Gon-j, 10 May 2016Most of us would opt for class10 and UHS 3 (u3) 64gb/128gb with 270+MB/s offload and 100MB/s w... moreThis is already a U3 card btw using the UHS-1 interface.
What you're describing is UHS-2 and consists of extra row of pins which the reader / slot needs to support. Otherwise getting a UHS-2 card will be for naught and it will just fall back to UHS-1 speeds like what this card is already producing.
No phones' micro-sd card slot has ever being claimed / certified to be UHS-2 unfortunately (yea not even the current generation of flagships). So no point getting a more expensive UHS-2 at this point in time unless you have specific equipment support.
Errant reporting. The sandisk card is not in the same ballpark as this card.
This card is in the pro+ category of speeds: UHS-1 Grade 3 Class 10. (Up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write)
Sandisk 200GB is only a UHS-1 Grade 1 Class 10 card. (Up to 90MB/s read, unstated "lower" write)
Now that evo+ encompasses pro+ speeds, is Samsung hinting that future pro+ cards will be UHS-2? Interesting
Gon-j, 10 May 2016Most of us would opt for class10 and UHS 3 (u3) 64gb/128gb with 270+MB/s offload and 100MB/s w... moreYou can have that speed in writing with the Samsunf Pro+ MicroSD ;) (It achieves 95 Mo/s in reading though)
gaiageek, 10 May 2016With the 200MB Sansa MicroSD card selling for $80 in the US, they're dreaming if they think th... moreThat SanDisks write speed is only 30mb/s
The details of the article are incorrect
Check the details on retailers websites like B&H.
Trooper, 10 May 2016Half the capacity, and not fast enough for recording 4k video.
And, cramming double the amo... moreI agree on the R&D. Samsung has taken us forward in doing so.
My personal opinion as an average consumer is that: Half the capacity for 1/5th the price. It is a steal for most people including who would record 4k video on Galaxy S7. According to the GSMA review of the phone, bitrate is at 48Mbps(6 MB/s). The smaller Samsung cards consistently does more than 3 times that as write speeds. GoPro Hero4 does 4k at 60Mbps which again is well within the limits. Samsung can do 20MB/s write which is 160 Mbps.
But for a professional with expensive equipment; 1. Cost is usually ignored, 2. The camera has a full sized SD card and one would prefer that.
I have to admit that I am wrong about my opinion on one count. The price I posted from ebay is way lower than the MSRP when launched. Similarly, the 256GB card too will shed its price after a while and be a lot more affordable.
Very surprisingly, when I googled it, I found it even cheaper than ebay on the official Samsung US website.
Suggested Retail: $99.99
Your Price: $44.99
You Save: $55
Boooooom!!! There it is! 256GB! As predicted, this thing is needed for those heavy users. Price is steep right now, but it will go down. 512GB next 2 years.
128GB is OK for me now, but having extra space to replicate EVERY music you probably have on your PC, some of your favorite films, and space for media recordings and downloads will be again much needed as we move to VR recording and beyond.
It's not for people who insist that "64Gb of internal memory is enough". Yes, memory expansion is staying.
Dh33r4j, 10 May 2016Even better price @ $52 with more regional availability for the 128GB variant
http://www.ebay... moreHalf the capacity, and not fast enough for recording 4k video.
And, cramming double the amount of data on to a physically same sized space isn't as easy as you think when it comes to something the size of a finger nail, which obviously adds to the cost (think: R & D).
Dh33r4j, 10 May 2016The 128GB variant is only $55
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301718055804Even better price @ $52 with more regional availability for the 128GB variant
Though the 64gb is the best value for money @ $18.50
The 128GB variant is only $55
pankos, 10 May 2016yup. x-rays could alter the magnetic field in micro SD card which leads to data loss."magnetic field"
You obviously have no idea how flash memory works.
usman khan niazi, 10 May 2016why not give us more internal memoryalready giving. Samsung has made 256gb internal storage chip. So only time will show when it comes to the market. Maybe it will come with note 6, but who knows.
gaiageek, 10 May 2016With the 200MB Sansa MicroSD card selling for $80 in the US, they're dreaming if they think th... moreIts GB, not mb. And not all storage is the same, some are faster and more reliable than others. Samsung doesn't really have competition when it comes to storage.
"Some" companies charge more just for making your internal storage 48gb bigger.
Insane prising for just a slightly more memory capacity, wait for a little while when it comes down to where a real person can afford one.
Most of us would opt for class10 and UHS 3 (u3) 64gb/128gb with 270+MB/s offload and 100MB/s write. A buttload of extra gb wont cover the 1/3 speed handicap. $50 more and you can get the 128gb versus this 256evo+.
Photo enthusiasts and photographers in general know this stuff much more than I do, so who am I to say. That's all I know anyway.
gaiageek, 10 May 2016With the 200MB Sansa MicroSD card selling for $80 in the US, they're dreaming if they think th... moreIt's actually an additional 50GB not 50MB
Surely samsung can, cause there are plenty of customers who luv the company
Customer loyalty is something we can never ignore
A lot of people would choose the product BECAUSE its made by Samsung
The trust customers have over the company is priceless.......