“Buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S4 base model have found that more than half of the advertised 16GB storage capacity is taken up by Android and Samsung’s own bloatware,” Ben Furfie reports for T3.

“It is normal for some of the advertised storage space in a phone or computer to be used for system data. However, the ratio seen in the 16GB model of the Galaxy S4 is a new record,” Furfie reports. “The HTC One uses up around 1GB less on average than the S4, while the iPhone typically uses 4GB.”

Furfie reports, “Only Microsoft’s Windows 8 tablet, the 64GB Surface Pro beats Samsung in the silliness stakes. Out of the advertised 64GB capacity, owners can only use around about 23GB – less than 36 per cent of the advertised capacity… Commentators have lambasted some of [Samsung’s features such as eye tracking] as gimmicky and unnecessary. Unfortunately for S4 buyers, it isn’t possible to pick the ones you want to keep and uninstall the rest.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Buyers of this type of cheap, plastic garbage get exactly what they deserve.

Good thing you bought one and got one free, dummy. Maybe you can carry both POSes around to get closer the storage you thought you were buying.

Don’t drop ’em now, ya hear, Hee Hawers?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TheMightyFinder” for the heads up.]

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