8GB used out of the box?

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This is normal. System data and what not plus conversion from decimal to binary. The Note 6 would be similar
 

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I do think that at this point, phone makers need to start adding extra space to cover the OS. Advertising that a phone has 32 GB and then taking up 8 GB with the OS means you never get to use all 32. While technically legal, it's incredibly misleading.
 

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I do think that at this point, phone makers need to start adding extra space to cover the OS. Advertising that a phone has 32 GB and then taking up 8 GB with the OS means you never get to use all 32. While technically legal, it's incredibly misleading.

Great point
 

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I do think that at this point, phone makers need to start adding extra space to cover the OS. Advertising that a phone has 32 GB and then taking up 8 GB with the OS means you never get to use all 32. While technically legal, it's incredibly misleading.

If you have 32gb, and 24gb free out of the box, then the os takes 5.8gb.
 

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I do think that at this point, phone makers need to start adding extra space to cover the OS. Advertising that a phone has 32 GB and then taking up 8 GB with the OS means you never get to use all 32. While technically legal, it's incredibly misleading.

This isn't really a new thing though. Hard drives will display "250 GB" but in theory you won't get all that space. You will lose some due to formatting and then of course the OS has to take up some. I find it kind of hard pressed to say people expect nothing to be installed on the phone when they get it.
 

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Sony's Z5 Compact system partition is even larger at 9.43GB compared to 7.27GB for the unlocked Galaxy S7 in the UK;

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This isn't really a new thing though. Hard drives will display "250 GB" but in theory you won't get all that space. You will lose some due to formatting and then of course the OS has to take up some. I find it kind of hard pressed to say people expect nothing to be installed on the phone when they get it.
Yup, it has been this way for decades. I would like it to change too but... Being realistic... I doubt it.
 

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The difference, tough, was the OS didn't take up nearly as much space. It's 8 GB now and that's just too much to include in the total.
 

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The difference, tough, was the OS didn't take up nearly as much space. It's 8 GB now and that's just too much to include in the total.

It has been that way for years. Hell my Thunderbolt claimed 8gb internal but only about 2gb was usable....
 

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The difference, tough, was the OS didn't take up nearly as much space. It's 8 GB now and that's just too much to include in the total.

The OS is going to take up some space. If you are concerned about the least amount taken up a Nexus phone may suite you better as they are lighter. Samsung is usually more because it is Android + their modifications & features to the phone
 

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The OS is going to take up some space. If you are concerned about the least amount taken up a Nexus phone may suite you better as they are lighter. Samsung is usually more because it is Android + their modifications & features to the phone

No, that's not what I said. I said that they should not be counting that in the advertised space if it's not actually available. If they want to advertise 32 GB, then the drive should actually have 40 and have 8 used for the OS.
 

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No, that's not what I said. I said that they should not be counting that in the advertised space if it's not actually available. If they want to advertise 32 GB, then the drive should actually have 40 and have 8 used for the OS.

Oh .. well yeah as we said earlier that isn't how it works in tech. It hasn't ever worked that way actually. They advertise the size of the hard drive within the device. When I buy an SSD on Amazon I don't expect to have 250 GB of usable space since I know the OS is going to take up space once I load it up.
 

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Well they advertised the phones as "32gb". (?GB?)
I don't think they say 32gb available.
I understand some people may find that misleading, but they just say it as it is. Imo.
 

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All storage devices that I'm aware of list the gross size on the packaging with a disclaimer that it isn't all available to the user. That includes hard drives, flash storage, usb sticks, sd cards, etc, etc. The difference on a 18TB HHD is that no one cares that 20 GB is used for housing the Windows partition. 8 out of 32 is a lot - Samsung just announced they can do a 256 internal storage drive. Put some pressure on them to release phones with that in it... or at least 64.
 

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That's why they have a microSD port for.....I am glad Samsung brought that back...I was beginning to think old Apple employees where working at Samsung.
Now if they would only go back to the removable battery so ZeroLemon can fuse 3 batteries together so I can get 2 days out of phone like before
 

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