The base storage for the Galaxy S10 lineup is 128GB — which is an insane number considering it was nothing more than a pipe dream for smartphones storage five short years ago — but that’s just the base level. Because Samsung phones include a microSD card slot, you’re able to add as much extra storage to your phone as you want, up to 512GB. We’ve rounded up your best options.
Best for your budget
Samsung 32GB EVO Select
It’s incredible to think how much data can be stored on a microSD. Even this 32GB card offers an impressive amount of storage, but the craziest part is the price. At a great price, the Samsung Evo Select series offers the best value with larger storage options also available.
$8 at Amazon
Straight from Samsung
Samsung 64GB EVO Plus
Samsung offers microSD cards of all sizes that consistently offer the best quality and value. If you’re prime goal is just to sideload some of your favorite movies or music files, 64GB should be more than enough extra storage to get the job done. Plus, this is the best value for a card.
$14 at Amazon
PNY Elite 128GB
PNY’s 128GB card is a great value, starting at just at a low price with an option that includes a USB adapter that makes it easier to transfer files from your PC. PNY also offers a 512GB card if you’re interested in going all-in on your storage needs for a fair cost.
$25 at Amazon
200GB for less
SanDisk Ultra 200GB UHS-I
With read speeds up to 100MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s, this 200GB card from SanDisk will let you able to record in HD or 4K to your heart’s content. SanDisk is a trusted brand for storage and it has a lot of cards with smaller storage sizes available at prices that undercut Samsung’s offerings.
$33 at Amazon
Kingston Canvas React 256GB
This Class 10, UHS-I microSDXC card from Kingston features a 256GB capacity and advertises read speeds up to 80MB/s and write speeds up to 40MB/s. It’s not quite as fast as others on this list, but with the SD adapter, you’ll be able to easily load up all your favorite media for your phone.
$65 at Amazon
Go all-in on extra storage
Samsung 512GB EVO Plus
The Galaxy S10 is offered with internal storage up to 512GB — and all those extra gigabytes of storage is enticing, but upgrade to the 512GB version of the S10 would cost a few hundred extra dollars. Instead, just buy Samsung’s 512GB microSD card, which has recently dipped to a lower price. If you know you’re going to need that much storage, this is arguably a better deal than upgrading.
$98 at Amazon
How much storage is enough storage for you?
Everyone’s digital storage needs are different. If you’ve got a massive media collection that you want to be instantly accessible on your phone at any moment, you’ll need to find the right microSD card that also fits your budget. Samsung offers some impressive options for its latest flagship, including a version of the S10+ that offers 1TB of internal storage for a hefty $1,600 price tag. For those of us who just physically shuddered at that price, you can get close to that amount of storage with a much more affordable microSD.
We’ve rounded up the best options at every price point and popular storage capacity so that you can find right one to fit your needs. The best value is the Samsung 32GB Evo Select which is Samsung’s budget line of cards, but offers reliable read/write speeds and a modest storage bump for a steal.
SanDisk is another trusted storage brand, and they offer a “Goldilocks” solution with it’s 200GB Ultra card that fits in between the 128GB and 256GB offerings — but if you really want to go all out, there’s that 512GB Samsung EVO Plus which is a reliable card with about the biggest storage capacity you can currently buy.