One of the features that Nintendo integrated into the Switch that I like was the Micro SD card slot for storage. Past game consoles have proven that integrated storage will almost always not be enough. Especially from the Xbox 360 on were full games and demos have been downloadable. With those consoles, you were limited to what came with your system or if you were lucky a proprietary upgrade option. A portable console like the switch have even fewer options. So going with MicroSD means they kept the cost down and as faster and larger options come out it could potentially support them. The switch does come with 32GB of onboard storage but with launch titles like Breath of the Wild taking up 14 GB each and newer games reaching up over 33GB now. Thankfully the switch does have cartridges as well, but if you don’t want to carry those around with you or If the games that you want to play are only available digitally you will need a MicroSD card. I was looking at options and Lexar’s Play series seemed to fit the bill well without making you pay more for licensed pictures on the card itself so I decided to check one out. So today let's see how the Lexar Play MicroSDXC 512GB performs!

Product Name: Lexar Play MicroSDXC 512GB  

Review Sample Provided by: Lexar

Written by: Wes Compton

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Lexar Play MicroSDXC Specifications






Speed Class

128GB – Class 10, U1, V10, A1

256GB – Class 10, U3, V30, A1

512GB – Class 10, U3, V30, A2

1TB – Class 10, U3, V30, A2


128GB – up to 150MB/s read

256GB – up to 150MB/s read

512GB – up to 150MB/s read

1TB – up to 150MB/s read

Operating Temperature

0° to 70° C (32°F to 158°F)

Storage Temperature

-25° to 85° C (-13°F to 185°F)

Dimension (L x W x H)

11mm x 15mm x 1 mm / 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”


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