Accessories: Nokia Lumia 1520 with 64GB Sandisk MicroSD XC Class 10

| January 29, 2014 | 1 Reply


This is the first time I’ve actually gone all the way up to 64GB on a memory card before. I usually just stick with 32GB (in 820) and in my 60D.

With the 1520, the first of Nokia’s Lumia ‘FLAGSHIPS’ to have a MicroSD, I wanted to shove in some more memory on top of that 32GB. 32GB worked well on my 920 but less so on the 1020 due to the super large files, I occasionally had to reduce the number of pictures I had. Nokia Camera and the likes of Smart Camera do store much more than the 5MP shot that you view on the phone.

This should also hopefully mean I can make more use of Nokia Storyteller, now that I don’t have to remove pictures from the phone too often due to memory constraints.

This came in Amazon Frustration Free packaging. Cheaper if you go down that route. Here’s the amazon blurb.



Very small card.

It slots into the tray of the 1520. No need to turn the phone out or remove batteries. My SIM tray for the nano sim is still empty even though I did receive my SIM pack in the house yesterday. It was unfortunately misplaced. I’m yet to see a nano-SIM.

The N8 is still around in case any MicroSD card needs saving.


When you pop it in, the card is instantly recognised. It just asks you if you wish to store NEW pictures, music and videos to the card. I don’t know if it needs formatting. I certainly don’t know how to do it from the phone if I needed to do that.wp_ss_20140129_0003

And then, 90GB memory total.


This card comes with an adapter to use in a full size SD slot. I’m not quite sure what the read/write speeds are but they are hopefully more than adequate being Class 10 standard.

I still remember one of the first memory expansions I got.  I think it was a eMMC card for my 7610. 128/256MB. And then my parents got me a 512MB card. So much memory! (1GB was the max support I believe).


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