Whether you need it for a phone, a camera, or some other gadget, buying a microSD card seems like a pretty simple thing to do, right?
Well, at least, not in Nigeria, and this is as a result of the influx of fake products in the country.
Now, Sandisk is one of the first companies to introduce microSD cards with the A1 rating:
…And these Class 10 UHS 1 microSD cards are some of the best options if you are looking for fast performance on a budget.
I got the 128GB SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) variant from Sandisk and the package looks similar to what we saw on My Passport portable drive which had all the information you need right there on the package.
However, one of the telltale signs of buying an original Sandisk card is with the internal package, this one:
Most Sandisk cards come with cellophane cover over the back, which can be quite difficult to remove:
Away from that, you also get a standard SD adapter:
As far as performance is concerned I placed it in my Nokia 7 Plus:
And used the A1 benchmark app to test the performance. At the end of the test, I was able to get a read score of 79.46MB/s and a sequential write score of 50.77MB/s.
Meanwhile, in my CrystalDiskMark testing it managed a sequential read speed of 89MB/s – just a little shy of the 100MB/s SanDisk claims – though write speeds were a more modest 27MB/s.
What this means is that Sandisk’s Ultra cards are perfect for recording full HD video but falls a little short of what you’d require for quality 4K video recording.
So, over to you, what do you think? And what memory card are you currently using?