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Journeyman

EVO Storage

I just got my new EVO 4G LTE and I have I might have a bone to pick. The specs shown on Sprint says it has 16GB on the phone, but when they activated mine it only showed 9.93GB on it. So is this how it's supposed to be with all the programs on it and if so why do they say you will have 16GB of storage; it seems to be a little misleading. Can someone explain?

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Wizard

In computer-eze (see links), a 16 GB drive really only has about 14.9 GB of unformatted memory.  Read about that in the link below, see the section "Units of storage capacity".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive

See also section "Inconsistent use of units", below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix

The phone comes preloaded with system and application software in memory.  Think of the 16 GB of storage the same way you would of a hard disk drive (HDD) for a computer.  Manufacturer's advertise HDD size as an empty and unformatted drive, not as what's free after installing system software and programs.

I use a 16 GB iPhone 4S, but as I remember it came with about 11.6 GB free.

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Journeyman

Related...I don't know anything about the SD cards.  The EVO takes a 32gb SDHC.  Are those all the same?  I see widely varying prices adverstised. What should I be looking for?

Thanks!!

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Master

You may want to take a look at this web site for some information on the cards.

https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/cards

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Journeyman

For you new EVO 4G LTE I would recommend a SanDisk 32 GB Class 4 or better for the phone. I went with a SanDisk32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 and found it for a very reasonable price on ebay AND IT'S REAL NOT A CHEAP COPY.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/130686021221?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649   It works great and is quick.

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Journeyman

Thanks seeblue1 for your answer. I guess I'm just disappointed that it too so much of the drive's space. Is there a way to delete unwanted programs or apps on my phone?

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Journeyman

LEVEL424ME wrote:

Is there a way to delete unwanted programs or apps on my phone?

root it.

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Master

10gb reserved for media (music, videos, etc..)

2gb reserved for apps

4gb reserved for Sprint OTA upgrades and system software

16gb Total


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Master

Also, the Evo LTE can use the 64gb cards.


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