Michael Topham tests out the Lexar Professional 1800x microSDXC UHS-II card

Lexar Professional 1800x microSDXC UHS-II at a glance:

  • Price: £98
  • Website: www.lexar.com
  • Available in 32GB, 64GB (reviewed) and 128GB

If you’re after a microSDHC or SDXC card, there’s no shortage of options to choose from on Lexar’s website, from the more basic UHS-I cards with a transfer speed of 300x (45MB/s) to those that offer a professional-level performance. The Lexar Professional 1800x microSDXC UHS-II here is as good as it gets in Lexar’s line-up of microSD cards and leverages the latest in UHS-II technology (UHS Speed Class 3) to provide a read transfer speed up to 1800x (270MB/s). Backward compatible with UHS-I devices, it’s also available in 32GB (£60) and 128GB (£190) capacities, and is aimed at professionals who want to write high volumes of data and transfer it at super-high speed to accelerate workflow. Pros using drones and action cameras capable of recording 4K video will appreciate its rapid transfer speed, which lived up to its bold claims in our transfer tests.

Each card is supplied with an SD UHS-II adapter and microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader, making it quick and easy to transfer files between devices. If you need one of the fastest microSDHC/microSDXC cards on the market with a copy of downloadable image-rescue software thrown in for free, you won’t go wrong with the Lexar Professional 1800x mciroSDXC UHS-II card.

SCORE: 5 out of 5