After we took a look at all the microSD’s from the 64GB, the next consumer category that is up and rising is the 128GB category. Right now, it is limited to mainly this 3 brands: Lexar, SanDisk and Samsung. Samsung is the last of the 3 big brands to put their offerings onto the market, and they have released this under their Samsung EVO line, which is their mid-range or rather, lowest end offering for the microSDXC series.
Like its predecessor, the 128GB also offers up to 48MB/s of transfer speed and comes in similar designs.
Coming with a microSD to SD card adapter, the card retains the same design as the 64GB variant, with 2 main background – White and bright orange.
The top white portion contains Samsung’s branding whereas the bottom orange portion says the capacity, series and ratings.
On the reverse of the card, we have the model, serial number and the manufacturing origin, which in this case, is Korea. This is identical to the 64GB, except for the fact that the back now is matte instead of being glossy.
So like the predecessor, the card is rated up to 48MB/s and Class 10/UHS-I rated. So how will this match up?
Overall, the speed here is pretty much similar and consistent with the 64GB counterpart, less the random speed performance for some unknown reason. In fact, this is the card that showed the closest performance to cards in the same series. This card seems pretty cool compared to the SanDisk variant but it clearly loses out to the higher end Lexar card. However, there are reports of this card melting after a prolonged data transfer although we have not actually faced this issue.
That said, backed with a 10 year warranty, similar to that of SanDisk, having a slightly faster speed than SanDisk and priced similarly to SanDisk, it is worthwhile to consider this baby, although the street price for the Lexar has made it similar to them all. As such, we recommend you to take a look at Lexar‘s offering first before considering this.