LG K10 Memory Card

lg-k10-memory-cardIt truly is absurd how many memory cards there are available and it can be definitely demanding trying to find the correct one. Yes, it use to drive me insane, so I’m certain many of you are going through precisely the same emotions that I went through.

Below, I am going to highlight the three leading memory cards for the LG K10, based upon price, performance and storage capacity, as well as other helpful information and facts.

The Best LG K10 SD Card

If you took the time trying to find a card for your phone, you would see that there are just way too many options available. It can be really be difficult trying to find the right one. Well, you can end your search right here, as below I am going to list 3 cards that are perfect for your K10 and you definitely can’t go wrong with either choice. The criteria of my ranking is the perfect amount of storage capacity for your phone, as well as performance and price.

32GB Samsung EVO Select MicroSDHC Card

Samsung 32GB Evo Select Micro SDXC

The LG K10 can take up to 32GB of memory with the internal MicroSD slot and this option from Samsung is the best card to have. You get maximum storage with this memory card, as well as outstanding performance that I am pretty sure you are looking for. Where this card shines is that it is super cheap and for the amount of storage that you will be able to upgrade your phone to, it is actually a steal.

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SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC


Another 32GB card to consider is the SanDisk 32GB option. SanDisk has a reputation for making some of the highest quality memory cards around and this card will deliver in terms of performance and speed. While it is slightly a bit more expensive than what Samsung offers, it is still a solid card that will work perfectly in your K10.


SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSD


While the 16GB micro SD card is basically the same price as a 32GB, I still put it on the list, just because. This SanDisk Ultra card is pretty fast and if you are looking for a card that performs and has an excellent transfer rate, then this is a good option.

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Do I Need Memory Card for my LG K10?

I would start by saying, absolutely yes. With memory cards being as cheap as they are, along with it never being a bad idea to have a lot of memory, you should definitely get one. However, do you absolutely need more storage space for your phone? It really depends on what you plan on doing.

Below, I will look at 3 different scenarios where you can get an idea if you need a memory card for your LG K 10 or not.

Will You Be Taking A LOT of Pictures & Video?

If you’re one of those people who are going to be taking like crazy video and pictures, then you definitely need to invest in a microSD card. Even though the phone has ample internal storage, this can fill up really quickly, depending on how much pictures and videos you are taking. It won’t help, if you also install a lot of apps. If you are this type of person, then definitely get in a memory card.

Use the Phone Normally

If you plan on using the phone normally, which means installing a bunch of apps, taking the occasional picture or video, then I think it’s a good idea to get a memory card for the phone. Memory cards are pretty cheap and it is always good to have extra memory on hand, as you never know when your internal memory will fill up. All of the cards that I recommended above are great options, so you can go with anyone that you feel fits your budget.

Only Use the Phone to Make Calls

If you have the K 10 and you are really only using it to make phone calls or take the occasional picture, then you probably won’t need to spend your money and get a memory card. The internal storage should be more than enough, as you really won’t be saving anything to it. If this is you, you don’t have to worry about upgrading the phones memory.

What’s The Biggest Memory Card for LG K10

The biggest memory card that the LG K10 can take is a 32GB Micro SD. The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory, so adding 32 will give it a big kick in terms of storage. While the phone will take these bigger cards, you can also use a 16GB MicroSD, 8GB & 4GB in it with no problems.

LG K10 Memory Card Speed

Confused about memory card speed? Well feel at ease about the cards that I recommended up above for the K10, as they are more than fast enough for the phone.

This is still a good section to read, as you can get some insight into memory card speeds and how they differ.

It is important to note that all memory cards from MicroSD and Secure Digital (SD) come rated at different speeds. While it can seem confusing at first, the speed ratings just determine the transfer rate (read/write) of data to the card. The faster the speed, the more data it is able to be written.

Below are the different card speeds available currently.

  • 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)

The LG K10 is able to use memory cards with all the speed ratings above. When looking at memory cards to use in the phone, it is a good idea to stick with speeds that are 6 or higher. The slower cards (2 & 4) are annoying to use as you won’t be able to record in HD (the cards can’t handle that much data) and you will find that taking pictures and opening apps will become slower. You want speed and performance, so the faster cards are the way to go.

If you want to learn more about memory card speeds, you can always check out the SD Card Association.

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2 thoughts on “LG K10 Memory Card”

  1. Thank you very much for this post. I have been taking a lot of video and pictures with the K10 and while the storage is nice with 16 GB, it does fill up really fast. Having something extra will be really nice. Thanks for putting all this information here for someone new to SD cards in cell phones.

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