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9 GB missing?


May 2, 2013, 10:15 AM
A 32GB phone that only has 23 GB available?

Are you trying to tell me that NINE gigabytes is used up by the formatting process / operating system / carrier apps?

That is insane! There is no way in hell that the Android Operating system and some carrier apps + the small amount shaved off by formatting is nine gigs.
Rich Brome

May 2, 2013, 11:56 AM
23.3 GB, technically. Plus there's the pre-loaded apps and content, leaving 22.61 GB fully free out of the box.

May 2, 2013, 12:34 PM
That's still crazy! I don't understand what is on this phone that would take up that much space out of the box. Is Android jelly bean a huge operating system? Do you know if there are specific apps on the device that are huge, or maybe this is a partitioning problem?

I just dont understand where the other 9~ GB went to. I have been formatting drives my whole life, and I have never, ever seen 9 gb dissapear.
Rich Brome

May 2, 2013, 12:41 PM
They have a lot of customizations in there. LG usually does, but they've added the kitchen sink on this one. There's the universal remote software, the "VR panorama" software, custom voice control software, extra system font choices, etc.
Charles Bigelow

May 5, 2013, 6:27 PM
LG should put a disclaimer on the box stating the difference and why. People are going to bring it up alot.

May 12, 2013, 9:17 PM
Pretty much the case of Samsung's GS4. About 7 GB missing. All of the customizations and software use a lot of internal storage from modern smartphones. And it is reasonable if you consider the fact that such content is destined to a full HD display.

Jul 13, 2013, 1:44 AM
You have been formatting HDD your whole life? Then you know you lose about 10% to formatting alone due to the storage makers. To them 1 megabyte is 1 meg when it is really 1.44

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