Posted by Harish J 9 months ago

The Galaxy S5 ROM uses almost 8 GB of storage


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While the Galaxy S5 made away with most of the bloat that was seen in the Galaxy S4, it looks like the official ROM still takes up a lot of space. The 16 GB variant of the Galaxy S5 will only have 7.8 GB available to the user, according to the storage page of a stock 16 GB Galaxy S5. The page mentions that the minimum amount of space that is required to run the system is 5.28 GB, with miscellaneous files accounting for another 2.33 GB. A similar situation was seen on the 16 GB Galaxy S4, which only had 8.8 GB available to users.

A stock 16 GB Nexus 5 on the other hand has about 12.1 GB available the user, which means that TouchWiz and other Samsung utilities account for another 3.6 GB of storage. The Galaxy S5 does come with a micro-SD card slot that accommodates SD cards with 128 gigs of storage, so if you’re keen on using the Galaxy S5 for shooting 4K video, you’d best get one of those as even the 32 GB variant will likely not be sufficient.

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19 comments on “The Galaxy S5 ROM uses almost 8 GB of storage

  1. cleciooc 9 months ago said:

    Vou te contar viu…

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  2. davidayeni 9 months ago said:

    Fort something like that, you might well sell the 32Gb version of it instead, I hope when they comes out with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 it only comes out with either 32GB or 64GB version for Tmobile

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  3. Millenium3 9 months ago said:

    I don’t think this really is a problem with phones with External storage support.

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    • ibakirov 9 months ago said:

      This is really problem, because internal memory much faster than external. Tech is moving forward with 2K, 4K videos and I think gadgets that supports such techs must have much internal memory(memory nowadays cheap). So just stop using old stock left and unused memories such 16 GB and 32GB in new gadgets, especially in flagmans

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    • rodsf 9 months ago said:

      Yes it is…many apps only install on the device memory.

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  4. mohanindia 9 months ago said:

    All the crap! Lets root it and remove all the crap..

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  5. bloodmoney8x1 9 months ago said:

    Where is exynos s5?

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  6. Tusker 9 months ago said:

    Have been using Samsung mobiles for the past 7-8 years, now seems that the Xperia Z2 is a much better option than the S5.

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  7. JhonnyB 9 months ago said:

    I think this is just a “BETA” S5. The real one will come in a few weeks or month.

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  8. gtone339 9 months ago said:

    Talk about Bloat-ware…Man Samsung really needs to ditch the 16gb internal storage for a 32gb internal storage, and make that as the default storage choice!

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  9. sriram231092 9 months ago said:

    Note 3 is way better than S5!! I’m the biggest Samsung fan! But for the 1st time i hated a Samsung phone! Finger print and heart rate sensors are the only plus points not even the ram higher or equal! This seems to be a very little upgrade to S4! Please Samsung, make something innovative like the Note 3! I liked the flat UI though!

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  10. harryisme 9 months ago said:

    This should not have been labeled a Galaxy S5, it doesn’t look and feel like a big enough leap to me, Maybe they should have called it the S5+ or something. Also seriously why the heck does the S5 need 8GB for the Rom? I thought they said they cut out the Bloat…this seems very bloaty to me.

    Well I still have seven months left on my contract, hopefully by then Samsung will release a new version with better specs, the only thing I was impressed by the S5 was the ultra power mode, and the camera, which I hope improves on picture quality not just upping the pixel count, the S3 camera is not all that great, too grainy.

    I’m hoping for a 3GB with the Octa CPU or maybe even the Snapdragon 805 somewhere down the road, though that will likely be the 2k display model, which while great on paper will probably kill the battery life.

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    • dominezz 9 months ago said:

      True 2k is new technology so it could eat a lot of battery and besides u cant see the difference from FHD to 2k only with a microscope lol while the kitkat uses only 512 mb so yea 2gb is enough (even when i opened almost every app on the s5 the sucker still didnt budge lol)

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  11. jjcommonsense 9 months ago said:

    I wonder if the devices that were being handled at MWC are also running some sort of Samsung Demo software. I know it says “stock” in the article but it would be interesting to get confirmation one way or another.

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  12. spacenbeyond 9 months ago said:

    This has to be because of that useless KNOX!!

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  13. gioironman 9 months ago said:

    this time with S5 Samsung will have a flop!

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    • iKroneaous 9 months ago said:

      I predict you will flop over and fall to the ground, when Galaxy S5 actually goes on sale and they sell more that any other phone model out…. AGAIN!!!

      Like in 2012 with 217 Million and last year outselling Apple, HTC, Sony, Lenovo, Blackberry and Nokia combined with with 315 Million Smartphones. Which beat last year’s sale’s record!

      While this year they are on target in these first two months, of selling 400 Million Smartphones to Smarter People than YOU!!! ;-P

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