Room for a little one?

There’s room for a whole lot more than that! Despite the storage on current mobile phones being bigger than ever, some people just require that extra bit of room.

Hey, there’s no judgement here. Whether you’re hoarding a million different videos of your dog or keeping lots of episodes of Friends downloaded for a rainy day – if you need more room, you need more room.

Android users are in luck. Most Android mobiles support MicroSD cards, which we like to think of as walk in wardrobes.

They’re the extra bit of space that you never even knew you needed and they’re so simple to use too. You can choose how big or how small you want your MicroSD card to be and just slot it into your mobile.

MicroSD cards work by providing external storage to keep things like high resolution photos and videos as well as other bits and bobs that are taking up your internal storage.

Providing you have a mobile that is MicroSD compatible, you’re pretty much good to go.

Here’s everything you need to know about using a MicroSD card in your Android.

MicroSD, maximum fun.

A microSD card is perfect for those of you who store everything on their mobile. You can easily move your files, photos and music from device to device without having to deal with Bluetooth.

Download as many games as you please, take as many memory photos as you want to and load your mobile up with as much music as you can.

There are a whole bunch of microSD cards available to you with lots of different storage capacities.

The main thing to be aware of is that different Android devices will support a certain allowance of external storage.

For example, the Sony Xperia 1 II 5G supports up to 1TB – which, for those who don’t know, is huge. This is the same amount as the impressive Samsung Galaxy A52 5G – mighty impressive.

We don’t want you to go out and spend a lot on a high storage capacity microSD card, only for your new mobile to not be able to support it – better to be safe than sorry!

microSD cards seem to have become a thing of the past, but we’re not hurt. We imagine it’s simply because of the huge storage allowances that the big brands are pulling out the bag.

It’s worth noting that while some Android devices have microSD card slots, there are some that don’t.

Take the Google Pixel range for example. These mobiles have never supported microSD cards, which is understandable given how huge Google Drive is.

Even Samsung ditched the card slot on their latest Samsung Galaxy S21 series, but there are still a number of Android mobiles that pack it – so don’t stress.

Here are some of the best flagship Android devices with a microSD card slot:

1)     Samsung Galaxy S20 series

2)     Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

3)     Sony Xperia 1 III

4)     Sony Xperia 5 III

5)     Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

6)     Redmi Note 10 Pro

7)     Motorola Moto One 5G Ace

8)     Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G

If you’re insure whether your mobile comes equipped with a microSD card slot, the documents that came with your order should tell you anything you need to know.

Alternatively, check out the specs tab at the bottom of each device on our website.

Simply pop it in.

Installing a microSD card is pretty straight forward. Although different mobiles have different methods, majority of the big brands have opted to use the SIM card tray as the in point.

A SIM ejector tool next to a SIM card tray on a cushion.
Got a SIM Ejector tool? You're on your way. 

1)     Take a small pin or SIM tray opener. (Your mobile will often arrive with one of these)

2)     Push the pin into the small hole in your SIM card tray.

3)     Place the microSD card in the appropriate spot – ensuring it’s placed the right way.

4)     Slide the tray back into your mobile.

Voila! You’ve got yourself a microSD card.

Though they are micro, they are mighty.

You should never be punished for wanting tonnes of stuff on your mobile – that’s what they’re for!

If you are someone who is sick of seeing the ‘storage almost full’ message or like to be prepared for those just in case moments, shop around for a mobile that supports a microSD card.

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