Why do they say this is a 16gb phone when its only 10gb?

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By loveshinesthru, Senior Member on 9th November 2012, 07:00 AM
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When you open up the internal memory via pc it says its only 10gb? wheres my other 6 gb?
9th November 2012, 08:31 AM |#2  
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system files and other stuff.

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9th November 2012, 02:45 PM |#3  
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^^^^^^^ This.

And, just like any other HDD advertised, there's rounding involved. That 250GB HDD you bought is actually only 236GB, or something like that. It's all about them rounding and dividing by 1000 instead of the proper 1024.
9th November 2012, 10:05 PM |#4  
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I believe my GS3 had more than 10 though?
10th November 2012, 09:17 AM |#5  
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I believe my GS3 had more than 10 though?

The GS3 also doesn't have S Note and all the files required for the S Pen framework. It would make a little more sense.

In any case, the proper solution to this thread and its question is to man up and buy a 32GB MicroSD for $20-$30. It's a better solution anyways IMO. If you switch devices for any reason, all your important files are already on your MicroSD and ready to go. I switched to the GNII from an EVO 3D and I didn't have to copy over all my music and ringtones or other important files. I just put my my MicroSD in and everything was there.
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The GS3 also doesn't have S Note and all the files required for the S Pen framework. It would make a little more sense.

In any case, the proper solution to this thread and its question is to man up and buy a 32GB MicroSD for $20-$30. It's a better solution anyways IMO. If you switch devices for any reason, all your important files are already on your MicroSD and ready to go. I switched to the GNII from an EVO 3D and I didn't have to copy over all my music and ringtones or other important files. I just put my my MicroSD in and everything was there.

I do have a 32gb card. I just think it sucks that its only 10gb and not 16gb.
11th November 2012, 09:05 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by loveshinesthru

When you open up the internal memory via pc it says its only 10gb? wheres my other 6 gb?

Do a backup and you will see where it all goes, adds up quick on a beast like this. Largest back up on a phone ive had yet if im not mistaken it was a hair over 4gb
13th November 2013, 04:40 PM |#8  
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Unhappy df -h shows 10.3G
I see total available memory as 10.3G, with only 2.3G free space. I'm on CM 10.2 on Galaxy Note 2. I went to TWRP, wiped internal storage, but still doesn't help.
df -h shows filesystem as 10.3G only - where is the other 6G? Why is it not getting used for custom ROM installation?
13th November 2013, 04:45 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by lennykravitz2004

^^^^^^^ This.

And, just like any other HDD advertised, there's rounding involved. That 250GB HDD you bought is actually only 236GB, or something like that. It's all about them rounding and dividing by 1000 instead of the proper 1024.

Partitioning is why.

Rounding isn't why.

It is because the user-usable-storage partition and the normally-non-editable system partition are counted together. Which makes no sense to common people, but makes perfect sense to advertising agents.
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15th November 2013, 01:09 PM |#10  
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yep, it's that 6GB that samsung reserves for the system partition on just about all the devices they make. seems the should start adding 16GB , 10 useable like they used to do with old school monitors.
16th November 2013, 02:04 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by loveshinesthru

When you open up the internal memory via pc it says its only 10gb? wheres my other 6 gb?

Are you new to computers, file storage, formatting, partitioning or just technology in general? The computer you're using to be online and on this website, what do the specs list as it's hard drive and what is really available? That 32GB microSD card you say you have, let me not shock you but if you look it up, it's really not 32GB, but ~ 28GB or so (give or take), really. The industry is to blame..really.
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