Why does my S3 have 11gb and not 16gb like advertised?

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#1 Posted by PCgameruk (1425 posts) -

Just got my S3 plugged it into my PC but it says it only has 11.2gb of memory... Da fuk Iv'e had this in the past with phones and hard drives and i know why. But 5gb missing from 16gb is BS.

Why?:?

#2 Posted by mjc (12641 posts) -

Excluding whatever apps you've installed, you've got the Android OS, Touchwiz and whatever other junk comes pre-installed. Oh, and don't forget the Decimal vs Binary calculation of storage space.

#3 Posted by Gambler_3 (7572 posts) -

Just buy an SD card and store all your photos, videos and music in it you should be fine then.

#4 Posted by semianonymous (6685 posts) -

Just got my S3 plugged it into my PC but it says it only has 11.2gb of memory... Da fuk Iv'e had this in the past with phones and hard drives and i know why. But 5gb missing from 16gb is BS.

Why?:?

PCgameruk

5 gb taken up for dedicated app storage and the OS itself. Its gotta go somewhere. You'll find this on every single smartphone ever, incidentally.

#5 Posted by imprezawrx500 (19187 posts) -

Just buy an SD card and store all your photos, videos and music in it you should be fine then.

Gambler_3
or put all your photos in the cloud so you have access to them where ever you might be. Dropbox or Skydrive are great and have nice apps.
#6 Posted by Gambler_3 (7572 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

Just buy an SD card and store all your photos, videos and music in it you should be fine then.

imprezawrx500

or put all your photos in the cloud so you have access to them where ever you might be. Dropbox or Skydrive are great and have nice apps.

Dont see the point with an SD card slot. Its going to be too much a battery drain to always have your pics backed up on the cloud. Plus I dont trust the cloud to save all my pics anyways, only I decide which pic should be uploaded.

#7 Posted by imprezawrx500 (19187 posts) -

[QUOTE="imprezawrx500"][QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

Just buy an SD card and store all your photos, videos and music in it you should be fine then.

Gambler_3

or put all your photos in the cloud so you have access to them where ever you might be. Dropbox or Skydrive are great and have nice apps.

Dont see the point with an SD card slot. Its going to be too much a battery drain to always have your pics backed up on the cloud. Plus I dont trust the cloud to save all my pics anyways, only I decide which pic should be uploaded.

Yeah I wouldn't trust it for all you pics or for the only place you store them but it is very useful for somethings. unless you are uploading 50 pics at once it's not going to kill your battery.
#8 Posted by Andrepont (6 posts) -
that is cause the android OS takes up space too ^^