I’ve always opened up my storage reviews with the adage that data is growing at exponential rate and so is our storage needs. That still rings true as of today and with our desire to store memories more and more, we’ve started to take large storage capacities for granted. Modern smartphones are now armed 16GB or more of internal storage but to most people that want to savor every moment of life’s little joys, that’s just not gonna cut it. Not a bit too long ago we took a look at the KINGMAX SDHC PRO and now we take a peek at the MicroSDHC variant from the company. If you’re in the market for a microSD card, better check out this review.
Weâ€™ve had KINGMAX make it through our labs now and then. For those not familiar, KINGMAX is a flash memory manufacturer specializing in flash storage devices such as memory cards and flash drives. Along with these, their current port folio includes SSDs and RAM with a product stack certainly aiming at budget-conscious consumers.
- Support UHS-I speed mode SDR104
- High Data Transfer Rate
- Highest Compatibility and Reliability
- Low Power consumption, extending your battery life
- Waterproof and dustproof
|Memory Type||Â microSDHC PRO|
|Read Speed||Â Up to 80MB/s|
KINGMAX packages the MicroSDHC Pro memory card in your typical blister packaging sandwiching the item in-between a hard plastic case encased in cardboard. Tearing the top-off opens up the packaging giving us access tot he card. Nothing really special. The card includes an SD Card adaptor for card readers and compatible devices. Note the PRO designation in the actual microSD card when choosing.
USER EXPERIENCE & CONCLUSION
Chances are if you’re looking at a brand like KINGMAX for your storage needs, you might not have much of a budget going on for you but the card really performs great. We used an Xperia Z for mobile testing and with the coupled SD adaptor in our NEX-5N camera. Performance was good but nothing spectacular even for a Class 10 card. On more specialized applications, like 1080p HD video recording the card suffices but stutters when doing successive large writes. In our mobile testing, the card adequately handles the HD video recording enough so for those who just like to horde pictures and videos in their phones, this card is just right.
We did manage to hit a snag in our review testing, just before posting this article our sample refused to work while just sitting inside the phone with barely anything in it. We’re trying to reach out to KINGMAX to have the card replaced. Any person can buy a memory card, but it takes a good company to provide good customer support.
As it is, the card performs nicely and if you’re under a budget there’s not really a lot for you to choose from in the 32GB microSD market. KINGMAX is going to be one of those choices and it all boils down to customer support. We’ll update our review once we receive our replacement card and see how KINGMAX treats its customers.Â For Php1250, the card is around the normal price for budget-brand 32GB Class 10 microSD cards. If you don’t have any brand allegiance then we suggest trying out KINGMAX.
The KINGMAX MicroSDHC PRO comes in 8GB,16GB, and 32GB capacities and is backed by a 3-year warranty.