Edited by zldd at 5-2-2017 01:15 |
Well, it depends, but generally speaking, yes – they are more expensive. The one that you have, assuming it's the one you've linked to in the original post, seems like a decent option – it's from a known manufacturer and it isn't too cheap, and depending on the way you use it, it might last a long time, but it might also be prone to failure.
High-quality MLC cards:
Transcend's High Endurance Amazon
Kingston's Industrial Amazon
Above average, as reported by users, high-capacity (128GB) TLC cards:
Lexar's High-Performance 633x Amazon
PNY's Elite Performance Amazon
Samsung's EVO Plus Amazon
Upcoming high-quality cards:
ADATA's Premier ONE UHS-II – 3D MLC.
Samsung's 3D NAND cards – both MLC and TLC.
Remember that the higher the capacity, the higher the endurance so if possible always choose a higher capacity microSD card, not just for the added storage, but also because it would last longer.
On a side note, after having browsed Chuwi's forums and read some reports, it seems like their newer tablets might actually support larger than 128GB cards, theoretically up to 2TB! Perhaps, they just listed the highest readily available card at the time that they were making the spec sheet. We should probably make a formal inquiry. It would be awesome if you could add one of those upcoming 3D MLC 256GB microSD cards to the Hi13 – that would be more like adding an actual SSD than an ordinary SD card. Even Samsung's readily available 3D TLC 256GB EVO Plus would be great.