16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 Only Lets You Access 9.6GB

By Gary Cutlack on at

The keenly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 is just about launched in various parts of the world now, pending suitable amounts of stock arriving in the right places, with early adopters complaining that the so-called 16GB model only lets you actually use 9.5GB from the off, thanks to Samsung's bloated OS customisations that hoover up the storage space.

Of course, in a phone that also lets you pop off the battery cover and whack in an SD card it's not such a big deal, but if you're upgrading from something smaller and were hoping to bin your old SD card and luxuriate in the full 16GB experience that Samsung's spec sheet claims to offer, you might need to make new plans. [Droid Matters via Clove]

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