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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.

“For the Galaxy S4 16 GB model, approximately 6.85 GB occupies the system part of internal memory, which is 1 GB bigger than that of the Galaxy S3, in order to provide a high resolution display and more powerful features to our consumers. To offer the ultimate mobile experience to our users, Samsung provides a microSD slot on Galaxy S4 for extension of memory.”

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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posted on 03 May 2013, 07:04 38

1. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

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

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:13 26

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 04 May 2013, 02:26 3

135. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

its quality cant speak for its price!!

posted on 04 May 2013, 20:27 1

137. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 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.

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:42

146. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 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.

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:27 10

17. haney.alsaaidy (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

i've bought international version for 750$

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:22 14

51. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:05 10

65. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

crpdrgn is better than hotty sauges exyNOSSSSS

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:21 7

70. SleepingOz (unregistered)

How exactly?

posted on 03 May 2013, 10:58 8

99. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 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.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:22 5

71. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 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™

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:43 9

79. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:33 6

75. Shubham412302 (Posts: 453; Member since: 09 Nov 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

posted on 03 May 2013, 14:49 6

124. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Exynos is great, but Snapdragon is good and always improving

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:39 2

63. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

its $700 over here the international version

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:40

128. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 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.

posted on 09 May 2013, 02:10

147. zhiae (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:32 34

22. Kurai (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:37 19

26. samsungisthebest (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

Plastic is lighter and good durability for a smartphone

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:48 34

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.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:21 14

69. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

Samsung? plastic ? Durable ?

hahahhahhahahhaah ROFLOL.....

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:44 5

82. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Read the comment again

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:09 1

134. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 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.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:33 6

76. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)

it's extremely undurable on the SGSIV

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:20 5

101. Muayyad (Posts: 239; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 03 May 2013, 13:14

114. mahawa (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:03 27

41. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:28 25

59. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

you are storing it wrong ...

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:25 1

73. jackhammer91 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Apr 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)

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:29

105. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 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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