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Review : Samsung Evo Plus 256 GB microSD

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Review : Samsung Evo Plus 256 GB microSD

Specifications
Manufacturer

Samsung

Model / Variant

Evo Plus

Price

Rs. 500 - Rs. 9900 ($159)

Memory Storage

16GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB

Other Features

95 MB/s Reads (For 256 GB variant)
90 MB/s Writes (For 256 GB Variant)

Samsung has a whole lot of memory and media options available, from SSDs to microSDs, Samsung also supplies Nand flash cards to most Smartphone manufacturers. The new Evo Plus cards are available in capacities ranging from 16GB to 256GB and boast impressive speeds of 90MB/s + for Reads as well as writes making them not only ideal for playback of high res media files but also a fantastic option for Professionals who need to capture high quality 4k footage.

Price

The cards range in price from Rs. 500 for the 16 GB variant all the way upto Rs. 9900 for the 256 GB variant of the card.

Build

The Micro SD card features a temperature resistance rating of  -25° to 85° Celsius, and can survive in seawater for upto 72 hours making it extremely resistant and resilient in storing your data safely. The Evo plus card from Samsung does have magnetic and x-ray shielding allowing you to secure your data from the airport scans.

Speed

While the smaller size variants from 16 GB to 128 GB storage capacities are rated for 80 MB/s  Reads and only 20 MB/s writes the 256 GB card really shines with high speed card access. Making this ideal not only for smartphones with 4k video recording capabilities, but also for devices, like the GoPro, DJI Osmo and drones that use microSD and capture 4K footage.

While our actual tests show much lower speed than the rated 95MB/s Reads and 90MB/s writes, the overall result is still impressive for a 256 GB  microSD card.

Conclusion

The 256 GB Samsung Evo Plus is a solution not for the faint of heart, with a hefty price tag of Rs. 9,900 the 256 GB Samsung Evo Plus will definitely put a big hole in your pocket but will also give you storage and speeds that you need to access the storage. With media storage mediums getting cheaper and cheaper the Samsung 256 GB Evo Plus which retails for Rs. 13999 is now available for Rs. 9,900.  It is a high quality well built reliable and resilient card and does not throw up any read/write errors on devices and gives the speeds that are required.

 

 

The Good

Fast
Reliable
Well Built

The Bad

256 GB variant is Pricey

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Conclusion

Best option for High Capacity High Speed microSD cards.

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Bharat Nagpal
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  • Jayeshkumar Soni

    Its slmost 12K INR