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Deal: New 128GB SanDisk MicroSD UHS-I Card for $120

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Earlier this week at MWC, SanDisk unveiled their newest UHS-I Ultra microSD card for mobile devices with 128GB of storage. Yes, they doubled the 64GB cards most of your Samsung’s devices can support, but still brought the same Class 10 speeds. We are looking at 30MB/s, water/magnet/shock/temperature proof, and in a package that comes with a regular sized SD adapter.

The new cards originally retailed for $199, but thanks to Amazon, that price was short-lived. These brand new 128GB microSD cards from SanDisk can be had for $119.99. No coupon needed – just a straight up discount.

SanDisk claims that you can store up to 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos and more than 125 apps. That’s a lot of goodies stored on your phone or tablet, assuming your phone or tablet has an SD card slot or supports USB OTG. We are also waiting for word back from SanDisk on an officially supported list, but if your device supports SDXC, you could be OK.

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  • Nyitrell

    Will my Samsung Galaxy S3 support it?

  • Michael Ma

    Just FYI, all Samsung’s older devices before the 64GB micro SDXC cards listed (up to 32GB) external storage, but it turned out every single Galaxy ever made was compatible with the 64GB card. Even the first Galaxy S. Will it work with the 128GB…there’s a good chance, but we’ll only know for sure when someone puts one into an older device, such as the Note 2.

  • John

    Incredibly stupid here, but would this work on my Note 3? Everyone says “Up to 64GB” but I’m not sure if that’s the hardware limit or it was the market limit (as in, something greater than 64GB didn’t exist at the time)

    • charesa39

      It’s market limit. As far as I know, all 64GB (and now 128GB) are SDXC, so if it worked with the 64GB, it’ll work with the 128GB one. When I first got my Galaxy Player 4.2, it said it was compatible with a card up to 32GB. I’ve been rocking my SanDisk Ultra 64GB since I bought it with no issues. I just had to reformat it to FAT32, which was super simple. Have never had any data corruption like some say, and it’s completely filled with my music.

  • JohnPA2006

    I have a 64gb Micro SD card in my Galaxy S3, and a 64gb Micro SD card in my Surface Pro 2.
    128gb sounds great, just need to wait for that price to come down.

  • Guest

    Can anyone give me a good reason to buy a micro SD card at this point? I don’t have a digital camera, and don’t play video games. I love the 32 gb one that I have, but with almost every major manufacturer (except Samsung) removing the micro SD card slots from their phone designs, the purposes of these things are becoming more and more sparse. The ability to expand storage capacity like this is just another one of the features that caused me to choose Android over iOS that is no more and I’m not happy.

    • Sporttster

      4k video. It’ll eat your meager 32gb quick. If you had to upload that to a cloud, better have unlmited data and a huge cloud for storage and time on your hands to get it there.

  • pizzlewizzle

    do yall think the price will go back up to 200$? i kind of want to buy one but i wont have a phone that can use it until the S5 comes out unless it will work on my S3

  • http://www.chasehammer.com/ Chase Hammer J

    Now we just need the high end phones to add SD card slot back.

  • Elwin Gill

    Did anyone else crack up on the questions asked on the Amazon page? They are hilarious!

  • Daistaar

    My question is what good is this if the direction Android is going is to cripple the SD card? It looks like Kit Kat actually does limit the Sd card as was speculated and this, while lovely on paper, would get little to no utilization.

    • charesa39

      Well, I know that my SanDisk 64GB Micro SDXC works perfectly with my Meenova adapter and stickmount for OTG storage on both my Nexus 5 and 7, so I don’t see why this one wouldn’t work. Although there’s always the possibility I guess. In which case, I’d just return it. That’s the beauty of shopping at Amazon.

      • Daistaar

        Stickmount is one way I guess. Although real-world use would be throwing this into our MicroSD slots (internally) and using it. No one is going to want a peripheral hanging off of your microUSB port when you have a perfectly good slot under the battery. I just hope OEMs works out a way to either allow a secondary flag for removable storage, or devs can figurea way (probably needing root) to override the flag, perhaps with System or a trusted user. I needs me my ES…

    • Cael

      If there’s a will, there’s a way.

  • Intellectua1

    Perfect for when I grab the S5

    • The Narrator

      For a minute I thought you meant 5S.

      • Intellectua1

        God no.. I remember when I was in college and my classmate had an iPhone I’d save all my work to my SD card and run presentations off my phone. He’d be like how’d you do that and I’d say you can’t do it because you have a iPhone .

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    Can we get a list of devices these cards will work on? IIRC my SHIELD will read from a 64 GB card but not write to one (32 GB being the max). Is this a 4.3 limitation or something else?

    • Intellectua1

      When the 64gb first came out phones supposedly phones didn’t support it but you just stuck it in there and it wrote/read it

    • Poop Mango

      That sounds like it’s a limitation specific to the SHIELD. My S4 writes fine to 64GB cards, and there were already guys who used an adapter to plug in full size 128GB cards.

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        If only the G2 on Verizon took memory cards… I would buy one of these in a heartbeat. Now if the SHIELD would write to 64GB+ cards, I would consider it too. But as it stands I have a 64 GB card to do nothing with unless I want to use it with my DSLR.

    • michael arazan

      And it is confirmed that Samsung devices can use this and it does work with them, according to Android Central.

      We are going to be needing 250 and 500 GB cards once 4000K recording comes out though.

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        Seriously! 4K recording is going to eat up space like Joey Chestnut/Kobayashi at a hot dog eating competition.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    OOHHH!! I want!!!

  • charesa39

    Ordered mine the day it was announced. Will be nice to be able to carry around twice the amount of blu-ray rips that I am currently limited to now with my 64GB SanDisk card.

    • Ray

      Hope you get your price adjustment

      • charesa39

        Oh. Actually, I ordered it from Amazon. These were listed as $120 the day they were announced (on Monday). I jumped on it right away seeing as Best Buy has them listed at $200.

        • The Narrator

          It was announced at $199, so who knows what’s up.

  • Sporttster

    A teaser for those who have no sd slot

  • Greg

    Can any phones ever see or use a 128GB microSD card? I remember when 64GB cards came out and they didn’t work in most phones due to a formatting limitation.

    • calculatorwatch

      SDXC is the same format used in the 64GB cards so it shouldn’t be a problem. I think the issue will be more about getting the phone to utilize all the address space since they have been programmed to work with only 64GB.

  • chris kilps

    so this will work with all mobile devices?

  • Beavis

    Except all my stuff is in the cloud…soo… no need for this.

    • Cael

      Do you have unlimited data?

      • Beavis

        Yes

    • Intellectua1

      I have never used cloud storage. I never liked the fact that my personal things would be out floating around on someone else’s servers for them to easily access and inspect..

    • Sporttster

      Upload a huge 4k vid to cloud and see if that changes your mind, real quick. Manufacturers need to bring back sd slots. If you don’t have unlimited, this will bury you. If you DO have unlimited, it’s going to take forever and a day to get that huge file to the cloud. Sd cards on board fix that problem, albeit you’ll need a 128 or bigger to hold these large…and coming…files.

      • Beavis

        Except I’d never need, or want to, upload a 4k video to the cloud. Ever. That’s ridiculous.

        My Blu Ray movies are a few GBs a piece. Those upload fine, esp on my unlimited data. Problem solved.

  • Disqus_n00b

    I love how they still have to tell people what 128GB is (a zillion songs! 50 million photos!) as if people are unfamiliar with data storage and use just one type of media.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      The average person doesn’t have the slightest clue. Those are needed for clarification.

      • Intellectua1

        People aren’t that stupid..

        • Ben Klene

          You have a lot of faith in people. They only know its a bigger number than the other one usually.

        • T4rd

          Lol, I think you’d be surprised. Go into Best Buy and I’ll bet at least half of the customers wouldn’t know the difference between a GigaByte or a potato.

          • Intellectua1

            Lol. Well I live in Seattle most people here are pretty tech savvy, but you may be right because I’m originally from St. Louis and talking to anybody there about technology is like speaking a foreign language..

          • http://www.chasehammer.com/ Chase Hammer J

            Go ask someone which is more 1000megabytes or 1gigabyte see which they say more. lol

          • Daistaar

            mmmmmmm…. gigabytes….

        • Detonation

          Yes they are. A lot of people don’t know (or care) what the difference between kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, etc, let alone how much a song, picture, movie takes up.

          • SeanPickman

            I don’t need a reply from any one of you, but since you all believe you’re tech savvy I hope you know the difference between a Gb and a GB is immense. (Reason being is that a HUGE majority of people who state they are tech savvy on the interwebs dont know the difference).

  • The Narrator

    I’ll be getting one for the upcoming Z2. Samsung isn’t the only OEM :P

    Btw, it’s supposed to be $199, so maybe expect cancel. According to reviews.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      What network are you getting it for?

      • The Narrator

        Verizon. I’m being hopeful. Don’t kill it.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Lol. Well there was a rumor. I’m thinking of getting it outright since it supports At&ts LTE bands …and I’m prepaid.

          • The Narrator

            It has Verizon LTE which alot of other phones don’t, so maybe it true and they just have to add CDMA. Verizon needs more phones, that’s for sure

          • bobbyp

            I don’t get how Verizon has such a limited selections of phones. My wife and I are looking at phones and she wants a good camera with a small form factor and just isn’t seeing anything. I am tempted by the G2 but if they were able to get of a hold of the G2 Pro I would snatch it up in a minute.

          • Cael

            Verizon is very controlling.

          • bobbyp

            I wonder if they do that as a tech support thing. Limit the number of types of phones and tech support can troubleshoot and get your off the line faster. I hadn’t really thought of it that way before.

          • Cael

            I doubt that’s the reason. It might be because of old deals. Before flagships, carriers were getting “exclusives”. HTC for example:
            Rezound -> DNA -> One. Verizon has always cleared inventory of HTC’s flagships before they released the next one which may be why the One took so long to be released on it. Samsung, Motorola, and Apple are really the only OEM’s that Verizon sells old and new flagships simultaneously together, with Motorola’s dropping out eventually.

            And I believe Verizon passed on the G or G Pro, because it chose to go with the ugly Vu.

          • Intellectua1

            I was thinking about the G2 Pro but I’ve been buying Samsung phones since the Note 1 and I’m horrified that I may not like the LG experience so I think it’s the S5 or the Note 3. I would’ve gotten the Z Ultra 1 if the specs were a bit better and it had a flash for the camera

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    hmmmmmmmm Would Fit Nicely into a Sony Xperia Z2 (Guys can we get some more news on that around these parts please) that’s if HTC Fails to Impress.

    • Patmw123

      I’d like to have more news about the Z2 regardless of what HTC brings to the table. I would also really like to see Sony’s settings menu setup to see if it’s as botched as others manufacturer’s skins. I’m really impressed by the Z2.

    • T4rd

      Nobody cares about phones not coming to the US. We’re the only ones that matter cuz ‘Murica… =p

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        it’ll at least be on T-Mobile, and rumor says verizon. But I’m sure it’ll be in Sony Stores off contract.

        • T4rd

          Was that announced? If so, is it going to take them 8 months to get it like the Z1 so it’s irrelevant by the time it’s available? If Verizon gets it, I doubt they’ll allow it to be sold outside of their stores and off-contract. Only phones I’ve seen them allow that with is Developer Edition phones.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            I’m just assuming Tmobile because they get all the Sony devices. Verizon was rumored by EVLeaks. As for off contract I’m talking about the International version that they’ll be selling which already has the At&t LTE bands.

          • T4rd

            They didn’t get the Z1 did they? Just the Z, I thought. Edit: I see they got the Z1S, not sure the difference between them though.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            They got the Z1s

          • The Narrator

            Which is the same I believe.

  • Brent Cooper

    I wish that much memory could be built into the phone to start with.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      iPhone has has 64GB and it’s $400 on contract…. I can’t even imagine what a 128GB would cost… because if it’s $500…might as well pay full price for less GBs

      • Kevin

        We’re not talking about Apple products though.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          iPhones cost no different on contract than other Flagships.

          • Guest

            LG G2

          • The Narrator

            $199/$199 what’s your point?

      • BananaBob

        Its also +$100 for every memory jump with iphones. Most Androids are only about $50

    • The Narrator

      I mean, if Apple can do it, I don’t see what’s stopping them

      • T4rd

        Probably that 90%+ of consumers buy the cheapest/lowest storage option. Out of everyone I know with an iPhone, I can’t remember any of them with a 32 or 64GB variant.

        • The Narrator

          Another point showing apple fans aren’t really bright.

          At least have 32/64. 16 and 7.8 usable. Unacceptable.

          • Softwerp Derp

            Right, because a software engineer can’t own an iPhone….we must be a really dumb bunch guys…BACK IN THE PILE

          • The Narrator

            What does that have to do with anything? I’m talking about the fact that they have options and they ignore them. Making it look like nobody wants storage

          • Softwerp Derp

            Hmm, obviously that you cast Apple product owners as not being bright?

          • The Narrator

            Never said it was because of the actual product. I’m talking storage here, buddy.

          • Terrance

            I’m not your buddy…pal

          • Daistaar

            He’s not your pal, guy!

          • T4rd

            Well it doesn’t help that they can’t really use their storage for much more than phone pics, apps, and music, hah.

          • Proioxix

            I think you’re confusing Apple with Samsung. When was the last 16GB iPhone you bought with 7.8GB storage available. It’s over 12GB.

          • The Narrator

            No, I was talking about Samsung when I said that.

    • Michael Dennique

      I totally agree with you Brent. All the new mobile phones should have 128Gb internal storage.