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PSA: Samsung’s 16GB Galaxy S4 Only Has 8.82GB of Free Space

April 29, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

How many of you are waiting to go and grab your Galaxy S4? Well before you do, you’ll want to read this so you don’t freak out. Or maybe you were expecting this. It appears that the Galaxy S4 has only 8.82GB of free space. The rest of it is used by the system, bloat apps, and other features Samsung has thrown into the device.

Over the weekend, on Google+ I noticed a few people that had already picked up the Galaxy S4 and were a bit ticked off that the device has only 8.82GB (around that amount) free to the user before installing any apps, loading up any music, or photos. Perhaps this is why Samsung kept the microSD card slot?

By comparison, the HTC One lists 7.14GB of your storage being used for the system, Sense 5, and such. But the HTC One also has 32GB and 64GB of space, and no microSD card slot. So as far as that goes, it’s all up to personal preference. Don’t forget you can expand your Galaxy S4’s storage with up to a 64GB microSD card.

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So there you have it, the 16GB Galaxy S4 comes with just 8.82GB of storage that you can use, so the 32GB version will probably have around 24-25GB of free storage, by my calculation. Most of the panic here is probably going to come from the fact that you can’t even see the rest of the 16GB of storage. Many people might think that they have a 8GB model instead of the 16GB model.

Is this a deal breaker for anyone? Or are you just going to flash CyanogenMod onto your Galaxy S4? At least there is a microSD card slot included in the Galaxy S4, unlike with many other flagship devices. So at least Samsung has done that for it’s customers. Let us know in the comments down below.

Source: Geek