Why the real available memory is smaller than the memory in the specification?

Last Update Date : 2018-04-09

space limit 


All smartphones require a certain amount of system memory to manage data communications and booting speed efficiently, and to provide more advanced features and services. Samsung Galaxy S4 reserves space for further software upgrades to provide added-values to customers and to enhance communication capability – operating the LTE/3G modem, enhancing Wi-Fi connectivity,



Memory space is also required for preloaded applications that provide the Galaxy S4 customers with an advanced mobile experience, including 9 sensors, innovative gesture recognition features, a variety of camera related features and more intuitive usability. Galaxy S4 features the world’s first Full HD Super AMOLED high resolution display and a portion of the memory is dedicated to providing users with this vivid viewing experience. The latest software updates, Samsung’s Premium Suite updates,

and OS updates require pre-reserved memory as well, in order to continue to provide added value for GALAXY S4 owners throughout the device’s whole lifespan. In addition, a portion of the memory is allocated to running the operating system on an optimal level. Samsung respect customers’ desire to use more memory space for their own selected applications and content.


At the same time, Samsung will continue to make our best effort to optimize the software features in order to secure more memory space for users.


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