Samsung Lies Again

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    ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Source: Samsung Lies Again: 16GB Galaxy S5 Only Has 7.86GB Usable Storage
     
  2. vomhorizon macrumors 6502a

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    How is this lying per say? Does it not have 16gb of storage? ROM takes that storeage or does it pull space from thin air? If this is the technicality, then even the iphone will be a "lie" since it does not offer the user the ammount of storage space that is mentioned in its spec.
     
  3. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    why would it matter? samsung phones have an sd card slot. iPhones don't and they "lie" too.
     
  4. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    If you crack open the phone and look at the mainboard you will find a 16gb chip. Therefore it has 16gb of internal storage. It does not say all of that is usable in and fact in many cases you will see in fine print "formatted capacity may be less"
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    You should buy the S5 and sue Samsung for $600,000,000,000
     
  6. Savor Suspended

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    S5 has an 32 GB internal storage option and all of them have an expandable memory slot up to 128 GB. It has OTG too.

    Problem solved. Case closed.
     
  7. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm just the messenger.
     
  8. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    They will want to pay $1 so you'd meet somewhere in the middle. But lied? Seriously?
     
  9. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Time for a new delivery service.
     
  10. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    I don't understand why this would be a big deal.

    It has an internal SD card slot and memory is cheap.

    Also how are they meant to advertise the memory? It has a 16GB chip, and free storage will vary depending on the ROM size (likely to vary over the phones lifetime).
     
  11. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Source of the very "objective" title: Cult Of Mac.
     
  12. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Actually this does matter. But if you can't see it, you can't see it.
     
  13. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    Not every app will run from, or store to, a microSD card. The Galaxy S4 will not allow storage of Google Play Store content to a microSD card.

    While Samsung may claim it is going to make a 32GB option, that doesn't mean carriers in the US will sell it.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    What i don’t get is the note 3 started with 32GB...why doesn’t the S5? As i’m guessing the note 4 will start with 32GB as well.
     
  15. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    And this is the problem. Thankfully the Note 3 came with 32GB. I tried the S4 but the 16GB was not enough.
     
  16. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    Please re-post this in the ios section of the forum using the title "Apple Lies Again".

    Unless your just trolling and only looking to have a dig at Samsung.
     
  17. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    So what. You put your music on the MicroSD and the Apps on the main memory. I wish i had that option with my Iphone.
     
  18. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    But 8GB is not enough for apps plus Movies and TV show downloads, especially if they are in HD.
     
  19. mib1800 macrumors 68000

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    That's what the MicroSD card (up to 128GB) is for. Download and save it there. It is not the prison-caged Iphone for pete's sake.
     
  20. dba415 macrumors 6502

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    This topic is a joke and it makes all apple fans look poor.
     
  21. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Some Apps can't be put on the SD card. The google play movies and TV shows can only be stored on the device.
     
  22. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    Talk about lies, please stop spreading false info.

    Movies and other files _are_ stored on the SD card. It's the customary practice.

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    Especially the ones who have no clue about Android.
     
  23. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Would you care to explain to me how I can move TV Shows and movies I've purchased from the Google play store to my SD card?

    I'm not talking ripped DVDs. My device is not rooted and I don't want to root it.
     
  24. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    So you're saying all Phone manufacturers lie, some just more than others?
     
  25. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Every phone manufacturer already has a disclaimer stating that available storage may vary due to pre-installed software.
     

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