The SanDisk 200GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Card: A Tiny Marvel

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One of the things I’ve never liked about iPhones and iPads has been Apple’s refusal to add a memory card slot. No removable battery? Fine. A closed ecosystem with curated apps? Fine. No ability to expand my phone or tablet’s memory without paying exorbitant upgrade prices? Not so fine. That’s where Android and Windows devices have a definite advantage.

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If you’ve got an Android or Windows phone or tablet that has a microSD card, you can now add up to 200GB memory to your device. Think about that for a moment — a card the size of my pinky nail can add 200GB (well, 196.83GB technically) to your phone or tablet’s existing memory!

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Priced at about $100 on Amazon [affiliate link], the SanDisk 200GB microSDXC card is a modern marvel in tech. Consider for a moment that ten years ago people were speculating on whether the specs on the next year’s computers might come with two 512MB memory cards equaling 1GB! (Read and make note of the date; it’s amusing)

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While the 200GB microSD isn’t necessarily high-speed enough to use with a DSLR, it is definitely fast enough for running the memory on any mobile device you care to install it upon. It’s advertised as having speeds up to 90MB/s; that seems pretty realistic.

Speed Test on SanDisk 200GB microSD

Having an extra ~200GB on board means you can load a huge amount of movies and music — perhaps your entire collection! If you’re running out of space on your Android or Windows phone, this ~$100 option will be perfect for you.

You can get the SanDisk 200GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Card from many retailers including Amazon [affiliate link].

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Huge capacity on a microSD card; Perfect for any Android or Windows tablets or phones that accept memory cards

What Needs Improvement: Not necessarily fast enough for a camera, but perfect for mobile devices

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Editor in Chief of Gear Diary, Secular Humanist, techie, foodie, hoarder of Kindle eBooks, lover of live music, and collector of passport stamps.