Is there a particular reason my 16GB Ascend 5W's show only 8GB internal storage?


#1

I’m obviously missing something…right?

(attached photo of one and video of both, sorry for audio in video, kids are watching Aladdin):


#2

The rest of the space is consumed by the Android operating system.


#3

only a educated guess that the EMUI version of Android takes up a lot of space (around 7.45 GB vs the around 4 GB the near pure Android does ) though some of this may be the difference between decimal GB and a binary GB (GiB which is what the storage was listed as )


#4

If the space is consumed by the operating system, should the file manager display something along the lines of:

TOTAL: 16 GB, AVAILABLE: 7.9 GB?


#5

not by most OEMs my 32 GB Moto X 2nd get show 24.8 total space (OS and preinstalled apps take up the other 7.19 GB)

they have always advertiser the complete size of the internal (total usable space+ ROM ) this has been standard for all consumer electronics (computers do this also)


#6

Oh pigs, man, I never knew that. Double checked on our old Moto X (1st gen) and both only show total space of 11.88 GB, so you guys are spot on. (They are 16 GB as well)

Thanks for clarifying!


#7