Best microSD cards in 2024: memory for phones, cameras, drones & more

Micro SD Card
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If you're looking for the best microSD card for your phone, action camera, drone, dashcam or other device, we'll help you find it. They've dropped significantly in price over the last through years and even a really large 1TB card won't break the bank. We've put together this guide to cut through the jargon, sort through the options, and recommend what we reckon are the best 10 micro SD cards for the majority of users right now.

A microSD (as you might've guessed) is just a smaller version of an SD. You still have to understand the different specifications such as whether you want a V30 card, an SDXC card, an A1 capacity card, or whether it's Class 10 or UHS-II and while all this can be overwhelming, we'll help you work it all out with the glossary below. 

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Minimum Sequential Write Speed (MB/s)Speed ClassMax Video Resolution
Row 0 - Cell 0 ‘C’ Speed ClassUHS Speed ClassVideo Speed Class Row 0 - Cell 4
4C4--Full HD
60-Row 6 - Cell 2 V608K
90-Row 7 - Cell 2 V908K
Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook