The release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been met with praise and some criticism, as with every smartphone release. But users planning to buy the smartphone are forewarned: a 16 GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 only has about 7.85 GB of usable space – less than half of the original advertised content.
A report by Android Central claims that this is the case with Samsung’s latest flagship, much like last year’s Galaxy S4. Nexus devices, which run on a ‘pure’ Android operating system without all the ‘bloatware’, normally wouldn’t take more than a gigabyte of storage. With the Galaxy S5, with all its bells and whistles, it almost amounts to about 8 GB on the device, occupying more than half of the internal storage. This is most probably due to most of Samsung’s own customisations, including TouchWiz,
Well good news and bad news. Good news is that Samsung still includes a microSD card slot that lets you add more storage to the smartphone. The bad news is that KitKat introduces a new feature that prevents 3rd party applications from modifying contents on the SD card – meaning you would need a computer to organise the content.
The post Planning to buy a Galaxy S5? Better Buy Extra Storage appeared first on tbreak.
COPYRIGHT 2014 TBREAK MEDIA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company
Most Popular Stories
- Crimean Referendum Violates International Law: Obama
- Florida Insurers Reach Out to Hispanics
- Where Are the World's Most Expensive Cities?
- BP Tripled CEO's Pay Despite Deepwater Horizon
- House OKs $1 Billion for Ukraine
- EU Breaks Off Talks With Russia
- Putin Gets Thumbs-up From Assad
- Nakamoto 'No Longer Involved' in Bitcoin
- 2 Million Long-term Jobless Have No Benefits
- Cuba Accepts Invite for Talks With EU