There was a time, not so long ago, when memory cards existed in a bewildering array of flavours and formats: CompactFlash, Memory Stick (by Sony), xD-Picture, MultiMedia Card and SmartMedia vied for the control of the market, but one format survived and thrived thanks to smartphones and tablets.
MicroSD and its bigger brother, SD (Secure Digital) are the undisputable winners of the memory card wars that helped accessory manufacturers make a tidy profit selling card readers and converters to thousands.
And because microSD cards use the same fundamental component as memory sticks and internal memory of smartphones, prices have fallen tremendously over the last few years thanks to economies of scale.
The best SD and microSD memory cards 2017
1. Samsung Evo Plus
The best all-round microSD card
Capacity: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB | Interface: microSD
The Samsung Evo Plus is an excellent all-round microSD card that features up too 100MB/sec read and 90MB/s
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