Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

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


Last updated: March 2nd, 2016 at 08:12 UTC+01:00

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.

Source Phone Galaxy S7Galaxy S7 edge
Load 5 comments

You might also like

Samsung releases new firmware update for the Galaxy S6 series

Several old Samsung Galaxy S-series phones were suffering from the GPS issue, which the company has been fixing by delivering updates. Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S8 from 2017, and the Galaxy S7 from 2016, have already bagged the GPS bug fix update, and now it is time for an even older series, the […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 months ago

Samsung releases important update for discontinued Galaxy S7 and S8

Up until a couple of years ago, even Samsung flagship smartphones only received two major Android OS upgrades and three years of security updates. The company now provides the best software support of any Android OEM. Many devices now receive four Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 months ago

Samsung says the Galaxy S7 isn’t a phone so it shouldn’t be taxed as one

Samsung has apparently tried to reclassify the Galaxy S7 as anything but a telephone for cellular networks in South Africa in an attempt to convince the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) to lower import tariffs and get a tax refund. The company failed in its endeavor because, well, the Galaxy S7 is a phone after all, […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

PSA: Third-party app Brawl Stars is freezing some Galaxy phones

Usually we don’t talk about bugs in third-party apps unless they’re somehow related to Samsung’s Galaxy phones, but that’s what seems to be happening with the latest update to the mobile game Brawl Stars. Numerous Brawl Stars enthusiasts are raising complaints about the latest update to the game, which appears to be causing major issues […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Samsung is looking to put an end to Galaxy S7 waterproof-related lawsuits

Samsung has been facing accusations of misleading marketing for the Galaxy S7 not only in Australia but also in the US where the company has recently asked a New Jersey court to dismiss a proposed class action suit that was filed by a Galaxy S7 owner earlier this year. The company argues that the plaintiff […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge start receiving September 2020 security patch

Samsung has upped its game when it comes to rolling out software updates to its smartphones and tablets. The company has started rolling out a new software update to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge, which were released close to five years ago, and the updates bring along a new security patch. The […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 years ago