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  1. Ichigo's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I have spent hours reading forum but I have a hard time to see if there were a post clearly stated "I bought this one and it's proven working correctly". Could anyone here help me out selecting a perfectly working SD Card for my lumia 1520? I heard some major brands stutters while taking video. About size, I know it is a personal preference. If you could help me out on:
    1. Brand
    2. Size
    3. Class/Type
    4. LINK (Will be greatly appreciated), amazon is preferred. unless there is sale going on.

    This is the first time I feel the need of storage in a long time. I changed phones once every two months (max). I feel like this one is a keeper. Loves this badboy.

    Thanks in advance.
    04-17-2014 09:22 AM
  2. mrllano's Avatar
    Transcend 16gb class 10 micro SD card works for my Lumia 820
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    04-17-2014 09:30 AM
  3. azcruz's Avatar
    I use SanDisk and Transcend Class 10.
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    04-17-2014 09:31 AM
  4. SAM 77's Avatar
    I made the mistake of installing apps to SD card using the 1Gb microSD that came with the phone.

    After hearing all the noise about types of microSD you can use I was a bit surprised that it would install to the original low spec memory chip that came with the phone. Plus the apps worked fine with no noticeable difference on loading times.

    Anyway ordered a Sandisk Extreme 16GB class 10.

    For 25 bucks incl shipping I just tripled my phone storage.
    Last edited by SAM 77; 04-17-2014 at 07:33 PM.
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    04-17-2014 09:44 AM
  5. Ichigo's Avatar
    UHS-1? Extreme Plus? Extreme? Could anyone provide a link, please?
    04-17-2014 10:05 AM
  6. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    Try amazon.class 10 SD card is ideal esp now a minimum of class 6 is needed in 8.1.Samsung is the best. I use sandisk though.
    Size?more the better.i use a 16gb.
    If u have 1520-32gb u will have a total of almost 40gb usable memory with 16gb card which is reasonable.
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    04-17-2014 10:33 AM
  7. Sam_oslo's Avatar
    UHS-1? Extreme Plus? Extreme? Could anyone provide a link, please?
    There are many reports about shuttering DH-video recording on SanDisk Ultra 64GB cards in Lumia 1520, and this indicates a slow write speed. To be on the safe side, you should consider SanDisk 64GB microSDXC Extreme Plus 80/50 MB/Sec . At least if you are still on WP 8.0. You can read more in 64GB MicroSDXC on Lumia 1520 .

    There is also reports about WP8.1 preview is solving this issue. If that gets confirmed, you may get away with slower cards too.
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    04-17-2014 04:44 PM
  8. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    Does Sandisk give any issues? I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB, would hate to run into any problems using it.
    04-17-2014 04:46 PM
  9. Abu Bakr Hussain's Avatar
    Hi there,
    I also took a long time to decide on what to do. i didn't realise memory cards had so many issues. i was originally going to buy a cheap 64gb Kingston SD card. However after noting the numerous difficulties people have with low quality SD cards, I went back to sandisk and got the 'extreme plus' 32gb which cost more than the kingston 64gb. There is an 'extreme pro' sandisk also, however it appears to be overkill (i.e. too fast for the L1520).
    However, all in all, you want an SD card which works at least as fast as your phone.
    Take a look at this and ONLY ONLY buy directly from Amazon or directly from a real shop. Don't use 3rd party suppliers, there are so many fakes out there.
    SanDisk | Product Compatibility Tool
    (if link doesnt work, just google 'sandisk', and 'micro sd cards for phones' etc.)

    my sd card:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pUvbUpU2479686
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    04-17-2014 04:54 PM
  10. Ichigo's Avatar
    Zach, Could you try to record an HD video from your lumia and move the phone around see if it stuttered. also, please provide link where you bought it. Thanks.
    04-17-2014 04:56 PM
  11. Ichigo's Avatar
    oops.. didnt read two posts up. Thanks for replying. I do not want to overkill it since the price is kinda hefty (for me).. b
    04-17-2014 05:02 PM
  12. NawfSideWillyB's Avatar
    I have a Sandisk Extreme Plus that records flawless video, photos, and I have several games on it that run smooth. It is the 32gb version and it cost me about 30$. SanDisk Ultra 64gb just don't work perfectly with WP8 + 8.1 architecture regarding mainly video recording on the 1520 in HD.
    Alot of people don't realize that you can downgrade the video recording quality if your card can't handle the top quality also.
    SanDisk Extreme Plus 32gb
    Class 10
    80/40 speeds is what I think they claim, but don't quote me.

    Edit: I have over 3gbs of music on it too and it plays through the library smooth also.
    Also, beware, there are some SD card glitches out there in WP8 but usually an ejecting then reformatting will fix.
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    04-17-2014 07:52 PM
  13. o4komodo's Avatar
    I'm currently using an Adata MicroSDXC 64GB class 10/UHS-1, it was already formatted to EXFAT.
    I also have a Patriot MicroSDHC class 10. I have yet to try the Patriot in my 1520... so far the 64gb Adata works fine. Have yet to try video recording.
    04-18-2014 02:48 AM
  14. o4komodo's Avatar
    I just did a mini test and recorded a 2-3 minute long 1080p 30fp/s video. I haven't recorded video before... but I noticed that while the Adata was in there the footage on the screen would "track" my movement with a delayed response. It falls behind about 1 second. Playback is completely fine.

    Just recorded in 720p 30fp/s. Smooth recording on the Adata but after zooming it once again delays by .5 second.
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    04-18-2014 02:54 AM
  15. birgs's Avatar
    As of now I don't install apps and games to SD card just on the phone. This is the s safest way if you have free space on phone.
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    04-18-2014 02:55 AM
  16. o4komodo's Avatar
    I downloaded the app "SD Card Speed" and my Adata reads 8.91Mbs as it's actual write speed. Slightly sad considering it's supposed to be class10/UHS-1 [realistically speaking it wouldn't have ever touched UHS-1 speeds].

    Tested the Patriot via the same app and got a speed of 8.63Mbs. And strangely enough the recording on 1080p 30fps on the Patriot doesn't delay as much as my Adata... but the delay is still there, it's especially noticeable after zooming.
    Last edited by o4komodo; 04-18-2014 at 03:25 AM.
    04-18-2014 03:10 AM
  17. Akash Patel's Avatar
    Go for SanDisk SD card they are quite reliable and long lasting.
    I just order SanDisk class 10 ultra 32gb for my Lumia 520.
    As I see you are using Lumia 1520 you should probably go for extreme or extreme plus as ultra might give you problem due to low read and write speed
    SanDisk extreme 64gb class 10 will cost you around $65
    SanDisk Extreme 64 GB microSD Extended Capacity (microSDXC):Amazon:Computers & Accessories

    SanDisk extreme 64gb class 10 will cost you around $75

    SanDisk Extreme Plus 64 GB microSDHC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter 80MB/s (SDSDQX-064G-AFFP-A):Amazon:Computers & Accessories
    If you are really tight on budget go for extreme one if budget doesn't matter you go for extreme plus but according to me you should go for extreme plus
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    04-18-2014 03:14 AM
  18. jkrc717's Avatar
    I just ordered the sandisk extreme plus 64gb. Hopefully, it'll be flawless.
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    04-18-2014 03:35 AM
  19. Akash Patel's Avatar
    I downloaded the app "SD Card Speed" and my Adata reads 8.91Mbs as it's actual write speed. Slightly sad considering it's supposed to be class10/UHS-1 [realistically speaking it wouldn't have ever touched UHS-1 speeds].

    Tested the Patriot via the same app and got a speed of 8.63Mbs. And strangely enough the recording on 1080p 30fps on the Patriot doesn't delay as much as my Adata... but the delay is still there, it's especially noticeable after zooming.
    Thanks for sharing the app my class 4 SanDisk SD card write speed is 5.97Mbs as soon as I get my new card I will check it.
    Btw there was another app also to check write and read speed anyone know name of that app?
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    04-18-2014 03:52 AM
  20. oditius's Avatar
    I just ordered the sandisk extreme plus 64gb. Hopefully, it'll be flawless.
    I have that card now, but ordered this one Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 128 GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-128G-AFFP-A): Computers & Accessories I am running out of room on the 64GB card. THere is now 20GB of apps, and 30GB of music and pictures... I install a lot and never seem to delete... LoL
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    04-18-2014 06:56 AM
  21. Ichigo's Avatar
    I have that card now, but ordered this one Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 128 GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-128G-AFFP-A): Computers & Accessories I am running out of room on the 64GB card. THere is now 20GB of apps, and 30GB of music and pictures... I install a lot and never seem to delete... LoL
    You sound like my girlfriend.. she likes to pile apps and other stuff and never delete anything.. hehehe..

    Thanks for everybody's opinion and help. I think I'd go for the safer side (extreme plus). I kinda guesstimate that I would run out of memory if I go for the 16. 64 will never hurt (other than my pocket will have a hole in it). 32Gb is my choice. :)
    04-18-2014 09:37 AM
  22. Michael Adaniya's Avatar
    Haha. Wish this post was created 2 days ago when I purchased the SanDisk Ultra 64gb. I also looked around for other suggestions, but got too eager to order for amazon prime shipping by today.

    If it is simply a video recording issue people are facing, I will just set video to record straight to phone and use sd card for everything else.

    Either way, I will post my thoughts when I install it today.
    04-18-2014 10:56 AM
  23. Ichigo's Avatar
    will be waiting for the test. please report back. Appreciate it man..
    04-18-2014 11:02 AM
  24. Michael Adaniya's Avatar
    So yea, I completely forgot that I threw an old SanDisk 'class 2' 4gb SDHC in when i first got my 1520. Haven't taken video in a while, but just took a test in 1080p 30fps. It looks perfect, no lag, nothing that indicates poor performance... Unless I am missing something. I zoomed in fully moved from dark to lit rooms with no delay. Any other tests I should try that would prove bad performance? Because if this card performs as well as it does then I have no worries about the SanDisk Ultra 'class 10' 64gb SDXC
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    04-18-2014 11:40 AM
  25. Michael Adaniya's Avatar
    Also, I am on the 8.1 preview
    04-18-2014 11:44 AM
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