Storage shortfalls


My phone is supposed to have has 8 gb of storage. It shows 5.5 used yet only 1 gb available. what happened to the other 1.5 ??


Which phone?
can you post a screen shot ?

I know some of the older legacy phones did not show the space the ROM takes up and ~1.5 GB would be the right amount for a budget phone


I have a moto G gen 3. It shows “total space” 5.52 GB. If the ROM takes up 1.5 and I have 1 available that makes sense.