Apple made the 8GB model of the iPhone 5c available a few days ago. While it sounds like it has half less than for instance a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4, turns out the difference isn’t that big.
I’ve earlier used the image above to show how much bloatware Samsung really pack in their smartphones. When you buy a Samsung Galaxy S4 with 16GB of internal storage, you actually get only 8.56GB of usable storage. Android combined with Samsung’s own customisations and pre-loaded content (i.e. bloatware) eat up a massive 7.44GB of internal memory. On the 16GB iPhone 5c a user will get nearly 4GB more than on a Galaxy S4, even though both are advertised as being 16GB models. Now, the recently announced 8GB iPhone 5c comes with 4.9GB storage available to users. So an 8GB difference in storage between the Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB and Apple iPhone 5c 8GB really means only 3.7GB when you include the bloatware Samsung pushes to their devices.
“While it looks pretty and grabs headlines, most of the stuff is next to useless,” wroteWhich. Samsung’s “Eye tracking technology that pauses video when you look away from the screen sounds attractive but in reality it works badly, gulps down your battery and monopolises your internal storage.”
It’s sad that the Google Play edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (i.e. less bloatwared) is only available in the US. It would be great to have the chance to opt out of the Samsung bloatware that so few actually use.