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    Micro SD card question for Smart Phone

    I'm currently looking at two different capacity cards the 64gb model and the 128gb model. From all the cards I've reviewed the 64gb models blow the 128gb models away in read/write speeds. My question is I'm purchasing a new Note 4 on Thursday and how much of a "real world" difference between the two cards will I notice? I take a lot of pictures and a lot of video. Thanks.

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    The capacity of flash media is not what determines read/write speeds. You need to look at what class it is.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    The capacity of flash media is not what determines read/write speeds. You need to look at what class it is.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital
    LOL. Maybe I didn't word it correctly. When comparing the 64gb and 128gb micro sd cards most are all class 10's, the 64gb capacity card have much higher read/write speeds when compared to the 128gb models though. (I just read Lexar is coming out with a 95mb read speed due out Nov. 1.) As of right now the fastest 128gb I've seen is like 48mb read and the write was averaging around 10mb. My question is when comparing the two cards not the capacity but the superior read/write speeds that the 64gb models possess will I notice a real world difference via a cell phone? I hope that makes better sense. Keep in mind the Note 4's specs 16MP camera and full 1080p recording. Thanks

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    1080p @30fps, 17Mbps, AAC 121kbps
    1080p @60fps, 28Mbps, AAC 121kbps

    both those cards are well over the needed speed

    the cell phone will compress the video while recording

    mine puts out a video of about 18Mbps

    wow, after a bit of goolging, i didn't know the note 4 can record in 4k, not sure on the requirements for that though
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    Thanks very much. One more question, real world use will I notice a difference between these two cards when used with smartphone?

    Sandisk 128gb 30mb read
    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-...micro+sd+128gb

    or this one

    Sandisk 128gb 48mb read
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    1080p @30fps, 17Mbps, AAC 121kbps
    1080p @60fps, 28Mbps, AAC 121kbps

    both those cards are well over the needed speed

    the cell phone will compress the video while recording

    mine puts out a video of about 18Mbps

    wow, after a bit of goolging, i didn't know the note 4 can record in 4k, not sure on the requirements for that though
    Yea it does 4k. That's what has me worried. Any ideas?

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    i think you should be looking for the faster write speed, not the read, at least for recording video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    i think you should be looking for the faster write speed, not the read, at least for recording video
    That's what I was thinking. So I should sacrifice capacity and go with the faster write speeds of the 64gb cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron203 View Post
    That's what I was thinking. So I should sacrifice capacity and go with the faster write speeds of the 64gb cards.

    sorry but i really have no idea on what 4k video recording on that phone requires, maybe search on some note 4 forums if they exist ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    sorry but i really have no idea on what 4k video recording on that phone requires, maybe search on some note 4 forums if they exist ?
    I've looked haven't seen anything that relates to my question. Think I'll just grab a 64 gb card with fastest write speed I can find. The 128gb counter parts seem like they are at least a month away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron203 View Post
    I've looked haven't seen anything that relates to my question. Think I'll just grab a 64 gb card with fastest write speed I can find. The 128gb counter parts seem like they are at least a month away.
    look up one post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    look up one post
    I missed that earlier. Just watched it, I was hoping it would be more in depth. But I read this "It seems like some people don't understand bits and bytes. Each byte is 8 bits. 4K on the Note 4 is 50Mbits (roughly 6MBytes/sec). A class 10 card is good up to 10Mbytes/sec (or 80Mbits/sec). Plenty fast for 4K. 4K is shot and recorded directly into SD card without conversion. That's all without UHS-I." So I'm definitely getting the 128gb card, did you see how fast that 4k ate up the memory? Ouch.

    Thanks very much.

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