A few weeks ago, we reported that the owners of the 8GB Sony Xperia M4 Aqua were in for a rude surprise when it was discovered that their phone only came with 1.26GB of usable storage. Granted we expected that some of the storage of the 8GB would be used for the operating system, but we’re sure no one expected a fraction of it would be available out of the box, right?
While Sony does not appear to be doing anything about it, they have made an update to the Xperia M4 Aqua’s white paper in an effort to be more transparent with their customers, which we suppose we can respect. It now reads that the phone has 3GB of storage out of the box, but only before you update the preloaded apps.
This means that once you’ve turned on the phone and update those apps, you will have less than 3GB of storage available. This is the same for the 16GB model of the Xperia M4 Aqua in which it will have 11GB out of the box, but only before it has updated the preloaded applications after which it will have less.
Like we said it does not appear that Sony will be doing anything about it, like give users the ability to remove preinstalled apps, but at least they’re being upfront about it. In any case if you do decide you need more storage, you can always opt to purchase a microSD card, or flash another ROM onto the phone that would hopefully take up less space.