A picture, they say, speaks a thousand words. All phones in the picture above were said to have 16GB internal storage, but they ended up getting different allocations. Why is it so? How can an iPhone 5c have 12.60GB free and a Samsung Galaxy S4 have 8.56GB free? What on earth ate all that space?
It’s fair to say that part of the internal storage is dedicated to the operating system. The folks at Which? Tech did a research and realized that in some cases unnecessary bloatware and system files occupy more space and takes up a huge chunk of the assigned internal storage. Another major issue is that a user can’t even delete some of the unnecessary apps (like on the iPhone).
Looking at the picture (if you know about phones and their specs), you’ll realize the top 3 phones in the list do not support use of external Micro SD cards.
So can we say it doesn’t really matter how much free storage is made available, especially if the phone has memory card slots? I think it matters, because when you own a Samsung Galaxy S4 and see the useable storage compared to the advertised, you’ll feel a bit cheated. Wouldn’t it be nice if smart phone vendors gave customers an easy way to delete the bloatware?
What do you think? Share your thoughts.
Source: Which? Tech