Samsung PRO EVO SD MicroSD Memory Card Review

We test the Samsung PRO EVO SDHC MicroSDHC memory cards to see how these tough cards perform.

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Handling and Features

Samsung 32GB EVO Micro SDHC Card

Samsung memory stand out from the crowd as waterproof, shock proof and magnet proof. Samsung has now introduced a new range of Standard, EVO and PRO memory cards.

Available as both microSDHC or SDHC cards, they come with a 10 year warranty and the latest models are UHS I / Class 10 cards so should be extremely quick. We find out how the SDHC and microSDHC cards perform in our tests.



Samsung PRO EVO Memory Card Handling and Features

Samsung 32GB PRO SDHC UHS-I Card

The Samsung SD memory cards are waterproof, x-ray proof, temperature proof, magnetic-proof, and shockproof (excluding the MicroSD card). The memory cards have been updated to make it clearer how each product will perform, into Standard, Evo and Pro ranges, with the Standard range offering a budget option:




Standard EVO PRO
Class 6 UHS-I U:1, Class 10 UHS-I U:1, Class 10
Upto 24MB/s Upto 48MB/s Upto 90MB/s, 80MB/s write
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

The EVO range is an affordable performance option, while the PRO range offers the highest performance possible. 

Samsung 32GB EVO MicroSDHC UHS-I Card with adapter




Key Features



  • SD Card read speeds up to 90MB/s, write speeds up to 80MB/s
  • MicroSD Card read speeds up to 45MB/s
  • UHS I / U:1, Class 10 cards
  • Water proof
  • Magnet proof
  • Temperature proof
  • X-ray proof
  • Shock proof (SD card only)
  • 10 year warranty

Samsung PRO EVO Memory Card Performance

To test the read and write times of these cards, we used a USB 3.0 card reader and CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64. For digital cameras, the write time is the most important aspect as this determines how quickly you can write photos from the camera to the card. The read time is important when you want to copy the photos from the card onto your PC or view them in playback mode on the camera.

  Read MB/s Write MB/s  
Samsung PRO 32GB SDHC UHS I U:1 Class 10  51.30 43.44  
Sandisk Extreme Pro 8GB SDHC UHS I U:1 Class 10 51.08 42.58  
Panasonic 16GB SDHC UHS I U:3 Class 10 48.78 18.48  
Samsung EVO 32GB MicroSDHC UHS I U:1 Class 10 26.31 15.63  
Leef Pro 16GB MicroSDHC UHS I U:1 Class 10  31.99 7.082  
Prospec PRO 16GB 606x SDHC UHS I U:1  25.77 14.11  

While read and write speeds from the Samsung PRO SD card are not as quick as specified on the box, the card does deliver high read and write speeds, and slightly quicker performance than the Sandisk Extreme Pro card. The Samsung card is also quicker than a number of other high speed cards. 

The MicroSD card delivers quick read speeds, and reasonable write speeds, although is not able to keep up with the high speed SD memory cards. 



Value For Money

The Samsung PRO 32GB SD card is available for £41.99, compared to around £43 for a Sandisk Extreme Pro card, while the Samsung EVO 32GB MicroSD card is available for £22.50 with the adapter, compared to around £16 for a Sandisk Ultra with adapter. 





Samsung PRO EVO Memory Card Verdict

The Samsung PRO SDHC memory card offers some of the fastest read and write speeds available as well as offering a 10 year warranty that is also backed up by the card being waterproof, temperature proof, x-ray proof, magnet proof and shock proof, making it much more likely to survive when compared to more fragile cards. We would therefore be happy to recommend the Samsung PRO SDHC memory cards.

The Samsung EVO MicroSDHC card offers reasonably quick read and write speeds, and is also much more competitively priced. The Samsung EVO card offers a similar level of toughness, and for those that need a MicroSD card, it would be a good choice, although for the quickest performance the Samsung PRO SD cards are recommended.





  The Samsung PRO SDHC memory card offers fast read and write speeds whilst also being tough enough to withstand rough treatment.



Samsung PRO EVO Memory Card Pros

10 year warranty
MicroSD card comes with adapter
Water, temperature, x-ray, magnet proof
SD card is good value for money
Shockproof SD card



Samsung PRO EVO Memory Card Cons

MicroSD card slower
Recovery software not included
Higher price than less sturdy cards






Samsung has produced a video explaining the differences between the Standard, EVO and PRO range, as well as how to use the memory cards: 







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