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Does class matter with micro SD cards on smartphones?

Does class matter with micro SD cards on smartphones? Would I notice a difference with class 4 vs class 10?

Most Useful Answer Pondlife  Oct. 8, 2012 at 13:40

Similar question on here before, found a link saying that class 4 was better in the main.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=14456360&postcount=42

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CTPAHHIK  Jun. 6, 2012 at 19:14

Depends on smartphone. SGSIII and One X would probably be able to use Class 10. I have doubts about older phones.
Make sure you go with brand name - Sandisk, Kingston, Samsung and not Play or 7DayShop. This is much more important than Class.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 6, 2012 at 19:37

you would notice a difference on newer phones. Older phones can only support up to class 4 so it woudn;t make a difference at all no matter which one you used. If you post the phone you have here i can check for you.

Morts  Oct. 8, 2012 at 06:20

you would notice a difference on newer phones. Older phones can only support up to class 4 so it woudn;t make a difference at all no matter which one you used. If you post the phone you have here i can check for you.

My phone is HTC my Touch 4g slide, would Class 10 card see any improved performance?

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:56

Doubt it. Class 4 (brand name) should be good enough.

Pondlife  Oct. 8, 2012 at 13:40

Similar question on here before, found a link saying that class 4 was better in the main.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=14456360&postcount=42

jaybear88  Oct. 9, 2012 at 16:01

Depends on smartphone. SGSIII and One X would probably be able to use Class 10.

Bet there would be no difference on the One X considering it doesn't have a micro sd slot :p

When I went from 4 to 10 on my Note, it did make a big difference. BUT there are a few factors that you need to consider in my case:

- it's a 32gb card that is practically full, not many people use it to that extent
- I transferred all my files onto computer, then onto the new card, rearranging folders. Now this may, or may not, have fixed a little bit of fragmentation on the card.

But it does not load photo albums etc MUCH quicker.

Just my experience, with some reason to doubt it as well.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 9, 2012 at 16:38

Fragmentation does not affect SD cards. It's crappy FAT32 that causes small files to take forever to read/write.

jaybear88  Oct. 9, 2012 at 17:00

Fair enough, just wasn't sure if it was a possibility or not so didn't want to give advise based on bad logic.

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