[REVIEW] Kingston Canvas Select Plus microSD Card – Speedy at Budget

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Kingston has recently announced the refresh of their Canvas series SD and microSD cards. There are three different use cases for different memory cards; Canvas React Plus (Ultimate), Canvas Go! Plus (Performance) and Canvas Select Plus (Mainstream)

For this review, we are looking at the mainstream in terms of price accessibility and performance, with the Canvas Select Plus.

Kingston Canvas Select Plus & MobileLite Plus Card Reader

Kingston Canvas Select Plus Specification

Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Read/Write Speeds100MB/s / 85MB/s (Read/Write)
Speed ClassClass 10, UHS-I, U3 (256GB+) V30 (256GB+), A1
WarrantyLifetime

The Canvas Select Plus is a designed for anyone who needs a memory card for their modern smartphone that shoots up to 4K video**, game console, car’s dash camera, action camera and more.

This memory card is Class 10 UHS-I and A1 Application speed rated. It comes with up to 100MB/s read speeds and 85MB/s writing speed. With speedy read-write speeds, it works perfectly to run apps and record 4K** footages onto the memory card without any issue.

Performance

We have runs few benchmarks the Kingston Canvas Select Plus 512GB microSD with the also recently announced MobileLite Plus card reader that supports UFS-II memory card.

The results are as good as per advertised. It able to give a consists of over 98MB/s reading and 75MB/s write speeds through continuous 5 same tests. The block file transferring is stable and consists.

The memory is ideal to use on smartphone or tablet for storage and as well as application.

It also able to handle Full HD or up to 4K video record** directly onto the memory from smartphones, action camera as well as high writing/recording demand cameras like dashcam and IP camera that does continuous loop recording.

**Applicable to microSD card with 256GB and above.

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Kingston Canvas Select Plus microSD Card Review
  • Performance
  • Compatibility
  • Feature
  • Value
4.7

Verdict

It’s about 3 years ago, SanDisk unveiled the World’s Highest Capacity microSD card at 400GB which was far-fetched for its size and carrying a hefty price tag of US$250. Now Kingston has half Terabyte (512GB) and you can own it for only RM 344 / ~ US$80.

From a perspective of performance and value, the Kingston Canvas Select Plus delivered a high-performance at a great value. It designed for the mainstream that doesn’t require ultra-high speeds of 300MB/s like Kingston Canvas React Plus.

You can pick the microSD card from 64GB for just RM 35 and up to 512GB as per our review;

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