Originally Posted by rushmore
That by any stretch is excessive. Me thinks there could be many folks regretting their 16gb purchase. That is so disproportionate it seems like false advertisement calling them 16 or 32gb. Dang.
As I recall, in some countries they can't. I've seen localized web pages from manufacturers calling out only user-accessible storage from time to time.
This phone has a lot of features.
In our world, features means just one thing: apps.
Between the s-features, Jellybean, Touchwiz and room for updates, I'll be surprised if /system is less than a 2 GB allocation. (edit - ninja'd by Kexmonster, it's 2.69 GB on his sample)
Your SGS3 wasn't much different in this regard, this isn't a new thing.