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Topic # 222736 26-Aug-2017 12:55
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Yesterday go to take a pic but got message " no storage" so couldnt. (Have say 50 pics, 3-4 downloads- trademe etc.,no music or videos)
So went to experts yesterday and they freed up 50MB by shifting stuff to sd card.Am guilty of not deleting old emails.Be happy to delete all old emails.
What is wrong that have no storage ,cant even download- no room.

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  Reply # 1852953 26-Aug-2017 12:57
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This handset is only 8GB I thought out of the box and what size SD card is in the phone?




Edit: Could be 16GB actually but almost 50% is taken up by the OS

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  Reply # 1852965 26-Aug-2017 13:36
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8 GB Thanks


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  Reply # 1853038 26-Aug-2017 17:22
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I think on some, there is also a backup of the OS on it, so the actual usable storage on it may only be about 2GB from new. Not sure you can use a card on your version of the OS, to install apps on the card, rather than the internal storage. The trick is to minimise the amount of storage diiferent apps are caching. Surprised an Expert only managed to get you 50MB.

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  Reply # 1853077 26-Aug-2017 19:11
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the latest android and google updates have all but destroyed a fleet of these at work

and my older s3 and moto x. 3 google services at about 140mb each, fb and its management apps sit about 250 per app. and mail apl cache with latest os (includes office apps) blows it out of the water

we all need powerpoint and its 230mb usage right. ..

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  Reply # 1854114 28-Aug-2017 14:54
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Friends don't let friends buy 8GB phones. 32GB minimum these days folks.

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  Reply # 1854141 28-Aug-2017 15:08
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1eStar: Friends don't let friends buy 8GB phones. 32GB minimum these days folks.


Agreed. 8GB model is a bit of a joke. I regretted getting a Sony Xperia 8G. It is actually a very nice phone with Octa core and a nice screen but the 64bit Android and Google apps took up nearly 6 GB of storage and you are only left with 2 GB to play with.


Having an SD card is only of partial help as you can't move apps to SD card. Minimum storage should be 16GB if you are a moderate user.

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  Reply # 1854173 28-Aug-2017 16:10
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I thought the J5 Primes were all 16GB. Were some early models 8GB?

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