apple, Google et al don’t use them to screw you and you are letting them do it)

        • steveb944

          It’s on a case by case scenario to be a 1:1 replacement.

          The files that weigh in at 200mbs can easily be placed on internal storage if you so readily need them. In your circumstance you don’t have data available at all times, here in the states I have unlimited data and great speeds wherever I am, it’s very unfortunate for yourself.

          I have worked in remote areas in the field and I am able to download onto my device everything I need beforehand. Because I don’t have that worry I don’t have to check to make sure if I have a file in my storage because EVERYTHING I need is already on my cloud accounts. Plus I have already had more storage than a measly 128GB.

          A more viable option for your situation would be to carry a portable hard drive which will enable you with TB’s of space and not have to bother with multiple ‘small’ SD cards.

          The bottom line is why denounce those that have made the change? Everyone’s situation is different. But ultimately we need to look at our choice OS and see that we have OPTIONS. With rumors of the Nexus line dropping out and the likes of Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc. all supporting micro SD we have options. Leave me in the clouds and I’ll still throw in a big old SD card in my future HTC for those potential 4K videos.

          Oh and don’t call my old cloud loving Nexus 4 a toy or my current N5 that just because I choose Vanilla Android over anything else.

          • xdapao3

            “The files that weigh in at 200mbs can easily be placed on internal storage if you so readily need them.”
            You go by the (WRONG) assumption that big (or biggish) files that you need pretty often are few and far between… they are not, at least not in my use case.
            How big are the average files you keep on your PC? I keep on my mobile devices the most used of the very same files I keep on my PC at home and access the rest of them remotely when I need them.
            Over half of the 70GB filling my Note II storage is various and assorted files (docs, xls, pdf, books, scans etc etc), less than half are photos/videos/music. 80GB is already too small for me and it’s a pain in the ass having to keep downloading over and over the files which I can’t keep on my smartphone for lack of space. Even at home with fast Wi-Fi and ADSL, downloading big/biggish files is a huge PITA compared to virtually *instant* search and access to local storage!! You CANNOT put them on the same level they are not even remotely comparable (even assuming your allegedly constant availability of fast and unlimited wireless connectivity)

            “I have unlimited data and great speeds wherever I am, it’s very unfortunate for yourself.”

            Actually, my friend, it’s very unfortunate for yourself…
            I was good enough at what I did that I was able to retire at age 39 and nowadays the places I go to with no or poor wireless connectivity (mainly North-East Europe and S.E. Asia) are the countries that I used to work in and use now to just visit and party…

            As for the US (which I know pretty well having lived there for a couple of years and BTW I LOVE the country and the people) while it’s true that you have a pretty good LTE network (and in Western Europe LTE is still in its infancy) less fast data coverage (HSDPA/+, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, even plain GSM) is WAY more spotty than in Western Europe/Italy (simply because the US is huge and much less densely populated), data plans are way more expensive and unlimited plans are mostly a thing of the past which few lucky souls such as yourself have so the situation is much less ideal than you paint.

            And lastly, I don’t like “Vanilla Android” very much (and yes, I have tried it extensively on a Nexus 7 2013) and don’t understand the big fuss over it. You can change *a lot* Samsung/LG/HTC ROMs if you know how to, and all of them (and above all Samsung’s Touchwiz which I LOVE) offer WAY more features, functionalities and capabilities than Vanilla Android. Things like for example the toggles in the notification shade Google has copied from Touchwiz and some other things like for example MultiWindow Vanilla Android is still lacking…
            N.B. Touchwiz is the whole ROM, not just the launcher, I don’t use Samsung stock launcher, I use Nova Prime.
            I have found that most of the time people just don’t like the esthetics of the launcher and diss the whole ROM…

          • steveb944

            You’re going off the assumption that everyone lives life the way you do and if we don’t we are then WRONG. For someone who claims such an excellent life you need to interact with individuals in a better matter.

            There are viewpoints that differ from your own. If you’re going to divert from the actual debate and bring someone’s way of life by having to flaunt what you think is a great life, why even bother. Sorry ‘friend’ but those that live best don’t flaunt it.

            Enjoy your methods tho as they’ve been working fine for you thus far.

          • xdapao3

            Yep, I go by that assumption and I got it simply by observing those who don’t/can’t use technology like I do struggling with paper/tools/stuff that they don’t know how to use properly, wasting more time and effort by going the harder way to do things or plainly not being able to do the things that they need when they need them for lack of gear/ files/know-how or whatever else. I see others struggling doing things I can do easily and quickly with/through my mobile devices and the way I have the whole shebang organized and that’s how I formed the “assumption” that my way is, indeed, better…

            “For someone who claims such an excellent life you need to interact with individuals in a better matter.”

            I don’t need to, I am retired LOL

            Look, this is an anomynous online discussion and I take this kind of things very lightly, as “recreation”… In person the tone, wording and everything (mine and yours) would most likely be different. I can assure you that some people find me pretty “pleasant” to be with, once in a while someone even find me fun to be around LOL I have lived and worked in many different cultural settings and with the attitude you hint at me having I wouldn’t have gone much far believe me…

            I also didn’t like much your “I can this, I have that while it’s very unfortunate for yourself that [...]” so I thought to flaunt a little myself, since I can… Or maybe I simply misunderstood you.. ;)

            “Enjoy your methods tho as they’ve been working fine for you thus far.”

            They have indeed LOL

  • Gregory Opera

    *Facepalm*

    Um, anything that supports Micro SDXC will support these… Technically all the way up to 2TB (even though such cards do not yet exist)!

    I’m not sure about other manufacturers, but at the time of writing, the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 support these memory cards (hence the reason they can use 64GB Micro SDXC memory cards), as does the upcoming Xperia Z2…

    There’s no such thing as “half-supporting” a format, you either support it or you don’t.

    Micro SD supports up to 8GB (as do the devices that support Micro SD), Micro SDHC supports up to 32GB (as does the devices that support Micro SDHC) and Micro SDXC supports up to 2TB (as does the devices that support Micro SDXC)…

    It’s the way flash memory has always worked – across all devices/operating systems – and I’m pretty sure they’re not going to change everything just for this one particular memory card.

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      I am aware of that. I’ve used higher capacity chips in phones that supposedly didn’t support them. But I’m not comfortable reporting that if the company didn’t list it.

      • Gregory Opera

        Fair enough, I see your point.

    • Jason B

      Technically, you could use a Class 10 32GB SD card in an OG Droid, but it had to be formatted with 32K sectors (not 4K), otherwise you’d be treated to an agonizingly slow experience with multiple read/write fails.

      So, there are issues even with standardized cards. Mostly it had to do with earlier versions of Android, and that has mostly been fixed, but with Google moving away from SD cards altogether, you better hope your phone TRULY supports it before buying one.

  • blest

    200? Shiiiiiid

    • Megatron_Don

      I know right. That’s half the price of my ps4 and that had 500gb storage :-P

      • http://www.us.playstation.com/ HyperTallih

        lool

      • J Cav the Great

        you can put a PS4 in your pocket?

        • Megatron_Don

          Yep. right next to my “joystick”. lol

      • Mirad77

        Lucky you, you have your ps4 everywhere you go. Must be awesome.

        • Megatron_Don

          Na. No room in my pants for a t.v. lol

    • bikdav

      That price is a shock. But, I’m sure that SanDisk will sell quite a lot of these.

  • alwaysgood

    The amazon link from the article shows these as $119.99.

    • Gregory Opera

      I saw that… Now might be the time to grab one, before the price goes back up!

      Unfortunately, they won’t ship to Australia… So I’ll need to wait for a local version, which will cost US$199 + the so-called “Australia Tax”… Which means I’ll end-up paying over AU$250 (~US$225) and probably closer to AU$300 (~US$270)!

      • Henri Weich Conradie

        The price hike for games and certain electronics in Australia is ridiculous. I can understand why it frustrates people who live there.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      Yeah – but they’re sold out until April.

  • Christopher Robert

    LEt see your HTC One or your nexus 5 do that. 128GB of storage is SWEET!

    • Ehab Natsheh

      well my HTC one got sd card :P 128GB is SWEET!i agree

    • steveb944

      HTC’s new low/mid range phones support 128GB as far as I know, so it’s not that big a deal as that’s the new standard.
      You’re comparing Apples to Oranges with not only 2013 devices vs 2014, as well as in terms of Nexus 5 it’s an alternative use device which you embrace the cloud.

  • rustygh

    “Except, of course, it’d be very hard for most people to fill up 128GB of data on a mobile phone ”
    Its that very thinking that allowed so many makers to move away from card slots on phones. Why not say its going to be amazing to use the extra space and grab so many music files and videos from your PC and have them with you when you need them?

    • http://www.us.playstation.com/ HyperTallih

      Exactly

    • J Cav the Great

      Load up on 4K Porn…..that will take up 128gb….

      • Dan

        4K, imagine the detail…

      • Montisaquadeis

        Not just that but 1:1 blur ray rips that are 20+gb each. Just 6-7 of those and whoops there goes all your space. Not just that but I carry around several albums in FLAC format that is eating up several gigs as well. A decent pair of headphones and I can tell the difference mp3s just sound flat to me compared to FLAC files personally.

    • bmg314

      THANK YOU.

  • TONY ALDO

    Let me get one for my Nexus 5….oh wait.

    • Mythris9

      I’ll take the hit on storage to save over $600 if you count the SD card upgrade as well as how much more expensive this phone is over the Nexus 5. Lets not pretend the Nexus 5 is the same price as the S5 shall we?

      • TONY ALDO

        Me to, but an extra $400 shouldn’t justify a SD slot.

    • godrilla

      I guess that’s the trade off unfortunately, Fyi on board storage is way faster.

  • Roy_G2

    i wont dare buy SanDisk brand.. i bought it from wal mart 64gb and had problem on my Galaxy S4.. so, i chat with samsung thru live chat and saying that SanDisk is not compatiable on any Samsung phone… so.. i went to Best Buy and bought Samsung 64gb , it ran no problem on my S4.. .. i m happy… so.. fu@k SanDisk…

    • thedicemaster

      many sandisk 64GB cards have defects, i burned through my first in a day and my 2nd in less than a year.
      32GB and smaller shouldn’t be a problem, and for 128GB we’ll have to see if they got it right this time.

      i currently have a 64GB samsung for my phone too(note 2)

      • bikdav

        Wow, that’s not good. I’ve bought quite a few SanDisk SD cards and never had a problem.

      • Brian

        If you’re having problems with Sandisk cards purchased online, I highly recommend returning them immediately. They have an extremely high prevalence of counterfeiting. Most of the cards sold on Amazon are through a 3rd party vendor … you’ve been warned.

        • thedicemaster

          i got mine at an electronics store that specializes in A/V equipment(TV, cameras, etc.)
          i doubt they where fakes(i exchanged the 1st for the 2nd, but i haven’t returned the 2nd because i lost the receipt)

          • KiwiBri

            Fake SanDisk cards have been around for ages. If you google search for information you can see that even BestBuy was once supplied with fake cards a few years back.

      • A_Noid

        I have had dozens of Sandisk cards, and have never had problems with them.

    • steveb944

      I think it’s more an issue with Samsung rather than SanDisk. I was an early adopter of their larger capacity cards back in my BB, GS1, and HTC Amaze days. I encountered no issues whatsoever.

      I’d see a bigger issue with having to use proprietary SD cards from Samsung, and not having options. Lose lose.

    • A_Noid

      I had a 64GB Sandisk on my original Note. No problem.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      “SanDisk not compatible”? Hah. You got trolled by Samsung into buying a Samsung SD card.

  • godrilla

    If you have a usb 3.0 device there are way faster , larger capacity, and cheaper alternatives.

  • HeatFan786

    Can this work for the Note 3?

    • godrilla

      I think max 64 gigs supported

      • HeatFan786

        Not a big loss anyways. I think I might just buy a 16 or 32 gb card for my Note 3.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      Yes, it’ll work with ANY device that supports microSDXC cards, despite whatever the specs SAY it supports. The specs just say “up to XX GB” for whatever is out at the time, so as to not confuse dumb people.

      microSDXC supports up to 1TB iirc.

    • ac

      I think that’s still TBD. For those that remember, when the 64gb microSD was first announced, all of the phones at the time had indicated that “up to 32gb” was the largest capacity card that could be used. The truth was that, even the original Motorola Droid had no problem using the 64gb cards. The reports were all over the place. So, until people start to “try” using the 128gb microSDXC, nobody can say for sure if it’ll “work” or not. That said, I’m not an engineer, so I couldn’t say what (if any) limitations there are with the microSD slots in some of the new phones. Many Android manufacturers have already abandoned the microSD slot, but considering Samsung has not, I’d just keep my eyes peeled for those that were able to purchase the 128 from Amazon, to see if they actually receive the item and if any of them have a Note 3. I’m sure there will be more and more reports, as to whether it works or not.

  • J Cav the Great

    128GB in a card that is slightly bigger than a molly?!?!?! wow that’s impressive….

  • dhinged

    This will work great in phones where we RECORD EVERYTHING!!!

  • Dan

    Pretty neat, although I never managed to fill my 64GB microsd

    • godrilla

      At 4k recording not a problem.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      Try harder, you must.

  • bikdav

    128GB? That is bigger than many desktops and laptops of the mid 2000s. My old HP desktop’s hard drive was only 50GB. I never really filled that up.

    • CGS

      I have a TB external hard drive that’s 90% full, lol.

  • bmg314

    This is great..Except… it’s SanDisk. :-(

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      So what – your anecdotal story about a failure you’ve had isn’t indicative of a larger trend. If it was… SanDisk would be in trouble. All flash fails at roughly the same rate, depending on how your format it and treat it.

      My SanDisk 64GB has been used and abused in 2 devices for 1.5 years without a hitch. My LexMark and Transcend SDs also still work. The only one I ever had go bad on me was an old 8GB no-name.

      • bmg314

        Dude..(ha!), it’s just been my experience… relax and have a WR, yeah?

        I was just yappin’.. not willing to die on this hill.

        • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

          *siiipppp* You mix a noice white russian, walter! Let’s take hamburger hill when I finish, yeah?! Nah? k. :)

    • John_Jason

      I bought a SanDisk USB stick several years ago. It came with a SanDisk “file manager” app that was thinly disguised SanDisk advertising. It was a rootkit that could not be removed even by reformatting. Eventually SanDisk got so many customer complaints that they put a removal tool on their website. I was so disgusted that I will never buy another SanDisk product. And this device says it comes with an app. I can just bet that you won’t be able to remove it or use the device without their locked in app. No thanks. I’ll wait until their competition comes out with a 128 GB SD card.

  • Cael

    Porn can easily fill this. >_>;

  • Jason Crumbley

    Awesome, but I’ll wait until the price comes down.

  • Roy_G2

    how can it be? i read people who complain about “WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE” permission on sd card in KitKat 4.4.2 updates…

    http://www.ibtimes.com/android-44-kitkat-update-here-samsung-galaxy-s4-gt-i9505-receives-new-os-beware-changes-microsd-card

    will this SanDisk 128gb work on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5??? is it dead ?

  • http://androidforums.com Talton “Phases” Pettigrew