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16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 will only have 8GB available for users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Feb 2014 23:26 User comments (2)

16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 will only have 8GB available for users Although Samsung has notably cut down on their own "bloatware" for the upcoming Galaxy S5, the phone's ROM will still take up a massive amount of space.
Two independent reports claim that the 16GB model of the upcoming flagship device will have half of that storage capacity available for users. One phone tested had 7.86GB available for users, while the other had 8.65GB.

The new device offers even less space than its predecessor, which left a bit over 9GB for users.

Of course, the Galaxy S5 does have a microSD slot, allowing for up to 64GB of extra storage for the price of a cheap card, or you can purchase the 32GB internal storage model from Samsung for a premium.

Samsung has kept up with high-end specs for the new device including a 5.1-inch 1080p display, Android 4.4.2 + TouchWiz. Under the hood is a 2.5GHz Quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot, dual cameras, 16MP (rear) with 4K video support, 2.0MP (front), LTE Cat 4, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO(2x2) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, NFC, a fingerprint scanner, a heart rate monitor and a built-in IR remote to control TV and other devices.

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2 user comments

126.2.2014 17:39

damn you samsung!

22.3.2014 15:50

Originally posted by A5J4DX:
damn you samsung!
Yah, WTF!
Why in the world, other than to wring a few more $$$ out of some customers, do they not just make the 32GB the default phone? They know damn well that this is one sticking point for many people, I think they`d see even better sales if they simply dropped the 16GB versions altogether.

I was going to get the S4 (as my very 1st smartphone BTW) but didn`t want the 16G version. So I waited until the carrier I had chosen offered the 32 gig version...it never came, and now the S5 is here and the same damn problem exists.
I guess I`ll have to forego the 32 and just get the damn 16 and buy an SD card.

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