Its been a week since the Galaxy S4 has been released in India alongside many other markets across the world officially. Within the short span of time, there have been numerous complaints from the users regarding the flagship smartphone's memory capacity.
If you are one of the buyers who have purchased the 16GB variant of the Galaxy S4, then you are sure to be disappointed to learn that only 9GB is accessible to users. Nearly, 7GB of the onboard storage is used by the preinstalled applications from Samsung, carrier partners and by the Android operating system.
After the rising crisis, Samsung has come up a defending response in favor of its flagship handset. According to CNET report, Samsung has claimed that, "For the Galaxy S4 16 GB model, approximately 6.85 GB occupies the system part of internal memory, which is 1 GB bigger than that of the Galaxy S3, in order to provide a high resolution display and more powerful features to our consumers. To offer the ultimate mobile experience to our users, Samsung provides a microSD slot on Galaxy S4 for extension of memory."
Unfortunately users cannot install Android applications to external storage on the Galaxy S4, and so the extra room is only good for storing documents and media files.
Also, several media reports claim that the Exynos Octa core processor is not so power efficient as it the Cortex A15 quad core chip used in it kills the power once activated. This is probably one of the reasons why some Galaxy S4 users are experiencing heating and battery drain problems.
Further, Galaxy S4 has received its first software update measuring 53.75 grams. The update mentions that it offers improved stability and minor performance improvement.