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5.0 out of 5 stars What I expected... Works on Samsung Focus... So far..., February 17, 2011
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I just installed SanDisk 32GB MicroSDHC Card (SDSDQ-032G-A11M, US Retail Package). Purchased the card from Amazon.com with Amazon as the seller. The price was $10 more than other sellers, but I bought it from Amazon for two reasons. First, I know I can return it if it doesn't work. Second, the card has been out of stock from Amazon for a couple of weeks, so I was confident that I would get a Class 4 card that was recently manufactured, not a Class 2 card that had been in inventory for months. Well, lucky me, I did receive a Class 4 card today.

Previously, I owned a 30GB ZuneHD. It was probably my favorite appliance, over my lappie and desktop. I used it everyday and everywhere. My new Samsung Focus i917 was hard to adjust to, as 8GB is not enough space after being used to the ZuneHD. So, I am risking it and trying the microSDHC card.

I will be diligent to post updates today and in the following weeks to keep everyone updated on how well the card is working. I am syncing 34+GB of music, videos, pics, and podcasts right now. Stay tuned for the results. Here's to hoping for flawless performance.

M

Ok, Two days in and the card has been performing very well. I have had one studder/freeze with a restart. I have had the phone for about three weeks before buying the microsd card and it had frozen/restarted once, so I cannot contribute this behavior to the card.

One note of strange behavior *After installing the card, I wanted to fill it up :) , so I told the Zune software to sync alot of music, podcasts and videos before I went to bed. While syncing througout the night, I could tell the phone had restarted by the bright screen glowing off of the ceiling. And restart it did. I was sleeping most of the time, but I would estimate the phone restated about 10 times throught the night. When I woke up, the phone had 11GB free.

Although there were multiple restarts while filling the card througout the night, like I said, it is going FINE in day to day operations. Promise to update again in a couple days.

Cheers, M

Ok. Another week with the card and it has been perfecto. I am very glad I took the plunge and spent almost a benjamin for this. My phone has not had one issue this week, even though it has been filled to 2GB free.

This card has my 100% reccomendation for the Samsung Focus.

UPDATE: I have used the card daily for nearly 30 days. The card works perfectly. I have not had one reset, failure, error code, or problem with the phone. Apps and games load in the same time they did before I installed the card. I am very impressed with my experience. I sure wish Samsung or Microsoft would release a list of supported cards so that everyone could have the great experience I have. Again, I ordered through Amazon, for a few bucks more than the other vendors, but I received a class 4 card.
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Initial post: Apr 11, 2011 10:01:07 PM PDT
Stravinsky says:
Hello Michael, Thank you for posting this and for your diligence in adding the updates. Now that 2 months have passed, have you had any problems with your Samsung Focus using the SanDisk 32GB card?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2011 11:55:34 PM PDT
Nope, not one single problem. The phone is very responsive and I have not had any random resets or any kind or any buggy behavior. Running nodo update now without a hitch (upgraded with card installed).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2011 12:55:25 PM PDT
Thanks for your post! I just got the Focus and wanted to carefully do my homework on this - you've saved me a LOT of legwork!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2011 12:37:56 PM PDT
Rainer Rocks says:
Thanks for the great review and updates !

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2011 12:41:30 PM PDT
No problem Rainer Rocks. I am still problem free. Love the Focus, btw, just wish the battery would last a whole day (I have four backup batteries :). Looking forward to Mango update this fall for better battery and some knockout features. Have great one. M

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2011 2:43:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2011 2:44:24 PM PDT
Rainer Rocks says:
Yep battery life seems to be the problem these days with all these smart electronics...My smart android
4G phone eats the battery life as if it's starving .

Note to Self: Get an extended Battery LOL

Have a great day Michael and enjoy the upcoming holiday :)

Posted on May 26, 2011 8:13:34 PM PDT
Do you play for the Redskins? lol

Posted on May 31, 2011 8:25:00 PM PDT
toe-Knee says:
Thanks for a real thorough review. I want to buy the card for my new Asus Transformer and this review helps a lot.

Toe-Knee

Posted on Jun 8, 2011 5:26:44 AM PDT
Hello Michael. Thanks for the detailed review and continued updates. I ordered this card, recieved it yesterday, and it appears to be a class 2 card (has a 2 printed on the card). I didn't open it yet for fear of formating it in the Focus, it not working, and it becoming no more than a desk leveler. All other positive reviews of this card of it working in a Focus indicate that they have a Class 4 card as well. Forgive me for asking a stupid question, but how do you know for sure it's a class 4 card? Because a 4 is printed directly on the card or by test speeds? Sorry for my ignorance, but I want to be sure so I can return the class 2 I recieved with little headache if I need to (unopened package) or even though it says class 2 it's realy a 4 and I'm good to go. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2011 6:46:47 AM PDT
I would send it back because I have read of alot of problems with class 2 cards. Be sure to oreder it with fullfillment from Amazon, not some other vendor. If you did that, I don't know what else to tell you to try other than return it and order another one the same way and hope you get class 4.
Good luck.
Mike
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