The Galaxy S7 takes up 8GB of internal storage out of the box

Samsung users have long made a fuss about the company pre-loading all kinds of bloatware on its devices that takes up a big chunk of the internal storage right out of the box. It got so bad that Samsung was actually sued in China for putting bloatware on its devices and it had to allow users in China to get rid of it. If you didn’t like that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge don’t support Marshmallow’s rather useful Adoptable Storage feature then you certainly won’t like the fact that these handsets take up 8GB of internal storage out of the box.

If you get the 32GB variant of the new flagships then that’s a quarter of the entire storage that’s taken up for TouchWiz, system, partner and carrier apps. Fortunately, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge feature a microSD card slot and like it has done in the past, Samsung will allow users to move apps to the card. You won’t be able to do this with system apps though and since the apps will live on the microSD card, if you take it out or replace it with another one you won’t be able to access those apps since they will be tied to that particular card. The only solace you can find here is that the new flagships are capable of supporting microSD cards of up to 200GB and hopefully that will prove to be enough for all of your app and media needs.


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7 months 24 days ago

that really doesn’t bother me… I’m looking forward to my GS7 when i get it on the 8th along with a 128 GB memmory card. also if i have to (but unlikely to) change said memory card then all i have to do is put it into my computer and simply copy and paste all the data across. SIMPLES!!!! :P

Nate B.
7 months 24 days ago

It’s not just bloatware. They’re custom skin alone takes up space.

7 months 24 days ago

What asinine crock of doodoo….. as if iOS don’t take up the same amount on inferior, slower, smaller 16GB default. They basically force customers to upgrade and pay more for higher capacity phones that come as default. If so that these morons are crying over this, we know you could give the moon and they wouldn’t be happy!!!

F…… ‘em let ‘em go buy a piece of shizzzt iPhone, etc then!!! …….go buy LG! Oh…. yeah they were smart enough to not use it either. But these idiots don’t understand technology. Do any of you realize LG is using Samsung’s newest UFS 2.0 Memory? Do you realize it takes using a UFS 2.0 Memory Controller and a separate eMMC controller for SD card memory and they can’t be used via chip i/O concurrently? eMMC reads the SD card only.

It can’t even see the UFS 2.0 main memory in a file manager. Therefore you can’t transfer memory from main to SD card even for backup with the feature turned on. If you got a cheap Google Chinese phone with both main old fashioned memory and the SD card… there are still possible corruption problems…. and still can’t see main memory. But that’s because the SD card is using a different encrypted file system in this Google Adaptive Storage!!! …..and it’s new clunky features not even mature yet!!!

7 months 24 days ago

Why not?! Samsung has to add all the bloatware from Microsoft, Carriers etc., right? Annoying and irritating, it is but Samsung wants all that money so they don’t care what the users feel.

7 months 24 days ago

Is this built in or does software upgrade to 6.0 support this feature if Samsung’s enables it