Originally Posted by Rxpert83
But why the reliance on internal?
One reason why internal storage is premium is due to Apps downloaded.
It is not the App itself that is the issue but the associated additional data downloaded after the App installation that consumes internal storage space.
Many games and quite a few productivity program's require a user to download an additional 1GB or 2GB+ of additional data files just to use the App.
In the past it was not an issue because we were allowed to use apps such as Apps2SD to transfer Apps and their associated data files to an external storage card. However, with Jelly Bean and so on Google removed the option of using external storage as the place for Apps and associated data files to be stored.
Simple reason Google do not like you using external storage.
Now, back to the problem of app installation using the internal storage:-
If you have a device with 16GB such as the S4, once you switch on for the very first time you will immediately notice that 16GB has been reduced to 10GB.
This is as you know due to the installation of Android OS, Carrier specific Apps and any additional branded OS made by the manufacturer.
Okay, so with only 10GB remaining say you install one game that requires a total of 1.8GB storage..... Now you have 8.2GB remaining.
Do this a few time and it will not be long before you find all your internal storage has been used.
Step this problem further:-
These figures are based on today's downloads.
The thing is as I am sure you are aware, developers will continue to enhance their Apps and Games which in turn requires additional storage. As such a single App and Data today may be 1.8GB but in say 6 months it could be 2GB.
This seriously reduces the longevity of the 16GB device.
So, do I think 16GB is enough especially on what is deemed a Flagship phone.... Not a chance.
With Apps and Games only being allowed to be stored on the internal storage space and these same Apps and Games ever increasing in size, the only answer is to have larger internal storage space.
16GB is clearly not enough.