Amid reports of shipments being delayed due to unprecedented demand, after what seemed like an excruciating wait, Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone is now available in the U.S. Some of the major carriers in the country are offering this device to their customers, which comes with 16, 32 and 64GB storage options. The cost goes up with internal storage, and if you’ve your sights set on the 16GB one, keep in mind that almost half of its storage is taken up by apps that Samsung has preloaded in it.
There will be a number of apps that will come preloaded on the Samsung Galaxy S4. These apps, among various others, include ChatOn messaging client, S Health and S Travel. A report indicates that these apps take up 45% of the onboard storage in 16GB Galaxy S4, leaving the user with just 8.82GB of free storage right out of the box. The work around for this is either to splurge on a model with higher storage, or make use of the external memory expansion capability through microSD cards. The Galaxy S4 supports external expansion up to 64GB.