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Samsung EVO 32GB and 64GB MicroSD Memory Cards Review

Samsung EVO 32GB and 64GB MicroSD Memory Cards Review
In the lab today, we have two top capacity options (32GB and 64GB) from Samsung's EVO line-up of microSD memory cards. Check out Tyler's full review now. (KRX:005930)
By: Tyler Bernath | Memory Cards in Storage | Posted: Sep 6, 2014 2:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Samsung

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Over the past few months, we have seen microSD cards come through the lab from many top-tier vendors. Today, we add Samsung to that list, with our review of the 32GB and 64GB EVO microSD memory card solutions.

 

The EVO line-up of memory cards from Samsung are purpose built memory solutions for the average consumer that wants storage capacity for shooting video or a large amount of photos. The EVO boasts a life proof design, which includes water, temperature, magnet, and x ray resistance. Marketing numbers for the EVO line-up of microSD cards includes 48 MB/s transfer speeds with a UHS I speed class.

 

MSRP for the Samsung EVO in the 32GB capacity is set at $26.99, while the 64GB model sits at $49.99, and each with a ten-year warranty.

 

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Packaging for each of these cards carries the capacity in large print. At the bottom, we find the Speed Class 10 designation along with UHS I.

 

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The 32GB Samsung EVO comes with a USB to microSD adapter to aide in transferring your photo and video to your PC without the need for a card reader.

 

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Moving to the 64GB model, we find it packaged with a SD to microSD adapter.

 

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The 64GB Samsung EVO microSD is factory formatted with the exFAT file system, the usable capacity after formatting is 58.5GB.

 

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The 32GB Samsung EVO microSD is factory formatted with the exFAT file system, the usable capacity after formatting is 29.2GB.

 

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Our first test included the 64GB Samsung EVO. Here we found the card capable of 46 MB/s read and 19 MB/s write.

 

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Next up we have the 32GB Samsung EVO. Here we found the card capable of 46 MB/s read and 19 MB/s write as well, so there is no difference (or very little) in performance between both memory cards.

 

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Price/performance for the Samsung EVO micro SD cards found both solutions towards the bottom of our chart, the 64GB model doing just slightly better than the 32GB.

 

The Samsung EVO microSD cards in each of the capacities tested here today are more capacity driven solutions than that of high performance cards we typically see in the lab. With that being said, the Samsung EVO memory cards carry a great amount of build quality, and once again backed by a ten-year warranty to aide in the overall value of the package.

 

Performance of these cards was on par with marketing specifications. In testing each of these cards, we found both to reach 46 MB/s read and 19 MB/s write. Over on price/performance, the cards found a spot towards the bottom of the chart due to the fact we have typically seen high performance cards come through the lab.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the Samsung EVO 32GB and 64GB MicroSD memory cards for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The Samsung EVO 32GB MicroSD memory card retails for $17.99 at Amazon, and the Samsung EVO 64GB MicroSD memory card retails for $36.99 at Amazon.

 

Canada: The Samsung EVO 32GB MicroSD memory card retails for CDN$20.79 at Amazon Canada, and the Samsung EVO 64GB MicroSD memory card retails for CDN$43.79 at Amazon Canada.

 

 

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