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LG V20 Memory Card

LG V20 Memory CardIf you own a LG V20 and you are looking for the right memory card for it, then this is where you need to be.

I will highlight the 3 best cards for the phone, which should be a perfect fit. I will also highlight some other useful information as it relates to memory cards.

The Best LG V20 SD Cards

It’s pretty crazy how many memory card options are available and it can be really confusing trying to find the best one for your phone. I know trying to find the right one can be a challenge, but I decided to highlight the three best that are available now! These cards were chosen on their overall offering from price, storage capacity, speed and overall performance.

SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Black, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-128G-GN6MA)
Price: CDN$ 56.03
26 new from CDN$ 49.990 used

If you plan on using the phone a lot with regards taking a lot of pictures and videos, then the 128 GB option should be on your radar. It is double the storage capacity of the 64 GB, but it is still a really good deal. With a card like this, you are not going to be hurting from memory anytime soon and it also leaves you future proof to some degree, as this amount of storage space will still be relevant a couple of years from now.

SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD (SDSDQUAN-200G-G4A)
Price: CDN$ 106.47
You save: CDN$ 221.02 (67 %)
26 new from CDN$ 66.230 used

The V20 is an amazing phone and I honestly think most people need to maximize the storage space, without breaking the bank. This is where a 200GB card comes into play. It delivers a significant amount of storage space, which makes it ideal for all the pictures and videos you will be taking and the great thing is that it is not overly expensive. This is a pretty good deal, especially for the amount of storage space you will be getting.

64GB is a good starting point to upgrade the memory for your phone. This card has the perfect balance between price, performance and storage. The card is really fast, performs really well in the phone and it is going to take some time for you to fill it up. This is a highly recommended card and you cannot go wrong with it.

Samsung 256GB 95MB/s EVO Select Micro SDXC Memory Card
Price: $189.99
You save: $10.00 (5 %)
5 new from $189.991 used from $161.49

If price is not an issue, then you can go with this beastly 256GB storage card. 256GB  is A LOT of memory and your phone would utilizing the biggest memory card that works with it. It would take a very long time to fill up a card like this and it is definitely something data hogs will need to have. As stated above, if money is not a problem, then give your phone the biggest and best option available.

Should I get a Memory Card for my LG V20?

If you have ended up in this section, you are probably asking yourself if you really need to spend the money and get a memory card for your LG V20.  While the answer is not straightforward, I would highly recommend that you get a card, especially since they are so cheap. However, to answer the question about needing a memory card, it will really depend on how you use your phone.

To highlight if you do need to upgrade, see if you fit the profile of any of these users below.

Are You a Heavy User?

If you are someone who uses your phone to take a lot of pictures and videos, then right off the bat you are definitely going to need a memory card. The internal memory of your phone can get filled up really quickly, especially if you’re installing apps, taking pictures, videos and downloading files. The prices of memory cards are pretty cheap, so upgrading the internal storage capacity will not cost you a lot, but it is something that is highly recommended.

Are You a Regular User?

If you are someone who uses a phone like a regular person, which means you install the occasional app or take pictures and videos, then you should also upgrade the internal memory of the phone. You would be surprised how quickly it can fill up, even though you are not going crazy with photos and videos. As stated above, memory cards are cheap, so it is a really small investment and you can never have too much memory.

Barely Uses the Phone?

If you barely use the phone and only use it to make phone calls and take the occasional photo or video, then you might not need to upgrade the memory. It is still a good idea, especially with cards been so cheap, but if you are not planning to use the phone’s internal memory, then you really don’t need to spend the money and get one.

Let’s Look at Cards the Phone Uses

If you have reached this far, you should have a better idea as to what memory cards work for the phone. However, there might be some of you who are still confused to the different types memory cards that work with the LG V20.

So what is the LG V20 SD card? Some of you might have heard that the V20 uses SD cards and I have to clear that misconception up. An SD Card will not work in cellphones. They are physically too big, however Micro SD memory cards are the format cellphones use. There are two other types of MicroSD cards, such as MicroSDHC & MicroSDXC….so you must be confused as to what’s the difference between them? To understand those card differences, check out my breakdown below:

MicroSD – These are older format cards and their storage capacity maxes out at 2GB. This means cards bigger than 2GB are no longer called MicroSD (see below).

MicroSDHC – These are cards that range in size from 4GB – 32GB.

MicroSDXC – These are the newest types of phone memory cards and their storage capacity ranges from 64GB – 2TB in size.

As you can see, terms are thrown around loosely, but the differences between the three can be seen above.

LG V20 Memory Card Speed

Memory cards have speed ratings (Class) assigned to them and some cards are faster than others. The Class of the card just means how fast the card is, in terms of its read/write speed. A class 10 card would save data quicker to it than say a class 6.

To understand the speed ratings, check out the breakdown below:

  • Class 2 – Minimum of 2 MB/s performance. (Slowest)
  • Class 4 – Minimum of 4 MB/s performance. (Slow)
  • Class 6 – Minimum of 6 MB/s performance.  (OK)
  • Class 10 – Minimum of 10 MB/s performance. (Average)
  • UHS-I UI – Minimum of 10 MB/s performance. (Fast)
  • UHS-I U3 – Minimum of 30 MB/s performance. (Really Fast)

How Much Data Can be Stored on the LG V20 Micro SD Card?

The table down below will showcase how much info can be saved on the V20. The table will provide a good summary of how much MP3s, videos and pictures that can be stored on the memory card.

Please use the information listed as just a reference. I should highlight that the smartphone can in fact hold more/less, this is dependent on a variety of factors. These are not exact stats and it’s just there to give you a guideline as to what you can expect your cellphone to hold.

MP3’s Movies (700 mb) 720P Video 1080p Video (60fps) 4K Video (30fps) Images
16GB 3,200 20 4 Hours 1 Hour 20 Mins 40 Mins 8,000
32GB 6,400 40 8 Hours 2 Hours 40 Mins 1 Hour 20 Mins 16,000
64GB 12,800 80 16 Hours 5 Hours 20 Mins 2 Hours 40 Mins 32,000
128GB 25,600 160 32 Hours 10 Hours 40 Mins 5 Hours 20 Mins 64,000
256GB 51,200 320 64 Hours 21 Hours 20 Mins 10 Hours 40 Mins 128,000
James Dalton
 

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Mohammad Shamma - January 18, 2017

Amazing article.
Thanks a million.

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Shelby collins - March 12, 2017

Does the lg v20 support the new SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II Card, It has a read speed of 275 mbps and a write speed of 100 mbps, Here’s the link to the card, Thanks, Shelby
https://www.sandisk.com/home/memory-cards/microsd-cards/extremepro-microsd-uhs-ii

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James Dalton - March 12, 2017

Hey Shelby,
We haven’t tested this SanDisk UHS-II card, but in theory it should work with no problems. UHS-II cards are backward compatible, so if the device does not have a UHS-II bus, the speed will adjust to that of the device. While you wont get any added benefit speed wise with this card in the V20, if you want to transfer data to/from your computer…this card is lightning quick (provided your SD card reader on your computer is fast enough)

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Lyle Klein - April 21, 2017

Great info. Thanks

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