Best MicroSD Card alternatives for the Galaxy S21

by Joseph K. Clark


Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 with tons of improvements and a new design. However, it also ditched a user-beloved feature – the microSD card slot. You can no longer expand the storage on your Galaxy S21. But what if you have important files on your previous device backed up on a microSD card? What if you have loads of important data on a microSD card? Don’t worry; you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of the best microSD alternatives for the Galaxy S21.

Anker SD card reader

    Have a lot of files stored on a microSD card that you need to access on your shiny new Galaxy S21? Use this!

This compact 2-in-1 SD card reader can be used effortlessly and connected to your phone even in its case. You can use it to access the files stored on your microSD card. You get a standard and a MicroSD slot to sync, swap, and share files easily. It is also optimized to work with a wide range of USB-C devices, like MacBook, Galaxy S21, and more.

Samsung T7 Portable SSD 1TB

    • So you bought the base Galaxy S21 but 128 gigs of storage isn’t enough for you? Spend your


    on this!

This Samsung SSD is likely one of the best MicroSD alternatives for the Galaxy S21. It can transfer files nearly 9.5x faster than an external hard disk drive (HDD). Plus, it offers 1,050 MB/s write speeds, guaranteeing quick transfers between your Galaxy S21 and SSD. Furthermore, it provides a shock-resistant design that can withstand 6-foot drops so that you can take it anywhere.

Galaxy S21

Samsung Duo Plus 256GB

    • If you find an SSD too expensive, and if it is too big for your use case, look at this

flash drive

    from Samsung.

This cable-free, 2-in-1 Type C USB on-the-go flash drive allows for expanded storage and easy file transfers between your Galaxy S21, tablets, and PCs. It offers reliable and secure storage for photos, videos, music, and files. It is designed with a key ring to reduce the risk of losing it. Plus, Samsung provides a 5-year warranty on this product.

RAVPower FileHub

    • Do you need to wirelessly connect SD cards, a portable hard disk, or an SSD to your Galaxy S21? If yes,



A file hub can connect all kinds of storage devices, including an SD card, an HDD, and an SSD, to your Galaxy S21 wirelessly. You can stream music, photos, videos, and browse documents and transfer files between an SD Card, SSD/HDD, and your Galaxy S21. It is a must-have if you are a frequent traveler. It is perhaps one of the best MicroSD alternatives for the Galaxy S21.

uni USB-C Memory Card Reader

    Do you want to access content on an SD or a microSD card but are on a tight budget? Look at this product.

If you are on a budget, this $15 SD card reader can simultaneously read and write on two cards to save the constant plugging and pulling of plugs. It will enable you to double your productivity with simultaneous microSD/SD card access with your Galaxy S21.

Prakhar Khanna

I’ve been associated with the tech industry since 2014, when I built my first blog. I’ve worked with Digit, one of India’s largest tech publications. I’m a News Editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to use and write about cutting-edge tech. You can reach out to me at [email protected]

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