If you were thinking about getting your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S5, you might want to consider the 32GB option because according to reports so far, it seems that the Galaxy S5’s ROM combined with all the apps and whatnot, already takes up a sizeable chunk of the Galaxy S5’s storage.
According to reports, it seems that it will take up as much as 8GB, meaning that if you were to get the 16GB model, chances are you will be left with less than half of your storage since you never truly get the full 16GB to begin with. This is compared to the likes of a 16GB Nexus 5 which will have about 12.1GB of storage remaining after installation of the operating system and its apps.
Not all is lost, however, as the Galaxy S5 does support microSD card storage, but what this means is that users will have to fork out additional money to get the microSD card. Not to mention this means that until a microSD card has been bought, Galaxy S5 users will have to deal with dangerously low levels of storage space.
The alternative is to fork out money for the 32GB model but then again, that’s additional money spent which could have been saved. We’re not sure if Samsung will be addressing this issue ahead of the release of the Galaxy S5 which has been pegged for a release in April, but hopefully they will.
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $380|
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|