I have been using my Samsung Galaxy S4 for a year now. It works fine and it has great features. The problem is, this is a 16GB model of S4, but it is showing only 8.5GB of free memory space. I don't have much files on my phone except for the operating system installed on it and some preloaded apps. Since I cannot remove the OS and some preloaded apps, are there any option where I can increase the memory of my phone?
Getting only 8.5GB free spaces in 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S4 is a universal issue. The android version comes up with lots of tinkering from Samsung and thus it takes up a huge amount of internal storage.
You can increase your storage by following a few simple procedures.
Disable Unwanted App
Go to Application Manager under Settings options.
Select the app you don't use.
This will free up your spaces a bit.
Samsung Galaxy S4 also comes up with 'Move to SD Card' option which you can use to increase storage.
Go to Application Manager under Settings option.
Swipe to the Right, it will show you the app running on SD card.
Tap on the desired app you want to move.
Tap 'Move to SD Card'
You can use any one of them or both of the options to free up your storage.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 is a 3G Smartphone operating on 2G and 3G network bands using GSM and HSPA technologies. It was announced to the public on March 2013 and released on April 2013 measuring 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 millimeters and weighing 130 grams. It is built with a plastic body and uses micro-SIM card.
It has Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors at 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution. It supports multi-touch protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with TouchWiz UI. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean upgradable to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop powered by Exynos 5410 Octa chipset, Octa-Core (4 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7) processor, and PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU.
It supports microSD expandable up to 64 GB. It runs on 2 GB RAM with internal storage available in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities. The primary camera supports 13 megapixels featuring f/2.2, 31mm, 1/3″, 1.14µm, AF, LED flash, and HDR and supports 1080p video recording at 30 fps with dual-video rec.
The secondary camera supports 2 megapixels featuring f/2.4, 31mm, and dual video call and supports 1080p video recording at 30 fps.
It has 3.5-millimeter jack featuring active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, and hotspot support; Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, and aptX support; GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support; NFC; infrared; and microUSB 2.0 with MHL 2 TV-out and USB Host support. It doesn’t have stereo FM radio.
It has built-in accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, and gesture sensors. The pre-installed web browser supports HTML5. It runs on removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery with standby time up to 370 hours on 3G and talk time up to 17 hours on 3G. It is available in White Frost, Black Mist, Arctic Blue, and Black Edition colors.
Now, if your phone is showing low free space, just buy a new microSD card since the phone supports microSD. This will allow you to expand the storage space on your phone.