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I need.to get a micro SD memory card but just don't know which one will work best with the motog3 phone, there is a lexar 32gb for 22 bucks at best buy but don't know how fast or good they are and help would be great thanks.

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Best Buy seems to have a bug up its ass about Lexar, truth be told its a lower price point than some of the other cards like Sandisk, pny, or Kingston. But I've used Lexar all the time and there's nothing wrong with it As for speed. Class 10 or higher is preferable . class six is acceptable. You can tell the class as it'll be depicted on the card inside a circle . Ultra speed cards are usually not black and instead are grey and red or grey and some other color. Any ultraspeed card is good too but your going to shell out some cash for it. And if your device doesn't support ultraspeed cards, they'll write and read as class 10 cards, which is fine. Stay away from no name cards or cards that don't show a class marking.
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Will I be able to run apps from the micro SD card or is it only for pics and music?
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How's this onehttp://m.bestbuy.ca/defaultpage.aspx?lang=en#/catalog/productdetails.aspx?ajax=true&sku=10203937&lang=en-CA
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Yup that's fine. You'll be able to move certain apps and to the SD card and you should also save your music and photos there too.
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Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal storage, this frees up paging and memory mapping resources and should make your device overall, run a little faster.

An example, I have the main navigation app (Sygic) installed on internal storage, though 1.4 GB of map files are stored on the microSD card. Some apps are moveable and some are not. This depends on whether the developer added this feature or it may be a limitation of the phone itself. To move an app to microSD, go to: Settings > Apps - swipe left until you see 'All'. Tap on the app and scroll down until you see 'Move'.

The Lexar card should work well. I prefer Kingston or SanDisk. I have used Lexar in the past without issue. Check this one out: Sandisk Ultra Plus MicroSDHC 32 GB and more information here.
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rikkster wrote:

Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal ...

Is that sandiisk memory card better then the one made by lexar that's 22 bucks at best buy. Which one is faster
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rikkster wrote:

Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal ...

A little research will make life easier for you. Here is a chart comparing classes of SD cards.

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rikkster wrote:

Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal ...

It's 'better' in the sense that the UHS-1 card reads data faster than a class 10 card. The numbers in the chart above are minimums. A class 10 card can read data at speeds of up to 25 MB/s, whereas class 10, UHS-1 cards, depending on the bus interface type, can read data at speeds of up to 50 MB/s or higher. The SanDisk card mentioned earlier has a read speed of 48 MB/s.
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rikkster wrote:

Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal ...

Will I be able to run all my apps from the micro SD card ? What happens to the internal 8gb In phone
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rikkster wrote:

Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal ...

No, not all apps are moveable to the SD card. For example, system apps are not moveable, (e.g. calculator, Play Store, Settings, Camera, etc.) You'll have to experiment and see which apps you're able to move. To answer your second question, you'll gain more internal storage space by moving apps over to the SD card.
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rikkster wrote:

Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal ...

Also it's a very small portion of an app / game that can be moved to the SD Card, in total for all your apps and games you'll probably be able to move only 500mb - 1.5gb of all app and game data to the SD Card so relying on that is basically useless until Android 6.0 which is said to allow the major part of apps and games to be moved (supposedly but we'll have to wait and see how each manufacture implements this)
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rikkster wrote:

Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal ...

Will that be a 6.0 phone ,software update ?
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rikkster wrote:

Basically the microSD can alleviate a lot of clutter. By moving pictures and music from internal ...

Android Marshmallow [b]may include the ability to adopt SD cards as internal storage. It's a feature that's been rumoured but not confirmed. Most of us hope it will be confirmed.

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