November 28, 2020

Why 64GB isn’t enough space for Android phones anymore

Anyone shopping for a new Android phone right now is surely looking at camera, screen size, design, and price, but another key feature needs extra attention: storage.You might think that space concerns have gone the way of the dinosaur, along with 1...

Anyone shopping for a new Android phone right now is surely looking at camera, screen size, design, and price, but another key feature needs extra attention: storage.

You might think that space concerns have gone the way of the dinosaur, along with 16GB tiers. An examination of your phone’s settings will likely tell a different story.

I first noticed it on my Pixel 4, when I had to delete a few apps because I didn’t have enough space for Play Store updates. I checked the storage tab: 2.7GB of photos, 1.4GB of music, 6.6GB of games, 25GB for 170 apps, and half a gig for assorted files.

I finally found the problem: 25GB for system files.

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