Samsung’s Reply To Galaxy S4 Storage Accusations – Get A MicroSD Card
Samsung Galaxy S4 buyers are getting much less storage than they pay for because the device is sold full of ‘bloatware’.
Bloatware includes apps and files that are added to handsets by the manufacturers and networks before they are sold to customers. Some of the preinstalled Samsung files are needed for its new features, such as eye tracking, air gestures and voice commands.
The 16GB version of Samsung’s newest flagship handset has only just over half of its listed memory available for owner use, according to CNet UK. The rest is taken up by the smartphone’s operating system and built-in apps.
“For the Galaxy S4 16GB model,” Samsung said in a statement, “approximately 6.85GB occupies [the] system part of internal memory, which is 1GB bigger than that of the Galaxy S3, in order to provide [a] high resolution display and more powerful features to our consumers.”
For users who aren’t satisfied with the 8.49 GB or so of free space left to them on the 16GB model, Samsung’s simple solution was:
To offer the ultimate mobile experience to our users, Samsung provides [a] microSD slot on Galaxy S4 for the extension of memory.