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I just got my Galaxy from eBay. The auction said it's 16GB, but I am afraid I was a fraud victim; I'm checking at Settings->SD card and device storage->USB storage, and Total memory says 5.01GB.

Am I missing something?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

My Galaxy S Vibrant has 16 GB internal SD storage, and Settings -> SD card and phone storage reports 12.78 GB. I would assume the ~3 GB difference is due to the reported size being actually in GiB, not GB, and partitioning (the internal data partition is 1.84 GiB as reported by Titanium Backup) and formatting. The numbers work out, anyways.

Given that 8 - 5.01 is also ~3, I would say that you have an 8 GB model on your hands. Checking with Titanium (requires root) or something else might be a good idea.

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@Shimmy It's certainly hard to say. One way that makes some sense is to scale it by the difference in price of the models as sold new, $239 vs $199. 183.50 - ((183.50 / 239) * 199) = $30.71. That amount might be an appropriate refund. Of course you might not want the 8 GB model at all ... I really think the seller should have to pay for return shipping in these cases, but I don't make the laws :P – Matthew Read Feb 15 '12 at 21:48
very helpful thanks. – Shimmy Feb 16 '12 at 4:33

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