Samsung replies to Galaxy S4 limited storage accusations, says go get a microSD card

Samsung replies to Galaxy S4 limited storage accusations, says go get a microSD card
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is already here, but if you pick up the 16GB model, you are in for a little disappointment - the actual amount of memory available to the user is less than 9GB. Nearly 7 gigs of the 16 you have on board are occupied with Samsung’s TouchWiz apps and widgets, and while some might appreciate them, to a lot of people those would just seem like bloatware.

The issue with little available memory on the Galaxy S4 spread out quickly, and now Samsung has felt the need for an official reply, but you are not going to like it. Basically, the company confirms that nearly 7GB of the internal storage are occupied and tells you to go and get a microSD card if you want more.

And while that’s an interesting suggestion - you can actually augment the internal storage by as much as 64GB cards - Samsung might want to also rethink the size of their skin as not everyone will by happy with this kind of an answer.

source: CNET UK

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. KashAli

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Reduce the price too!!! its whopping £600 !!!

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Then you need to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S5 to be released, then the Galaxy S4's price will be reduced! :)

135. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

its quality cant speak for its price!!

137. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well, proved with the S3 price adjustment. S3 is still good for most people day to day use. S4 is really for early adopters and they do have to pay more and suffer more as well. Note 2 price has also been adjusted so I think best buy for Samsung device would be Note 2.

146. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

but really who needs an octa core phone in the first place, altough no sense in shelling out the same for an iphone, just saying.

17. haney.alsaaidy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

i've bought international version for 750$


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered, Exynos version, not Crpdrgn™

65. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

crpdrgn is better than hotty sauges exyNOSSSSS

70. SleepingOz unregistered

How exactly?

99. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Well, at least in the GPU the Snapdragon 600 is more powerful. And Adreno 320 is the only mobile GPU that supports OpenGL 3.0, all others only support OpengGL 2.1. It also supports OpenCL 1.2 while others only support 1.1 So at least in GPU Qualcomm has the advantage both in power and in features.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really, is that why the 1.9 S600 vs E5410 pure A15 vs half A15 and A9 still lost by 300 points! Now just imagine the E5410 Exynos was clocked at 1.9, scores would reach 33000. You're saying S600 is better than a pure A15, what a joke, please do some research, befor posting™

79. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Till this very day, i still wonder why PA didn't ban you yet

75. Shubham412302

Posts: 586; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

snapdragon gpu is better than powervr. the s4 on the top of 3dmark is snapdragon one and not exynos one. and for geeks good news is snapdragon one supports official cm and exynos dose not. though both are best

124. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Exynos is great, but Snapdragon is good and always improving

63. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

its $700 over here the international version

128. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

If the Snapdragon 600 was better the South Korean S4 would of been a Snapdragon 600 not an Exynos 5. South Korea always gets the best version of a Samsung phone, simple as that. Also the Exynos 5 GPU is more powerful than adreno 320. People going off the 3dmark benchmark must also believe the note 2 has the worst gpu in any smartphone because it gets 9fps. Even though it between adreno 220 and adreno 320.

147. zhiae unregistered

we sell it for 645$ dude ''octa''

22. Kurai unregistered

upnext: Customer: plastic design? again? Samsung: Go get a goddamn gold casing if you want

26. samsungisthebest

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Plastic is lighter and good durability for a smartphone

32. No_Nonsense unregistered

If you're talking about Nokia's plastics or HTC's or Sony's then yes. If about Samsung, then the joke's on you.

69. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Samsung? plastic ? Durable ? hahahhahhahahhaah ROFLOL.....

82. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Read the comment again


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The only thing that breaks on the SGS4 and on previous generations is the GLASS display itself. That is because Gorilla Glass 2-3 have been extremely disappointing and somehow more fragile than the original Gorilla Glass. Samsung does NOT make Gorilla Glass, however they are making a bendable display that will resolve that issue. If you would stop trolling for a second and actually watch any drop test videos of the SGS3/SGS4, you will see that the display ONLY breaks when it's dropped face first or on the corners of the display itself. It barely even gets a scratch when it's dropped any other way, unlike the iPhone and other devices that use "premium" materials in their design.

76. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

it's extremely undurable on the SGSIV

101. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

S4 is more fragile than any older Samsung devices! I would say Note II gets the credit.

114. mahawa

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Note 2 is by far the best Samsung has ever produced .... The S4 is just a Fu*king joke .

41. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Samsung is getting greedy and as arrogant as Apple, this reminds me of the "You are holding it wrong".

59. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

you are storing it wrong ...

73. jackhammer91

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

checkout the official statement in inverted comas not just the crap written by VICTOR wHore as the title to start a comment war(for getting more traffic by people like yourself)

105. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You actually need to see the light. Can you tell a car manufacturer what should be in the hood of the car or what the engine should be made of?

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