Apps and games: biggest memory consumers

Apps and games: biggest memory consumers
Have you ever wondered what people use their mobile devices' memory for the most? Where do all those gigabytes go? Nowadays it's easy to purchase a new phone or tablet with 16, 32 or even 64 gigabytes of storage and end up with no free space after just a few days of use. Well, now we know what all that GB is used for, at least when it comes to mobile devices.

The results from the poll that we posted a few days ago are in, and they are pretty clear: the biggest memory consumers are the applications and games. 41.99% of you have said this is the content type that takes up most of the space on their phones and tablets. Music is also a pretty storage-hungry category, so it's not a big surprise that it takes the second place with 27.68%. Those multi-gigabyte song libraries just have to come with us no matter where we go! Video comes in third with 19.86%, and finally we have pictures with 9.53% closing the top four.

The two other categories we had - 'Documents' and 'Books and magazines' are far behind, indicating that digital magazines and interactive books haven't penetrated the mobile space in a big way yet.

What takes the most space on your phone/tablet's memory?

Pictures
9.54%
Video
19.86%
Apps and games
41.99%
Documents
0.33%
Music
27.68%
Books and magazines
0.61%

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14 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

I vote pictures, it cost 60% of my memory... And why they vote apps? Facebook and Twitter only cost less than 1gb right? No?

2. anshulrajput

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

apps and games also include the big 2gb games in the store...

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

porn picture to be exact

4. wendygarett unregistered

Nope, pictures of pokemon actually :)

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

pika pika !

13. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Just like pikapowerize

7. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Bard's tale takes till 3.5 GB in HD version... Just one game.

6. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

I've got like 12.8 gigs of Apps and Games on my Note 2 so definitely the third item.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

has that made your phone a bit laggy or made it a bit slow in anyway ? just curious thx

8. cas_shekhar

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Games for me... thanks to gameloft..

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Developers really really need to listen up and allow their games to install their data folders on sd cards rather than internal memory. My 16gb tablet can hold only a few of the large games as some can be up to 3gb in size,while the 64gb sd card in it is of no use for games and apps. App devs really need to give users a choice of internal or external memory for game data folders. Gameloft is massively guilty of this

10. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Come on, Phonearena. Memory != Storage. You should know this.

12. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

I open this link because I think about some application which persistenly use much RAM

14. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I have over 2800 songs on my phone. That is over 11GB.

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