16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 actually offers 10.7GB of usable storage

16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 actually offers 10.7GB of usable storage
Despite an earlier report during MWC that the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 would offer just 8.4GB of usable storage space, it turns out that 2.33GB was being used for demos in Barcelona that won't be on the final version of the phone. That brings the amount of memory available to the buyer to 10.7GB, and an improvement over the 9GB that is available with the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4. The amount of storage available on the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a bit controversial at first, with Samsung telling buyers of the phone to use a microSD card if they needed more memory.

While there are those who would rather have the extra storage, Samsung does load up its flagship handset with the features that many are buying the phone for. And the Samsung Galaxy S5 does come with a 128GB capacity microSD slot, which should be plenty of storage even for the most hard working power user. Or, you can dig a little deeper into your wallet to pay for the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S5.

If you want to avoid the bloatware entirely, you might want to check out a stock Android device like the Nexus models, or the Google Play edition handsets.The 16GB Nexus 5 offers users 12.16GB of storage.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: AndroidHeadlines

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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51 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Not bad. Still no interest in upgrading my S4 to this one.

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

They should provide free micro sd card with purchase of S5

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Just but a 16 gb one for like 8 bucks

21. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Do you think its about the money? I know that I can buy a cheap Micro SD. But Im not supposed to spend EXTRA money just because Samsung chose to not give me an option to delete their bloatware...

26. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Maybe they should remove all software and ship you a non functioning phone so you can have all 16gb. If it's not enough, either buy the 32gb version or buy a card.

39. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

the bloatware reduce the performance & consume RAM

29. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How about they start giving you free cover, free tempered glass protector, and let them drop a free Toyota preius as well?? Other manufacturers charge as well as an extra $100 for another 16GB, you can buy 2 64GB with that amount of money.

35. SleepingOz unregistered

Prius sucks, I want the LFA instead!

33. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

I got a free 32gb card with my s4..depending where you get it from its possible a card will be thrown in

34. willard12 unregistered

I think the author mentions the Google Play Edition without bloatware. So, it's your choice.

38. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

oh come on... even if u delet all blotware u would perhaps get 500 mb max free lol what are u guys talking about.. lol

40. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

if you delete all bloatware, you get more free RAM, GENIUS

49. phonetekmek

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

As the article said "Samsung does load up its flagship handset with the features that many are buying the phone for." And, "If you want to avoid the bloatware entirely, you might want to check out a stock Android device like the Nexus models, or the Google Play edition handsets.The 16GB Nexus 5 offers users 12.16GB of storage." If you don't want it don't buy. Plain and simple.

22. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 938; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

You should only upgrade every 2 years.

36. SleepingOz unregistered

Right, especially now, the mobile tech is slowing down in term of innovation.

44. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I still have doubts in upgrading my S4 Snapdragon S600 vs S801 2 Gb RAM vs 2 Gb RAM 16 Gb Memory vs 16 Gb Memory 13 Mpx Cam vs 16 Mpx Cam+2K Vid Rec. + Fingerprint Sensor + Heartbeat Sensor + IP 67 Certification The RAM offering is very off-putting and probably the deal breaker for me.

46. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

The camera seems to be a huge improvement. Only thing that annoyed me was that 32gb isn't the Base model considering the note 3 there wasn't no 16gb so I thought this was a guarantee. Same for the 3gb ram. Even though I don't come anywhere close to using 2gb having 3 would have been nice and it's like a expected stuff to go up when getting a new flagship. Who knows maybe it's atleast faster and more efficient ram. Also not that happy the bezels got bigger but I guess that's the price of ip67

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

ahhh ,,old days were better , when company says its a 16gb version then user available was 13 14gb , i mean that was legit.. now samsungs(not just samsung all the companies) cheap tactics to cut the cost.. they still charge high price samsung apple is doing right u deserve to be sued ...

3. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not to mention the 2 years free 50gb Dropbox. 16gb micro sd sells for $10 here in the States, so memory won't be a problem.

41. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

what about the games that reach 1 GB of size and can't be installed in MicroSD card?

4. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

lol Galaxy S5, the worst smartphone from MWC 2014

6. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Only to trolls like you.

10. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Agreed. Some people like it, some don't. Make sure to point out that it is just your opinion that the S5 is bad.

15. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Those bezels..... Only 2 gigs of Ram??

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Bad: "Meh"-design, ''only" 2gb of RAM, bezels, Touchwiz mostly same, fingerprint scanner not as good as Touch ID Good:Pretty much everything else, but I still much more prefer my Note 3.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"fingerprint scanner not as good as Touch ID..." I take it you got an advance review device and have been using it for the last few weeks.

24. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

LOL. S5 is the worst? It's like saying you're smart, which we know both statements are not correct. Let's look at it objectively, spec & feature wise it didn't lag behind, it's even slightly ahead of it's competitors.

25. SleepingOz unregistered

I was a let down for the majority of the geek community but it's no where near bad.

5. illiad

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

yes, plenty of space on ext SD... IF you can get the app to use it!!! (and cannot jailbreak..) heyyyyy, you can get a PC with a 100gb HD these days, BUT you CANNOT fit 100Gb of data on it!!!! :P :) you would think samsung would learn and put at least 8g MORE (24G) on, or make 32G the standard...

7. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i actully filled 1TB of my HD :\

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