The Tail of a $5, 512GB MicroSD Card from the Wish App…

8 Overall Score
Price: 10/10
Shipping Speed: 5/10
Product Matches What We Ordered: 10/10

Cheap and high capacity | 100% functional

Slow read and write speeds | Long shipping time

One of the great things about technology is that it is always advancing. Not long ago, it was unheard of to have 500+GB of storage in a device about the size of a dime. Yet today, we have high capacity memory in ever decreasingly small packages.

It comes as no surprise that your options for buying such technology are equally increasing in capacity. Rather than risk your hard earned money on something that seems too good to be true, we are assuming that responsibility and letting you know if this is a case of ‘too good to be true’.

The Wish App has been around for some time. If you are not familiar with it, you can install it for free on your mobile device of choice. What we can tell you is that Wish connects you with sellers, mostly (if not exclusively) from China, in a convenient App that shows you some almost unbelievable deals. One drawback from ordering through this app is the lead time to getting your products delivered. In our experiment with this 512GB MicroSD card, we saw a difference of 3 weeks from purchase to product in hand. That is not overly terrible and if you have the patience to wait that long, then a deal like this might be great for you.

The product we purchased was a 512GB MicroSD card from Verbatim. The package included a standard MicroSD card adapter as well as a MicroSD card to USB adapter. You can see the actual product we received in the pictures below.

The purchase price was $5.40 with an additional $5 for shipping. Total price was $11.02 with tax. What we get for that is indeed a 512GB MicroSD card that worked 100% in the provided USB adapter and an Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 version smartphone. The useable storage read 499GB. Of course, a card like this is not going to win any speed awards but is mainly used for cheap storage. You can see from the picture below that ATTO shows about a 5MB/s write speed and close to 15MB/s read speed. Again, not a speed demon, but certainly worth a small investment if you are looking to boost the storage capacity, significantly, in your mobile device.

Look for some upcoming reviews of more storage devices that we have purchased from the Wish app!

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2 Comments on "The Tail of a $5, 512GB MicroSD Card from the Wish App…"

  1. willem January 20, 2019 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Did you try writing more than 32G of data to the card, and check if the contents stored are all retrievable intact?

    I heard that is how these scams work.

  2. Kristopher Wandall February 8, 2019 at 12:03 am - Reply

    That does not appear to be the case in both situations where I have purchased this microSD card and another 1TB one from WISH. Both, in my case, have been checked by transferring 100GB of data to each. The data was transferred successfully. I guess you can say that they at least have that much storage on them. But I have been in contact with their new owner’s and they have not reported any issues so far.

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