Here’s what you need to know about the Note 8’s SD card slot.
With a bump up to 64GB of internal storage, fewer people will find it necessary to pop an SD card into their Galaxy Note 8. But for those who need to have tons of storage available, even without a network connection, an SD card slot is a necessity.
If you fall into the latter camp, or are considering the merits of getting an SD card for your Note 8, here’s the info you need to make the best use of it.
The SD card is best for media
To make the most of your SD card it’s best to set your expectations from the start. Big, removable storage like an SD card is best utilized for storing large media files. Why? Well music, photos and videos can be some of the biggest files on your phone, and because of how you interact with them the inherent speed and compatibility limitations of the SD card don’t really get in the way.
There are some issues with using apps on the SD card, as we’ll get to down below, but you won’t hit the same limitations when you’re just downloading a movie to watch for your train ride into work or storing dozens of hours of Spotify playlists for a weekend camping.
Photos and videos go there by default
To that point on media storage, the Note 8 will automatically start putting photos and videos you capture with the phone onto the SD card. The goal is to just start loading them there by default because the phone knows it will handle them just fine, and you can save your internal storage for more mission-critical data that can’t be moved externally.
You’ll notice that this will create a separate folder in the Gallery for photos on the