“Apple’s lower cost 8GB iPhone 5c scales down its entry cost by dropping 8GB, but ends up with only 3.7GB less available room for apps, pics and other user data as Samsung’s 16GB Galaxy S4, thanks to more efficient storage use and the lack of third party bundles and offers,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“The new 8GB iPhone 5c creates a new, lower price point for sensitive markets including the U.K. and China. It ships with 4.9GB available to users, which will be easy to fill. Apple’s newly free Garage Band, iMovie, iPhoto and iWork apps together weigh in at nearly 3GB, and user photos and email can also quickly add up,” Dilger reports. “Apple has addressed mobile storage issues for users with its free iCloud service, which lets users store music, videos and App Store purchases in the cloud so they can be downloaded only when needed. PhotoStream also captures the pictures users take, creating a iCloud backup that allows mobile users with limited storage to delete photos from their phone.”

Dilger reports, “Samsung wastes so much space on its 16GB Galaxy S4 that users are left with just a bit more space [8.56GB] than Apple’s new, lower end 8GB iPhone 5c, despite Samsung boasting twice as much storage as Apple’s newly introduced model.”

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“When you buy a 16GB iPhone 5c, you get 12.60GB of storage space left over after taking into account iOS 7’s default install size,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.

“Comparatively, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was the worst bang for the buck, storage-wise, in smartphones: a paltry 8.56GB of internal space was available to the user to store apps and media upon,” Brownlee reports. “Even the S4, though, was roomy compared to the newly announced Galaxy S5. A 16GB Galaxy S5 comes with less than eight gigabytes of usable memory.”

Brownlee reports, “You can install apps, media and more to the card in the Galaxy S5’s microSD slot. But they will never run as quickly or as well as they run on the Galaxy S5 itself. At the end of the day, a 16GB Galaxy S5 only has 7.86GB of usable storage.”

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MacDailyNews Take: A quick review:

• Apple iPhone 5c (16GB) – 12.60GB actual
• Apple iPhone 5s (16GB) – 12.20GB actual
• Samsung Galaxy S4 (16GB) – 8.56GB actual
• Samsung Galaxy S5 (16GB) – 7.86GB actual
• Apple iPhone 5c (8GB) – 4.90GB actual

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