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SGS3 initial memory -- 16g = 12g?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by paws61, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. paws61

    paws61 Lurker
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    Hi. Newby here. Got SGS3 through my AT&T acct. Did a good bit of homework before I made final decision, so I was in love before it ever came outta the box! Advertised as having internal 16g memory was the catch for me. But.. I've been looking at my storage data and can't seem to find 16g in there. I know initial setup/installation of android package & all the bells and whistles obviously takes some of that 16g. But how much? 1g - 2g - - I assume more than a desktop CPU @ startup 'before' it's put into the box. (See... I told you I don't know.) So can someone tell me where I should be looking for that 16g of memory? And, how is memory measured in this instance? I'm sure it's not like filling the gas tank with so many gallons. I'm bugged because I was sold on 16g of memory and outta the box - before I loaded my SIM and sd data it was 12.1. Am I just acting the fool, or did they just not fill 'er up?

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  2. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User

  3. UserName872

    UserName872 Android Enthusiast

    Similar to a new hard drive. A 1TB drive is actually 9xxGB usable space. So 16GB is really 13-14GB usable minus 1-2GB of OS leaves you with roughly 12GB.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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