A few months ago, Microsoft defended the fact that Windows 8 consumes a huge portion of the Surface tablet’s internal storage. Only 20-something GB of 64GB available on the Surface Pro? Eek.
Now it’s Samsung’s turn to talk storage, as the South Koreans explain why almost half of the Galaxy S4’s 16GB internal storage is eaten up out of the box.
At the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch back in March, JK Shin & Co spent most of the time stressing how amazing its many software features are (Dual Camera, Dual Video Call, S Translator, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, S Voice Drive, Air Gesture, Group Play...).
But those features come at a price, specifically several gigabytes of internal storage.
"For the Galaxy S4 16GB model, 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,” Samsung tells CNET.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S4 does offer a microSD slot, but with one fairly major limitation.
See, you won’t be able to store apps on your Samsung Galaxy S4 microSD card, and with games like Real Racing 3 weighing in above 1GB, that’s seriously disappointing.