Are you in search of a LG Magna memory card? Below I will highlight 3 of the best options for this phone that are a must if you are looking to increase your data storage capacity. Aside from listing out the cards to have, I have also a little guide that will highlight important information as it relates to memory cards from speed, the different types that are compatible with the Magna and much more.
The Best LG Magna SD Card
If you do a quick search, you will see that there are a ridiculous amount of memory card options for your phone. It can be challenging searching for the right one, but fret not, I got you covered. The cards I have listed below are recommended based on storage capacity, price and performance.
The maximum amount of memory the Magna can take is 32GB and this beauty from Samsung is the one to get the job done. It offers the storage capacity, as well as delivers outstanding performance. You will more than enough space and speed with this card and it is definitely one to have. The good thing is that it is pretty inexpensive for what you are getting.
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If you are a fan of SanDisk, then this is a card you can also consider. It is lightning fast and the performance is top notch. SanDisk has a reputation for making the best memory cards on the market, so you know if you get this, it will deliver.
16GB of space is still a good chunk for storage and this option from SanDisk is one to consider if you are not looking to spend too much money. You get the same performance as the cards up above, as well as it being pretty fast.
What Memory Card Does the LG Magna Use?
So what type of memory cards will work in the Magna? I am sure you have come across MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC & SDXC and you are probably totally confused. To clear it up a bit, cellphone memory cards are only Micro. SD cards will only work in cameras and other devices, as their form factor is not compatible with mobile phones.
The memory card formats that work with the LG Magna are:
- Micro SD– This memory card format can hold up to 2GB of music, pictures, videos and apps.
- Micro SDHC– This memory card that can hold up to 32GB of music, pictures, videos and apps.
- Micro SDXC– This card can hold up to 2TB of music, pictures, videos and apps.
LG Magna Memory Card Speed
All that cards that I recommended above will all be fast enough for your phone. However, if you are interested, I kinda go into what the different speed classes are and how they can impact the performance of your phone.
All memory cards on the market are available in different memory card speeds. To understand the basis of speed, it is essentially how quickly data can be read/written to the card.
Below are the different speed classes that are available:
- 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)
With your LG Magna, you will be able to use all the cards above (UHS-I will be downgraded to Class 10 speeds). While the phone can use all of the above, it is a good idea to stay with cards that have a Class 6 rating or higher, simply because the phone’s performance will begin to suffer with the slower classes. Because data is being written at a much slower rate with the slower cards, what you will find is that it will take a longer time for your pictures to process, apps can take some time to load and you won’t be able to record video in HD as the cards can’t write the data fast enough.
If you want to get the full 100 on memory card speeds, you could check out the SD Card Association.
Do I Need a SD Card for the LG Magna?
It can be pretty tricky trying to figure out if you need a LG Magna SD card and if you do, what size to get. Even though I listed the must have cards up above, I am still going to break it down for you to determine if you need the card or not and how the different sizes can impact the performance of the phone.
The LG Magna has 8 GB of internal memory and a good chunk of that is going to get take up by the Android operating system. If you use a lot of apps or take tons of pictures/videos, you will find the internal memory will fill up very quickly. This is where using a memory card is super important, as you can offset the internal storage with the expandable memory.
So what size should you get for the Magna? Ideally, I always tell everyone get the biggest card that they can afford. Right now 32GB microSD cards are super cheap and that would be the perfect fit for the phone. You can take tons of pictures and video, without having to worry about the phone filling up. However, the smaller cards will work with no problem, you just have less space. If you won’t be OD’ing with pics or video, then you can easily use a 16GB or 8GB microSD card with no worries. The performance is great and they are really only a couple of dollars. While the phone can use smaller sized memory cards 4GB and smaller, you might run into performance issues which can be not cool.
End of the day, if you have a need for a lot of storage, stick with the bigger cards. If you just want a little bit more memory and don’t feel like spending money, then the smaller cards will work with no problem.
How Much Data Can be Stored on the LG Magna Memory Card?
This is the perfect tie into what I wrote above. If you knew how much data (pics, music and movies) could be stored on the card, would it change your view on which one to get?
Below I highlight the different card sizes and give you an idea as how to much these cards can hold.
Keep in mind that I am using estimates (based off real world data) and each memory card has the ability to hold more or less data, it really depends on so many different factors.