The storage capacity you REALLY get on your smartphone (Infographic)

Phone internal storage

Every mobile phone company today boasts about the massive internal storage their model has to offer. In fact it has become a pretty important factor to consider when deciding upon which mobile phone to purchase. But as many of the users of these phone might have noticed, the internal storage that is written so boldly on the box, isn’t ever fully accessible.

Phone internal storage

Let us consider Samsung’s Galaxy S4. The phone offers 16 GB internal memory, yet, according to our research, only 8.56 GB is available for users to fill in. This of course might not be that big of an issue for some users because of the fact that the device offers up to 64 GB of optional external storage that comes by pretty cheap, but it is a considerable factor nonetheless. As a customer, one should be aware of what he pays for and what he actually gets.

There is of course a reason for this shortcoming in the internal storage of these phones. And that is the mere fact that this storage is been taken up by the phones operating system and, at times, some in-built apps. Still there are many phones that offer more internal storage for users to play with. For example the latest Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5c both deliver an internal storage of 12+ GB on their promise of 16 GB. That is a pretty impressive figure if you compare these phones with the many other in the market. However these phones do not allow you to extend your memory via using a memory card so you are limited to what you can do with your overall space.

At the end of the day, you end up asking yourself does this factor even matter. Well one way or another the choice is ultimately yours. Maybe you think it is unfair that you don’t get the internal storage that is stated on the box or maybe it doesn’t bother you much at all and you are happy with the external storage option you have. Either way, it never hurts to know a little more, right?

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Eddie N S
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