My Memory Card Choices for the HTC Legend
HTC Legend Memory Card Types
The HTC Legend has the ability to use 2 different types of memory cards. The 2 cards are listed below
- Micro SD – This memory card format can hold up to 4GB of pictures, video and, music.
- Micro SDHC– This memory card that can hold up to 32GB ofpictures, video and, music.
There seems to be a bit of confusion as it relates to MicroSD and MicroSDHC cards.To clear things up for all of you who are confused, these two memory card formats are basically the same. The main thing that differentiates them is how much data each format can hold.
Micro SD cards can hold up to 4GB worth of music, video and pictures.
Micro SDHC cards can hold up to 32GB worth of music, video and pictures.
Other Vital Memory Card Information
When looking for memory cards for the HTC Legend, you should realize that cards come with speed class ratings of 2, 4, 6 and 10. The Speed Ratings are there to indicate how quickly data can be transformed to the memory card.
- Class 2 – Minimum of 2 MB/s performance. (Slowest)
- Class 4 – Minimum of 4 MB/s performance. (Average)
- Class 6 – Minimum of 6 MB/s performance. (Above Average)
- Class 10 – Minimum of 10 MB/s performance. (Fastest)
When getting a card for the HTC Legend, try and get one that is a Class 4 or higher.
Do I Need a Memory Card for My HTC Legend?
Even though the HTC Legend’s are generally shipped with a memory card, you more than likely will need a bigger one. There are so many things that you can do with the phone, that you will find that a larger sized memory card is necessary.
What Size HTC Legend MicroSD/SDHC Card Should I Get?
The size memory card that you get for the HTC Legend is really up to you. Cards sizes are available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB
My personal recommendation is to go with some of the bigger card sizes like 8gb, 16gb and 32gb. If you have a big music collection or have the intention of taking a lot of pictures and video, then you really need a card that will be able to hold all the data.
If you have a lot of music, movies or plan on taking a lot of videos or pictures, then it is a good idea to get one of the bigger card sizes, maybe 16GB or 32GB. With sizes this big, you can hold all your data and not have to worry about deleting files and making space. The smaller cards are a waste of time and it is better to have one big card, as opposed to multiple small cards.
How Much Data Can Hold on a HTC Legend Memory Card?
OK, I am sure that you now have a better understanding for the types of memory cards that can be used in the HTC Legend. For those of you who want to know how much data these cards can hold, just check out the table below.
**Just for comparison purposes, I used ESTIMATED file sizes for the different data formats. These cards could hold more or less as file sizes will vary. This table is just to show you how much each card can hold.
Best Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card for the HTC Legend
Below I am going to list my best memory card picks for the HTC Legend.
The best memory card for the HTC Legend is really based on the performance of the card as well as price.
Some of the older card readers on the computer may not be able to read microSDHC memory cards (using the SD adapter). Before you purchase the card, ensure that your computer has the ability to read the high capacity cards. If you have an older machine and it does not have the ability to read the microdSDHC cards (using the SD adapter), then your best bet is to purchase a cheap card reader.