Originally Posted by AaronJ
Wouldn't that mean that the mean size of your 200 apps would be 15MB? That seems really low for a mean size (I could buy it as a median). Or am I missing something?
I'm kind of surprised it's that big, but I guess compilers these days find ways to use more storage <grin>. On the Nexus...
- Simpler apps such as translators, Amazon, TV Guide, Trulia, etc are in the 1.5MB to 8MB range.
- Apps in the average range include Pinterest (10MB), USAToday (17MB), Weather Channel (18MB).
- Larger ones include Angry Birds (48MB), Chrome (25MB), Skype (23MB).
An article last December noted that the average size of a non-game app on Android is 6MB, and on iOS it's 23MB. (The latter probably partly retina screen graphics related.)
People have done direct app comparisons before and the ratio is anywhere from two to six times larger on iOS, which some have guessed is partly due to static library includes and/or gfx.
The upshot is, lower storage for apps on the GS4 isn't a big deal. It's much more important for media.
Originally Posted by tribalogical
Actually, he kind of grossly understated it. It's far more "astonishing" at 1.35 ~ 1.78 GB/sec read/write speeds...
He was way off because that's RAM speed, and so is the other test you linked to. Try a benchmark like Passmark which has disk (Flash) storage speed tests instead. Speeds will range more like 10MB/sec up to perhaps 60MB/sec.
Geekbench doesn't test storage speeds. It mostly tests registers, graphics and memory. Since you brought it up, though, here's the latest popular list from their blog:
Edited by KDarling - 5/4/13 at 5:25am