Even The 8GB iPhone 5c Makes The Samsung Galaxy S5 Look Like A Rip-Off


The successor to the iPhone 5c is nearly here.
The successor to the iPhone 5c is nearly here.
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Here’s a simple math question for you. How much more free space should a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone have than an 8GB iPhone 5c?

If you said twice as much, wrong. That’s not Samsung math! Because in reality, an 8GB iPhone 5c has just 3.16 GB less usable storage than a flagship 16GB Galaxy S5.

In other words, the 16GB Galaxy S5 ships with 7.86GB usable storage, after you account for the space used by the operating system and default apps.

Comparatively? The 8GB iPhone 5c ships with around 4.9GB of space still available. Thats not a lot, but compared to the Galaxy S5, it’s only about a quarter less space for roughly half the price!

Via: Apple Insider

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45 responses to “Even The 8GB iPhone 5c Makes The Samsung Galaxy S5 Look Like A Rip-Off”

  1. John Christensen says:

    It will be higher than 7.86. The demo devices at MWC had demo software on it and Samsung confirmed that it would have around 11GB available.

  2. Skeptical says:

    Oh you forgot that Samsung comes with expandable storage?

    • JOSPE says:

      You forgot that expandable storage means more money to spend?

      • Mohammad Ridwan says:

        You forgot that expandable storage is better than being stuck with 8 GB. Not to mention SD card is cheaper than $100 dollar that Apple charges.

      • Ryan S says:

        yeah it’s cheaper but not being said it’s less quality, so I better pay for the quality product.

      • digigenocide says:

        32GB SD card is around 20 bucks. Extra memory on an iPhone starts at 100.

    • Ryan S says:

      And you forgot iCloud? hayyzzz

      • Nino says:

        And you forgot Google Drive?
        iCloud: 5gb free, 10gb – $20.00, 20gb – $40.00, 50gb – $100.00.

        Google Drive: 15gb free, 100gb – $1.99/month

      • Ryan S says:

        Ohh really? that was good now you WIN, are you kidding, is iCould available in Android?

      • Nino says:

        Wake up dude.. We compare ios with android.

      • Ryan S says:

        Are you dreaming? of course I know now I’m asking is there iCloud in Android? uhh ohhh

        In your original comment “And you forgot Google Drive?”
        – Google Drive is available everywhere so it’s not a plus, haayzz.

      • Nino says:

        Yes, but you put icloud in the conversation like it’s a plus or something. No android user needs an expensive as fuck cloud storage when we have so many other cheaper alternatives. I don’t even know why a person use icloud these days. Anyway. bye

  3. Jeff Harris says:

    And yiur point is…?
    The s5 has cheaper extra storage options via sd card making a much better value proposition.

  4. konstantinos says:

    if the reason you buy a phone is the memory….just buy a memory card

  5. Hoax says:

    I can remember when 1GB was a lot of space… on a PC.

  6. LoL no wonder this website is called the “Cult” of Mac :P

  7. digigenocide says:

    I kinda feel sorry for you guys if this is the best story of the day.

  8. Loui Chalmers says:

    You fanboys also forgot the quad core processor the 2gb RAM and the rest that goes along with ti ahahh this post made me cry with laughter btw

  9. Junk Mail says:

    First of all, the S5 has more than 7.86 GB free. That was debunked a long time ago, so I’m surprised that a reputable tech site like this one continues to report this error.

    Secondly: microSD! I just added 64 GB for $50. The 64 GB iPhone costs an extra $200 and you can’t take it out and put it in a new phone. Talk about a rip off!

    Then there is the dreaded “other” storage on iOS devices, which is currently using over 3 GB!!

  10. Junk Mail says:

    Here’s an article from over two weeks ago correcting the initial erroneous report: http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/03/03/samsung-galaxy-s5-storage-beats-galaxy-s4/
    Come on Cult of Mac, please keep up with the tech news so that you’re not propagating false information…

  11. lourion says:

    Y’all trollin’.

  12. Joel Caratihan says:

    I’m an apple and android user. I have an ipad air. I like apple as much as i like android. BUT this article seems a product of ignorance and pure fanatic ideology. I cannot accept this kind of information running around the web. Reputation of this site will be lowered to its lowest grade. Burn this article with fire! Lolz

  13. Shane Newton says:

    Damn this dude is reaching!! Cult of Mac.. the RT of tech reporting.

  14. dammster says:

    Even the Apple fan like myself has to admit that S5 with micro-sd slot is still better deal… This article is nonsense.

  15. Victor Overton says:

    Is this a parody site, or are you actually serious?

  16. Junk Mail says:

    So apparently my comment was deleted for pointing out that the whole basis for this article was found to be false over two weeks ago: http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/03/03/samsung-galaxy-s5-storage-beats-galaxy-s4/
    How embarrassing. But instead of fixing the article, Cult of Mac decided to delete my comment and continue to knowingly spread false information. Way to go. I expect this comment will be deleted as well.

  17. Junk Mail says:

    “…for roughly half the price”

    Where did you get the idea that the iPhone 5c is half the price of the S5?? Unless you’re talking about the on-contract price which is definitely NOT the true cost of the phone…more like a down payment.

  18. Junk Mail says:

    So now that multiple people have pointed out that the premise of the article is false and that the S5 actually has much more than 7.86 GB free, is the author going to fix the article? Your credibility is at stake here…

  19. Vyshak K says:

    well… its an apple oriented site … cnt expect anythng less… ;)

  20. Nick Rajotte says:

    Apple Fan boys have to find something to try and bring Samsung down a peg, there is so many options for storage, how about we talk about design innovation and how the Iphone pretty much looks like the same phone every year, yet you all go out and buy it like its the greatest thing on earth. Iphones are for people that dont know anything about technology and need something that wont let them do too much with it so they wont break it.

  21. saransh_technocity says:

    who cares how much space it has. no onez gnna buy that piece of shit phone.

  22. rohail6 says:

    I follow both Apple and Android sites and you’ll never see something like this on Android sites. This guy is pathetic and this article is just simpleminded. Like brain cell depleting simpleminded.

  23. Omar Aldabbagh says:

    both crap at premium price , however in this case s5 has an expandable storage of up to 128 GB , might be worthy more than 8 GB iphone at a premium price

  24. Derek Mallon says:

    Get a clue before you write a dumb biased article.

    Samsung = you can use a microSD card for up to 128GB more space. (and change your battery)

    Apple = you can’t.

  25. danny_clocker says:

    You can just buy a 32Gb micro SD. This will give you 39Gb of space, which is 8X as much as an iPhone, and will cost you $20. If you wanna go berserk, buy a 64 Gb card….
    This is really not an argument. I’ve had an iPhone 5, but i’m glad with my switch to samsung.

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