200GB microSD deal lets you supercharge your new phone’s storage on the cheap

Modern flash storage is an almost magical thing: with a little wafer the size of a fingernail, you can double, triple, or easily quadruple the amount of data your phone can store. And while going with as little as an extra 16GB of storage can add $100 to a phone’s selling price, doing a 16GB upgrade post-purchase with a microSD card won’t even cost you $10. But if you’re going to make that kind of investment at all, why not go big? 128GB cards have already been surpassed by 200GB cards, and today we’ve spotted a heck of a deal on them, with Amazon selling a 200GB SanDisk Ultra card for a measly $60.

We know: microSD cards won’t be quite as speedy as the crazy-fast on-board storage of modern phones like the Galaxy S7, but you absolutely can not beat the value they represent. And let’s face it – most of the time you really don’t need to be accessing your data in record speeds, anyway – and you can always use your phone’s integrated flash storage for the high-speed stuff, and move data to the microSD when such haste isn’t necessary.

This deal is part of a big one-day Amazon sale on SanDisk storage, and if 200GB feels like just too much for you, you can snag a 128GB card for $35, or a 32GB for $10.

What will you do with all that free space? Shun Spotify and rip every CD you’ve ever owned? Say goodbye to cloud storage and save money by consuming less mobile data? The sky’s the limit, and no matter what you choose to do, arming your smartphone with an extra 200GB of spare storage is only going to open up new options for you. So who’s biting at this deal?

Source: Amazon

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!