The Samsung Galaxy S4 has some impressive software, but it comes with a price. It seems that Samsung’s software takes up about half of the 16GB models storage space, leaving users with only about 8.82GB of available storage. Of course, you could always expand the storage of your unit via the microSD slot, as the Galaxy S4 is expandable up to 64GB.
The apps that take up 45% of usable storage on the device are Samsung apps such as ChatOn messaging, S Health, S Travel, Group Play, Dual Camera, Samsung Smart Pause and S Translator, among others.
Another option besides expanding your storage via microSD would be to root the Galaxy S4 and install a custom ROM, which would wipe the device clean of any Samsung bloatware. From the looks of things, most of the Samsung software is pretty useful, but if it doesn’t strike your fancy, the rooting method is a viable option. One thing’s for sure though, if you’re going to purchase a 16GB version of the device, better grab a memory card as well.