Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c offers just 3.7GB less storage than Samsung's "16GB" flagship Galaxy S4

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  • Reply 181 of 194
    droidftwdroidftw Posts: 1,009member
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    Originally Posted by WS11 View Post

     

    The usable space is 3.7 GB less than the 16 GB Galaxy S4 which has 8.56 GB of usable space.  Therefore, the iPhone 5C 8GB has 4.86 GB of usable space, not 4.3 GB. This is just a minor correction, but it's still a very small amount of space.


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  • Reply 182 of 194
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
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    Using your figures and the article stating that an 8GB iPhone 5C offers 3.7 GB less storage then the 16 GB S4 would mean that an 8GB iPhone 5C only has 4.3 GB of useable storage.  4.3 GB of useable storage out of 8 GB.  Highway robbery!  ZOMG Apple are unreliable, lying scum and random strangers are a better source of information about their own products!  :p 


     

    Actually it's a lot more than 4.3GB, you see for the annual software update you can also plug into a PC thus negating the specious requirement that the space required to perform said update needs to be kept permanently free.

     

    Fact is it doesn't and is available to the user for whatever they want.

     

    ...but, but, but I don't want to plug it in...

     

    HTFU*

     

    *NSFW warning

  • Reply 183 of 194
    With KitKat apps can only access directories created by themselves so an SD card really is a problem with Android devices. So both the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 will probably be marketed internationally as 16 gig devices but with SD card slots. Shame they won't mention the new 4.4 restrictions!

    Still 32 gig should be the min for a device nowadays. The 8 gig 5C is a bizarre launch in my opinion esp when the 16 gig 5C is only 40 quid more!

    But hey spin any launch as positive eh Daniel. Please explain the hate when Apple has no competitors and we all buy Apple gear?
  • Reply 184 of 194
    bondm16bondm16 Posts: 141member
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    Wow, look at that Galaxy S4 on the chart!

     

    Somebody buys a brand new 16 GB Samsung phone and they end up with 8.56 available out of the box! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    What a scam and what a rip off!<img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> And on top of that, they're stuck using Android.:D 

     

    In contrast to what certain people claim, that it is techies and those who desire more from their mobile devices that choose Android, I claim the exact opposite. It is the ignorant and those who are either cheap and can not afford to spend money on mobile devices that make up the majority of Android sales and activations. Most Android phones are complete junk and they're often being used as no more than feature phones. 


     

    I prefer Apple when it comes to iPods and Tablets but when it comes to mobile phones, I am quite happy with my Galaxy S3 to be honest. Can you enlighten me as to what a feature phone is? My phone does me perfectly. Incidentally, all my photos and music are on my SD card. Not because of the space given by the phone but so I can easily move them to my next phone when I upgrade.

  • Reply 185 of 194
    singularitysingularity Posts: 1,329member
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    Originally Posted by LTDIntelligence View Post



    With KitKat apps can only access directories created by themselves so an SD card really is a problem with Android devices. So both the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 will probably be marketed internationally as 16 gig devices but with SD card slots. Shame they won't mention the new 4.4 restrictions!



    Still 32 gig should be the min for a device nowadays. The 8 gig 5C is a bizarre launch in my opinion esp when the 16 gig 5C is only 40 quid more!



    But hey spin any launch as positive eh Daniel. Please explain the hate when Apple has no competitors and we all buy Apple gear?

    audible on a galaxy s4 running 4.4 can write to an sd card. you can even set the preference to save data to an external sd card. Other apps can be sent to an sd card and still work

  • Reply 186 of 194
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    audible on a galaxy s4 running 4.4 can write to an sd card. you can even set the preference to save data to an external sd card. Other apps can be sent to an sd card and still work

    What sort of encryption is used on the SD card so that the data can't be accessed by another by placing that SD card into another device?
  • Reply 187 of 194
    singularitysingularity Posts: 1,329member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    audible on a galaxy s4 running 4.4 can write to an sd card. you can even set the preference to save data to an external sd card. Other apps can be sent to an sd card and still work

    What sort of encryption is used on the SD card so that the data can't be accessed by another by placing that SD card into another device?
    Once you encrypt the sd card it will only work on the phone you encrypted it on afaik. As for its level its fips140-2 certified.
  • Reply 188 of 194
    d4njvrzfd4njvrzf Posts: 797member
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    What sort of encryption is used on the SD card so that the data can't be accessed by another by placing that SD card into another device?

    When one turns on device encryption, the SD card is encrypted just like any attached storage device using dm-crypt, which is the standard disk encryption subsystem in linux.

  • Reply 189 of 194
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    d4njvrzf wrote: »
    When one turns on device encryption, the SD card is encrypted just like any attached storage device using dm-crypt, which is the standard disk encryption subsystem in linux.

    So each new account user has to remove their SD card and the next user has to put a new one in and setup encryption the first time so they can store private info?
  • Reply 190 of 194
    lgb1lgb1 Posts: 1member

    Did you guys see the new Exofab.com cases. They are really cool! It sticks on glass and metal surfaces and comes in many different colors. I like that it protects my phone too!

  • Reply 191 of 194
    d4njvrzfd4njvrzf Posts: 797member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    So each new account user has to remove their SD card and the next user has to put a new one in and setup encryption the first time so they can store private info?

    For the purposes of encryption, SD cards are treated like any other attached storage. It is irrelevant whether the storage medium is physically removable (and on desktops which have long supported both multiuser and disk encryption, all physical storage is technically removable). So once the root volume is unlocked at boot time by the primary owner, all other users should be able to work with the device as usual. This is similar to how once a Mac with Filevault has booted up, the other users on the machine don't have to know the Filevault password in order to log in and out of their accounts, and the process of adding unix user accounts is decoupled from Filevault.

  • Reply 192 of 194
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    d4njvrzf wrote: »
    For the purposes of encryption, SD cards are treated like any other attached storage. It is irrelevant whether the storage medium is physically removable (and on desktops which have long supported both multiuser and disk encryption, all physical storage is technically removable). So once the root volume is unlocked at boot time by the primary owner, all other users should be able to work with the device as usual. This is similar to how once a Mac with Filevault has booted up, the other users on the machine don't have to know the Filevault password in order to log in and out of their accounts, and the process of adding unix user accounts is decoupled from Filevault.

    That makes sense. Thanks.
  • Reply 193 of 194
    Got this phone a bit cheaper on Amazon. Here's my promo code: http://amzn.to/1oFEiwf - May still be valid. Anyone is welcomed to use it, no problem.
  • Reply 194 of 194
    techjtechj Posts: 1member
    Well the 5c can't add no sd card for memory which the galaxy s4 can up to 64 gigs for 32 dollars. So why waste time to even compare the 2 phones in that way. The insider isn't that bright.
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