Unlike hard drive prices, the cost of microSD cards continue to fall. In fact, you can now get a Class 2 SanDisk 16GB microSDHC memory card at Amazon.com for just $5.95 plus shipping.
This is a fantastic deal, particularly considering that at big-box retail stores like Wal-Mart and Office Depot a 16GB microSD card can cost as much as $25 or $30.
Price may change at any time.
The price of 32GB microSD – or more accurately microSDHC – cards continues to fall. Three months ago, the cheapest 32GB card was just under $50; today the SanDisk 32GB microSD card has hit a new low: $36.90 shipped at Amazon.com.
microSD cards widely used in smartphones, but can also be used with other devices like digital cameras by adding an SD card adapter.
You can save a great deal by purchasing memory cards online rather than in retail stores. Even bargain stores like Wal-Mart often sell 32GB microSDHC cards for $60 or more.
Want to up the maximum storage of your Android smartphone from 32GB to 64GB? It may be possible. New microSDXC cards are now available for purchase, and some Android-powered devices are compatible with these new high-capacity memory cards.
Find out more about microSDXC, and learn whether or not your Android smartphone or tablet can use these 64GB cards.
Read: Android microSDXC Memory Card Support Information
All microSD / microSDHC memory cards are not created equal; for example, many 32GB microSDHC flash memory cards are rated Class 2, meaning they have relatively slow data transfer speeds to and from the card. But if you want faster read/write performance, you do have options.
For example, PNY has a Class 10 32GB microSDHC memory card with 20MBps (megabytes per second) read speed and 10MBps write. This card will work well in newer Android-powered smartphones and tablets, as well as digital cameras (with an SD adapter) and other devices with memory card slots. You can check your product literature to see how fast a card your device supports.
But you’ll pay a premium for faster performance; a 32GB Class 2 SanDisk microSDHC card can be purchased for just over $40, while the Class 10 PNY will set you back $68.
If you spend a lot of money on a high-end device, it may be worth your while to avoid data transfer bottlenecks with a faster memory card.
In February of this year, the price of a 32GB microSD memory card fell below $70 for the first time since this capacity card was introduced. Now there’s a new price low to announce:
A 32GB microSDHC can now be yours for less than $50.
Amazon.com has the SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Class 2 memory card for $46 shipped.
Looking for a faster card for your Android device? Try the Patriot Signature Class 10 32GB microSDHC memory card.
Prices subject to change at any time.