A 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 will only give you half as available storage
2. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Seriously, this is an article? Enough P.A....stop milking this story and move on.....
10. akki20892 (Posts: 3706; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
24. androiphone20 (Posts: 1550; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
I think they should keep on posting articles, it's easily forgettable when we get used to it
3. Andrewtst (Posts: 393; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
S5 is failure, no need any stories about it. It is done.
4. Reeyawn (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Next years s6 will only have 5gb free.lol assuming they still have a 16gb model.
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1704; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Not really surprised since even the older galaxy versions have their spaces taken up
7. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Although I'm not very impressed with the GS5 I think that realistically it's a more natural evolution than just simply adding more, and more, and more hardware features and not getting any real world benefits from them....
Its time for refinement...
12. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
pretty much there is not a whole lot more these companies can do, except come put with higher res screens, and improve the battery life...
14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yep, Battery life, camera refinement, screen quality, slight CPU/GPU improvements....
But, out of those things the most important IMO needs to be a focus on Power!.. Battery life... It's time for photovoltaic screens, and long distance wireless charging... No more cords!!
15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Believe it, or not, you should be able to charge your phone from a dedicated FM radio signal... Now, that's cool!
8. maherk (Posts: 1371; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
When you buy a 600+ smartphone, I don't think it ll bother you that much paying 12$ for 16gb micro sd cards. It's note like you're paying another 100 for another 16gb like apple do. I have 2 32gb micro sd cards, one 16 and one 8. Its much faster to swap cards when you buy a new phone or flash a custom rom.
25. maherk (Posts: 1371; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Btw, take a closer look at the picture posted, it clearly shows that miscellaneous files are eating up more than 2.33GB, add to that the used files of 500+mb, you will end up having 10.8gb of memory, which is almost near what the nexus lineup that has a stock android offers. We expect better quality articles from such a site, not a misleading ones.
9. downphoenix (Posts: 2502; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
shame on Samsung to not provide more storage. Makes S5 seem even more floppish.
21. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
The bloat is by users since the System Memory is only 5.28GB (while the S4 has 7.21GB system memory).
17. retronig (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
What fool is going to buy this flop of a phone. Im sure most people that have the s4 wont buy the s5. Not much improvement mostly people that like to buy the new phone that just came out will buy this. I cant believe that Samsung would only allow the phone to have just have the storage. Now why the hell didn't they do what they did with the note 3? They got rid of the 16gb version and only made 32gb and 64 gb versions. People in charge of Samsung are really messing things up. I wouldn't be surprised that in time they will be what HTC has become now.
18. shrimpanzee (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
I was so excited for this phone to be announced. Until I saw those leaks and I thought it was just a prototype or active version. What they did is simply ridiculous, what exactly did they get right with this phone? Does the camera even have OIS?
19. Ikechukwu (Posts: 149; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
Install 3 Hd games and bye bye internal memory
20. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
PhoneArena, you should check what you posting cause the users here can easily be deceived:
The OS takes only 5.28GB (as opposed to the 7.21GB on the S4), the other used space is things the users put on the phone and can be erased.
So the user have 11GB available space which is great.
26. darkskoliro (Posts: 1014; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Just stop. There's no need to justify the obvious problem here.
27. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
There isn't any problem. There are miscellaneous files that users put in the phone, this is why you see only 8GB available space.
Take a look at the space below the System Memory section and you'll see only 5.28GB. This is the only space that the system takes and the user can't touch. Other than that the user can do anything he want with the rest of the space.
This is much better than the 7.21GB that the system took in the S4.
29. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 726; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
You are buying a phone that STATES 16gb of memory of which 52% if not available when you buy it. You sound like a sammy sheep who will find any kind of excuse like sammy is paying u or something. A fact is a fact. What you do after, root or whatever is up to you. But out of the box is the fact that it only has 7.8gb free space.
30. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
Again, look at the screenshot, the System takes 5.28GB and this is the only thing you'll have on the phone when you'll buy it.
33. ecmedic4 (Posts: 202; Member since: 02 May 2013)
What the heck are you talking about. Those are DEMO units from samsung, no one has put crap on them yet. The system might take up 5.28, which is android OS and google apps, the rest is SAMSUNG features and apps they preinstall on the phone, which takes up quite a bit more space, which means when you buy the GS5 and take it out of the box, YOU have 8.4GB of space to use. Please think about what your saying before you comment.
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 13523; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Samsung what the F man. That's crap, you already underwhelm with this basic last year design, copy apples touch ID, put measles all over the back of the phone, and now the 16 gig galaxy sBandaid is actually the 8.4 gig galaxy sBandaid. Oh this is crap Samsung, I'm teaming with Tim Cook, Captain Caveman, Sniggly, EclipseGSX, PAPINYC, Richrad Allen Yarrell, Finalflash,xperiadroid and Troll. We're headed to South Korea to put an end to this crap. You'd better remove all the bloat, or finalflash will apple rant it away. This has got to stop. I heard the 16 gig Note 4 will have 2.8 Meg's of storage. Speaking of Finalflash, he's be awfully quiet since yesterday...hmmmmm