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  1. Love Divine's Avatar
    Who needs more than 10gb storage only for apps?

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    Apps (especially games) can add up pretty quickly. When you factor in updates over time, it's not much space at all. The eventual keylime pie update for example should be pretty sizable.
    05-04-2013 11:29 AM
  2. rexxman's Avatar
    Who needs more than 10gb storage only for apps?

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    I'm close to that right now.

    Samsung responds to Galaxy S4 storage woes-uploadfromtaptalk1367685217383.jpgSamsung responds to Galaxy S4 storage woes-uploadfromtaptalk1367685234890.jpg

    Blue 32gb Galaxy S3
    05-04-2013 11:34 AM
  3. kkapoorr's Avatar
    Also I believe when apps start actually using dual and quad cores, their size will shoot up.

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    05-04-2013 11:35 AM
  4. rushmore's Avatar
    Just six EA and Gameloft games will eat that storage up, not counting other apps on the device. If not a gamer, I agree. BTW, there is no eve 10Gb. It is 9GB. If you fill all the space up apps can not update, so at least 500mb needs to be free always.
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    05-04-2013 11:39 AM
  5. rushmore's Avatar
    Lawsuit?

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    If Samsung were more savvy, they would have responded, "For customers wanting more app storage, we are offering to larger sizes to our retail partners". That way, they throw the whole thing into the carriers laps and would pressure them to offer bigger sizes. Instead, Samsung went weird and also mislead customers assuming now (per Samsung) that an sd card will fix all the storage issues. Pure stupid.
    05-04-2013 11:42 AM
  6. MikeDubC's Avatar
    Also I believe when apps start actually using dual and quad cores, their size will shoot up.

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    The app size is really more determined by the resolution it supports than the threads it uses. Unfortunately the higher the res the more space we need.

    I don't know why people are so surprised, you want all these cool features but don't want them to take up space? I am sure there will be some nice clean roms soon that are much smaller.
    05-04-2013 11:44 AM
  7. rushmore's Avatar
    Yep, seems the same quest for space the G1 had now is passed on to the S4. People that normally do not root will probably try on the S4. Still will only be a fraction of the users and the rest will be stuck. Hoping the bad PR helps the pressure to release 32gb version by carriers- Verizon as example.

    The G1/S4 comparison fits, in correlation to average app sizes now for games and social media apps. The average size now for those apps (installed with data) is larger than the actual G1 storage size.
    05-04-2013 12:10 PM
  8. zipro's Avatar
    It's clearly a rip-off and I'm fairly certain there'll be a law-suit. They could at least have given all the customers an 8gb card. That would have upped the total storage to the 16gb they're advertising.
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    05-04-2013 12:13 PM
  9. byeblackberry's Avatar
    And that would be incorrect. ROM = Read Only Memory.

    Blue 32gb Galaxy S3
    Call Samsung and let them know.

    Memory
    Internal Memory 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM
    External Memory/microSD Capacity
    External Memory: Up to 64GB
    05-04-2013 12:16 PM
  10. MikeDubC's Avatar
    Yep, seems the same quest for space the G1 had now is passed on to the S4. People that normally do not root will probably try on the S4. Still will only be a fraction of the users and the rest will be stuck. Hoping the bad PR helps the pressure to release 32gb version by carriers- Verizon as example.

    The G1/S4 comparison fits, in correlation to average app sizes now for games and social media apps. The average size now for those apps (installed with data) is larger than the actual G1 storage size.
    The worst part is they locked the boot loader :/ Makes it even harder for mid-level android users to want to flash new roms.
    05-04-2013 12:16 PM
  11. toujours_frais's Avatar
    Samsung is fooling their customers, the statement hides several facts... The company is dodging the claim instead of addressing it. In HTC we trust!
    05-04-2013 12:20 PM
  12. toujours_frais's Avatar
    Maybe chinese government will sue Samsung?
    05-04-2013 12:24 PM
  13. MikeDubC's Avatar
    Maybe chinese government will sue Samsung?
    lol, good luck w that.
    05-04-2013 12:25 PM
  14. JHBThree's Avatar
    It's clearly a rip-off and I'm fairly certain there'll be a law-suit. They could at least have given all the customers an 8gb card. That would have upped the total storage to the 16gb they're advertising.
    Yeah, there won't be a lawsuit. Especially because the box states plain as day 'actual formatted capacity is less'.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    05-04-2013 01:10 PM
  15. jmacphee03's Avatar
    Where is the sd card. Not getting it through sprint. If you could save apps to the card it would not be a bigdeal, but you cannot. That needs to be fixed. That would solve the problem.
    05-04-2013 01:19 PM
  16. jusmebabe's Avatar
    Nothing like buying a phone and knowing before what storage you would get and then whining about it.
    Me thinks peoole just like to b++ch and moan about anything.
    Why keep buying these storage deficient phones if they don't serve your needs? Oh cause you can't live without it.

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    05-04-2013 01:55 PM
  17. donm527#IM's Avatar
    If we were talking about the iPhone and they were selling 16gb phones and had only 8-9gb available, everyone here would be saying how lame it is and laughing them and say it's really an 8gb system. Well... it is lame that Samsung did it and quietly trying to get away with it. If it were only 5-6 gb of free space then I don't think there would be any argument that people are being shortchanged memory and I don't think Samsung is that stupid... I mean all their fancy new photo and video features have to take a ton of space and over time it's going to fill up and you're not going to have space to film Timmys baseball game. BUT, they pushed it and seemed to believe that 8-9 was acceptable to the bean counter and push it through.

    What's really lame will be that Samsung will come out with a 32gb variant... maybe a 64gb variant... and they will charge a premium over the 16gb version when 32 should have been standard and not an extra charge.

    I'm still rocking my 16gb N4 and only had it a short time and still having fun with it but have been eyeing the S4 and One. I have a fair amount of apps, a few songs and pics, a few videos like recording my daughters piano concertos and those are big files... and I still have 9gb free on my N4... and thats with nova 3 installed and just checked that sucker is 1.88gb! If I got a 16gb S4 and installed my Moga Controller and installed Nova 3... just that one app alone I'd be down to 6-7gb lol.

    If Samsung were more savvy, they would have responded, "For customers wanting more app storage, we are offering to larger sizes to our retail partners". That way, they throw the whole thing into the carriers laps and would pressure them to offer bigger sizes. Instead, Samsung went weird and also mislead customers assuming now (per Samsung) that an sd card will fix all the storage issues. Pure stupid.
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    05-04-2013 02:31 PM
  18. Eric Kane's Avatar
    The people that this affects (people who play a lot of games on their phones) probably wouldn't have bought the 16 GB version anyways. If you've bought a smartphone before, you'd know that you never get the full amount of space as they do tell you that the amount of formatted space is less on the box. It is a few more GBs than normal, but hardly anything to create this much vitriol.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
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    05-04-2013 02:53 PM
  19. donm527#IM's Avatar
    I just came back from Best Buy and played checked out the S4s on display... they all had 7.65 storage available... and they only had a few demo apps like angry birds and at most a few pics in the gallery. come on... 7.65 gb is a joke. Otherwise I really liked the S4... the screen to me was bright and vivid... the plastic didnt turn me off as much as i thought and the fake metal trim felt good. crazy slim and light. And the camera looked to be great.

    That hover over feature is pretty cool lol... wonder if it took a gb of space to implement lol.

    I really don't know what I will do when my contract runs out on the 7th.... but I certainly know, for me, I will not buy a 16gb variant of the S4 with around 8 gb of free space.

    The people that this affects (people who play a lot of games on their phones) probably wouldn't have bought the 16 GB version anyways. If you've bought a smartphone before, you'd know that you never get the full amount of space as they do tell you that the amount of formatted space is less on the box. It is a few more GBs than normal, but hardly anything to create this much vitriol.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    05-04-2013 03:59 PM
  20. rushmore's Avatar
    It's clearly a rip-off and I'm fairly certain there'll be a law-suit. They could at least have given all the customers an 8gb card. That would have upped the total storage to the 16gb they're advertising.
    That is the rub, since a card will not fix the app storage space issue.
    05-04-2013 04:02 PM
  21. rushmore's Avatar
    I just came back from Best Buy and played checked out the S4s on display... they all had 7.65 storage available... and they only had a few demo apps like angry birds and at most a few pics in the gallery. come on... 7.65 gb is a joke. Otherwise I really liked the S4... the screen to me was bright and vivid... the plastic didnt turn me off as much as i thought and the fake metal trim felt good. crazy slim and light. And the camera looked to be great.

    That hover over feature is pretty cool lol... wonder if it took a gb of space to implement lol.

    I really don't know what I will do when my contract runs out on the 7th.... but I certainly know, for me, I will not buy a 16gb variant of the S4 with around 8 gb of free space.
    Update: This post should have been to ericsckanes post. Not sure what happened.



    Catch is that unlike the S3 launch, there is no 32gb and not many if any signs the carriers will offer them. Both the carriers and Samsung actually think an sd card will fix all the storage issues. Stupid but true and a false sense of security that the 16gb is fine for everybody.
    05-04-2013 04:06 PM
  22. bigrey81's Avatar
    You put one RPG or race car game and you will go over....I don't get why they even made the 16 should've just gone 32 or 64
    05-04-2013 04:10 PM
  23. Eric Kane's Avatar
    Update: This post should have been to ericsckanes post. Not sure what happened.



    Catch is that unlike the S3 launch, there is no 32gb and not many if any signs the carriers will offer them. Both the carriers and Samsung actually think an sd card will fix all the storage issues. Stupid but true and a false sense of security that the 16gb is fine for everybody.
    Being upset that they haven't (or may never) release a higher capacity storage makes a lot more sense than getting irate over the loss of a few more GBs than normal on a 16GB phone that probably wouldn't have fit your needs anyways. Holy run-on sentence, Batman.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    05-04-2013 04:12 PM
  24. anon(826501)'s Avatar
    At 56 years old the name of the game is FACTS. Hello there, my mobile phone carrier is AT&T. Former user of BlackBerry, my first android phone was HTC ONEX, my current android phone is HTC ONEX+( 64GB internal storage, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.7 GHz) . Next week I'am going to an official AT&T store to buy a new android phone, regular price- no two years contract upgrade cause I upgrade last December. My game is plain stock HTC, no Rooting, no ROMs, no hacks. I really want to experience with other android phones besides of HTC. Two choices, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia ZL. But after a little search in Android Central an XDA I'am a sad old man. Galaxy S4 64GB is not at sale in AT&T stores, nobody knows if there would be a 64GB in store at AT&T. Sony Xperia ZL is 16GB. I got a lot of apps bought at Google Play Store, a lot of games. Right now some of them are running in my phone. There is a thread, not sure is at XDA, that said Next Launcher don't work at Galaxy S4. Next Launcher is my favorite launcher and one of the expensive ones with TSF SHELL and SPB SHELL 3D, I got the three of them. So facts are facts, my intention is not to fight with Samsung or Sony fans, just look at the photos. First one a current storage in my HTC ONEX+, second one a fast ball apps gallery with Next Launcher. The name of the game is FACTS, the name of the game is 64GB of internal storage.


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    05-04-2013 04:25 PM
  25. Eric Kane's Avatar
    At 56 years old the name of the game is FACTS. Hello there, my mobile phone carrier is AT&T. Former user of BlackBerry, my first android phone was HTC ONEX, my current android phone is HTC ONEX+( 64GB internal storage, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.7 GHz) . Next week I'am going to an official AT&T store to buy a new android phone, regular price- no two years contract upgrade cause I upgrade last December. My game is plain stock HTC, no Rooting, no ROMs, no hacks.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/05/e4abupar.jpg I really want to experience with other android phones besides of HTC. Two choices, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia ZL. But after a little search in Android Central an XDA I'am a sad old man. Galaxy S4 64GB is not at sale in AT&T stores, nobody knows if there would be a 64GB in store at AT&T. Sony Xperia ZL is 16GB. I got a lot of apps bought at Google Play Store, a lot of games. Right now some of them are running in my phone. There is a thread, not sure is at XDA, that said Next Launcher don't work at Galaxy S4. Next Launcher is my favorite launcher and one of the expensive ones with TSF SHELL and SPB SHELL 3D, I got the three of them. So facts are facts, my intention is not to fight with Samsung or Sony fans, just look at the photos. First one a current storage in my HTC ONEX+, second one a fast ball apps gallery with Next Launcher. The name of the game is FACTS, the name of the game is 64GB of internal storage.


    Sent from my HTC One X+ using Tapatalk 2
    You could use 5-6 GB for apps and get a 64 GB SD card for everything else on the S4. Unless you'll need another 3-4 GB in apps in addition to what you already have, in which case you could need more internal storage.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    05-04-2013 04:33 PM
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