My Phone Came With 16GB Internal Memory But Just 11GB Is Useable Why?

One important thing have noticed lately on andrioid devices is the memory space. Insufficient space can be frustrating as it slows the phone down. Have you ever noticed this when you are about buying your dream phone? Browsing through the specification, and you came across internal memory 16GB, or 32GB and you are like wow!! this is cool “I’ll be able to save more videos and some personal stuff on it” But aftering getting the phone what happens? You browsed your file manager and you saw

Free space:11GB
Used:5GB

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For Christ sake how have you used 5GB on a new phone. Still confused? Read along you will know where the 5GB is being used.

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When manufacturer produces a phone there is need to install Os on it right? The Os is called the ROM which contains all the whole interface of the device starting from the boot system, recovery, preloader, cache, userdata, and many more. But do you know what? this ROM is installed on the same partition of the internal memory which takes up to 5GB from the total internal space. So if you have always thought of it where the used space came from! Then it is from the system ROM eating some little GB from your Partition.

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