10 year warranty
MicroSD card comes with adapter
Water, temperature, x-ray, magnet proof
Very fast read/write speeds
Recovery software not included
Higher price than less sturdy cards, although worth it
Samsung memory stands out from the crowd with its ‘4-proof’ technology,meaning the cards are temperature proof, waterproof, shock proof and magnet proof. Samsung has now introduced a higher capacity EVO+ microSDXC memory card, updating the speed as well as the capacity. The card comes with an SD adapter.
The microSDXC card comes with a 10 year warranty and the latest model is UHS I / Class 10 cards so should be extremely quick. The EVO+ is great for those with Full HD / 4K action cams and smartphones with a massive capacity of 256GB. With this in mind, let’s see how it perform in our test.
Handling and Features
The Samsung microSDXC memory cards are waterproof, x-ray proof, temperature proof and magnetic-proof. Below are the specs for the new cards compared to the PRO and EVO cards:
|Class 6||UHS-I U:1, Class 10||UHS-I U:1, Class 10||UHS-I U:1, Class 10||UHS-I U:3, Class 10|
|Up to 24MB/s||Up to 48MB/s||Up to 90MB/s, 80MB/s write||Up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write||Up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write|
|4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB||8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB||32GB, 64GB|
The EVO+ range is an affordable performance option (depending on capacity), while the PRO+ range offers the highest performance possible.
- MicroSD Card read speeds up to 95MB/s, write speeds up to 90MB/s
- UHS I / U:3 (EVO+), Class 10 cards
- Magnet proof
- Temperature proof
- X-ray proof
- 10 year warranty
To test the read and write times of these cards, we used a USB 3.0 card reader and CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64. For digital cameras, the write time is the most important aspect as this determines how quickly you can write photos from the camera to the card. The read time is important when you want to copy the photos from the card onto your PC or view them in playback mode on the camera.
|Read MB/s||Write MB/s|
|Samsung EVO+ 256GB MicroSDXC UHS I U:3 Class 10||92.16||84.81|
|Samsung PRO+ 64GB MicroSDXC UHS I U:3 Class 10||94.34||84.14|
|Sandisk Extreme Pro 8GB SDHC UHS I U:1 Class 10||51.08||42.58|
|Samsung EVO+ 128GB MicroSDXC UHS I U:1 Class 10||88.70||26.98|
|Leef Pro 16GB MicroSDHC UHS I U:1 Class 10||31.99||7.082|
While read and write speeds from the Samsung EVO+ MicroSDXC card are not as quick as specified on the box, the card does deliver extremely high read and write speeds, and slightly quicker performance than the Sandisk Extreme Pro card. The Samsung card is also quicker than a number of other high-speed cards.
Value For Money
The Samsung EVO+ 256GB MicroSDXC card is available for £175/$262, compared to £129/$193 for a 256GB Sandisk Ultra. The Samsung EVO+ 128GB MicroSD card is available for £62.99/$94 with the adapter, compared to around£51.99/$78 for a 128GB Sandisk Ultra with adapter. These cards are pretty evenly matched, with the Samsung edging it giving a 10 year warranty for peace of mind.
The Samsung EVO+ 256GB microSDXC memory card offers some of the fastest read and write speeds available as well as offering a 10 year warranty that is also backed up by the card being waterproof, temperature proof, x-ray proof and magnet proof making it much more likely to survive when compared to more fragile cards. We would therefore be happy to recommend the Samsung EVO+ microSDXC memory card, particularly if you need the storage space.